I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

vegetable panini

vegetable panini

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We love to eat sandwiches and are always on the look out for a good recipe. I came across these roasted veggie paninis with creamy chipotle lime dressing. They are actually my husband's new favorite meal, so I thought I would share them with you. 
I got the recipe here, but have added it below with some of the changes I make to the recipe when I make them:
Roasted Veggie Panini with Creamy Chipotle-Lime Dressing
(Recipe by Our Best Bites) With my own adaptations

Ingredients:
4 ciabatta rolls
Creamy Chipotle-Lime Dressing (recipe below)
8 1-ounce slices Provolone or pepperjack cheese (or half Provolone and half pepperjack)
1/2 cup guacamole
1/2 sliced red pepper
1/2 sliced green pepper
1 small red onion, sliced
1/2 pound fresh asparagus, tough ends snapped off

Creamy Chipotle-Lime Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1-ounce package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
3-4 cloves garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle chilies)
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro (about 1 handful)
Instructions:

To prepare the dressing, place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until combined. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Preheat oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place washed and snapped asparagus, sliced peppers, and sliced onion on the baking sheet. Drizzle with 2-3 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss to evenly distribute the the oil and salt and pepper  Roast for 15 minutes or until veggies are tender.
While the veggies are roasting, spread both sides of each piece of bread with the Creamy Lime-Chipotle Dressing. Place a slice of cheese on the bottom.
Spread the top with guacamole and then place another slice of cheese on top of the guacamole.
When the veggies are done roasting, divide them among the sandwiches (on the bottom half). Top each sandwich and cook in a panini press (or on a skillet with a heated pan pressed on top of the sandwich). Allow to stand 2-3 minutes before cutting in half and serving. Makes 4 large sandwiches.
photography: {mountain bike race}

photography: {mountain bike race}

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