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Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders

1 Comment | Written on August 25, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

It’s the last Monday in August and for many of us that means back to school or back to work!  Summer vacations have come to a close and it’s time to get back into a weekday routine.

If you are looking for a new twist on a sandwich for your brown bag lunch, this is it!  Don’t just make lunch. Make Lunch Fun.

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Chutney Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

No Comments | Written on July 16, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have always been a fan of chicken salad for its versatility.  You can always go the healthy route and make this a high protein lunch over a bed of lettuce.  Of course, there’s always the option to serve it as a sandwich, nestled inside a flaky, buttery croissant.

I’ll let you guess which route I went with today’s recipe…

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Touring Sonoma Wine Country

No Comments | Written on July 7, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

All week here on “The Daily Dish” I am excited to share with you a new culinary travel story every day!

For the past couple of months I have been criss-crossing the US and even the world tasting and exploring all along the way.  I can’t wait to share photos, stories and, of course, recipes from the adventures!

Today I am thrilled to share with you the experience of touring the Sonoma Wine Country, specifically Dry Creek Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley.    

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10 Awesome Recipes with Avocado

No Comments | Written on June 20, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Dare to go beyond the guacamole!

Avocados are awesome, and there are countless ways to incorporate them into summer dishes.  The following list showcases ten of our favorite!  Which recipe do you want to make this weekend?


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Bridal Shower Tea Sandwiches

No Comments | Written on February 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

To round out our week of bridal shower recipes, it is time to reveal 5 of my favorite tea sandwich recipes!  I love these tiny finger sandwiches because you can enjoy just one or two bites of each one.  It’s a flavor smorgasbord!

If you have been following along, earlier I posed decor and drink ideas as well as homemade scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd.   You might also want to check out this bridal shower wedding dress cupcake display and these adorable mini wedding cakes.

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Accordion Sandwich Loaf

2 Comments | Written on August 8, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Summer is chock full of family reunions, backyard parties and neighborhood potlucks.  If you are looking for an easy recipe with fun presentation, this “Accordion Sandwich Loaf” is for you.  It’s guaranteed to impress at your next summer soiree!

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Best Fish Recipe Ever – Caprese Style Grilled Cod Rolls

No Comments | Written on May 23, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The winning recipe in our “Best Fish Recipe Ever” contest is healthy, fresh, colorful and oh-so easy to make!  With only 6 simple ingredients you can create these gorgeous “Caprese Style Grilled Cod Rolls.”   I think they are the perfect recipe for firing up the grill this holiday weekend!  Round of applause to “RoxieChan” on her winning recipe.


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Best Sandwich Ever – The Ultimate BLT

8 Comments | Written on May 17, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

Get ready to re-think everything you know about the classic BLT.   This is much more than “bacon,” “lettuce” and “tomato.”  Oh, so much more… 

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Best Tomato Recipe – Triple Tuscan Tomato Sandwich

No Comments | Written on July 19, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

We put out a call for the best tomato recipes and our readers were excited to show off their skills using this beautiful summer produce!  There were recipes with fresh tomatoes, some using sun-dried tomatoes, others used canned tomatoes.

The winner of our “tomato” recipe contest really embraced the theme when she created this “Triple Tuscan Tomato Sandwich.”  She uses the star ingredient three ways:  slices of fresh tomato, sun-dried tomato hummus, and sun-dried tomato pesto.   I think the hidden gem in this recipe is also her choice to use smoked mozzarella cheese.    The smokey flavor adds dimension to the sandwich and works so well with all the tomato flavors.  This is a fast, fresh, and fabulous sandwich for summer!

Keep reading to see the winning recipe and hear from our winner,  Crystal Schlueter!

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Cracker Barrel Pimento Cheese Sandwich Wreath

6 Comments | Written on November 17, 2011 at 5:00 am , by

Holiday entertaining season is upon us!

Thanksgiving is just a week away, Christmas is right around the corner, and New Year’s Eve will be here before you know it!  With so many celebrations this time of year, I am always on the lookout for fun new festive finger foods.  This recipe for a “Pimento Cheese Sandwich Wreath” fits the bill.  It can be prepared with only a few ingredients, including two blocks of Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and, of course, a big red bow!  Check out the video for step-by-step instructions for making this adorable appetizer.

Shopping list:

-2 blocks, Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

-Pumpernickel Cocktail Bread

-Light Rye Cocktail Bread

-Mayonnaise

-Hot Sauce

-Pimientos

-Onion

-Curly Parsley

-Red Bow

Don’t forget to take your coupons!  $1 off any two cheeses is available on the Cracker Barrel Facebook page.

Entertaining Tips:

1)  Preparation and Planning – You want to be a guest at your own party!  With Cracker Barrel Cheese, and a little planning, it’s easy.  Prepare the pimento cheese a day or two before the party, but do not assemble the sandwiches.  Store, covered, in the refrigerator until the big day!

2)  Signature Drinks – Make your party memorable with fun beverages.  Browse around Better Recipes for ideas.

We have a list of our “Top 20 Mixed Drinks,” an array of Martini Recipes, exciting Party Punches, as well as a variety of Non-Alcoholic Drinks.   

3)  Party Playlist – Music will set the tone for your party.  Here are a few options:

-Fill up your iPod with your favorite tunes and hook up to speakers for all to enjoy.

-Turn on your TV to one of the cable music channels.  This time of year there is often a holiday station.

-Pop in a holiday CD.  I just bought the new Michael Buble Christmas album, and I am already hooked!

4)  Dress the Part – Show off your style not only through your food, but also your wardrobe.  Maybe add a little flair to your apron, or if you are feeling crafty, make your own!  I might be donning this sparkly LBA (Little Black Apron) instead of the LBD (Little Black Dress)!

5)  Host the Holidays – for more recipes, tips, discussions and more, visit the “Host the Holidays” group page.

PIMENTO CHEESE SANDWICH WREATH  (click here to view and print recipe)

1 cup mayonnaise

2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

1-1/2 packages Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese, coarsely shredded

1/2 cup diced drained pimentos

1 loaf Pumpernickel Cocktail Bread

1 loaf Light Rye Cocktail Bread

Garnish:  Curly parsley, Red bow

In a food processor, blend the mayonnaise, onion, and hot sauce.  Add the shredded cheese and pulse until finely chopped.  Add the pimientos and pulse until just combined.  Transfer the cheese to a bowl.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour, but cheese can be made up to 3 days ahead.

To assemble sandwiches, spread Pimento Cheese onto slices of cocktail bread.  Use half of the cheese to make pumpernickel sandwiches and the other half to make rye sandwiches.

To assemble wreath, stand the sandwiches upright on your serving platter.  Alternate the pumpernickel and rye sandwiches.  Garnish with sprigs of curly parsley and a red bow.