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The Best Grilled Cheese

The Basic Grilled Cheese Rules

You can make a fantastic sandwich with just great bread, fresh butter, and your favorite cheese:

1. Butter bread slices on 1 side. Turn them over. Lay 2 cheese slices on 1 bread slice. Top with the other bread slice, buttered side up.

2. Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. Flick a drop of water into the pan; if it sizzles and evaporates, the pan is hot enough.

3. Put sandwich, buttered side down, in pan. Let it cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden and crunchy underneath. Turn and let cook another 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden and crunchy.

Choose a cheese that melts well, such as cheddar, jack, Colby, gruyère, Swiss, fontina, provolone, or brie.

Golden Gate Grilled Cheese

Golden Gate Grilled Cheese


2 tablespoons softened butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 cup coarsely grated parmesan cheese
4 freshly cut slices from a sourdough loaf
6 ounces thinly sliced turkey
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 slices muenster cheese

How to Make It

In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, and chile flakes. In a medium bowl, whisk egg and milk. Spread parmesan on a plate.

In a large frying pan, melt half the seasoned butter over medium heat. Dip 1 bread slice in egg mixture, coating one side only. Dip coated side into parmesan. Place to one side in frying pan, cheese side down. Repeat with 1 of remaining bread slices. Arrange turkey, avocado, cilantro, and muenster on slices, dividing evenly.

Dip remaining bread into egg and then into parmesan. Arrange on sandwiches, cheese side up, and cook over medium heat until undersides are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Lift sandwiches and add remaining butter to pan; flip and cook until second side is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes more.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Melted cheese and all the secrets you need to make the best grilled cheese sandwiches.  From the galley, best grilled cheese recipes to make everyone in your coastal kitchen happy.

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The Secret To The Best Grilled Cheese

Layered aqua hues and weathered woods create a paid back coastal style we love. The coatsal living space is filled with slipcovered sofa seating all grounded by a beautiful ocean blue stripe area rug. Seaside vibes and ocean views are inviting and blurring the lines between indoors and out. You can almost feel the ocean spray from this picture. Coastal casual design and just the right beach house furnishings create this lovely California beach house look. Beautiful white cabinet kitchen with coastal lights hung over the island and a simple yet classic subway tile backsplash. A bulit in breakfast nook with light aqua cushions and a coastal beaded chandlier. Serene coastal bedroom with an amazing ocean view.  Lovely hues of ocean blues and washed wood chests apply just the right amount of casual elegance to this coastal bedroom.  Beautiful oceanfront home designed by Newport Beach, California interior designer Brooke Wagner who teamed up with William Guidero Planning and Design and home builder Legacy CDM. Photography by Ryan Garvin. A California beach house with ocean blue hues and layers of coastal design we love. Oceanfront dreaming, a beautiful California beach house with great coastal design. 


Oceanfront California Beach House

Neutral Tone Coastal Living Room

1. Neutral Range. Keep a room cohesive by sticking to one palette for virtually everything: brown, beige, or another warm neutral.

Neutral coastal living room with textures

2. Natural Woods. Create a light and neutral touch with wood surfaces.

3. Layers of Neutral Textures. Textiles over coverlets, sheepskins on chairs, Moroccan rugs over jute. You can break up the beige canvas with other textures and shades so the eye is never bored. 

4.  Earthy Coastal Accessories. Go neutral with  nature-inspired accents, earthy accessories bring warmth to the room.

Coastal Neutral Muted Master

5. Muted Master. Creamy white coastal covers and bedding always create a luxurious feel. Keep your master bedroom neutral with just a simple pop of color in an accent chair, throw pillow or lamp.

Neutral nautical Living room

6. White Slipcover Seating. A white slipcover sofa provides a blank canvas for patterned pillows. If neutral’s the goal, don’t go overboard with bright prints. Stick to quieter tones. Going neutral doesn’t have to mean boring walls. Search for colorless art such as this natural framed ship print or a driftwood seahorse.

Unique shapes with natural rattan chandelier

7. Unique Shapes. A neutral space can be exciting with creative and unique shapes like a driftwood or teak table base with natural wood twisting or a natural rattan formed chandelier. Unique shapes and elements can make it one of the most vibrant rooms in the house.

8. Off White Walls. Off-white walls can absorb a lot of art without looking chaotic. This is the perfect canvas to display a collection of art or your favorite seashell specimens.

Neutral nautical navy coastal living room

9. Neutral Navy. For a coastal home dominated by a neutral palette navy can fit right in.  In the same way blue denim jeans are a neutral staple in one's wardrobe, the nautical hue can work as a neutral in a room. This coastal living room with navy striped area rug shows how perfect it blends.

Neutral coastal dining room with metallic chandelier

10. A Touch Of Shine. A neutral palette can seem dull without a glimmer of metal. Gold and brass can act like jewelry for a room. The perfect example is this neutral coastal dining room with a beautiful tiered chandelier.

Dare to go nude in your coastal home. Neutrals are often thought to be boring, let us show you how to decorate with neutrals with coastal style.


1. Neutral Nautical Coastal Living Room With Ship Oars

2. Natural Neutral Coastal Woods In Living Room

5. Muted Coastal Master Bedroom

6. White Coastal Slipcover Living Room

7. Coastal Unique Shape Rattan Chandelier 

9. Neutral Nautical Navy Coastal Living Room

10, Neutral Coastal Dining Room with Tiered Chandelier

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