Has this happened to you? You see a mouth-watering meal on TV or in a movie and, overcome with hunger and insatiable cravings, you think: “I wish I could eat that right now.”
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Zesty Italian Combo
1 Italian hero roll, toasted and cut in half
3 thin slices pepperoni
3 thin slices sopressata
3 thin slices Genoa salami
4 thin slices ham
3 thin slices mortadella
3 thin slices provolone cheese
3 tbsp. sliced sweet peppers
2 thin slices tomato
¼ cup shredded iceberg lettuce
2 oz. Italian red wine vinaigrette, divided in half
1. Build the sandwich on the bottom half of hero roll with sliced meats, cheese, and tomato slices. Dress the shredded iceberg lettuce with 1 ounce of vinaigrette and add to sandwich, finishing with sliced sweet peppers.
2. Brush the top half of the roll with the rest of the vinaigrette and assemble sandwich. Cut in half to serve.
The Godfather (Herbed Cheese Panini)
1 ciabatta roll, cut in half
2 tbsp. garlic butter
2 tbsp. grated parmesan
4 slices fresh mozzarella (approximately 3 to 4 oz.)
1.5 tbsp. mixed chives and parsley, chopped
2 fresh basil leaves, torn in half
1. Spread both sides of the roll with the garlic butter. Top both sides equally with grated parmesan and chopped herbs.
2. Top the halves with 2 slices of mozzarella each. Add tomato slices and torn basil leaves and assemble sandwich.
3. Heat panini press and cook sandwich until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Cut in half to serve.
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For food lovers, the dishes being served at the 2014 U.S. Open, which began Monday in New York City, are as exciting as the balls being launched from the baselines and the celebrity sightings in the stands.
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Move over, chicken fingers and fries: The winners of Michelle Obama‘s 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, who will be honored at a state dinner with the first lady on July 18, have proven that kid-friendly cooking doesn’t have to be pedestrian, predictable or something that comes from a box.
Johnny Depp is enjoying the Boston food scene!
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Finally, a reason you’ll want your child to pick up that iPad — to look up this colorful wrap recipe from Jamie Oliver.
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Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of eight cookbooks, five of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.