Kids Favorite Panini Sandwich

Okay. I have found my newest favorite kitchen appliance. Frigidaire’s 5-in-1 Grill and Griddle has recently launched at Target just in time for Father’s Day, wedding gifts or college graduate gifts. My kids and I are addicted to using it this summer making sandwiches such as this Kids Favorite Panini Sandwich and so many more. They can even use this on their own with minimal supervision (of course, my youngest is 12).

This panini maker is so fabulous! With two extra-large, reversible cooking plates and independent, dual-temperature controls, you can cook panini’s for two or burgers for six on this easy-to-use appliance. An innovative open-flat design is perfect for cooking pancakes and bacon simultaneously – or fold it to cook everything from slim sandwiches to plump burgers. Removable dishwasher-safe plates and a sleek stainless steel look make the Frigidaire Professional 5-in-1 Grill and Griddle. It rocks!

Fitness Friday: How Does Giada Do It All?

Food Network Star and mom, Giada De Laurentiis, is an amazing example of a woman who can balance it all. She films three cooking shows (Giada at HomeThe Next Food Network Star, and Giada in Paradise), writes cookbooks (six total, and five of those are New York Times best-sellers), designs a cookware line for Target, and is a regular Today Show contributor.

With a career in food, how do you stay so fit?

“I do yoga three times a week from 5:20 to 6:30 a.m. Yoga has trimmed my body in a way that the gym never could. I used to be a gym rat, but I switched to yoga and am now almost 10 pounds lighter. One important thing I’ve gotten from yoga is breathing. When I’m cooking, the top part of my body collapses down. It cuts off my diaphragm. Doing yoga in the morning expands my breath and oxygen capacity, and I carry that throughout my day. At night, I feel less run-down. I used to be able to come home from a long day and crawl into bed. Not anymore—I have to give 100 percent to my daughter and husband.”

What do you usually eat?
“For breakfast, I’ll have brown-rice bread smeared with almond butter and topped with blueberries, and a cup of juice. Hard-boiled eggs are a fabulous high-protein snack. Lunch is usually a salad with avocado, tomato, and protein—chicken or grilled salmon or tuna.

At night, I’ll have something like turkey meatloaf with sun-dried tomatoes and feta. I’ll also create themes for dinner, like Meatless Mondays or Breakfast for Dinner. My favorite treat is toast drizzled with melted chocolate and olive oil—mmm!”

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