Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

I made these for our little Royal Wedding Celebration and they were so yummy!  Perfect for summer parties and bridal showers!
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Recipe

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Recipe 
Photo by: Taste of Home Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Re

IngredientsCucumber Tea Sandwiche
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large cucumbers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 12 slices whole wheat bread
  • Cucumber slices and fresh dill sprigs, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; beat until blended. Stir in the cucumbers, red pepper, onion, olives and parsley. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  • Remove crusts from bread; cut each slice into four triangles. Spread with cream cheese mixture. Garnish with cucumber slices and dill sprigs if desired. Yield: 4 dozen.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Roasted Sesame Pork Tenderloin with Asian Slaw

I founds this recipe in the March issue of Southern Living magazine and gave it a try for Sunday dinner.  It was really good!   
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sesame-ginger dressing, divided
  • 1 (1-lb.) pork tenderloin
  • 1 head napa cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro (I used 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped wasabi-and-soy sauce-flavored almonds (spicy peanuts would have also been good!)
  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Whisk together soy sauce and 1/4 cup dressing in a large shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag; add pork, turning to coat. Cover or seal, and chill 15-20 minutes, turning once.
  • 2. Meanwhile, combine cabbage, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/4 cup dressing. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • 3. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade. Place pork on a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
  • 4. Bake at 450° for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  • 5. Toss slaw with almonds; serve with pork.