Panettone Panini with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

December 19, 2011
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  Fruitcake isn’t typically high on my holiday wishlist, but after trying out today’s Panettone Panini with Prosciutto and Mozzarella I think that may have to change. I was first introduced to panettone, the Italian fruitcake, around this time last year when I interviewed Martha Stewart’s executive director of food and entertaining, Lucinda Scala Quinn on […]

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Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Panini

March 15, 2011
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How do you like that – GREEN grilled cheese for St. Patrick’s Day! I made these sandwiches in homage to the salad dressing wonder that is the Green Goddess. Bursting with bright, fresh green herbs and kicked up with the bold flavors of garlic and anchovies, Green Goddess salad dressing has been making a bit […]

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Spicy Grilled Cheese Sliders

April 12, 2010
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Shhhhh. There’s a secret ingredient in these sliders that’s virtually invisible, yet it “makes” these sandwiches. It’s chili oil…brushed on the outside of the bread. I learned this little trick from a local pizza place. One of the waiters divulged to me that the kick of flavor I couldn’t get enough of was actually a […]

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Bacon Tuna Melt Panini

February 24, 2009
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Do you say “tunafish”? Or just “tuna”? Sandwiches made with a salad of canned tuna, mayonnaise and celery were “tunafish” to me growing up because that’s what my parents, both New Yorkers, called them. But I’ve rarely, if ever, heard the word in California. It’s always “tuna salad” or “tuna sandwich”, but never “tunafish.” I’m […]

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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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Keeping it Simple

May 4, 2008

I feel myself heading into a phase – a “back to basics” phase. Some panini out there are just getting too frou-frou for me. Maybe it’s the fact that we call them panini rather than just grilled sandwiches. They kind of sound fancy, so maybe we should fill them with fancy ingredients? It’s certainly tempting. […]

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Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Panini Recipe

April 30, 2008

A classic Italian caprese salad is reinvented as bright-flavored panini…and it’s not just for vegetarians either. Sweet heirloom tomatoes and creamy, melted fresh mozzarella are accented by fresh basil and a hint of lemon zest and olive oil on a French baguette. The result is a satisfying medley of flavors that’s quick and easy to […]

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