Wild Mushroom Melt Panini

October 11, 2012
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I never need much of an excuse to make grilled cheese, but a rainy day is about as perfect an excuse as you’re gonna get. The sky just opened up outside the coffee shop where I’m sitting right now. This is newsworthy stuff in San Diego. I surprised even myself when I first decided to make […]

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Grilled Gruyere Panini with Pickled Sweet Onions

August 9, 2011
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For those who are counting, today marks the third occasion on which I’ve posted about Gruyère and onion panini (fourth, if you count the French Dip panini, which also contains roast beef). I’ve made these panini with caramelized onions and with marinated onions…now I’m pickling the onions. Seriously, the combination never gets old. There’s a […]

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Grilled Wine & Cheese

April 7, 2011
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Just when I think I’ve tried every possible technique for making sandwiches on this blog I find a new concept that begs me to try it. Have you ever brushed wine inside a grilled cheese sandwich? I was browsing the recipe section of the Panera Bread website when I saw a recipe for Grilled Gruyère on Asiago […]

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Turkey & Gruyere Panini with Roasted Garlic & Onion Jam

October 7, 2009
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Many of you commented that the Roasted Garlic & Onion Jam was your favorite of the three spreads I featured last week. I really enjoyed that one too. It’s so versatile – I’ve mainly been incorporating it into panini (no surprise) but it also goes well alongside roasts, tossed with pasta, mixed into frittatas…the list […]

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Red Wine-Braised Flank Steak with Roasted Peppers, Onions & Gruyere Panini

September 2, 2009
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Back in April, as I whined about noted the 45 minutes it took me to slowly caramelize the onions for Tom Colicchio’s Gruyère with Caramelized Onions panini, I received my first clue that the man believes delicious food sometimes takes a good amount of time and patience to prepare. So it did not come as […]

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Gruyere with Caramelized Onions Panini

April 28, 2009
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Somewhere around the 45-minute mark, as I was still diligently stirring the slowly caramelizing onions and oregano, my curiosity over whether this loooooong process was truly going to be worth it began to turn into resentment. This was a grilled cheese sandwich, for crying out loud. The simplest of all sandwiches. My husband had long […]

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French Dip Panini

September 8, 2008
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As I was browsing through my favorite food blogs in my RSS reader this morning, I was drawn in by the French Dip Sandwiches on For the Love of Cooking.  Specifically, I was captivated by the thought of sweet caramelized onions, tender roast beef and piping hot au jus.  There was just something so homey […]

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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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