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By Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine

Need some ideas for delicious portable sandwiches? Look no further than these fantastic recipes from Paula. Grab a picnic basket, and fill it up with some creative recipes that will have your picnickers happy.

imageHam and Havarti Sub Sandwich
Makes 8–10 servings

1 (1-pound) loaf French bread, halved lengthwise
Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise, recipe follows
3 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/2 pound thinly sliced honey ham
1/2 pound thinly sliced black forest ham
6 slices dill Havarti cheese

1. Spread cut sides of bread with Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise. Layer spinach, honey ham, black forest ham, and cheese on bottom half. Cover with remaining bread half, mayonnaise side down. Cut into slices to serve.

Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise
Makes about 1¼ cups

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
½ cup finely chopped roasted red peppers
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.

imageTuna and Apple Sandwiches
Makes 4 servings

2 (6-ounce) cans albacore tuna, drained
1/2 medium apple, cored and diced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 slices toasted whole wheat bread, crusts removed
4 leaves green leaf lettuce

1. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, apple, mayonnaise, and salt. Spread evenly over 4 bread slices. Top each with lettuce. Cover with remaining bread slices. Cut sandwiches in half, if desired.
Note: Remember to remove party picks for younger children.

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Herbed Chicken Salad
Makes 6–8 servings

1 1/2 cups low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup mayonnaise with olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup chopped Braeburn apple

1.In a large bowl, stir together yogurt and next 6 ingredients until well blended. Add chicken and apple; stir until coated. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

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SURE MISS U LADY, FOODNETWORK IS JUST NOT THE SAME, BUT WE DO ENJOY SEEING U ON BOBBY;S SHOW AND WATCHING JAMIE. U KEEP UP YOUR SPIRITS, WE LOVE U HERE IN CT. SORRY U HAVE TO SUFFER THRU ALL THIS,SEEMS LIKE SOMEONE ALWAYS TRIES TO PUT SOMEONE DOWN OR BE JEALOUS OF THE OTHER. I FOR ONE MISS YOU TERRIBLY, BUT I STILL COOK YOUR RECEIPES AND SO DOES THE OWNER OF ONE OF OUR LITTLE CAFE;S/ SO HANG IN THERE, U KEEP DOING KINDNESS TOWARDS OTHERS. THINGS WILL PICK BACK UP. DON;T LET IT GET YOUR SPIRITS DOWN. SOME OF US STILL LOVE YOU AND KNOW THINGS WILL GET BETTER. HUGS ROSIE

By R.Herdman on July 23, 2013

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my nice Erin hunt made one of your recipes it was Cheesy mac & cheese. and it was so good. y all

By Donna Eichhorn on July 19, 2013

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I miss you Paula and hope you will make your way back to us real soom

By L. Mignano on July 16, 2013

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Cannot wait to try the Herbed Chicken Salad! You are still my favorite Southern Lady!! Keep fighting the good fight!

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Paula, hold your head HIGH... We all make mistakes... You are a human.... I love you... The media is wrong... Wishing you the Best. Sincerely, Jacquelyne Pierce

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PAULA STAY STRONG, YOU'RE MUCH LOVED.

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Paula - just a quick line to let you know that I am standing by you 100%. You are a wonderful, delightful person who does not deserve this Witch Hunt that is taking place. Know that your fans will see you through to the end - and YOU WILL WIN AND PROSPER. We love you dearly.

By Vickie L. Zettler on July 08, 2013

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It all looks yummy! Try this... 1C. CRAB meat 2 stalks of celery chopped !-!/2 red onion chopped 1-tsp. of dill or too taste 1/3 c. mayonnaise or plain yogurt chill for 1 or 2 hours lettuce,tomato on sliced french bread p.s .you might want to add Beau Monde' seasoning to taste

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Paula, I've always enjoyed your shows---It's Totally unfair what is happening to you. I admire everything you have accomplished. Just remember you have a beautiful family and a wonderful husband and please don't let this ridiculous series of events change you in any way! You are a beautiful person. Thanks for all the recipes! Barb Patrick

By Barbara Patrick on July 06, 2013

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Just want you to know we love you. GBU

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LOVE your recipes Paula! I have watched your shows for years! Please keep cooking and making new recipes. I will always be a fan and I keep watching for new recipes!

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love you girl always

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Luv you Paula, love the cookingtips and what not that I get from your newsletters. You dishes have fed my family and for that I am grateful can not wait for new cookbook,hopefully you will come my way for a signing!

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I am going to try some of these recipes this weekend for my multi-generational family. I think you are a wonderful and courageous person, read your book, and think very highly of you. This is a crazy world that has just gone too far. You will rise above this current situation stronger than ever.

By Paula Ellinger on July 05, 2013

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I love watching you Paula& I am sorry you are going through this & I hope this will all come to an end & they all wake up and get over all this already

By Kathy Deutsch on July 05, 2013

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The chicken salad sounds great.

By Old Broad on July 05, 2013

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Love you Paula.You hang in there

By Martha Valosin on July 05, 2013

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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
Gladys Rainesl in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I just want to say this I don't even know if is the right page all I ever wanted to say to Paula Deen welcome back I have missed you. You are my favorite home down girls keep your head up and hang on and feel the love. P.S. from a woman of color.
in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
Patricia in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 9:14 am