Turkey Panini Rustico

Turkey Panini Rustico | Mini Van Dreams

Recently, I tried the turkey panini at a local coffeehouse chain.  Loved it and wanted to try to recreate it at home.  With some trial and error, I created my Turkey Panini Rustico.  This delicious panini can easily be made in a skillet or in a panini maker.  The best part – you probably have most, if not all, these ingredients on hand!  Feel free to customize the toppings – I am not a big spinach-on-sandwiches fan, so I left mine off.  But, pile it in on yours if you like! Don’t like onions or tomatoes?  Leave them off!   This quick and delicious panini will definitely become a family favorite!

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Memories of Grandma & THE Apple Dumpling Recipe

My Grandma (dad’s mom) died when I was six.  I don’t remember much of her, just bits and pieces.  I don’t honestly know how much I remember and how much has been told to me through the years.  The lines are rather blurry.  The one thing I do have of hers is the apple dumpling recipe she used to make all the time.  It is so sad when recipes like this get lost in time – just this week I purchased an estate lot of handwritten recipes off eBay.  Someone’s kids probably didn’t want them and sent them to auction – maybe I will find some good ones.  If not, just the idea of someone hand writing these recipes is amazing… just like the recipe notebooks Grandma used to have.

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