I was invited to participate in a baby shower for the lovely Rachel over at Rachel Cooks and I could not have agreed faster! We “met” via twitter what feels like forever ago and we became fast friends. When she announced her second pregnancy I was over the moon for her – and I was immediately {and secretly} hoping for a baby boy! She has a sweet little girl – “E” and I was convinced she needed a baby brother. I anxiously awaited the big reveal and sure enough, a BOY it is!

As I started thinking about what to “bring” to the party cucumber sandwiches popped into my head. They are dainty, people make them for tea parties – it just felt right. I put my own twist on them! Now, if only we could figure out how to virtually send all these delicious things to Rachel… someone invent that ability – stat!
Congratulations {again} my dear! We are all anxiously awaiting his arrival!

Check out what everyone else brought:

For The Love of Popcorn 
S’mores Popcorn | Nutmeg Nanny
Bourbon Toffee Popcorn | Bran Appetit
Salted Caramel Cashew Popcorn | Bake Your Day
Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls | Bakeaholic Mama

Savory Nibbles
Apple Asiago Prosciutto Bites | Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Baby Blue Cheese Burgers
 | Budget Gourmet Mom
Chicken Salad | Eat2Gather
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream | Pass the Sushi
Cucumber Sandwiches | Susie Freaking Homemaker
Cranberry Citrus Meatballs (Slow Cooker) | Diabetic Foodie
Curried Salmon Phyllo Cups | Cooking with Books
Mini Onion and Feta Pizzas | London Bakes
Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Pesto Crostini | Thrifty Veggie Mama
Southern Cheese Straws | 30AEATS

A Little Something Sweet
Baby Blueberry Pies | Steph’s Bite by Bite
Blue Layered Jello
 | Taste and Tell Blog
Dark Chocolate Cashew Brittle Cookies | Farmgirl Gourmet
Hermit Bars – Chewy Molasses Cookies | The Lemon Bowl
Itty Bitty Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies | Chip Chip Hooray
Mini Blackberry Pies | Oh Sweet Basil
Primal Pumpkin Whoopie Pies | Bread & Butter
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls | Mother Thyme
Snickerdoodle Scones | Fake Ginger
Sweet Potato Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers | The Spiffy Cookie
Turtle Pumpkin Ice Cream Cake | A Spicy Perspective
Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake | Cookistry
White Chocolate Biscoff Muddy Buddies | Miss In The Kitchen
White Chocolate ‘Quilted’ Cupcakes | Creative Culinary

Thanks again to the hosts – Brandy at Nutmeg Nanny and Brandi at BranAppetit

Cucumber Sandwiches

yield: 2-4 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES


10 ounces mascarpone cheese
4 slices of toasted bread
1 large cucumber sliced thinly
3 tablespoons of fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons of sundried tomatoes, chopped
Salt and Pepper, to taste


Let the mascarpone cheese warm up on the counter so it’s easier to work with. Toast your bread and set aside. Chop your basil and your sundried tomatoes. Mix together your mascarpone cheese, basil, sun dried tomatoes, salt and pepper until well combine.

Spread over the cooled toast. Cover with cucumber slices, and cut out with a cookie cutter – totally optional you can simply cut these into squares and serve.

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