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Tuna Salad Bites


Tuna Salad Bites





These tiny cucumber sandwiches are simple to put together and they are adorable. We recently made them for a friend’s bridal shower, and they looked fantastic on the table with all of the other goodies.

Four medium sized cucumbers, partially peeled, sliced
4 cans chunk light tuna in water, well drained
1 small jar diced pimentos, well drained
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 c. mayonnaise



For the tuna salad, mix the well-drained tuna and pimento with the salt, pepper, and mayonnaise. Stir the mixture together well, until the tuna is broken up and the mixture is smooth. Chill for at least one hour before assembling your sandwiches.



The salt in the tuna will slowly soften the cucumbers, so this is a bite that you will want to assemble shortly before serving. Peel strips off of the cucumbers lengthwise after washing them; this gives them the appearance of being striped. Slice the cucumbers into approximately centimeter wide slices. Sandwich a small spoonful of the tuna between two layers of cucumber and secure with a toothpick. Enjoy!

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This sophisticated version of pumpkin pie is amazingly smooth & rich. It is also Gluten-Free & free of Refined Sugar. 


Ingredients:

29oz pumpkin puree - 1 lg. can
1 stick unsalted butter - softened
8oz cream cheese - softened
5 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c. honey
1 c. GF flour 






Whipped cream:

1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract




Honey to drizzle on top.





Making it Happen:

Combine all of the ingredients for the pie in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until well combined. When the batter is smooth, pour it into a greased 9x13 baking pan and bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for one hour.





Allow the pie to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.




To make the whipped cream, blend the chilled heavy cream in a chilled bowl on high speed until it begins to thicken, add the vanilla and continue blending until the cream is thick. 





Plate pie with whipped cream & drizzle with honey. Enjoy!