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20 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Grilled Cheese Recipes You Must Not Miss

20 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Grilled Cheese Recipes You Must Not Miss

Those of you familiar with my writing (or who have spoken with me for more than 2 minutes) already know that I’m a little obsessed with cheese. And by “a little” I mean “will probably name my first child ‘Camembert.'” As such, there are very few things I take more pleasure in than a grilled cheese sandwich. Some poor, misguided people think that this is a relatively boring thing to get excited about. Clearly, they’ve never tried getting decadent with their cheesy creations.

Here are just a few ideas on how you can make your next grilled cheese the meal of a lifetime.

1. Persimmon, Prosciutto and Brie Grilled Cheese

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    This is a match made in heaven. Both prosciutto and brie work beautifully with sweet, fruity flavours, which makes it the perfect match for persimmons. You could also switch them out for a quince paste or something similar.

    2. Taco Grilled Cheese


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      Yes, we Mexi-CAN! The only thing wrong with this is the distinct lack of taco shells between the bread. I would definitely add them, and maybe a few corn chips. I’m not even close to joking.

      3. Parmesan Crusted Pesto Grilled Cheese


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        A simple variation, but a fresh and delicious one. This can be made all the better if you grow your own herbs.

        4. Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese

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          Pasta and bread, together at last!

          5. Lasagna Grilled Cheese


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            If the mac and cheese sandwich was too dull for you, smash some lasagna on your grilled cheese like the champion you are. Admittedly, it’s more like a ‘lasagna flavoured’ grilled cheese, but I encourage you to just use some leftovers instead. I don’t think an ordinary sandwich loaf would cut it though. You’re going to need a bigger bread boat.

            6. Double Bacon Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese


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              Why choose between and sandwich and a burger when you can have the best of both worlds? I’m legitimately drooling right now.

              7. Short Rib Grilled Cheese

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                I was drooling before, but now I have a river escaping my mouth. I think I may need to build an ark. Succulent ribs with melted cheese–can life get any better?

                8. Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese

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                  Chipotle is so tasty. Recently, it feels like I’ve been adding it to everything so, naturally, I highly approve of its addition to grilled cheese.

                  9. Roast Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

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                    You no longer have to wonder about using up all of those Thanksgiving leftovers!

                    10. Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and Muenster Grilled Cheese on Soft Pretzel

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                      This one’s for those of you who love tasty, tasty German food.

                      11. Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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                        Bacon, cheese, and avocado together is the best combination.

                        12. BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

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                          Sweet and tangy slow-cooked pork mixed with cheese? Can I get a “Hell, yeah”?

                          13. Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

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                            Once you pop, you can’t stop.

                            14. French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

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                              Taking the best part of French onion soup, and shoving it between some bread, is nothing short of pure genius.

                              15. Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

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                                This recipe exists because grilled cheese obviously needs even more carbs.

                                16. Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese

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                                  Please excuse me while I pass out from flavour overload.

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                                  17. Vegetarian Grilled Cheese

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                                    Because grilled cheese doesn’t require meat to be delicious.

                                    18. Dulche de Leche and Mascarpone Grilled Cheese

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                                      didn’t think that grilled cheese was confined to the realms of lunch and dinner, did you? This gorgeous caramel sensation will blow your mind, as well as make the perfect dessert, or even breakfast.

                                      19. Dark Chocolate, Raspberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

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                                        Are you more of a chocolate fan?

                                        20. Brie and Blueberry Waffle Grilled Cheese

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                                          Yeah, you did just read that correctly. Who needs bread when you can use waffles!? I would also recommend bagels, as an alternative.

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                                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                          Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                                          Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                                          1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                                          Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                                          2. Stress Relief

                                          Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                                          3. Improved Sleep

                                          Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                                          4. Appetite Control

                                          Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                                          5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                                          When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                                          6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                                          Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                                          7. Mosquito Repellant

                                          Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                                          While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                                          9. The New Anti-Viral

                                          Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                                          10. Improved Cognitive Function

                                          Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                                          11. Money Saving

                                          With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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