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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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Barbecued Salmon Panini

September 20, 2008

Today’s panini recipe is inspired by my new adopted “dad” – Curt from Bucky’s Barbecue and Bread.  Curt and I are participating in the Adopt-a-Blogger event and before I tell you more about him and the event, let me describe this Barbecued Salmon sandwich I made to welcome him to Panini Happy.  As his blog […]

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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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Chicken, Pancetta & Swiss Panini Recipe

March 24, 2008

I love to roast a chicken on the weekends, and with just two of us (who eat solids) in the house, there are always a lot of leftovers. Fortunately, panini were tailor-made for leftovers. I pulled together this even-better-the-next-day sandwich with ingredients I had in my pantry – challah bread, roasted garlic aioli, pancetta, swiss […]

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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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Turkey Mango Double-Decker Club Panini Recipe

March 2, 2008

It’s the classic club sandwich, panini-style! “Upstairs” on this double-decker grilled sandwich features the familiar trio of turkey, tomato and cheddar cheese, while “downstairs” offers a sweet and savory combination of mango, bacon and swiss cheese. The center bread is pre-grilled to keep it crispy and a zesty avocado spread accents the flavors. This is […]

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