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Monday
Nov112013

Zingy berry basil turkey grilled cheese sandwich

Although I am tired beyond words (excited for this "season" to be done), I am so happy to cheat a little bit and share some forbidden fruit with you all. This sandwich comes from my beloved grilled cheese cookbook that I spent all of last winter creating...in that super cozy favorite coffee shop of mine. This cookbook is so special to me. It's my first! And I poured my heart into creating, photographing and eating each sandwich.

Is anyone else having a busy "season" right now? Please tell me about it! I'd love to hear your stories. I am so grateful that you are here, reading these words. Have a great week, friends!

 

This recipe makes 2 sandwiches.

Place 4 slices of sourdough or white bread on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of salted butter (at room temp) evenly over one side of each slice of bread. Flip two buttered bread slices over and spread 1 tablespoon of hot pepper jelly over each.

Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Layer each sandwich as follows:

Slice of bread, butter side down, hot pepper jelly side up

1/4 of an 8-ounce package Brie cheese, rinds removed and thinly sliced

4 basil leaves

3 slices turkey

2 large strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/4 of the Brie cheese slices

Slice of bread, butter side up

 

Place the sandwiches onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!

Printable recipe: Zingy berry basil turkey grilled cheese sandwich

Tuesday
Mar262013

the classic grilled cheese sandwich

Today was Day #2 of our "spring" break. I added quotes around the word "spring" because if you were to look out my window right now you would think it was January 1st. The pile of ice in our yard is almost as tall as I am. I'm not kidding. Just as the rest of my fellow Minnesotans are doing, I am continuing to remain patient. Spring will come! Spring will come!

We brought our boys to the theater to see The Croods this afternoon. It is such a cute movie! It was Sammy's first time in a movie theater, and aside from doing a little bit of jabbering he did great. It was a fun family outing. I love my boys.

I thought I would share one of the grilled cheese sandwich recipes that got axed from my cookbook simply because I thought 25 was a nice round number and I had made a few too many. It is simple and classic and totally scrumptious. I hope you enjoy it! And I hope your spring is more springy than ours here in the arctic Midwest.

 

This recipe makes 2 sandwiches.

Place 4 slices of sourdough or white bread on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of salted butter (at room temp) evenly over one side of each slice of bread.

Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Layer each sandwich as follows:

Slice of bread, butter side down

1/2 cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese (or 2 slices)

2 tomato slices, patted dry

1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese (or 2 slices)

Slice of bread, butter side up

 

Place the sandwiches onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!

Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful week!

Printable recipe: The classic grilled cheese sandwich

Saturday
Jan122013

Nutella brie-nana grilled cheese sandwich

I went from writing a post a day in early December to a post a week here in early January. I have been working on a big project that is food-related and that I am very excited about. I will be ready to unveil it in a few weeks! Wooo!

In fact, this post provides a giant clue about what my secret project is. Any guesses?

Thanks again for all of the wonderful comments and emails regarding my website. I will not ignore a single one! My boys and I are enjoying a lazy Saturday, so I will share this recipe with you and get back to relaxing on the couch. Important business..

 

Place 4 slices of French bread on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of salted butter (at room temperature) over the top side of each slice of bread.

Layer each sandwich as follows: Slice of bread, butter side down, 1 tablespoon Nutella (spread evenly over bread), a quarter of a 4.5-oz. pkg. Brie cheese (rinds removed and cut into thin slices), 2 slices of banana (sliced lengthwise), a quarter of the Brie and the top slice of bread, 1 tablespoon of Nutella spread on the bottom, butter side up.

Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Place the sandwiches onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!

Printable recipe: Nutella Brie-Nana Grilled Cheese

Wednesday
Apr112012

Fudgy strawberry brie grilled cheese sandwich

Here you go, guys! Fudge recipe #3! After receiving a delightful boxful of fudge from Swiss Maid Fudge in the mail, I knew that I wanted to feature a grilled cheese sandwich. I have a special love for the Grilled Cheese, and I think this comes from my mother. She makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches, and I can't even explain why. Just the mama's touch, I guess.

I love using French bread to make grilled cheese sandwiches. And I love brie cheese. And have I also mentioned that I love fudge? And strawberries? 

Coat a skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium-low heat. (A little tip my mom taught me: while making GC sandwiches, never turn the heat at or above medium heat!)

Spread 1 pat of softened butter onto 1 side of each of 4 slices of French bread.

Place 2 slices of bread, butter side down, onto the hot skillet.

Top each slice of bread with:

1 oz. brie cheese, thinly sliced

Four 1x1/2-inch pieces of milk chocolate fudge

1 strawberry, hulled and sliced

1 oz. brie cheese, thinly sliced

Remaining bread slices, butter side up

Carefully flip the sandwich over with a large spatula when the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt. Cook until the other layer of cheese begins to melt. 

Remove from the heat and serve warm.

This is a delicious sandwich! The fudge made it.

Printable recipe: Fudgy strawberry brie grilled cheese sandwich

Tuesday
Oct262010

Grilled provolone & veggie basil sandwich

I got the idea from Martha Stewart to create "grown-up" grilled cheese sandwiches. Martha is right. Kids should not be the only ones enjoying this timeless sandwich.

My first attempt at adultifying the good old Grilled Cheese turned out fabulous, if I do say so. I could hardly stand to take the photos. I was dying to sink my teeth into its sandwich-y flesh! And once I did, it did not take long for me to shove the entire thing down my throat. Delicious, I'm telling you, delicious!

I have concocted many versions in my head of adult grilled cheese sandwiches that I plan to make in the future. For now, here is Pip's Trial #1.

Butter one side of a slice of swirl pumpernickel rye bread. Place it butter-side down on a skillet over medium-low heat.

Layer with:

1 slice provolone cheese

Tomato slices

Avocado slices

Fresh basil

1 slice provolone cheese

Another slice of swirl pumpernickel rye bread, butter-side up

When the cheese closest to the pan melts, carefully flip the sandwich over. When the other cheese slice melts, remove from heat. Cut sandwich in half and hopefully you don't feel compelled to take photos of everything you cook like I do because you will have the urge to eat this asap!

Soooooo incredibly delcious!