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

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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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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

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in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

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Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm