Actually Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Wednesday was National Grilled Cheese Day.¬† I don’t really remember that day from past years, but thought I would celebrate this year with actually preparing grilled cheese sandwiches–Not just made indoors on a grill, but made outdoors on a charcoal grill. The feat was totally easy since I have a new grilled cheese basket by…

summer grilled cheese with apple

summer sandwiches are traditionally light and flavorful. by using some crisp apple slices along with some deli ham and provolone cheese, this sandwich is just that good. i assembled the sandwich on a thin baguette from the market, layering the ingredients–ham, apple slices, crisp green lettuce, and then topped with provolone. ¬†cover the sandwiches with…

basil mayonnaise

  this recipe for basil mayonnaise comes from southern living magazine.  this is a terrific addition to chicken Panini sandwiches or turkey BLT’s.  the herbal topping gives any bland tasting meat a delicious zip and improved taste profile. to make the mayonnaise:  using 1/4 cup low-fat or light mayonnaise, add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil…

roasted red pepper and portabella mushroom panini

some weeknights need to be centered around a meal that can be made in minutes. either our schedules require a change in dinner time, or we decide that it would be best to complete garden tasks prior to a meal break. for those nights, i sometimes choose panini sandwiches for the main dish. using a…