My Favorite Recipes for Fall…
After hitting “Publish” I realized that my most recent post, my Rustic Nectarine Pie, was my 100th POST!! What?!
This came as a surprise to both my husband and I…. “Honey!!!… do you have any idea how many posts I’ve made??” He was thinking between 35 to maybe 50 at the most… but ONE HUNDRED!? WHAT?????
Whew! That makes me tired… I won’t think about how many hours of pictures taking, color-correcting, and writing this adds up to be… A LOT. We’ll just leave it at that. Funny thing is… it doesn’t feel like that much really… I love every minute of it!
There’s no better way to start off another round of 100 posts than with this indulgent, fill-you-up good steak sandwich…
“O is for Onions” and this sandwich is packed with them! If you don’t like onions… you’re crazy. Let’s just get that straight. I still like you, I think…
But you’re crazy.
This recipe was inspired by a panini I saw on the menu of an L.A. bakery…
It was made with Brie & Pears, and while they divulged very little about the rest of the sandwich, it looked DELICIOUS!
When I set out to create some Nectarine recipes, this sandwich came to mind…. I’m so glad I tried it… this panini is to die for.
You want to make this. Oh my, do you want to make this!
Ever since I made these I’ve been lying awake at night thinking about the different things I could stuff a panini with and how delicious it’s going to taste.
Is that normal?
I hope your answer is yes.
This sandwich truly does melt in your mouth. The buttery, toasted bread gives you just enough crunch to balance out the creamy brie and nectarine filling inside. THe peppery arugula and the drizzle of balsamic give it that final punch that really knock this panini’s flavor out of the park.
It’s beautiful, decadent, and divine.
How many you make and who you make it for is entirely up to you. But make it soon! This is not something you want to put off.
It is nothing like dusting your ceiling fans or organizing that front closet. This recipe was made to be enjoyed TODAY!
If you appreciate using ingredients you have on hand to make delicious food, you will like the history of Mozzarella in Corrozza. It was a sandwich that was made to use up day old bread along with ingredients that would be abundant on a typical Italian farm: cheese, eggs, milk, and olive oil.
Simply stated, it’s a battered, fried cheese sandwich.
It is Mozzarella in a Carriage (“in Corrozza”)… the bread being the “carriage” that holds the mozzarella!
If you’re in the mood for more Italian classics… check out my bruschetta recipe!
This being my first attempt at the sandwich I learned a lot and have some tips to pass on to you.
I actually was able to find quite a few recipes for sandwiches with grilled or roasted veggies paired with goat cheese. I loved reading through (and sometimes drooling over) many of them…
I was having trouble finding that combination of budget-friendly and tasty that I was searching for…
Thus, I decided to make my own! Eggplant + goat cheese + tomatoes + greens + fresh herbs + bread… that’s basically your shopping list right there!
I was going to end with this recipe because it was my FAVORITE of all the apple recipes… I decided against this because I wanted anyone who bought (or is going to buy) ham for their “Apple, Ham & Brie Sandwich” to get a double-duty use out of their ham. The ham with the brie and apples was a wonderful lunch, but this panini is hard to beat… we will be eating this every other week for the rest of our lives if I have anything to say about it! Really, it’s that yummy…
If you read the word “panini” and were about to gloss over this recipe because you don’t have a panini maker… READ ON!
Not only is this recipe too delicious to pass up but you can always make a grilled sandwich in a skillet. No panini-maker required! If you have one already… WONDERFUL! It’s time to pull it out!
I had to start with the final shot!
A super-yummy lunch (or dinner)…
Okay, so you go to buy ingredients for the Turkey, Apple & Brie burgers with Arugula…
(Click here if you haven’t read that post yet!)
Why not buy some sliced ham and an extra apple and make these sandwiches for lunch the day of, or the day after, you make your burgers? And, BONUS… use the ham for a DELICIOUS panini dinner another night of the same week! (I will be posting this recipe soon!) I love being able to use the same ingredients for several different recipes if possible, so I tried to pick some recipes with the same ingredients for your sake and mine! 🙂
Let’s dive into making these sandwiches!