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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!

Zingy Berry Basil Turkey Grilled Cheese

Spicy, sweet and cheesy, this grilled cheese will make you swoon!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Nov 11, 2013

Serves: 2

Total time: 15 min

Zingy Berry Basil Turkey Grilled Cheese <

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper jelly
  • 8-ounce package Brie cheese, rinds removed and thinly sliced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 6 slices turkey breast
  • 4 large strawberries, hulled and sliced
Instructions:
  1. Place the bread slices on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter evenly over one side of each slice of bread. Flip two of the buttered bread slices over and spread 1 tablespoon of hot pepper jelly over each.
  2. 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, ¼ of the Brie cheese slices, 4 basil leaves, 3 slices turkey, ½ of the strawberry slices, ¼ of the Brie cheese slices and slice of bread, butter side up.
  3. Place sandwiches onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!

 

 

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! 

The Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Serve this cheesy classic with a bowl of hot tomato soup!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Mar 26, 2013

Serves: 2

Total time: 10 min

The Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices sourdough or white bread
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese (or 4 slices)
  • 4 tomato slices, patted dry
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese (or 4 slices)
Instructions:
  1. Place the bread on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter evenly over one side of each bread slice. Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Layer each sandwich as follows: Slice of bread (butter side down), 1/2 cup shredded cheddar-jack, 2 tomato slices, 1/2 cup shredded provolone and slice of bread (butter side up).
  3. 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!

 

 

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 calls..

Nutella Brie-Nana Grilled Cheese

Nutella, bananas and brie cheese are packed inside the walls of this grilled cheese sandwich!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 12, 2013

Serves: 2

Total time: 10 min

Nutella Brie-Nana Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices French bread
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons Nutella
  • 4.5-oz. package Brie cheese, rinds removed and cut into thin slices
  • 1 banana, cut lengthwise into four equal slices
Instructions:
  1. Place the bread slices on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter evenly over one side of each slice of bread. Flip the buttered bread slices over and spread 1 tablespoon of Nutella over each.
  2. Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Layer each sandwich as follows: Slice of bread, butter side down, Nutella side up, 1/4 of the Brie cheese slices, 2 banana slices, 1/4 of the Brie cheese slices and slice of bread, Nutella side down, butter side up.
  3. Place sandwiches onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!

 

 

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.

Fudgy Strawberry Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The sweetest grilled cheese sandwich your lips will ever taste!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Apr 11, 2012

Serves: 2

Total time: 10 min

Fudgy Strawberry Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 4 pats butter, softened
  • 4 slices French bread
  • 4 oz. brie cheese, thinly sliced
  • Eight 1x1/2-inch pieces of milk chocolate fudge
  • 2 strawberries, hulled and sliced
Instructions:
  1. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and spray with cooking spray. Spread 1 pat of butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. Place 2 slices of bread, butter side down, on the hot skillet. Top each slice of bread with a quarter of the cheese and half of the fudge. Top each sandwich with half of the strawberry slices. Divide the remaining cheese between the 2 sandwiches and top with the remaining bread slices, butter side up.
  2. 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 heat and serve warm.

 

 

Thursday
Dec092010

Grilled veggie & double cheese sandwich

One morning a few weeks ago I was sitting at my desk at work wishing I had something to eat. My stomach was groaning and rumbling, so every couple minutes I would open my drawer in hopes that something edible would magically appear. Magic did not occur that morning, so I began dreaming up a delicious sandwich. I wanted cheese, lots of cheese, and veggies. Something simple, yet gooey and tasty.

This is the sandwich I came up with. I knew we had all of the ingredients at home, so I sped home, made it, photographed it, ate it, and sped back to work, tummy very happy. Be prepared for CHEESE! Yum.

Grilled Veggie and Double Cheese Sandwich

Bring on the CHEESE!

Serves: 1

Total time: 10 min

Grilled Veggie and Double Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices white or wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • Small handful fresh spinach
  • A few red onion slices
Instructions:
  1. Place the bread slices on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter evenly over one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Layer the sandwich as follows: Slice of bread, butter side down, 1 slice provolone, 1 slice cheddar, spinach, red onion slices, 1 slice provolone, 1 slice cheddar and remaining slice of bread, butter side up.
  3. Place sandwich onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!