Black Russian Grilled Cheese: National Grilled Cheese Month

April is National Grilled Cheese Month, so be sure to check out my latest cookbook 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Order your copy today for more recipes like this one for Black Russian Grilled Cheese. This grilled cheese sandwich is as good as it looks, and it makes a perfect  weekday or weekend sandwich recipe. Grilled cheese is America’s comfort, and a hot food trend. I am so fortunate to be a part of the grilled cheese celebration!

Superbowl Recipe: Grilled Roast Beef and Stilton

For Superbowl Sunday, how about a grilled cheese sandwich recipe? Grilled Roast Beef and Stilton is a fabulous, hearty sandwich that will go perfect on your Superbowl recipe and menu list. It’s also a great weeknight dinner or sunday lunch idea. Stilton is a semisoft, crumbly cheese that is similar to blue cheese. It is terrific paired with roast beef and peppery arugula. Use store bought basil pesto if you are short on time to make the fresh Basil Aioli. This is just one of the 150 recipes from latest cookbook 150 Grilled Sandwich Recipes. If you’re interested in a copy, click here.

Excerpted from 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Alison Lewis © 2012 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved: Not to be reprinted without publisher permission.

Brie and Raspberry Panini with Hazelnut Spread: 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled Cheese has been called “America’s Comfort Food”, and it has been a huge food trend in 2012. This past year grilled cheese sandwiches have been featured on gourmet restaurant’s menus, and there has been a huge increase in grilled cheese food trucks across the U.S. This Brie and Raspberry Panini with Hazelnut Spread recipe is one of the 150 recipes in my latest cookbook release “150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches”. This is a new twist on the classic combination of chocolate and Brie. The surprising freshness from the raspberries really puts it over the top. It’s a great dessert sandwich recipe to enjoy during the holidays. You’ll find recipes from breakfast to dessert (as well as condiments) in my newest cookbook which just released 2 months ago. To order for Christmas gifts click here.

Healthy Pan Bagnat Grilled Cheese & 150 Best Grilled Cheese Cookbook

Who loves grilled cheese? Well, it is finally here! My second cookbook, 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches is hot off the press. I am so amazed to have 2 cookbooks release in two years! You’ll find 150 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches including appetizers, breakfast, main dishes, lunch ideas, desserts and more, so there is something for just about everyone. I also have a healthy chapter with low-fat, low-carb and gluten-free options. This recipe (above) Healthy Pan Bagnat Grilled Cheese is a name for a sandwich originating from Nice, France, that consists of ingredients in a Salade Niçoise. This is a twist without the hard-boiled eggs, and  it’s one of my favorite recipes in my “healthy” chapter. See this link to place an order now, and thank you for your continued fabulous support!

Photo Credit: Colin Erricson

5 Easy Back to School Recipes

My 3 kids start back to school tomorrow, and it’s hard to believe. Where did the summer go? If you’re like me, you are in search for some no fail back to school recipes. This Tuna Checkerboard Sandwich has been a hit with my kids, and it comes from my recent cookbook “400 Best Sandwich Recipes”. Here are 4 other of our household favorites back to school recipes. If you’re looking for some other back to school recipes and ideas or some help doing the planning for you, see Momables by my incredibly talented friend, Laura. Momables” streamlines the lunch making process with a weekly menu and shopping list. Check out some of her sample menus at Momables. It is such a fabulous idea and so helpful.

Healthy Trail Mix via Ingredients Inc. 

Lunchbox Sushi via Ingredients, Inc.

Bistro Pasta Salad via Ingredients, Inc.

No Bake Nutella Oatmeal Bites via Ingredients, Inc.


10 Irresistible Ice Cream Sandwiches

I can’t believe summer is almost over, and my kids go back to school in one week. We thought we would do something fun this weekend, so we made these Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches. This recipe came out of my book “400 Best Sandwich Recipes”. They  are so easy that 3 kids have learned to make these on their own. I decided to  research some other great ice cream sandwiches, and I found 9 others that I couldn’t wait to share below:

Thai Ice Tea and Vegan Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches via Local Milk

Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich via Not So Humble Pie

Roasted Ice Cream Sandwiches via Smells Like Home

S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches via Bright Eyed Baker

Cake & Ice Cream Sandwiches via Come Together Kids

Chocolate Creme Brûlée Ice Cream Sandwiches via Martha Stewart

Pumpkin and Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches via Cannelle Et Vanille

Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches via Real Simple

Chocolate Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich via Good Life Eats

Croque Monsieur Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yay to April and National Grilled Cheese Month! I thought I would feature one of my favorite grilled cheese recipes, Croque Monsieur, from my latest cookbook “400 Best Sandwiches: from Classics & Burgers to Wraps and Condiments”. This French-style ham and cheese sandwich typically has Gruyere or Emmenthal cheese. It originated in France as a fast food snack in cafes and bars. It’s so easy to prepare, and it’s the ideal comfort food. Be sure to check out my lightened up variation as well.

Super Bowl Sandwiches: Club Sandwich Recipe & Cookbook Giveaway

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us, and so many people have been calling me to purchase my cookbook, “400 Best Sandwiches: From Classics & Burgers to Wraps & Condiments”. (Honestly, I am just looking forward to the commercials and seeing Madonna). Anyway, a friend told me the other day that she is making something really simple: my  Club Sandwich recipe. In honor of Super Bowl 46, I thought I could give away one copy of my latest book filled with 400 Sandwich Recipes. Here are a few more selections from the book.

Ice Cream Sandwich

Lunchbox Sushi

Pear Pecan and Gorgonzola Crostini

To enter, see below. You can leave additional comments for each step. I will draw the winner on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th at 8 p.m CST. Good luck!

1. Leave a comment below telling me who you are routing for or what you’re making for Super Bowl Sunday.

2. Like Ingredients, Inc on Facebook.

2. Follow me on twitter.

3. Follow me on Pinterest

4. Tweet the following: I just entered @alisonlewis cookbook giveaway for #400BestSandwiches

Recipe excerpted from 400 Best Sandwich Recipes by Alison Lewis © 2011 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

Tuna Checkerboard Sandwiches for Back to School Lunches

It’s so fun to mix and match different types of bread to jazz up the kids’ sandwiches. This recipe for Tuna Checkerboard Sandwich gives regular tuna a twist using lemon juice and white wine vinegar instead of mayonnaise. It is healthier, light and a great new way to get the kids to eat more tuna. This recipe is in my latest cookbook, “400 Best Sandwiches: From Classics & Burgers to Wraps & Condiments” published by Robert Rose, Inc.

Back to School Sandwich: Lunch Box Sushi & Cookbook Giveaway

My three kids start back to school in a little over a week so I’ve been trying to get back into the groove. I try to be really creative when it comes to school lunch for two out of my three children who insist on taking their own lunch. This year, I have more than enough ideas since the release of my new cookbook, “400 Best Sandwiches: From Classics & Burgers to Wraps & Condiments”. One of our favorite recipes from the “Lunchbox” chapter is this recipe for Lunch Box Sushi. It’s really easy, healthy, fresh and kids love it. Feel free to substitute cooked chicken for the shrimp. In honor of the popular demand for sandwiches and back to school, I am giving away one copy of my new sandwich cookbook.


How to Enter:

1. Please leave a comment telling me your child’s favorite lunch sandwich or your favorite. This is only open to U.S residents. To earn additional entries, leave a comment for the steps below:

2. Tweet this on twitter: Check out @alisonlewis 400 recipe Sandwich Cookbook Giveaway just in time for back to school lunch ideas

3. Follow @alisonlewis on twitter

4. Become a fan of Ingredients, Inc on Facebook

5. Stumble this post and follow me on Stumble Upon

6. Winner will be selected Thursday August 11th.

This recipe is from my book “400 Best Sandwich Recipes: From Classics & Burgers to Wraps & Condiments” 2011 by Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with permission and photo credit by Colin Erricson.