Cucumber Sandwiches [RECIPE]

Cucumber sandwiches

The next time you host a tea, shower, or other gathering, try whipping up our yummy and refreshing cucumber sandwiches. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

I’m a girl who loves her tea, and I especially love sharing it with a girlfriend or two as we catch up, laugh, and enjoy one another’s company. But what is a tête-à-tête without a little nosh? These cucumber sandwiches make the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea, but also work nicely at showers and other gatherings.  Read more of this post

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Chili Cheese Coneys

Chili Cheese Coney

A quick and easy family favorite, our Chili Cheese Coneys dish up lots of flavor and are on the table in minutes.

Sometimes our friends and readers tell us that it seems like we never eat simple fare. We beg to differ! Here is one of our favorite dinners to make on a cold and hectic day. Whether you call them Coneys or Chili Dogs, it seems like nearly every community across America has its own recipe for this family favorite. We top juicy frankfurters with mustard, chili and a blend of cheeses for a quick and easy meal the whole crew will love.

PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 best-quality hot dogs or frankfurters
  • 8 best-quality hot dog buns
  • Mustard
  • 1 recipe of Busy Day Chili
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Pickles (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill a sauce pan with 3 cups water and bring to a boil; reduce heat. Place hot dogs in water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 300°F. Warm buns in oven until slightly golden; remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cheeses and set aside.
  4. Split open buns and drizzle with favorite mustard. Place one hot dog in each bun. Spread about 1/2 cup of chili over each hot dog and cover with cheese. Serve with pickles, if desired.

YIELDS: 8 servings

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Cuban Sandwiches

Cuban Sandwiches

Turn leftover pork roast into yummy sandwiches that are sure to satisfy the biggest appetites.

Turn leftover pork roast into delicious, hunger-satisfying man sandwiches that are sure to please the biggest appetite. If you’re feeding a crowd, simply use the entire roast for the sandwiches, layer the meat on 4 baguettes and cut into 16 sandwiches.

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes per sandwich

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 baguette
  • 1 Cuban-Style Pork Roast, plus pork and pan drippings
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • 8 slices ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 pepperoncini peppers
DIRECTIONS
  1. Slice baguette crosswise into 4 even pieces. Slice each piece open in half lengthwise. Spoon some pan drippings over the bread. Spread half of each piece with mustard and the other half with mayonnaise. Layer on a few pieces of shredded pork, 2 to 3 slices of ham, and 2 slices of Swiss cheese. Slice peppers thinly and add to each sandwich. Close each sandwich. Wrap sandwiches in foil.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium heat and place 1 to 2 sandwiches in the pan. Place another heavy pan on top and press to flatten the sandwiches. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until toasted and heated through. Repeat with remaining sandwiches and serve warm.
  3. Alternatively, you can use a Panini press to toast sandwiches.
  4. YIELDS: 4 servings

    © 2011 Jadeworks Entertainment.