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Kathy Strahs
Works at Panini Happy & Cooking On the Side
Attended Stanford University
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This cake is as stunning as it gets, +Jennifer Yu!

#recipe #dessert #cake
A four-layer lemon chiffon cake with lemon curd, lemon buttercream frosting, and limoncello soaking syrup to ring in Spring!  We're calling it Lemon Heaven Cake.
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Reuben Panini ...the most mouthwatering hot sandwiches I know! Get the RECIPE here: #recipe #stpatricksday #panini #cornedbeef #sandwich

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Guinness Bread ...brown bread with soft Irish butter, it doesn't get much better. Get the RECIPE here:
#recipe #stpatricksday #bread #comfortfood  
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Guiness bread, I love it +Kathy Strahs 

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These are rainbow awesome, +Stefani Pollack!

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Rainbow Hasselback Potatoes

In honor of  St. Patrick’s Day, I made rainbow Hasselback potatoes, filling each potato gap with a colored veggie or cheese.  Once I start pulling pieces off of one of these potatoes, I can't stop!

Find out how easy it is to make there here ==>

#hasselbackpotatoes   #potatoes   #stpatricksday  

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Vanilla Beignet Bites ...warm little pillows of love! Get the RECIPE here: #mardigras #mardigrasrecipes  
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Love the bite size. 

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Cajun Breakfast Panini ...with the smoky, spicy kick of andouille! Get the RECIPE:

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All-in-One Cake recipe makes the cake and frosting! Get the RECIPE here:
#recipes #cakerecipes #dessertrecipes #easter  
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So pretty +Kathy Strahs!

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This looks so delicious, +Laura Bashar !
I am doing my Snoopy happy dance: Spring is coming! Spring is coming! And that means Norouz/Persian New Year and good eats like this Kookoo Sabzi with chard and kale.

#norouz   #nowruz   #norooz   #noruz   #persian   #iran  
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Thank you +Kathy Strahs Next time I will deliver you some!

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Spam Musubi ...making this Hawaiian favorite takes me right back to Oahu! Get the RECIPE here:

#recipes #food #cooking #hawaii

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That's my kind of green for St. Patrick's Day, +Barbara Schieving !
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I love natural greens.  Who needs the food coloring.

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Grilled Banana Bread with Caramel and Haupia (aka Coconut Sauce) ...taking banana bread to a whole new level, Hawaiian style! Get the RECIPE here:
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It's a Chocolate Spread Smackdown -- I had so many spreads in the pantry, I decided to do a taste test (my whole family helped!). See the results here:
#nutella #chocolate  
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Such a great idea to have a taste test--my family would be in heaven! 
Author, The 8x8 Cookbook (Burnt Cheese Press, 2015) and The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook (Harvard Common Press, 2013)

I channel my passions for cooking and online media into two food blogs:Panini Happy, with over 200 creative grilled sandwich recipes and helpful panini-making tips, and Cooking On the Side, featuring the recipes I find printed on food packaging. I love good food and I believe that inspiration for it can be found in unexpected places. My work has been featured in Pillsbury Magazineand the Associated Press, on the SaveurTLC and Food News Journalwebsites and highlighted in The Wall Street Journal. In 2010 and 2011, I was listed among the Top 50 Mom Food Bloggers and Top 100 Mom Food Bloggers by I also served as an Executive Judge for the 2011 Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles.

I entered the food world following a career in online marketing and advertising for well known consumer brands Warner Bros.Gateway and TurboTax. A Silicon Valley native and proud alumna of Stanford University, I now live in beautiful San Diego, California with my husband Mike and our two toddlers.

  • Stanford University
    American Studies
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Author, "The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook" (Harvard Common Press, Sept 2013); Food Blogger, and
  • Panini Happy & Cooking On the Side
    Food blogger, 2008 - present
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Kouign Amann Recipe, the easy and fast way

A sweet and flaky pastry that originates from the Brittany region of France, the Kouign Amann (pronounced “kween-amahn”) can be found in a l

Giant Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookie

A recipe for a giant chocolate chip coconut cookie that's equal parts delicious, soft, chewy and laced with plenty of chocolate and coconut.

Cream Cheese and Banana Stuffed French Toast

I'm kind of in love with French toast. And I think the love might be genetic because Cate is equally obsessed with it, too. Which is why it'

Honey Walnut-Crusted Aged Cheddar Panini Recipe

The two flavors in this panini sway and dip to an unheard tune, rhapsodizing in a whirl of tender cheese and crunchy walnuts, striking a bal

BLT Pizza

I have been meaning to share this recipe with you for a few weeks and am finally getting to it. I'm excited – it's a good one! Years ago Nat

Chocolate Mint M&M Cookies {and a KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway!}

Today marks the end of Gifts & Giveaways. I know, I'm sad, too. But we are ending this little shindig with a bang. But before we get to that

Butterscotch Cookies with Triple Chocolate Chips

Most butterscotch cookies are made with butterscotch chips, but I like making an old fashioned butterscotch cookie dough (a combination of b

Lemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds

These cookie bars are a great interplay of soft chewy blondie-style cookie infused with lemon, sweet tangy cream cheese frosting and a burst

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust

A sweet, salty and decadent Salted Chocolate Tart made with a Sea Salt Kettle Chip crust to give it some extra pizzazz and a whole lot of fl

Weston High Grad Publishes Ultimate Panini Cookbook | The Weston Easton ...

WESTON, Conn. -- Weston High School graduate Kathy Lipscomb Strahs recently published a panini cookbook titled "The Ultimate Panini Pr ...

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Blueberries and Crystallized Ginger

The basic cookie dough for oatmeal cookies is a great base for any sort of dried fruit mix and any sort of ground spice that is available. B

How to Make Turkey Gravy: Recipe & Troubleshooting

While the Thanksgiving feast is often filled with potential pitfalls, from overcooked turkey to lumpy mashed potatoes, nothing seems to caus

Recipe: Grilled Cheese Panzanella Salad | Panini Happy®

A fun twist on the traditional panzanella, with mini grilled cheese croutons, tomatoes, basil, red onions and white balsamic vinaigrette.

Grilled Vegetable Tartine Recipe | Panini Happy®

Recipe for an open-faced sandwich with marinated grilled vegetables, hummus and feta on grilled bread.

Recipe: Chocolate Pudding Pie | Cooking On the Side

Recipe for cool, rich homemade chocolate pudding pie in a rustic graham cracker crust

Star-Spangled Nachos | Cooking On the Side

The thing is, I don't even really mind the down-and-dirty movie theater nachos, with slightly stale chips drowned in cheese sauce and canned

Recipe: Spicy Tuna Melt Panini | Panini Happy®

The classic tuna melt gets a spicy update with pepper jack cheese, pepperoncini and Tapatio-spiked Dijon mustard.

Best Sandwiches in America ~ Panini Happy's Great American Sandwich Guid...

The best sandwiches in America (and a few in Canada!) as recommended by Panini Happy readers and other local sandwich fans.

Recipe: Peach Bourbon Sweet Tea Lemonade | Cooking On the Side

Recipe for a sweet and refreshing summertime drink, with grilled peaches, grilled lemons, bourbon, black tea and mint.