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A Vintage-Inspired Home Office

My husband and I have a dream, and a very real goal, to buy a house that we can retire in. On my list of things I'd love for the house to include is an extra bedroom that I could turn into a beautiful home office. I envision a very Instagram-worthy desk, a place to store all of the PR samples I get, and some pretty tufted accent chairs: where I can enjoy coffee breaks with my husband, who luckily also works from home.

When I get inspiration from vintage home offices on the web, I'm most attracted to spaces with a touch of modern glam. My husband and I both like transitional decor - old meets new. For example, I'd pair a modern mirrored desk with one of these antique desk chairs. Seating isn't often the focal point of an office, but why shouldn't it be? We spend all day sitting in it, after all.


My husband and I take frequent breaks throughout the day, with a coffee break here and there and a lunch hour during which we watch one of our favorite shows togeth…

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day ~ Top Ten Best Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipes


I adore these food-themed holidays, don't you? Nothing is more deserving of it's own celebration than a grilled cheese sandwich. Like mac 'n' cheese or chicken noodle soup, a grilled cheese is one of those dishes we love as children and continue to eat in adulthood because they make us feel good and simply because they taste so darn yummy!

While I can appreciate the traditional grilled cheese sandwich made with bread, butter, and cheddar cheese, I really love a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich made with gourmet bread and fancy cheese. Previously on this blog I came up with my recipe for a Roasted Red Pepper and Brie Grilled cheese on Ciabatta Bread. Needless to say, it was one fancy grilled cheese (and absolutely delicious). In honor of national Grilled Cheese Day - April 12th, I'm rounding up ten delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwich recipes, starting with my own.

1. Roasted Red Pepper and Brie Grilled Cheese on Ciabatta Bread by Kristina Williams

2.  Fig and Brie Panini with Prosciutto by Closet Cooking

3. French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese by Taste Spotting the Blog

4. Smoked Salmon and Gruyere Grilled Cheese by Elise Bauer via Simply Recipes

5. Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apples & Bacon by Ali Ebright via Gimme Some Oven

6. Parmesan Crusted Pesto Grilled Cheese by Two Peas and Their Pod

7. Pineapple and Ham Grilled Cheese on Hawaiian Bread by Taste Spotting the Blog

8. Kimchi and Bacon Grilled Cheese by Closet Cooking

9. Tapenade Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Olives, and Herbs by Macheesmo

How do you like to make your grilled cheese sandwiches? Do you use any interesting ingredients or flavor combinations? Please share in the comments below. Now I'm off to make a grilled cheese for my lunch. Have a happy grilled cheese day!

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  1. I do tuna melt or an egg and ricotta with tomatoes.

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  2. That gouda with apple and bacon recipe looks good!

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    1. Oh I know! I'm going to have to try that one. I love snacking on apple slices and gouda.

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  3. We're pretty much traditional grilled chees and love Campbells tomato soup with it. Yum.

    You now make me want that for lunch, Krisztina!

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  4. Hi Krisztina,
    Your blog never fails to bring a happy smile to my face and my mouth to water.
    I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. If you care to accept this nomination, click on the link and follow the easy steps explained in my post.
    You deserve it!
    Lucy

    http://lucypireel.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/the-versatile-blogger-award/

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