November 12, 2021

Virtual Baby Shower: Rachel Cooks

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!

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

  1. Let the mascarpone cheese warm up on the counter so it's easier to work with.
  2. Toast your bread and set aside
  3. Chop your basil and your sundried tomatoes
  4. Mix together your mascarpone cheese, basil, sun dried tomatoes, salt and pepper until well combine
  5. Spread over the cooled toast
  6. Cover with cucumber slices
  7. Cut out with a cookie cutter - totally optional you can simply cut these into squares and serve
  8. Enjoy!
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 


Carrie Burrill said... [Reply to comment]

Funny cucumber sandwiches were a staple when I was pregnant with my youngest. My nausea life saver. These look fantastic.

Liz @ The Lemon Bowl said... [Reply to comment]

I love sundried tomatoes and love that you used marscarpone cheese!! These look delish.

Rachel Cooks said... [Reply to comment]

These look so amazing--love the cookie cutter touch! It's perfect for the state I live in, too ;)

Thank you so much for participating in this. I'm so touched by everyone's kindness and support through this pregnancy and especially today. Love you girl!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said... [Reply to comment]

What a great idea. I love cucumbers. :)

Sarah W. Caron said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm. Cucumber sandwiches are a baby shower tradition for my family. Yours look amazing!

Carrian Cheney said... [Reply to comment]

Cute!! I love that you used the cookie cutter!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray said... [Reply to comment]

These are the epitome of a classy snack. Love it!

Sheila said... [Reply to comment]

OH MY goodness! Love the Mitten! I'm a mitten girl myself, so I am all over that! Your sandwiches look divine ; )

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

I love these little sandwiches! Plus, how freaking adorable is that little cookie cutter! Thank you so much for taking part of this little event :)

Farmgirl Gourmet said... [Reply to comment]

How adorable. Love this recipe.

[email protected] Veggie Mama said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful photos! I love cucumber sandwiches.

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

These are too precious! And the little mitten shape melts my heart!

Jennifer {Mother Thyme} said... [Reply to comment]

These are adorable! Love the combo with the mascarpone cheese!

Barbara | Creative Culinary said... [Reply to comment]

These look divine...after viewing a plethora of sweets, I'm sort of craving them now. Funny how the plain cucumber can take on such new heights when presented so beautifully.

diabeticFoodie said... [Reply to comment]

I'm drooling. What a great party dish!

london bakes said... [Reply to comment]

These are the fanciest cucumber sandwiches I've ever seen - what a great party dish!

Cassie | Bake Your Day said... [Reply to comment]

I'll just eat that mascarpone with a need for bread! These are adorable!!

kita said... [Reply to comment]

I'm dense tonight and was staring at that cookie cutter in the first pic for a minute wondering why it was there....Finally I looked at all the other tiny sandwiches in the picture. Wow... Really, I earn an award for that one or something. ANYWAY! These look yummy and perfect for a shower or party.

Love What You Do said... [Reply to comment]

What a cute idea to use the cookie cutter. Ill have to remember that one.

Deborah said... [Reply to comment]

I, too, wish you could figure out a way to send these to all of us - they sound amazing!!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! I sure wish you could send some of these my way.

Donna Currie said... [Reply to comment]

Love cucumber sandwiches! So fresh and light! The sundried tomatoes are a perfect touch, too.

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray said... [Reply to comment]

Love how delicate and fresh these are!

Brandi said... [Reply to comment]

i'm not normally a big fan of cucumber sandwiches, but i think you've won me over with the mitten shape AND the fresh basil. yum!


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