The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook is Here…and a BIG Breville Panini Press Giveaway!

by on September 10, 2013

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MY COOKBOOK IS FINALLY OUT!!!

Two years, four months and 20 days after my first email exchange with my publisher, The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook is officially for sale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!!! (And we’ve got a BIG panini press giveaway to celebrate, at the end of this post!) [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED]

So many different emotions are running through my head right now – giddy, elated, stressed, anxious, relieved, hopeful… Most of all, though, I’m thankful for having had the opportunity to write (and photograph!) this book, I’m grateful to my incredible husband, Mike, who has proudly supported me throughout this long roller coaster ride (check out the awesome matching cookbook iPhone covers he made for my birthday last weekend!) and I’m beyond excited to finally be able to share this 2-lb labor of love with all of you!

THREE IMPORTANT THINGS:

  • I’ll sign your book(s) for you! Just fill out this Bookplate Request form – it’s perfect for gifts!
  • Help me spread the word! If you enjoy the book (and I hope you do), please let your friends and family know on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media. If you’re so inclined to write an Amazon review, that’s enormously helpful too. Thank you so much for your support!
  • We’ve got an amazing giveaway today…

ultimate-panini-press-giveaway-3** WIN A BREVILLE PANINI PRESS – 5 WINNERS!! ** [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED]

Five lucky readers will each receive a Breville Panini Press ($119.95 retail value), courtesy of Breville USA. As you probably know by now, this is the press I first started Panini Happy with and this model continues to be the one I use most.

  • To enter: Leave a comment on this post, sharing the most unusual dish/food you’ve ever attempted to grill (on a panini press, outdoor BBQ, firepit…anything).
  • OPTIONAL Bonus Entry: Get on the Panini Happy email list to stay up to date on the latest panini press recipes, tips, giveaways and more. Be sure to leave a separate comment to let me know you’ve subscribed. (Existing subscribers, just leave a separate comment to let me know you’re already on the list)

The giveaway will close on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT. I will use random.org to select five winners and announce the winners in this post. I will contact the winners via e-mail – if I don’t receive a response within 5 days I will draw another name. My apologies to my international readers, the prize can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

** UPDATE 9/18/13: Congratulations to our winners – #62 Sara, #235 Tomi S., #14 Ritika, #238 2wellsmade5 and #27 Jamie!

Many thanks to Breville USA for providing the prize for this giveaway.





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1 Helene D'souza September 10, 2013 at 12:17 am

Yes! Congratulations Kathy! Your book release must be so exciting, so happy for you. We all love paninis right? =D

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2 Joanna Liwanag September 10, 2013 at 3:38 am

Many, many congratulations on your book! Amazon tells me that my copies are shipping now, and I’m so excited for you (and for myself, haha).

I’m not that creative of a griller, which is why your book fills a need, and the strangest thing I’ve put on one is a donut.

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3 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 6:07 am

Grilling donuts sounds pretty unusual to me, lol. I really hope you like the book, Joanna – thanks so much! 🙂

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4 Steve Colvin September 10, 2013 at 3:43 am

The most unusual thing I have grilled (on a Weber charcoal grill) is a 17″ paella.

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5 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 6:06 am

Nice!! I just got a paella pan for my birthday and I can’t wait to try it out. 🙂

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6 Steve Colvin September 10, 2013 at 3:44 am

Oh, and I am an existing subscriber to the email list.

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7 joan September 10, 2013 at 4:11 am

Grilled pizza is the most unusual for me. It’s pretty common now. Was a novelty several years ago

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8 joan September 10, 2013 at 4:12 am

I subscribe to your postings.

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9 MaryBeth September 10, 2013 at 4:38 am

Not sure how “unusual” this is but I attempted to make quesadillas on the outdoor BBQ. Probably not the best idea I’ve ever had. I lost most of the filling when I turned them over.

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10 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 6:04 am

I have a quesadilla recipe in the book! What I love most is that you don’t have to flip them when you make them on the panini press. I’m not a great flipper. 🙂

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11 MaryBeth September 10, 2013 at 4:39 am

I’m a current email subscriber to Panini Happy 🙂

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12 Angela September 10, 2013 at 5:16 am

Congrats on your book!! So many new recipes! The craziest thing I cooked on my press is a spatchcock Cornish hen!

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13 Angela September 10, 2013 at 5:17 am

I get your emails!!

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14 ritika September 10, 2013 at 5:56 am

Subscribed to email list

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15 Corisa September 10, 2013 at 6:03 am

Quesadilla ! Just messy!

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16 ritika September 10, 2013 at 6:05 am

I think the most unusual thing i have ever grilled would be pound cake. It does taste yum 🙂 I love your panini recipes.

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17 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 6:35 am

Thank you, Ritika! 🙂

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18 Jeff September 10, 2013 at 6:24 am

May not be that unusual but I tired to make a pizza over an open fire while camping….didn’t turn out. Burnt on bottom, raw on top.

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19 Jeff September 10, 2013 at 6:25 am

subscribed to email list also

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20 sara September 10, 2013 at 6:27 am

I am a long time email subscriber
sara´s last blog post ..S’mores anyone?

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21 sara September 10, 2013 at 6:28 am

The most unusual thing we ever made were pizzas. My little girl threw on a huge amount of cheese when I turned around and the cheese oozed out from e very side of the machine. What a mess, but a delicious mess. Congrats on the cookbook!
sara´s last blog post ..S’mores anyone?

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22 kristin September 10, 2013 at 6:37 am

i like to grill pineapple!

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23 Elisa B September 10, 2013 at 6:43 am

My cousin and I did pizza on the grill once. It only half worked but the smokey flavor was a nice element.

Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win!

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24 jan September 10, 2013 at 6:48 am

My family favorite is the fruit dump on the grill. I save a little extra cinnamon roll dough… cook it a bit on both sides… add a mixture of cream cheese and whipped cream… then top it off with whatever fresh fruit we can find. My husband like to drizzle his with chocolate.

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25 jan September 10, 2013 at 6:49 am

I subscribed

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26 Jamie September 10, 2013 at 7:06 am

My husband attempted to grill cheese on our stovetop grill pan. Not the sandwich – the actual cheese. He’s not the brightest star when it comes to being in the kitchen. The irony of the situation is that he is an excellent grill master on our charcoal grill.
Jamie´s last blog post ..Budget Friendly Dinner Series – BBQ Spaghetti and Cornbread

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27 Jamie September 10, 2013 at 7:08 am

I’m also on your email list 🙂

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28 Chris September 10, 2013 at 7:16 am

We’re not overly adventurous here in the midwest – we stick mostly to meats, seafood, and veggies when we grill. But I’ll stick all kinds of fillings in Paninis – you can make almost any meal into a sandwich!

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29 Gloria Griffis September 10, 2013 at 7:17 am

I have grilled bananas, which are yummy. Also grilled bok choy, but I guess that’s not too exciting – it is delicious though.

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30 Marnely Rodriguez Murray September 10, 2013 at 7:18 am

I worked a class at culinary school where we grilled rattlesnake – SO CRAZY…flavorful. But very very chewy!
Marnely Rodriguez Murray´s last blog post ..Pumpkin Pie Pancakes & a Stonyfield Cook-a-thon!

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31 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 7:25 am

Eeeeee!! I have to ask…rattle on or off? 🙂

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32 Brooke September 10, 2013 at 7:21 am

I wanted crepes but had no way to get them so I put brown sugar, butter and apples in a flour tortilla and put on the panini press. I also subscribed.

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33 Heidi September 10, 2013 at 7:23 am

Maybe the scallops I just did on skewers, yum, I have also cooked bread, foccaia (?), and pizza on gas grill with a stone so they didn’t burn.

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34 Vivian September 10, 2013 at 7:25 am

Congratulations! You deserve it you recipes are awesome! Your blog got me panini crazy!! Because of you I have put EVERTHING on my panini press! I even tried avocado which I would not recommend, (it wasn’t quite ripe) and mac and cheese, which was ok. Can’t wait to get your book.

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35 Mom24_4evermom September 10, 2013 at 7:34 am

Congratulations! Most unusual? Well, we’re not that out there, but we grilled vegetables and then did a grilled veggie and goat cheese panini. Delicious!
Mom24_4evermom´s last blog post ..Rambling…

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36 Neena September 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

I’m on the list. Congratulations! So exciting!!

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37 Sharon S September 10, 2013 at 8:02 am

I made a turkey, cheese, pesto-mayo “panini” on my George Foreman grill. Turned out pretty decent.

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38 Sharon S September 10, 2013 at 8:05 am

I subscribed to your email!

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39 Kathleen M September 10, 2013 at 8:07 am

Most tricky for me is pizza.

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40 Barb B September 10, 2013 at 8:07 am

Grilled bok choy. Love pizza on the grill.

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41 Barb B September 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

I’m on the list. Great book!

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42 Kathryn Weitman September 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

The old fashioned cheese sandwich with lazy housewife pickles and catsup….This takes me back to my youth, from 69 years to 10 years…
YEA!

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43 Koren H September 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

Not sure if this is unusual, but it’s a definite fail: pizza on the grill. It just fell through the grates… grr…

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44 Babs September 10, 2013 at 8:17 am

Chicken and veggie kabobs. Turned out great!

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45 Babs September 10, 2013 at 8:17 am

I all ready subscribe by email. Congrats on your book!

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46 Kodi P September 10, 2013 at 8:20 am

I tried roasting a marshmallow,covered in Nutella, covered in a biscuit, on a stick over the fire. It tasted pretty darn good!

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47 grace September 10, 2013 at 8:24 am

you must be so proud and thrilled–congrats! i’ve never grilled anything, believe it or not, but my friend tried to make waffles on her george foreman grill. disaster.
grace´s last blog post ..slice of life

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48 Andrea Smith September 10, 2013 at 8:26 am

Great Book, I cant wait to buy it!

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49 Wilda September 10, 2013 at 8:32 am

I’m brand new to panni cooking, I grilled a steak, wonderful! My grill came without a cookbook. It is small and was cheap, just because I’m old and have limited space. But now, I’m making room for this new panni grill. I’ve been cooking for 60 years. That little girl never imagined cooking would change so much, but I still get a rewarding feeling when I create something my family loves. It nourishes all of us in many ways!
I just signed up for your blog and I’m excited about it.

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50 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective September 10, 2013 at 8:42 am

Yay for the new book!! All your hard work totally paid off! 🙂
Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective´s last blog post ..Southern Chicken Berry Salad + Giveaway

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51 Jessie C. September 10, 2013 at 8:47 am

I have tried to grill dumplings many years ago

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52 Jessie C. September 10, 2013 at 8:48 am

email subscriber

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53 Amanda September 10, 2013 at 8:58 am

I let my husband do the grilling 😉 I can’t think of a thing we’ve grilled that’s unusual, but we do love using our outdoor grill. I keep thinking I need a panini press so I can use it in the kitchen!

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54 Mare September 10, 2013 at 9:06 am

Many years ago, I attempted pizza on the grill. Let’s just say it didn’t turn out as wonderful as I had wanted it to! 😉

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55 Betty Nieznay September 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

We have tried Pizza and Quesdillias on the grill. Neither one worked very well. Since it is just my husband and I at home now, we do fix alot of snadwiches. We have talked about getting a Panini Press to make things easier, however it has not been affordable yet.

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56 Niki norton September 10, 2013 at 9:22 am

I don’t have a panini maker yet, but once tried to grill bananas on my grill and thy turned to mush and fell thru the grates.

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57 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 9:33 am

I grill bananas on the panini press! If you leave them in their peel everything stays collected inside. Then you just open them up, put on a scoop of vanilla ice cream, some chopped nuts – grilled banana split! (That’s a recipe from the book, btw :-))

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58 Niki Norton September 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

Thanks! A panini press is already on my Christmas list, and I am adding your book to it too!!

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59 Madeline September 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

I don’t know how unusual this is, but I remember grilling banana butter sandwiches when I was a kid – they were delicious!!

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60 Madeline September 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

And I subscribe to your email newsletters already 🙂

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61 louise September 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

Peanut butter, jelly and carmelized bananas, OMG took a 1/2 hour to clean up the mess!

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62 Sara September 10, 2013 at 9:35 am

I made pineapple upside down cake over a grill while camping once. The heat was a little uneven, but the fruit helps keep the cake from getting dry. Congrats on the book!

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63 Annette Herbst September 10, 2013 at 9:41 am

Pizza on bbq

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64 Margot C September 10, 2013 at 9:42 am

Congratulations! Your smile says it all – wonderful!

My most unusual grilling adventure was probably not all that adventurous by your standards and happened fairly recently – Romaine lettuce. For some reason the sight of some very respectable Romaine heads at 3 for a dollar inspired (if that could be the word) me to do this. Let’s just say that it’s a difficult technique to perfect.

http://www.savourytable.com/2013/08/grilled-romaine-salad-with-pan-roasted.html

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65 Annette Herbst September 10, 2013 at 9:42 am

On email list

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66 Daphne September 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

I grill just about everything on the panini press – haven’t used my frying pan in ages! The latest thing I grilled was mandu (korean dumplings). They’re so good when they have that crispy crunchy crust on the bottom, and putting them in the panini press gives you twice as much crust!

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67 Breann R September 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

I would have to say im not to out there with the grilling but pizza’s for a quick dinner on the grill works great.

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68 Breann R September 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

Looking forward to the E-mails as well!!! All the Sandwiches look great would love to have one of these grills to try them all.

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69 Sandy Robison September 10, 2013 at 10:13 am

I don’t think I grill/Panini anything unusual. But, I do love turkey reubens and Cuban sandwiches – yum!!

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70 Kelly Finger September 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

This summer I have really been trying to cook all that I can on our gas grill. Some personal goals of grilling this summer that I accomplished was a whole chicken, homemade pizzas, and cake. Currently I am borrowing a friends panini press and we are loving Cubans.

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71 Kelly Finger September 10, 2013 at 10:36 am

On the list now too. Can’t wait to read the emails and recipes!

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72 Wanda September 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

Well, I just stick to the classic grilled foods, but I could think of a lot of things to try on the panini press! Congrats on your new book!

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73 rebekah September 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

You have some great recipes in your cookbook…I can’t wait to check it out! I do not own a Panini press but I grill at least once a week , nothing unusual just veggies and fish/steak/chicken.

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74 Andrea September 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

Peanut butter and fluff paninis are amazing! Messy, but worth it 🙂 You can also get creative with Nutella.

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75 Joanna Liwanag September 10, 2013 at 10:41 am

Oh, and I’m on your mailing list.

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76 Pam September 10, 2013 at 10:41 am

Congratulations on the book-can’t wait to buy it. LOVE your site. Strangest thing I tried to grill was bananas. Total fail!

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77 Fedora Armbrust September 10, 2013 at 10:42 am

I’ve tried grilling a pizza. Turned out pretty good!

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78 Tamera Case September 10, 2013 at 10:44 am

I don’t have a panini maker, but we made grilled watermelon out on the grill with prosciutto & bleu cheese a few weeks ago at my daughters 3rd birthday watermelon party. It was yummy.

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79 Fedora Armbrust September 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

I also just added myself to your mailing list!

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80 Margot C September 10, 2013 at 10:57 am

I subscribe to Panini Happy via email to this box: annazed10 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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81 Tracie B September 10, 2013 at 10:59 am

I just found you via pioneer woman..yay!! can’t wait to read through everything!!!

Most unusual thing I tried was a quesdilla with spinach,goat cheese and roasted red peppers…it was yummy!

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82 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

Mmmm…that sounds so delicious!

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83 Tracie B September 10, 2013 at 10:59 am

oh and I added myself to your email list 🙂

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84 SimplySusan September 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

Grilled cheese sandwiches are great in a Panini Press if the cheese doesn’t melt too much and end up on the press. Would love an electric where top and bottom are consistent temps.

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85 SimplySusan September 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

I’m now added to your email list.

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86 Karen4Gators September 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

Not unusual, but I will grill fresh pineapple that has a light brush of honey. I chop this up and add to my homemade salsa. I want a panini grill!

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87 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

Mmmm…I love grilled pineapple! I did a little appetizer once along with a little cube of pepper jack cheese on a toothpick – I love sweet and spicy combos. 🙂

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88 Amy S. September 10, 2013 at 11:06 am

I can’t think of anything out of the ordinary I’ve tried to grill. My worst fail was when I tried to do gigantic stuffed Portobello mushrooms on the grill. The filling was too watery and everything stuck.

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89 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

I’ve got a good marinated portobello recipe in the book – I use them in a vegetarian cheesesteak!

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90 Amy S. September 10, 2013 at 11:07 am

I’m an email subscriber.

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91 Maria September 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

Looking at the rest of the comments it may not be so unusual but I have tried to grill pizza before.

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92 Chelsea September 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

So exciting! I am thrilled to have your new recipes in a handy book! Congrats, Kathy! And thank you for making this book – we love it!
Chelsea´s last blog post ..The D Word: Tips for Getting Through a Divorce

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93 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 11:27 am

Thank you, Chelsea!!!

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94 Devi McDonald @ Diddles and Dumplings September 10, 2013 at 11:36 am

I honestly can’t think of anything weird we’ve ever tried to grill! I guess we play it safe too often! The weirdest thing would have to be apples, I suppose! 🙂

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95 Devi McDonald @ Diddles and Dumplings September 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

I signed up for your email list! 🙂 diddlesanddumplings@hotmail.com
Devi McDonald @ Diddles and Dumplings´s last blog post ..Creamy Buffalo Chicken Bake

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96 Laura R September 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

the only one that comes to mind is pizza!

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97 ELIZABETH I September 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

Congratulations ! …. Weirdest thing eh…. hmm pizza 🙂 it was weird for my kids they thought i had finally lost my mind , ” really mom?… pizza on the grill?!!! ” picture a very disturbed look followed by my oldest saying ” i’ll get the take out menu’s ” LOL i thought it turned out good tho !

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98 ELIZABETH I September 10, 2013 at 11:42 am

Subscribed ! 🙂 via eiannazzi@comcast.net …. congrats again & thank you ! you Rawk !!! 🙂

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99 Michelle Tow September 10, 2013 at 11:44 am

The most unusual thing I ever grilled was marinated tofu (marinated w oil, ginger, garlic, liquid smoke, cumin and soy sauce). throw them in the smoker a little bit, then on the grill for some marks, and toss them in a quinoa salad

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100 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

That sounds pretty awesome, Michelle! Especially the part about the smoker – I need to experiment more with that. 🙂

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101 Kathy H. September 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

Oh this book looks devine! For me it would be grilling pizza. Weird but oh so delicious!

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102 Adam Nettina September 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

Two words:

Bison. Balls.

Offal is far from awful, although I never grill anything like that on my press.

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103 Adam Nettina September 10, 2013 at 11:56 am

Also, I’m a longtime subscriber to the email list. Any chance you’d work in some offal to a future recipe? 🙂

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104 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I’m open to offal! 🙂

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105 LINDA September 10, 2013 at 11:56 am

One of my favorites not to unusual is a grilled peanut butter (sometimes I use crunchy ) nutella sandwich. Its like a giant peanut butter cup

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106 lilly September 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

dumplings or gyoza…. slowly and medium heat to get a nice crust…..mmmmm

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107 Emily September 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

I like making creative toasted sandwiches. My favorite combo is tasty cheddar, egg, & avocado.

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108 liz September 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I have tried to grill quesadillas before!

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109 liz September 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I am already subscribed via email 😉

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110 kristin September 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Pineapple and Poundcake on the grill! Yum!

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111 Amy Tong September 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

congratulations on your book! What a wonderful accomplishment. 🙂 Can’t wait to get a copy. The most unique thing I’ve put on the grill is Brussels Sprouts! It’s so good that I now always throw them on the grill whenever I make Brussels Sprouts. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

amy [at] utry [dot] it
Amy Tong´s last blog post ..Vanilla Coffee Granita and Giveaway Reminder

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112 kristin September 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

On the email list as well!

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113 Mark September 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

We love to grill peaches!

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114 Ruth Ann September 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

The craziest looking thing was a whole chicken sitting on a beer can inside the grill. Tasted great, tho!

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115 wendy ball September 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I always like grilling foods. One that I tried recently was a variation of a monte cristo sandwich. Used our homemade french bread with roasted turkey and ham with grueyere and instead of currant jelly a peach pineapple jelly. Instead of dealing with the eggy mess, I dipped the french bread earlier and cooked it like french toast. Then once cooled, I put the sandwich together and grilled it. We don’t own a panini press, so we improvise by either using our outdoor grill, or cast iron griddle weighed down.

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116 Suzanne September 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Wow, what a GREAT day!!! I can’t wait to get your new cookbook. Congratulations!

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117 Amy Tong September 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I subscribed to your Get on the Panini Happy email list 🙂 I look forward to receiving your emails and updates.

amy [at] utry [dot] it
Amy Tong´s last blog post ..Vanilla Coffee Granita and Giveaway Reminder

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118 missMaegan September 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Congrats! Love how bright the pictures are! Ive breaded pickle slices and grilled them on the press to make a “healthier ” version Of fried pickles. They were pretty good.

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119 Terrie K. September 10, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Congratulations on the new book! My most unusual item to grill was stuffed won tons. I wasn’t quick enough on the turn around and they stuck to the grill.

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120 Christy Young September 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I tried to grill a beer-can chicken once. It caught my gas grill on fire!

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121 Melanie @MelanieMedia September 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Congratulations! My husband is the grill master. He wants to try grilling our next Thanksgiving turkey!
Melanie @MelanieMedia´s last blog post ..Merida’s Royal Coronation at Disney World | Wordless Wednesday

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122 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Can you just imagine how amazing your neighborhood will smell?! I do a brined turkey thigh on the panini press (it’s in the book :-)).

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123 Christy Young September 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I subscribe to your email list!

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124 Heidi September 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm

We grilled squash and I am on your e mail list. Love your recipes!

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125 Karen H., NC September 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Congrats on the book!! Haven’t been able to grill anything this season. 4 feral kittens & their mom made a bed under our grill on the shelf below the grill. I put soft towels on it so they now have a comfy little bed..lol

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126 Kathy B September 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I’m not all that adventurous…pizza is as crazy as I’ve ever gotten. I need your book!

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127 Kathryn September 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Congratulations! Most unusual thing I’ve grilled on a Panini Press was bacon and eggs for breakfast. Added lettuce and tomato the first time but not the second. Too juice.

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128 Debby G. September 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Congrats on your book! The most adventurous thing I have attempted to grill would be pizza.

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129 Hawley September 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Congratulations! I love your recipes. My favorite thing to grill on the press is turkey burgers. They cook through so quickly that they don’t dry out.

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130 Joni September 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

My son asked me to grill Cheerios for him once. Didn’t go we’ll.

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131 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Lol!

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132 Simone Rendon September 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Grilled pizza on a grill! Not as easy as it sounds!!! 🙂

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133 Heather September 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

CONGRATS! I’m going to use the husband’s most unusual grilled item (because I don’t dare fire it up on my own, but one day I’ll learn). He made “banana splits” and they were pretty dang good! (No ice cream, but grilled banana boats with chocolate and marshmallows.)

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134 Lynne L September 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Congratulations on your book!!! I love your blog! One thing we like to put in the press are burritos. Makes them a little crunchy on the outside.

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135 Cindy {crazylou} September 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

The craziest thing I’ve grilled is pizza (I know, so boring!) and pineapple (yum!). I love panini’s and having a panini press would be OH SO COOL!!
Thanks for the opportunity. I shared it on G+, too!
Cindy {crazylou}´s last blog post ..Tasty Tuesday! #QuickFixCasserole {Perfect for Back-to-School}

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136 Sheilah C September 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm

This summer I tried to grill up some garlic scapes. Didn’t go so well though, I turned them into charcoal. Lol!

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137 A Balu September 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Congrats on your book! I love the panini maker I have and use it to grill bread mostly but play around a lot with fillings. Not very adventurous yet and I hope to get more ideas from your book.

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138 Hilary September 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Kathy! I so enjoy following you on Pinterest! Congrats on your book!!

Our latest “squisher” (what we like to call our poor old press) recipe is simple – refrigerator cinnamon rolls in the squisher or waffle iron – perfectly crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. We eat them all too often, usually as breakfast. 🙂

Thanks for your inspiration!

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139 Mejia Mamma September 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Not super creative with my panini press….which is why I def need your book!! I did make a sammie filled with nutella/strawberry/banana goodness, which turned out pretty spectacular! haha
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140 Hilary September 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Also I am on your email list!!

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141 Mejia Mamma September 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm

just subscribed as well!!
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142 Joanne September 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I grilled a watermelon slice… not the best tasting ..

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143 Mark Gramaglia September 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm

PBJ and crisp bacon between two frozen waffles!

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144 K Foster September 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I attempted to grill smashed bananas. Turned out pretty well, especially with ice cream on top!

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145 Dianne Hein September 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Subscribed and also shared the arrival of your cook book ….
Now, I need that great Panini Maker!!!

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146 Debbie W September 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I haven’t tried grilling too many unusual items. I did try to do a quesadilla on the gas burner on my stove. I did have a cast iron trivet on the burner. Was ok…not the neatest thing to do though…LOL!

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147 Hannah L. September 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

It’s not too crazy, but I tried grilling pizza… and ended up lighting my oven mitt on fire. It wasn’t an enjoyable experience. I’m excited to try out some of your panini recipes!

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148 Kelly C September 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

We made breakfast burritos for over 20 people on a grill while camping for my son’s 1st birthday. 🙂

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149 Kelly C September 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Subscribed to your email list too!

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150 Abigail September 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

not terribly unusual, but I’ve done marinated tofu on my little george forman grill before. that and fajitas. guess I’m kinda boring.
Abigail´s last blog post ..At the cottage

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151 Meryl September 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Nothing really unusual, just the basics.

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152 Merideth September 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I am not very adventurous with the grill…just meat

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153 Louis September 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I just do chicken, steak, and vegetables.

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154 Cindy B. September 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I haven’t really grilled any unusual dish unless you count trout.
Cindy B.´s last blog post ..Mini Cherry Crisp Pies: Farewell Summer

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155 Cindy B. September 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I am an email subscriber, congrats on your book 🙂
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156 jami September 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Huge congrats on the new book!! I follow you on Pinterest and adore your recipes. Not sure I’ve done anything really crazy on the grill yet, but my favorites are the breakfast paninis…especially with fruit and cream cheese! 🙂

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157 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Thank you so much, Jami!!

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158 jami September 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Also subscribed to you email list! 😀

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159 Sue September 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Not that usually i guess , yummy
grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

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160 Sue September 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I am an email subscriber

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161 Donna Lobel September 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

After hurricane Wilma we were left without power so I had to use up stuff in the refrigerator. I wound up grilling Kale. I bet kale chips in a panini press would work ……

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162 Christine September 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Congrats! I haven’t tried anything too strange… I’ve tried enclosing a stew inside a wrapped tortilla to imitate a hot pocket, but ended up with a mess instead! It was still delicious nonetheless 🙂

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163 Jessica w September 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I always thought grilling fruit was weird until someone gave me grilled peaches.. I CRAVE THEM ALL THE TIME NOW!

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164 Carl M September 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Made pizza on a weber with a stone, was good.

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165 Tara September 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm

We’re not very adventurous here but we grill lots of veggies. My husband is great with the grill and I can’t think of any failures. I recently borrowed my son’s panini press to try it out. So far we’ve only done quesadillas but have plans to try all kinds of things. Congratulations on your cookbook — can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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166 Tara September 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I already subscribe!

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167 Donna Currie September 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I thought that grilling halloumi cheese was pretty strange, but apparently it’s not.
Donna Currie´s last blog post ..A Bouquet of Broccoli from #CuisineNicoise

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168 stephanie b September 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Congrats on your new book! I made grilled radicchio once. I loved it, hubby hated it.

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169 Joann Hansen September 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm

We like grilled sweet corn! othing too unusual. I want to find a way to make sandwiches with veggies that my teenage son would eat.

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170 Nancy Thornton September 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

The most unusual things I have grilled are fruit and/or veggies. I’m not very creative in that area, so I definitely need your book!

I do subscribe to the Panini Happy Email List. Thank you.

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171 Carrie September 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

We made a blueberry cobbler on the grill recently. My husband hates to use the oven in the summer, so we try to do most things on the grill if we can. 🙂

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172 Ash-foodfashionparty September 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I am sure your book will be a great hit. I’ve already send out a twitter shout out some time ago.
Panini press is awesome and can’t wait to get my hands on your cookbook.

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173 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Thank you so much, Ash!!

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174 Ilene Mirkine September 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I grilled a spatchcocked chicken (learned it from Angela!) – probably much faster on a panini press/grill than a bbq, tho. Also grilled pizza and all types of fruit, but that’s pretty run-of-the-mill now. ‘Love your blog and look forward to your book!

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175 Ilene Mirkine September 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

I do get the panini happy emails 😉

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176 Ruth September 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Nothing unusual, just the basics. Steak, pork,chicken, seafood, etc.

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177 Ruth September 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Subscribed

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178 nicole September 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Love a Panini! The most unusual thing I’ve put on a grill is pizza. Getting to be more mainstream now though.

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179 StaceyL September 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm

The most unusual thing I grilled was chocolate chip cookies on an outdoor grill when we didn’t have an oven on vacation. My husband and I were so proud:)

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180 Doris Casey September 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I once tried gilling Fish Planks on a charcoal grill-you guessed it -they all fell thru- I have wanted a Panini press for ever & ever ,Amen!!!!!

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181 Sherry September 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Just signed up for emails. And can not wait to get your book! Found out that your book came out by Ree Drummond. We just LOVE Panini’s. Congrats…

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182 Michelle S.B. September 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm

My favorite Panini is a smoked turkey, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil Panini. Also I just subscribed to your email.

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183 Monica September 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm

My favorite panini is to add everything vegetarian including guacamole as a topper with spinach, eggplant, red peppers, olives, and tomatoes! Yummy!

Book sounds great!

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184 C. D. Peterson September 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

My hubs & I’ve cooked & grilled a long time – mostly w/ success, but I’m yet to succeed at cooking any cake beyond a pineapple-upside down cake on the grill. Any good dessert ideas in your new panni book. (Which looks yummy btw.)
-CDP

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185 Jenny September 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Peanut butter and jelly – it wasn’t bad.

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186 Jenny September 10, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I subscribed.

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187 vivian lawhead September 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Thanks to many of your recipes, we can offer some unusual paninis at our family cafe! Thanks!

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188 vivian lawhead September 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm

just subscribed! my son tried pressing popcorn kernals!:(

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189 Megan O September 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Congrats on the new book! I think the most unusual things I’ve grilled are bananas.

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190 Grace September 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

The most unusual thing that I ever grilled in my life were apples. I eventually used the grilled apples in a dish that I enjoyed.

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191 jackie September 10, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Congrats on the book! I grilled sliced carrot cake that was a bit underdone in the center and topped with icecream. It was good!

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192 Susan Christy September 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Pineapple, peaches and bananas on the grill – love all of them on top of ice cream for dessert. I’ve been doing it for 25 years, don’t think it was too common until recently. My friends all thought it was weird at the time, but they all grill fruit now!

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193 Deborah Oelrich September 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm

My most unusual would be pound cake.

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194 Rachel @ Bakerita September 10, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Woohoo – congratulations Kathy!! So awesome. Can’t wait to get the book! Probably the most exotic thing I’ve ever tried to grill was some weird banana s’more thing when I was at summer camp, haha! Turned out delicious 🙂
Rachel @ Bakerita´s last blog post ..Salted Dulce De Leche Cookie Bars

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195 Katie September 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I have never had any sort of grill or panini press. I think the closest I came to that was a grilled cheese with an iron in college

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196 Wendy L. September 10, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Probably a donut. They are wonderful warmed up and get just a itch crispy. Roll in cinnamon and sugar. Awesome!

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197 Wendy L. September 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I subscribed to your email list. Hope I win the panini maker so I can make some panini.

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198 Amy S September 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I BBQ split bananas with brown sugar and butter. Amazing!

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199 Amy S September 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I subscribe via email

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200 Emily S September 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

While I was down in Ecuador, I helped grill grubs/worms with the locals. Certainly the ‘weirdest’ thing I have ever grilled!

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201 Ann September 10, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Congratulations on your Book Kathy! Looks Marvelous — anyone who can come up with a Lemon Basil Grilled Cheese has me salivating already!! Thanks for the opportunity to win something wonderful, best wishes for a hugely successful book. 🙂

PS – Can’t wait to get your e-mails to be tempted s’more. Now, can you come up with a way to use up a bunch of cucumbers, how’s that for a challenge!

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202 Ann September 10, 2013 at 9:12 pm

weirdest thing (oops, I missed that) – Lobster over a campfire as a college student.

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203 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Thank you, Ann! I do have a recipe for Smoked Trout, Boursin and Cucumber Panini in the book! 🙂

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204 Katrina September 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Congratulations on your hard earned, well deserved success and cookbook! Hmm, strangest thing I’ve tried grilling?…I’m drawing a blank on something I’ve actually tried, but I was just thinking the other day of trying to fry some bacon on a panini press. Have you ever done that? Does it work?

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205 Kathy Strahs September 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Thanks so much, Katrina! And yes! I love to grill bacon on the panini press, it works great. 🙂

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206 Katrina September 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm
207 Lisa Jennings September 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm

We grilled a homemade veggie hotdog a couple summer’s ago. It honestly was awful!

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208 Lisa Jennings September 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Signed up for the email list.

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209 Morgan M. September 11, 2013 at 4:35 am

I tried to grill some white bean “meat(less)” balls. They were actually really good!

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210 Morgan M. September 11, 2013 at 4:38 am

ALso, I just subscribed.

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211 Cindy B September 11, 2013 at 5:29 am

Congratulations on your book!
Peanut butter with bannana and cinnamon.

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212 Karen J September 11, 2013 at 5:29 am

While my husband was stationed in Panama, I tried grilling octopus! My neighbor just loved the stuff but my sons and I thought it was like chewing on a rubber band!! Needless to say we didn’t make that again, lol. You come so highly recommended by my cooking guru, Ree Drummond, that I will be ordering your book today! She is never wrong about anybody! Congrats on all your hard work and labors for your new cookbook!

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213 Kathy Strahs September 11, 2013 at 6:03 am

Thank you so much, Karen – I hope you enjoy the book! 🙂

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214 Annie September 11, 2013 at 6:32 am

I love, love, love your blog and have been on the waiting list for your book. I just made a brie, apple, bacon, fig jam and peanut butter panini and it was awesome!

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215 Kathy Strahs September 11, 2013 at 6:48 am

Thank you so much Annie!! That sandwich sounds epic. 🙂

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216 Annie September 11, 2013 at 6:33 am

I have been on your email list for a very long time!

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217 Carol September 11, 2013 at 7:06 am

Just the usual things on the grill, hamburgers, steak, shrimp, etc.

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218 Diana Stensland September 11, 2013 at 7:41 am

I did pound cake slices on the panini and served them with strawberries. Simple but tasty. Looks like went to much trouble but quick.

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219 Lori H September 11, 2013 at 7:42 am

Congratulations on your book release – so exciting! Pizza is probably the most unusual thing I’ve done on the grill.

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220 Liz S. September 11, 2013 at 7:46 am

We have tried to grill pizza on the outdoor grill – it’s good but you have to be so diligent on the charcoal grill – might be easier on gas grills. If you don’ t flip the dough and the right time and hurry and top it once you’ve flipped it – you end up burning it :0! It sure teaches you to have extra dough and toppings around.

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221 Emily Marie September 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

Congrats on your book!! I haven’t ventured into the realm of anything very unusual, my kids thought the grilled pineapple was too weird to eat – I didn’t mind, more for me! 🙂

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222 Melinda September 11, 2013 at 9:04 am

Pancakes.

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223 Jenn September 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

Can’t say I’ve tried anything more unusual than fruit (pineapples, peaches). Husband is TOO picky!

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224 Jenn September 11, 2013 at 9:26 am

Subscribed!

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225 Nancy September 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

Grilling Pizza on the grill over charcoal. All toppings must be ready cause you have to work fast once you flip the dough. I make my dough in a bread machine.

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226 Teresa September 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

I subscribed. Not too adventurous so the most unusual thing I’ve tried is grilled peaches. Not too impressed with smoky peach taste.

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227 Daniel C. September 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

Like some of the others, I will say that pizza was the adventure. Better in the oven.

I just subscribed and am looking forward to receiving your recipes and tips.

Much success!

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228 Lisa Roussel September 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

Congratulation on the new book!
The most unusual thing I’ve tried on the grill is vegetables- zucchini, yellow summer squash and corn. So not too exotic. It would be great to try more things.

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229 Laura Noren September 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

The most unusual thing I’ve ever tried to put on a panini press was a sandwich with banana bread, cream cheese, figs and a bit of honey. It wasn’t a total disaster, but the banana bread had a hard time holding shape with all the pressing.

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230 Charlsey G September 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

A PICKLE! And you know what, it was GOOD!

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231 Brenda September 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Congratulations with your book! I don’t think I have every done anything unusual on the grill….. how boring! Perhaps I should change that tonight. 🙂

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232 Brenda September 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Please add me to your email lists.

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233 Donnad September 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

My favorite panini is a grilled ham and cheese on dill bread. I know boring, but it taste so good.

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234 Earlene September 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I attemped to do a fancy grilled cheese and ham, burnt it!!! So, I tried again and it came out well, not burnt!!!! Yay for me!

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235 Tomi S. September 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Big congratulations on the new book!! We have grilled pizzas over the fire not to crazy however most stupid attempted to grill bacon over the fire….not the best idea!! 🙂

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236 Tomi S. September 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Also just subscribed!

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237 2wellsmade5 September 11, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I have made a Gouda and apple panini…. I guess not a wild and crazy one, but sure is yummy!

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238 2wellsmade5 September 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Also just subscribed… Came from This Week for Dinner. Awesome site!

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239 Kathy Strahs September 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Thank you so much – Jane is an awesome friend!

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240 alice September 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Either grilled cornbread or grilled romaine. Both turned out delish, but my favorite will always be panini — made with my own recipe for whole wheat sourdough bread!
alice´s last blog post ..Chattanooga-heavy links!

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241 Karen J September 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I’m a subscriber to your emails!!

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242 Oleta September 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I just looked at your website after a suggestion of the Pioneer Woman website. I didn’t realize that you could do so much with a panini press. I’m excited to give your ideas a try. Thanks.

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243 Kathy Strahs September 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Thanks a lot, Oleta!

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244 Ayleyaell (@Lightkin) September 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I don’t have a Panini press, which is why I’d love to win one! I have a “set it and forget it” grill – and the most exotic thing I’ve grilled on an indoor rotisserie has been fruit: pineapple, apples and mangoes (at different times).

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245 Ayleyaell (@Lightkin) September 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

To let you know I’ve subscribed to the Panini Happy List; I used shenmagic as an email, which is where all my blog subscriptions are sent and a different email for notification so I don’t miss my winning email–if I win!

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246 Jenn A September 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Came here from This Week for Dinner. Your new book looks great! I have never tried making a panini, but I’d love to learn! I haven’t grilled anything really unusual either – just chicken and burgers. I need to get more adventurous!

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247 Beth September 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Congratulations! We’re not too exotic here, but I’d say we grill 5-7 times per week–veggies and meat!

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248 BConn September 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Grilled peaches! Your new book will arrive tomorrow, I cant wait!

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249 Kathy Strahs September 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Terrific! Thanks so much for buying it!! 🙂

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250 Amy* September 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Well, I haven’t tried anything unusual on the grill–I’m kinda’ boring. But as a kid I remember my dad cooking a birthday cake on the grill. I swear, he could do ANYTHING! My dad is AWESOME!

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251 Amy* September 11, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.
My son will be thrilled. He is a HUGE Panini fan!

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252 Kathy Strahs September 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Fantastic! I hope he enjoys seeing what’s grilling over here. 🙂

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253 Tony Wilson September 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I’ve fixed omelettes on a grill and they were very good

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254 Tony Wilson September 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I’ve signed up for the newsletter

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255 Monica September 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I sent my older daughter off to college two years ago with a panini press and I’m now finishing the college packing for my younger daughter, and just realized, darn, I don’t have a panini grill for her.
Most unusual thing my daughters have grilled: bananas and Nutella on raisin bread from Bread and Cie.

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256 Monica September 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I’m subscribed to your newsletter!

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257 Shonna September 12, 2013 at 6:09 am

One year for Christmas my dad bought me a gas grill. I had a porch right outside my kitchen door. Man, I grilled everything–breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have grilled scrambled eggs (in an iron skillet).

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258 Gayle E September 12, 2013 at 6:22 am

Go0d morning, and congratulations on your cookbook! I am excited to check it out and make some new panini – maybe even chicken teriyaki :). I have not been very adventurous with my grill pan, only the panini sandwiches and the occasional chicken breast. Goal = be more creative!

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259 Nancy September 12, 2013 at 6:29 am

Grilling Pizza. A challenge but delicious.

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260 Gayle E September 12, 2013 at 7:02 am

And, signed up for your newsletter :).

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261 Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy September 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

Woohoo!!!!! Congratulations of your book, so happy for you. Ever since I have been pregnant my panini and press and I have become best friends!!!!!!
Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy´s last blog post ..Pear Torte

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262 Kathy Strahs September 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

Many congrats to YOU, Tasha – hope you’re feeling well!

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263 Pierre W September 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!! I will never attempt a brownie Smore again.

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264 Corrina September 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

I’m so happy to have found you! I tried to grill bacon on tin foil the other day, it wasn’t the greatest idea. Maybe almost burnt the house down. A plus, it incinerated the bacon and foil. Weird.
I would like very much to sign up for panini news!

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265 sheila September 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

Grilled fruit. Don’t have a panini press but would love one. I resort to using 2 cast iron grill pans on the stove when I want a panini.

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266 Sophie C September 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

The most unusual thing I’ve grilled is strawberry short cake!

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267 erin September 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Not very creative but grilled pizza!

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268 J Borack September 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

1. I am subscribing to your website. Thanks for the chance to enter the Breville Panini Contest.

2. My oddest panini was a Baked Alaska Panini (with ice cream, etc.). A noble try!

Thanks for your good work

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269 TrishInFL September 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

As far as grilling, the most unusual was pizza, before it was so popular! 🙂

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270 TrishInFL September 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm

I’m one of your newest subscribers, I found you (happily) through The Pioneer Woman!

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271 Kathy Strahs September 12, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Thanks so much – welcome, Trish!

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272 Julian September 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

It wasn’t that it was something unusual, it was that it was the first time – an experience better left to history.

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273 Julian September 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Just subscribed to the email list

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274 Katy September 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I’m so stuck on how good fresh sourdough tastes in the panini press, I haven’t branched out to anything unusual yet. But I will!

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275 Katy September 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Just subscribed to your email list too. So happy I read about your blog in the Contra Costa Times.

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276 Kathy Strahs September 13, 2013 at 6:51 am

Thanks so much, Katy – I’m glad you found me too!

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277 Eileen Deliz September 13, 2013 at 6:46 am

Fabulous recipes! The most daunting cookout I attempted was an Argentinian parrillada. That was too complicated! Fortunately, there was an expert griller that helped me.

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278 Eileen Deliz September 13, 2013 at 6:46 am

I subscribed to your email.

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279 Caitlyn September 13, 2013 at 6:49 am

I’m afraid I’m not a very adventurous panini maker (although you’ve been inspiring me to branch out). I was kind of proud of myself when I came up with using my panini grill to warm tortillas for fajitas one night. I don’t leave them in long or they get crispy, but just a couple seconds takes the cold edge off without changing the texture (microwaving them always makes them seem a little mushy/too soft for me).

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280 Caitlyn September 13, 2013 at 6:50 am

I subscribed to your email list. Congrats on the new book!!

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281 Laura @ The Rookie Cook September 13, 2013 at 6:55 am

Oh gosh I don’t think I have grilled anything unusual before 🙁 Does it count if I have thought about grilling pizza???
Laura @ The Rookie Cook´s last blog post ..{Quick & Easy} Homemade Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

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282 Laura @ The Rookie Cook September 13, 2013 at 6:55 am

I subscribe to your email newsletter
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283 Mary September 13, 2013 at 8:07 am

Congrats on the book – can’t wait to get mine! We went through a kitchen remodel this summer, so had to grill practically every night for a couple of months. We mastered grilling a lot of unusual things, but the most unusual would have to be pasta. There were a few misses, but finally nailed it!

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284 Mary September 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

I also am an email subscriber 🙂

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285 Liz S. September 13, 2013 at 10:36 am

I almost forgot to come back and leave a message that I subscribed. You have a fun blog 🙂 Always looking for ways to keep life interesting!

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286 Kathy Strahs September 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

Thank you, Liz!

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287 Natasha September 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Well, I have to admit that I am a bit boring, but the most unusual thing I ever made was probably a nutella and berry panini, which is one of my favorites!

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288 Natasha September 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I subscribe to your emails!

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289 Karen F September 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I subscribed to your email.

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290 Karen F September 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

This is unusual but I tried grilling a steak and chicken breast at the same time. Of course it didn’t quite work out because I like my stead on the rare side and my chicken on the cooked side. So of course my steak was ready way before my chicken.

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291 Kim Ryan September 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Grilled salmon with a brush of maple syrup. So yummy… but tricky to keep the fish from going thru the grates on the BBQ.

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292 Dawn Bagnetto September 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Saw your book on The Pioneer Woman & immediately ordered it. I have just spent the last hour pouring over it. Wow! You are an amazing cook – how did you ever think of making a cake on a panini press? Can’t wait to start making your recipes – congratulations!

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293 Kathy Strahs September 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Thanks so much, Dawn!! I’m really glad to hear you like the book. Happy grilling! 🙂

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294 Aggie September 14, 2013 at 4:35 am

Oh Kathy I’m so excited for you!!! Many congrats, this book looks fantastic!!

So the most unusual thing I have grilled is beer can chicken 🙂 I don’t cook whole chicken often so it was an experience for me! 🙂
Aggie´s last blog post ..Book Love: The Kitchen House, more Harry Potter, Firefly Lane and Defending Jacob

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295 Mary N September 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

I am a total newbie here. Had my first pinni last week. That’s all it took to get me hooked. I can not share a recepie however I signed up for e-mails and would like to enter for the press . Looking f orward to making them! thanks!

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296 Mary L. September 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

I’ve never tried anything other than sandwiches. After reading Pioneer Woman’s blog I can’t wait to try other things!

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