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A hot, cheesy sandwich with tomato, roasted red pepper, a few capers, and a healthy slather of olive tapenade. Delicious and, inevitably, messy.

This month Cook's Illustrated had a great tip for making hot sandwiches in your panini press without any such mess. Wrap your sandwiches in parchment paper before putting them in your press; it'll create a little envelope for messy cheeses and oils and keep them off your machine!

A Few of Our Favorite Panini:
Two Cheese Panini With Tomato Olive Pesto - Food and Wine
Prosciutto and Pesto Panini - Martha Stewart
Chocolate Raspberry Panini With Mascarpone - Bon Appetit

Related: Make Ice Cream Cones in Your Panini Press

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