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Festive Tea Sandwiches

Ingredients
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
16 slices bread, crusts removed
16 to 24 thin slices cooked chicken
8 lettuce leaves

Directions
Combine the first five ingredients; spread on one side of each slice of bread.

Layer half the slices with chicken and lettuce. Top with remaining bread. Cut into quarters or decorative shapes. Yield: 8 servings.

Editor’s Note: Chive butter may be used in place of the cranberry mayonnaise. Beat 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper until fluffy; stir in 2 tablespoons minced chives.

Recipe found here: Festive Tea Sandwiches

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Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole

Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole

Ingredients
2 slices soft bread, like white or potato
1 to 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 to 2 slices sharp white cheddar cheese or your favorite melty cheese
1 large egg
Freshly ground pepper
Sea Salt

Directions
Start heating a non-stick pan on medium-low. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one slice of bread and place the bread mayonnaise-side down in the pan.

Cut the cheese into thirds. Place one-third on each side of the bread in the pan. Cut the remaining third in half and fill in the top and bottom of the gap between the other slices of cheese, leaving a cheese-less square in the middle. [Editors’ note: You want to cover the entire slice of bread except for the square in the center where you’ll be cutting a hole through the sandwich.]

Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the other slice of bread and place it on top of the cheese, mayonnaise-side up. Cook the sandwich for a few minutes until the bottom is golden brown.

Flip the sandwich over. Using a cookie cutter or a drinking glass, cut out a hole in the middle of the sandwich about 2 1/2- to 2 3/4-inches wide. Remove the circle of bread (you can continue grilling this on the side of the pan) and crack the egg into the hole. Cover and cook until the egg is set to your liking.

Slide the sandwich onto a plate. Season the egg with freshly ground pepper and sea salt (I used a red Alaea salt, which is why the egg looks like it has measles). Serve with tomato soup, if you like.

Serves 1

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Prosciutto Provolone Panini

Prosciutto Provolone Panini

Ingredients
8 slices white bread
8 slices provolone cheese
4 thin slices prosciutto
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons minced fresh sage

Directions
On four slices of bread, layer a slice of cheese, a slice of prosciutto and a second slice of cheese. Top with remaining bread.
Brush both sides of sandwiches with oil; sprinkle with sage. Cook in a panini maker or indoor grill until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Prosciutto Provolone Panini

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Buffet Sandwich

Buffet Sandwich

Ingredients
1 loaf unsliced French bread (1 pound)
3 to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
10 lettuce leaves
5 thin slices deli ham, halved
5 slices pimiento loaf, halved, optional
10 slices salami
5 slices Swiss cheese, halved
5 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, halved
10 thinly sliced red or green bell pepper rings

Directions
Cut bread into 22 slices, leaving slices attached at the bottom. Cut off and discard the end pieces. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, butter and mustard until blended. Spread over every other slice of bread.

Between the slices spread with mayonnaise mixture, place a lettuce leaf, the meats, cheeses and one pepper ring. To serve, cut completely through the loaf, forming sandwiches. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Buffet Sandwich

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Runza

Runza
Ingredients
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup sugar
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs

FILLING:
1 pound ground beef
2 small onions, chopped
4 cups chopped cabbage
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Place 1-3/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Heat the milk, water and shortening to 120°-130°. Pour over flour mixture; add the eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low until blended. Beat 3 additional minutes on high. Stir in the remaining flour; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.

Place dough in a greased bowl; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the cabbage, salt and pepper; cook until cabbage is wilted.

Punch dough down; roll into twelve 6-in. squares. Top each square with 1/3 cup meat mixture. Fold into triangles. Pinch edges tightly to seal and place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Runza

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BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders

Ingredients

BRINE:
1-1/2 quarts water
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

CHICKEN:
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/3 cup liquid smoke
1-1/2 cups hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
16 slider buns or dinner rolls, split and warmed

Directions
In a large bowl, mix brine ingredients, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Reserve 1 cup brine for cooking chicken; cover and refrigerate.

Place chicken in a large resealable bag; add remaining brine. Seal bag, pressing out as much air as possible; turn to coat chicken. Place in a large bowl; refrigerate 18-24 hours, turning occasionally.

Remove chicken from brine and transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker; discard brine in bag. Add reserved 1 cup brine and 1/3 cup liquid smoke to chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.

Remove chicken; cool slightly. Discard cooking juices. Shred chicken with two forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce; heat through. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings (2 sliders each).

Recipe found here: BBQ Chicken Sliders

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Tarragon Vegetable Grilled Cheese on Sourdough

Tarragon Vegetable Grilled Cheese on Sourdough

Ingredients
2 tablespoons softened butter, divided
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup diced (1/2-in.) zucchini
1/3 cup diced (1/2-in.) onion
1/3 cup diced (1/2-in.) mushrooms
2 teaspoons finely chopped tarragon
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 slices sourdough bread
2 slices (1 oz.) each sharp cheddar and jack cheese

Preparation
1. Melt 1 tsp. butter with oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook vegetables, stirring, until barely tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in tarragon, season to taste with salt and pepper, and scoop out of pan into a bowl.

2. Butter 1 side of bread slices with remaining butter. Put 2 slices in pan, buttered side down, and top with cooked vegetables. Layer with cheeses and sprinkle with pepper to taste. Set remaining bread slices, buttered side up, on top. Cook sandwiches, turning once, until golden brown and cheese is melting, about 8 minutes.

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