Archive for the ‘Sandwich’ Category

Tea Party Cookies and Cucumber Sandwiches

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Warmer weather is in the forecast for this week, and although it’s still February, we can’t help but get excited for spring luncheons and garden parties. Here are two recipes that go great with tea, coffee or any spring beverage.

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Tea Cookies

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut 1 cup of the butter into cubes and add to flour. Combine until mixture resembles crumbs. Add cream and stir; form the dough into a ball.
  3. Roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick and use a small round cookie cutter to cut circles out. roll in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Prick a few times with a fork.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool.
  5. For [optional] frosting, beat 1/2 cup of the butter until fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, then beat in evaporated milk and vanilla. Frost bottom half of cooled cookies and place the rest on top to create sandwich cookies, if desired.

Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches (flickr user bob walker)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 loaf thinly sliced white bread
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Combine cream cheese, chives, sour cream, mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix and dried dill weed in a medium bowl until smooth.
  2. Remove crust from bread and slice in quarters or decorative shapes. Spread each piece of bread with cream cheese mixture and top with a cucumber slice (or two).

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Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich Recipe

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

This sandwich is light and packed with flavor, but will still keep you full well after lunchtime.

What You’ll Need (for one sandwich):

  • 2 slices of thick-cut bread
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 6 cucumber slices
  • 1 tablespoon alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 1-2 leaves of lettuce
  • 5 pepperoncini, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced

Directions:

  1. Spread each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon cream cheese. Layer on the cucumber slices and alfalfa sprouts, sprinkling the olive oil and vinegar on top. Add tomato, lettuce, pepperoncini and avocado slices. Enjoy!

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Kids Take Over the Kitchen with Kid-Friendly Recipes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

National Grilled Cheese DayToday is Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day, and while you may not leave them completely to their own devices with the stove and mixer, they can still take charge with these kid-friendly recipes from our archives.

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This speaks for itself. If your child or children are not quite old enough to use the stove, they can still help with preparation and opt to add ingredients like ham, lettuce or turkey. They can also make good choices about what to have on the side; carrot sticks or low-fat crackers are great options.

Pumpkin_SeedsRoasted Pumpkin Seeds

It is fall, after all. After you’re done carving pumpkins this season, toast the seeds for a simple snack that can be taken to school or eaten afterwards.

Thumbprint Cookies and Dirt & Worms

These desserts are great not only for their simplicity but for teaching the importance of moderation (remember, you benefit from the dessert making, too!). Your child will be delighted when they get to make the thumbprint impression before scooping their favorite jam, and will have a lot of fun adding colorful worms to their chocolate dirt.

Thumbprint Cookies

What are some of the recipes you share with your children or grandchildren? Share with us, and let the kids take over the kitchen!

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