This cookbook has a copyright of 1992. I think my mom gave me this book years ago. I have never cooked from this cookbook before.
I think the reason I never cooked from this cookbook was because I had never actually used my sandwich maker. Yep. The things probably been sitting in my garage for almost twenty years. But when I unearthed it the other day I figured I should try it out at least once before deciding whether to chuck it or not. Why get rid of it? Well, it's an old sandwich maker. Which means it's REALLY heavy compared to newer versions. It's also much smaller than newer versions. And why is that a problem? Cuz slices of bread tend to be bigger than they used to!
Not sure exactly when I got this cookbook but there is a "Home Express" sticker on it with a price of $6.36. It's a paperback with no photos. There are several pages of general directions, on ingredients, wrappers (how to use refrigerator biscuits, pie crusts etc. in place of bread) and how to make your own bread. There are a few pages on menus and parties (a Mexican fiesta or a football party). There are chapters on things to make for breakfast and brunch, appetizers, lunch sandwiches, easy entrees and desserts. I didn't see any real out there ingredients and most of the recipes seem pretty simple to put together.
There are some great recipes in this book that would work for any kind of a sandwich or pannini maker. And most of the "fillings" you can use many different kinds of wrappers: Hawaiian French Toast, Peanut Butter Banana Bread, Hungarian Omelet, Chicken Cheese Puff, Cheesy Taco Appetizers, Ham and Cream Cheese Appetizers, Greek Cheese Turnovers, Shrimp and Proscuitto Sandwich, Cuban Sandwich, Tuna Melt, Lazy Lasagna, Cheese and Bacon, Chilean Empanadas, Barbecued Pork, Garlic Bread Galore, Peach Turnover, Amaretto Chocolate Triangles. Definitely quite a few to try.