Smoky Chicken Parmesan Sandwich on Garlic Bread


Yesterday I had a happy husband at lunch! I have to admit, the concept for this sandwich was all his idea. I only executed it. But he enjoyed it immensely!

We made ours with chicken parm from the night before, with smoked mozzarella, but you can do this with regular chicken parmesan, or even just any piece of chicken doused in marinara with mozzarella melted over the top.

Take some Italian bread and butter it on one side, then lay it out (dry side down) on a baking sheet, and sprinkle with garlic powder and a little dried basil. Put in the oven on “broil” for just 2-3 minutes…keep a sharp eye on it! You want it to be slightly toasted on top but not burned.

Make sure the garlic side is on the inside of the sandwich, stick some hot chicken parm in it, and devour!


Turkey Apple Panini with Cheddar and Thyme


My apologizes for the unattractive food photo…it may not look drop-dead gorgeous, but it sure tasted good! To make this yummy autumnal combo you will need:

1. Good-quality sandwich bread (actually I’d recommend some simple focaccia or ciabatta, but sandwich bread worked in a pinch!)
2. Mayonnaise and a little maple mustard, blended
3. Turkey cold cuts
4. Slices of sharp cheddar
5. A pinch of fresh thyme
6. Thinly sliced apple

Remember to butter the outside of your bread if you are going to grill it in a panini press!

Italian Panini with Pesto

IMG_0988I’m on a roll lately with my sandwich-making!  It’s the best when there are random sandwich fixings lying around the house.  It gets veeeery hard for me to simply heat up leftovers when I have bread, meat, and other tasty items that I could easily turn into a sammich!

This one is a flavor bomb.  Italian white bread slathered in pesto mayo, with turkey, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, and red onion.  It’s sort of like a caprese sandwich, but with a couple of twists that make it extra flavorful.


  • White Italian bread
  • Pesto mayonnaise (in a pinch, some chopped fresh basil, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese mixed into mayonnaise will give the right flavor for this!)
  • Sliced turkey
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Sun-dried tomatoes (or sliced regular tomato!)
  • Sliced red onion


Herbed Turkey and Sun-Dried Tomato Panini


This savory panini is built on Italian bread, spread with mayo and pub-style Dijon mustard, and packed full of roasted herbed turkey.  It’s layered with Monterey Jack, sweet pieces of sun-dried tomato, and a tiny sprinkling of fresh parsley.  Perfect for a rainy day!


  • Italian or other thick white bread (not sandwich-style bread)
  • Herb turkey cold cuts
  • Monterey Jack or other mild cheese
  • Red onion
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Parsley (optional)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pub-style or Dijon mustard

Sandwiches and Friends Around the Web – Oct. 2014

Some sammiches I’ve seen that make my mouth water to try them!  None of these are mine and I haven’t made them (YET) but you can go to the blog where I found them by clicking the image or the blog title in the caption above.

Turkey Apple Brie Panini from Nutmeg Nanny.

This chicken pesto wonderment from a blog called Damn Delicious.

Healthy cashew chicken salad lettuce wraps from Tried and Tasty.

Now, I don’t like spicy food, but this looks so good anyway!!  Turkey-Brie Sandwich with Peaches and Arugula from Lemon Tree Dwelling.

I REALLY want to try making waffle sandwiches…using waffles for the bread!  I got the idea from using pumpkin waffles for Thanksgiving sandwiches, but then I found this Huffington Post list of waffle sandwiches….yuuuuum!  This one looked especially tasty, from a blog called A Beautiful Mess.  Eggs, bacon and avocado on cheddar waffles!

Happy sandwich inspirations!


Tomato-Mozzarella-Basil Panini With Homemade Tomato Soup


Today is chilly, and I didn’t have a can of tomato soup in my pantry, so I made some from scratch.  Then I took the leftover half a tomato I had, and a lonely leftover sub roll, and I made a tomato-mozzarella-basil panini with a sprinkling of parmesan and a thin layer of mayo.  Happy mouth on a cold day!


  • A sub roll or other substantial bread, buttered on the outside
  • Mayonnaise
  • A few thick slices of tomato
  • Some small, fresh basil leaves
  • Mozzarella cheese, sliced or grated
  • A sprinkling of parmesan, if desired