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Seriously, The Best Homemade Quesadillas

January 29, 2014
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Over the years I’ve noticed there’s kind of a “difference”, shall we say, between the quesadillas I get at a Mexican restaurant or taquería and the ones I make at home. The restaurant flour tortillas taste a whole lot better than my store-bought ones (or have flavor at all!) — they’re very savory, with soft […]

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Big Game Week: Turkey, Bacon and Swiss Panini

January 28, 2013
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Longtime readers of Panini Happy could already predict what’s happening on the blog this week – it’s my annual Big Game Week, where I share football-worthy panini press recipes celebrating each of the two teams playing in the Super Bowl. I can’t claim to be a devoted football fan, but I do enjoy the spectacle […]

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Big Game Week: Grilled Cod Sliders on Parker House Rolls

February 2, 2012
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Big Game Week on Panini Happy continues with sandwiches to honor the New England Patriots! You won’t believe how many different ideas I toyed with to represent New England and pair well with New England clam chowder. Panini Happy Facebook fans suggested lobster rolls, fried clams, even a deconstructed New England clam chowder on Boston […]

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Big Game Week: Pastrami and Aged Cheddar Football Panini

January 30, 2012
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It’s that time of year again – Big Game Panini Week! Each year I create sandwiches in honor of each of the teams playing in the Super Bowl. A reader, Joanne, suggested on the Panini Happy Facebook community that since this year’s matchup between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots is a […]

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Super Bowl(TM) Panini: Grilled Beer & Cheese

February 2, 2011
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Okay, Packers fans – thanks for indulging my Pittsburgh-themed panini earlier this week. This next one is for you! When I asked the Panini Happy Facebook fans for sandwich suggestions to represent Green Bay, naturally beer and cheese came to many people’s minds. It’s a classic Wisconsin pairing. As I explored different ideas for how […]

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Super Bowl(TM) Panini: Muffuletta

February 4, 2010
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While New Orleans Saints fans are overjoyed that their team is finally headed to the Super Bowl for the first time I’m just excited that the occasion has given me the kick in the pants to finally try a muffuletta. If you don’t already know, the muffuletta sandwich is a robust, flavorful New Orleans specialty, […]

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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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Grilled Navajo Tacos

January 27, 2009

Is that a fiesta on a plate or what? Arizona Cardinals fans – hope you guys didn’t feel too left out yesterday as I paid tribute to your Super Bowl opponents, the Pittsburgh Steelers.  If you did, today’s Grilled Navajo Tacos ought to perk you back up.  Did you know you could grill fry bread […]

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Pittsburgh-Style Cheese Steak Panini

January 26, 2009
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That’s quite a beast, isn’t it? If you’ve never been to Pittsburgh you’re probably thinking I’ve finally gone Panini Delirious.  But if you’re from the ‘burgh, this behemoth featuring a sirloin beef patty, Provolone cheese, french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes might remind you of a popular local favorite – the Pitts-burgher Cheese Steak at […]

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