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Chips and Guacamole Grilled Cheese + Q & A with Laura Werlin

April 23, 2012
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  When you ask a cheese expert like Laura Werlin – a grilled cheese expert, no less – to share one of her favorite grilled cheese recipes, you gotta be ready for something pretty unbelievable. The James Beard award-winning author immediately suggested her Chips and Guacamole Grilled Cheese: smooth-melting Colby and Jack cheeses, dotted with tangy […]

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Pumpkin Butter, Sopressata and Goat Cheese Panini

October 31, 2011

The first time I made these panini I included sliced honeycrisp apples instead of the sopressata. Pumpkin butter with sweet crisp apples and creamy goat cheese – that sounds like it would be pretty autumn-like and tasty, right? And it was. But it was also a little…predictable. Maybe it’s because I still have sopressata on […]

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Squash Blossom Grilled Cheese

April 12, 2011
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The delicate, bright yellow flowers that squash produce before developing into the full vegetable are not only gorgeous to look at, but also edibly fabulous when filled with cheese. I procured some fresh squash blossoms this weekend from the renowned Chino Farm, filled them with goat cheese, herbs, shallots and garlic, tempura-fried them and nestled […]

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Duck Confit, Strawberries & Fried Goat Cheese Panini

February 18, 2010
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Last Saturday night a very rare event occurred – one that had eluded us for more than a year. My husband and I went out for dinner. By ourselves. While our two little kiddies were home entertaining our fabulous, brand shiny new babysitter, we treated ourselves to a nice dinner at one of our favorite […]

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Open-Face Grilled Goat Cheese Panini with Sundried Tomatoes & Herbs

April 7, 2009
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The early entries for my Grilled Cheese Pageant have been truly inspiring (have you entered yet?)! You’ll be amazed to see how something as simple as the humble grilled cheese sandwich can be interpreted into so many different delicious incarnations. In keeping with this theme, I’ve decided to make exclusively grilled cheese panini this month […]

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“Town” & “Country” Pulled Pork Panini

August 23, 2008

It’s a twofer, folks – my indecision is your gain!  Pulled pork panini, two ways.  Can you really go wrong? The concept for “Town” and “Country” panini comes from a little restaurant up in Irvine called Jackson Barne.  An unassuming place in a strip mall, my co-workers and I used to lunch there often back […]

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Grilled Peaches & Humboldt Fog Panini Recipe

July 25, 2008

I didn’t realize how much more enjoyment I stood to derive out of panini by expanding my cheese horizons!  You might remember I used a goat cheese called Humboldt Fog on those Burger Mini-Panini Sliders a few weeks back.  I’m telling you, from the first time I tasted Humboldt Fog I knew it was far […]

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Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp & Goat Cheese Flatbread Panini Recipe

June 9, 2008

You know the Kohler plumbing fixtures commercial – “Design a house around this…” and then the couple presents their architect with a rather striking faucet for inspiration. That ad came to mind as I was gearing up to create a panini recipe involving shrimp. Usually, I have a specific sandwich concept in mind at the […]

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California BLT Mini-Panini Recipe

March 24, 2008

A BLT (Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato) is a true American classic. Paying homage to my home state, this California-style BLT panini recipe draws upon the classic flavor trio, plus adds a little Golden State flair with avocado and sourdough bread. Another little twist: these round-shaped “mini-panini” are inspired by the circular shape of pancetta, tomatoes […]

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