This is a classic favorite and I cannot say I have done anything different to this recipe except throw it on the Cuisinart Griddler because the Griddler does something special and makes a regular sandwich melt with magic!
If I have left over fresh baguette I usually place it in the freezer so that I do not have to ask Ryan to make a run to the store every time I am in the mood for a fresh baguette. I pulled the frozen baguette from the freezer and within 45 minutes the bread was thawed out. I spread store bought pesto on both sides of the bread then layered the fresh mozzarella and tomatoes on. I topped it off with fresh basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. The sandwich was placed on the Griddler panini maker for 5-7 minutes and whal-la I had an instant summer sandwich before hitting the beach!