Thursday, April 8, 2010

Suiza Sammie Sandwich & MORE!

I recently found this sandwich recipe online while looking at some of Rachel Ray's recipes. I thought it sounded interesting and decided to give it a try. It calls for Creme Fraiche, which isn't always easy to find. I have made it in the past, but this time I just used a Trader Joe's variety to save time. Next time, I will use sour cream as a substitute. Creme Fraiche is very rich and tangy, and a bit too sweet for my liking. It has a higher fat content that regular sour cream, so it binds better and doesn't make for a "clumpy" sauce. I personally think that it would be better used in a sweet food, rather than a savory, but you be the judge. Next time, I will probably whip it up with some vanilla & powdered sugar and use it for crepes.

Anyway, here is the sandwich recipe. I served them on Brioche Buns, which were amazing! The original recipe says it will feed 4 people, but I easily had enough meat for 6 or 7 sandwiches. I served it with homemade cajun fries, but Miss Rachel Ray says to serve it with tortilla chips for dipping.
Suiza Sammie Sandwich

1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Small Purple Onion, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Lime, juiced
1 TBSP Honey
1 1/2 Cups Tomatillo Salsa or Salsa Verde
1/2 Cup Creme Fraiche (or sour cream)
1 Rotisserie-Style Chicken, skin discarded and meat shredded
4-6 Crusty Rolls (I used soft), lightly toasted under broiler
6 Slices Swiss Cheese
Chips for Serving

Pre-heat the broiler. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic & cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and honey, then stir in the salsa and heat through. Mix in the creme fraiche (or sour cream) until fully incorporated. Stir in the chicken and coat well. Pile chicken mixture on roll bottoms, and place a slice of cheese on top. Place under broiler so cheese will melt, remove from broiler and top with other half of bun. Serve warm.


Now, for the MORE!

My husband gave me this cute book for Easter, and I enjoyed it so much, I decided that I would like to give a copy of it away. Also, today is my wonderful Mother's birthday... AND my adorable Husbands! He has no excuse to forget his mother-in-laws birthday. So, since he doesn't want a cake (or any treat for that matter) for his birthday this year {???}, I can at least get some joy out of sharing some cake with you!

There are so many adorable ideas in here, and I just don't know where to start. Luckily, my 2 year old will be turning 3 soon enough, so I am contemplating trying to make one of these fun cupcake ideas for her. So, one lucky winner will receive a copy of this fabulous book full of fun ideas.

How to enter:

Leave a comment in this post & tell me the date of your birth.
Easy as pie... or cupcake in this case.

** {also, you need to leave a way to be contacted. If I know you, don't worry about leaving an email, but if I don't have a clue who you are... please leave a way to reach you. Either a blog address, or an email, or whatever works best for you. If there is no way for me to contact you, I WILL PICK ANOTHER WINNER {which always makes me feel bad!!} Thanks!}

If you want a second entry, just become a follower,
or tell me that you already follow.

Winner will be randomly chosen on April 11th.


  1. My Birthday is 09-18. That book looks soooo cute. I hope I win.

  2. Oh, yeah!! I'm a follower.
    Amy Anderson

  3. those are totally cute! my bdayis 11-01.

  4. And I too am a faithful follower!

  5. I'm a follower, really I'm a stalker!!!!

  6. What a fun book! My birthday is Sept. 16.

  7. And I'm a follower!

  8. My birthday is 6/27 and my email address is

  9. I am Liberty's mom and I love following your blog. I love to make food and usually find myself cooking for large groups (yw camp, youth conference, etc.) I have found several helpful recipes on your blog. Thanks

  10. Launa's birthday is 06/20/1953, and I love cupcakes and your blog! It looks like a great book!

  11. I bought myself this book last year :) I love it but I haven't had a chance to try anything yet. The sandwich sounds really unique & a good combo of flavors. It seems like something nice to serve at things like showers and other lunch functions.

  12. I love reading your blog and its recipes! My b-day is Aug 27

  13. and i'm a follower!

  14. My birthday is april 8th. And I am a follower and beneficiary of this delicious blog. Annalisa is a special woman, whom I love!

  15. 10-8-89 These look so cute.

  16. Oh and I just started following. Yay

  17. I love this blog, and I have "stolen" many of your recipes. 2-25. I will become a follower ( whatever that means) to get a second chance too.

  18. Okay, I am a follower now. It was kind of complicated to do, so I better win!! :) I am obviously not very tech savvy.

  19. Heather B-day 4-11...maybe it will be my lucky day too!

  20. Oooh, yum. Annalisa, I hope I win, because my birthday is April 12. The day after you choose your winner. And I love cupcakes.

    p.s. you have my email, I'm assuming!

  21. Oh yes, and I have been following this blog for a while! Just in case:

  22. Pick me! Pick me! August 14th!! Love you!

  23. Of course I want in on the action July 26th. I love your creative ideas and ambition!