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The New Englander Panini with Easy Cranberry Orange Mayo

The New Englander Panini with Easy Cranberry Orange Mayo

| April 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

When I came home New York (and meeting Bobby Flay!) on Monday, I was totally inspired … by sandwiches. I haven’t worked much with sandwiches recently, and I couldn’t wait to work on some new flavors. This sandwich is all about New England. Lettuce from Boston, cheddar from Vermont, cranberries from Cape Cod … Oh, […]

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Grilled Cheddar and Ham on an Onion Roll: A Grown-Up Take on Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheddar and Ham on an Onion Roll: A Grown-Up Take on Grilled Cheese

| April 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

Everyone has their own quirky little stories about being kids, myself included. But one that always makes me smile has to do with food. When I was a really little girl, there was only one thing I wanted to eat when we’d occasionally get Burger King for lunch: a grilled cheese. Yes, they actually made […]

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Grilled Cheese with Bacon Sandwich

Grilled Cheese with Bacon Sandwich

| February 23, 2011 | 9 Comments

Today’s post was planned, started and scheduled in my planner. The photographs were taken and edited, just awaiting uploading. But then something happened. This morning, Paige pulled out a vintage Barbie cookbook I picked up at a book sale last year. She carried it around the house. And after reading a thick stack of Dr. […]

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Ham, Swiss, Avocado and Spinach Panini

Ham, Swiss, Avocado and Spinach Panini

| January 18, 2011 | 11 Comments

Turns out that the schools “great” system of alerting parents at our school of delays, closings and emergencies is a bit of a pain. I mean, at first glance, it’s great. Instead of having to endure the forever-long list of district closings being read on the radio, they call us. And text. And email. At […]

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Two Fabulous Panini Recipes: Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese, Tomato and Basil & Turkey, Apple and Cheddar

Two Fabulous Panini Recipes: Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese, Tomato and Basil & Turkey, Apple and Cheddar

| August 4, 2010 | 7 Comments

My kids and I have a love affair with paninis. The toasty pressed sandwiches have so many possibilities for fabulous, delicious fillings: chicken, pesto and tomato; ham, Swiss and honey mustard; roast beef, blue cheese and arugula. The list goes on and on. Well, in researching for my Tablespoon.com column, I discovered that August is […]

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California Turkey Club Wrap Recipe

California Turkey Club Wrap Recipe

| July 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Anything with avocado is wonderful in my book — and my kids’ books too. We all adore the soft, creamy flesh of avocados. Whether it’s eaten just cut from the pit or mashed into guacamole, you can bet that Will and Paige will gobble it up fast. So, when I started thinking about making wraps […]

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

| June 7, 2010 | 7 Comments

Today is Will’s last day of preschool. Ever. I can hardly believe it. You always hear people say that children grow up so quickly, but only in experiencing it can you appreciate just how true that is. It seems like just yesterday that I was uncomfortably pregnant with him and now he’s almost 5. Time […]

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Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

| May 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Ramp Pesto uses the seasonal wild onion to make a bold pesto that my kids and I love. Meet ramps … In the bowl pictured above are some chopped ramps, a wild onion that grows in the Eastern part of the United States and Canada. Also known as a […]

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Spicy Pastrami, Bacon, Swiss Wrap

Spicy Pastrami, Bacon, Swiss Wrap

| January 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

A local deli makes this massive, delightful sandwich called Amanda’s Big Mouth. It’s pastrami, cheddar, bacon, onions, lettuce, tomato, hot sauce and thousand island dressing (I skip the dressing)—and it’s amazing. It’s the kind of sandwich you eat when you are starving … or when you just want something amazing when you are enjoying a […]

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Turkey, Fontina and Pancetta Pita Sandwich Recipe

Turkey, Fontina and Pancetta Pita Sandwich Recipe

| November 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

On busy workdays, I am a huge fan of quick and easy dinners. A sandwich like this totally fits the bill. Sure, you have to cook the turkey and pancetta, but it only takes minutes and then you are seated and eating. It doesn’t get much better in terms of time. Now, honestly, Shawn isn’t […]

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