Panini-Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

September 17, 2012
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As I looked over my list of recipes to photograph last weekend for my panini press cookbook that’s coming out next year, the Chicken Teriyaki recipe jumped up in my priority order. I was still craving Japanese food after an amazing date night dinner Mike and I had at Katsuya in San Diego’s Gaslamp District. The […]

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Chicken, Brie, Fig & Arugula Panini

March 5, 2012
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It wasn’t quite the family bonding experience I usually look forward to. Ten days of the flu…our entire household. There is a very good reason they give shots for this (and, yes, we had ours) – it’s no fun at all if you get it. I can’t remember if I’d ever had the flu before […]

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Garlic Chicken Panini

September 28, 2010
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Here it is – my final post in the Get Dinner on the Table series. Hopefully you’ve gleaned some helpful new ideas, tips and recipes to make weeknight meals a little easier. Let me add one last dinner idea to the mix: Garlic Chicken Panini. Garlic Chicken is more like a nickname for this sandwich. […]

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini

August 19, 2009
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I’m not sure what sparked my husband’s idea for Chicken Cordon Bleu-inspired panini this weekend but it was absolutely brilliant. Crispy panko-crusted chicken breast, layered with smoked ham, Swiss cheese and a sweet-and-tangy honey mustard sauce, grilled on French bread? Yes, please! It sure has been a long time since I last had Chicken Cordon […]

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Red Chile Chicken Panini

March 2, 2009
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I conjured up a vision of the panini and the flavors before I had even decided on the ingredients. Something with a little heat, but maybe an element to cool it down. Mild cheese, nothing too grandiose. A bright-flavored herb or vegetable that complements, but doesn’t distract from, the gentle spiciness.  A good crunch on […]

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Chipotle Chicken (No-Flip!) Quesadilla

October 25, 2008
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My husband tends to be more of an “appreciator” of food rather than a “creator”, but if there’s one thing he likes to make it’s quesadillas.  And he’ll make them out of anything.  Leftover hamburger in the fridge?  It goes in a quesadilla.  One more spoonful of peanut butter left in the jar?  Peanut butter […]

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Chicken Parmesan Panini

August 11, 2008
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I headed to my local farmer’s market this weekend with high hopes of gaining some good panini inspiration.  And I did…but not in the way I’d expected. It was my first trip to the farmer’s market in over a year and I soon remembered why it had been so long.  Two tomatoes ran me $7.50!!  […]

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Chicken-Grape Salad & Gruyere Panini

August 1, 2008
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Like that of many other time-strapped folks, my current weeknight dinner strategy is to cook just a few times a week and repurpose the leftovers in between.  I was on Day 3 of my five pounds of Chicken Marbella (which is amazing, by the way – I highly recommend Elise’s recipe!) today when I decided […]

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Barbecued Chicken Panini Recipe

June 19, 2008

For weeks, I’ve been thinking about how I might put together barbecued chicken panini, but I always got stuck on the cheese part.  What kind of cheese goes with barbecue?  Well, somehow it totally escaped my consciousness that I do enjoy a barbecued chicken pizza every now and then.  That, of course, uses mozzarella.  Successfully […]

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Lemon-Herb Chicken & Spinach Panini Recipe

June 5, 2008

I’ve gone mobile! It was my good friend Karen’s birthday and another good friend, Gillian, and I decided to prepare lunch for her to celebrate. So I packed up my Breville, a bunch of tupperware full of fixins and my 6 month old and transported Panini Happy up to the OC. As supermom to four […]

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