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Broccoli Cheddar Panini …plus Win SIGNED Pioneer Woman Holiday Cookbooks!

November 20, 2013
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I have about a handful of “kitchen kindred spirits” and my friend Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman) is one of them. Virtually every time she shares a recipe on her blog (or Food Network show, or cookbooks!) it’s a dish I not only want to eat (like, right away), but I also want to […]

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A Grilled Brisket Wrap…with Matzo?

March 27, 2013
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Convincing dry, flat, crisp Passover matzo crackers to bend and wrap and remain intact on a panini press isn’t quite the simplest feat I’ve ever attempted. But I went for it anyway. After much trial and error (and more trial and more error), I managed to pull off these Grilled Matzo Brisket Wraps. My friend […]

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Rajas Grilled Cheese Panini + Tillamook Cheese Giveaway!

April 19, 2012
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Rajas…isn’t it great when you can finally put a name to something you’ve been eating forever? I never knew until about a year ago that bold-flavored strips of roasted chiles and onions are called rajas. I made the connection not in the context of rajas con crema or any other traditional Mexican dish. Nope, my […]

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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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Super Bowl(TM) Panini: Breaded Pork Tenderloin

February 1, 2010
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It’s Super Bowl week which means it’s time for my annual team-themed panini – that is, sandwiches inspired by the two cities’ teams that are playing in the big game. First up: Indianapolis! I’ve never been to Indy, but I’m pretty decent with the Google and it tells me that breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches are […]

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Condiment Week! ~ Roasted Garlic & Onion Jam

September 28, 2009

It’s Condiment Week on Panini Happy! There’s nothing like bright, flavorful condiments to kick up panini, so I thought I’d step away from the grill this week and focus on these often unsung treats. I’ll be making three different ones this week – first up is Roasted Garlic & Onion Jam. It’s no secret that […]

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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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