Tag: grilled

Balsamic Drizzled Mixed Greens Grilled Cheese

Balsamic Drizzled Mixed Greens Grilled Cheese

Finally, I have returned with a new grilledshane original creation. Sure, I flirted with a sandwich that highlighted an awesome local cheese, but it has been forever since I actually created a new grilledshane original. It was time. It was definitely time. I haven’t truly made […]

Glazed Carrots & Edamame Grilled Cheese

Glazed Carrots & Edamame Grilled Cheese

The time has come. The cat is out of the bag. My secret has been revealed. My [new] boss now knows my true identity: GrilledShane. Not only is she interested but is also extremely impressed. She lent me a panini cookbook and allowed me to […]

Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Bread Grilled Cheese

Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Bread Grilled Cheese

I have only created one Thanksgiving grilled cheese sandwich in the three plus years of this blog. I wanted to change that this year. After my 2009 creation, Pumpkin Pie Grilled Cheese, I had a lot to live up to. I had to make this grilled cheese bigger and better. I had to think far outside the box. I had to push myself. I had to include butternut squash. I think I succeeded but you must be the judge… (more…)

Have you ever had ‘Vintage Van Gogh’ or ‘Black Pepper Bellavitano’ cheese?

Have you ever had ‘Vintage Van Gogh’ or ‘Black Pepper Bellavitano’ cheese?

Recently, I traveled to Whole Foods to see if they had any type of potato bread (mix, fresh, not fresh) to turn this awesome Daily Spud recipe into a grilled cheese. Instead I stumbled on Whole Foods’ “cheese remnant” section (which I had thought they […]

Le Merlemont Grilled Cheese

Le Merlemont Grilled Cheese

As I previously mentioned, the family traveled to West Side Market, where we purchased multigrain bread and I made an awesome Smoked Cheddar Grilled Cheese. However, I didn’t tell you the complete story. I didn’t tell you about our cheese purchase: Le Merlemont from The […]

Smoked Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Smoked Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Recently, the sous chef, mr. sous chef and I traveled to the West Side Market, looking for various bargains. Many, many years ago, the family and a shorter version of myself would go. My small size lead me to be scared/intimidated by the the large crowds leading to a freaked out grilledshane. Just picture that for a second…a small, afraid shane. Its funny!

This time, however, I was not scared, just overwhelmed. Outside are many, many produce stands with people selling any mainstream vegetable or fruit that you could think of. If you can’t find something you like there, well then, I have no idea what you like. On the inside are permanent stands selling everything from meat and dessert to popcorn and pasta. I found a fantastic, homemade multigrain bread that I just needed to have. It looked delicious. It would be perfect for a grilled cheese. (more…)

Cranberry Cheese Grilled Cheese

Cranberry Cheese Grilled Cheese

Yes, it has been awhile. Yes, life has gotten in the way. Yes, I am well on my way to a management role at my newly remodeled restaurant job. Yes, I now have a career and not a job. Go me! However, you are probably […]

Purple Potatoes Grilled Cheese

Purple Potatoes Grilled Cheese

I begin this entry with a riddle: Name a blue food that is not a blueberry, blue M&M or blue corn tortilla chip… …. Did I give you enough time? Need some more? Think of any? Yeah, didn’t think so. Blue foods are a rarity. […]

Baby Bok Choy & Tillamook Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Baby Bok Choy & Tillamook Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Dear Reader,

Welcome back to grilledshane.com. Please, pull up a chair and stay awhile.

Sincerely,
Shane

It has been awhile but I am glad to be back creating and cooking grilled cheese sandwiches. This spring/summer has brought new adventures and renewed optimism in pursuing my culinary dreams. Changes are a constant but I hope they are for the better.

This new grilled cheese sandwich includes two great stories, one including the awesome people at Tillamook Cheese and the other including one awesome Whole Foods employee. I will start with the cheese… (more…)

Daiya Vegan Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Daiya Vegan Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Thanks to the assistance and suggestions of the sous chef and new sous chef jr., I decided this week I would go out on a limb and try dairy-free cheese, or in this case, vegan Cheddar cheese. Now, you are probably as confused by those […]