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Sunday, January 8, 2012

ham & cheese sliders and raspberry-pecan salad

New year, new foods!
One of the reasons I love Pinterest is the abundance of food ideas.
I've tried quite a few recipes, some of which I really liked,
including...
Ham and Cheese Sliders!
They were easy and so yum.
The full recipe can be found {here}on 
this cute food blog.

I halved the recipe to make this for Hubby and I.
But after tasting them I wished I had made them all!

This is before I baked them.  They get golden brown on top and the poppyseed sauce gets absorbed in the bun {use Hawaiian rolls!!!!} making them a-maz-ing.
Make sure you use thick cuts of ham 
and thick, good quality Swiss.
Because the sliders were so gooey and savory, I paired them with a fresh, sweet raspberry-pecan salad.
You will need:
bag of lettuce - I like mix of spring mix and baby spinach {darker the lettuces the healthier!}
red raspberries, washed
handful of pecans, finely chopped
1/2 cup raspberry vinaigrette - I like Newman's Own.
cheese to grate over finished salad - I used a chunk of pecorino with truffle

Just combine all the ingredients {except the cheese} in a bowl and toss to coat with dressing.  When salad is in serving bowl or on individual plates grate the cheese over and serve.  So sweet and delish!
Add some sliders to the plate and enjoy 
a sweet and savory 
supper.
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