I love a sandwich but I seldom make them for my grandchildren – and really haven’t paid much attention to any new trends or recipes lately. My first couple of grandsons turn their noses up (much like a former brother-in-law) at the thought of being served “merely” a sandwich.But, recently, after one of my youngest grandsons asked me if I could “go to a class to learn how to make a sandwich,” I decided it was time to find some really yummy ones that even the most snobbish grandchild (or adult) would like. It’s hard for me to decide which I like best, but it’s probably the Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese. The bacon provides a nice balance between the crisp, tart apples and the sweet caramel sauce. Enjoy!Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich (with Bacon)Adapted from Closet Cooking blogMakes one sandwich.1/2 apple, cored and thinly sliced (see directions below) 1 tablespoon butter2 strips bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces and cooked2 slices of bread2 slices cheddar (or 1/2 cup shredded)1 tablespoon caramel sauceIt’s your option to lightly sauté the apple slices in the bacon grease until tender, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or leave them crisp, but they stay inside the sandwich much better if they are soft. After cooking the bacon, and sautéing the applies, if desired, heat another pan over medium heat. Butter the outside side of each slice of bread, place one slice in the pan buttered side down, top with half of the cheese, the apple, caramel sauce, bacon, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread. Grill until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side. Serve with additional caramel sauce for dipping.Simple & Delicious Grilled Caprese SandwichesMakes four sandwiches.8 slices (about 11 oz.) rustic sourdough or Italian country bread2 large garlic cloves, halved1 tablespoon olive oil8 slices (6 oz.) mozzarella cheese2 ripe heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced1/2 cup thinly sliced roasted red peppers16 large basil leavesAbout 1/2 tsp. kosher saltAbout 1/2 tsp. pepperRub a side of each slice of bread with a cut side of garlic and brush with oil. Layer the plain side of half the bread with cheese, tomatoes and peppers, dividing evenly. Top with remaining bread, garlic side up. Cook two sandwiches at a time in a large frying pan over medium-low heat, covered, turning sandwiches once, until golden brown and cheese is melted, 6 minutes. Tuck four slices basil into each sandwich. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.Balsamic Roasted Cherry, Dark Chocolate and Brie Grilled Cheese SandwichFrom the Closet Cooking blogA summery grilled cheese with balsamic roasted cherries, dark chocolate and plenty of melted Brie. Who knew sandwiches could be so yummy? Makes one sandwich.1/2 cup cherries, pitted and halved1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (or brandy or port)1 tablespoon butter2 slices bread1 1/2 ounces Brie, room temperature1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped, room temperatureToss the cherries in the balsamic vinegar, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer, and roast in a preheated 450 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Heat a pan over medium heat. Butter one side of each slice of bread, place one slice in the pan with buttered side down, top with half of the cheese, the chocolate, cherries, the remaining cheese and finally the other side of bread with buttered side up. Grill until golden brown and the cheese and chocolate has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side. This can also be made with other fruits that go well with chocolate such as strawberries and raspberries. Just be sure to roast whatever fruit you choose so that you don’t end up with a soggy sandwich. Not only does the roasting help remove some of the moisture but it will also intensify the flavor. -- Suzi Hogan and her husband, Tim, live in Mansfield.