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Pam Glover of Brandon shared this recipe for Asparagus Roll-Up tea sandwiches with me several years ago, and they are my favorite go-to sandwich for teas and luncheons. I have also served them at brunches or in the roll basket for a special dinner. They are simple to prepare and delicious, and everyone requests the recipe. These sandwiches would make a wonderful addition to your Easter brunch, lunch, or egg hunt. Enjoy!
ASPARAGUS ROLL-UPS 24 small, tender asparagus spears 24 slices white bread 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Trim each asparagus spear to 6 inches long; set aside. With rolling pin, slightly flatten bread between wax paper. With kitchen shears, remove crusts; set aside. With mixer, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add blue cheese and beat until smooth. Spread mixture on bread slices. Place 1 asparagus spear on each bread slice; roll up. Be sure to seal edges. Brush each sandwich with melted butter, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Yield: 24 sandwiches
These egg-shaped bath balms by Musee, a small cottage business in Madison County whose motto is "Soak in Life," make the perfect Easter treats. The hand-pressed bath balms are made with natural ingredients such as organic sugars, salts, and herbs for healing, soothing, and nurturing.
Each balm is named after a fun song and has its own recipe, some including small treasures. "Musee bath balms remind us to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and as life would have it--you might just find a little surprise waiting for you at the end."
As well as providing community jobs, Musee also sells bath balms called "SWEET CHILD O' MINE" giving 100% of profits to support TABITHA MINISTRIES in South Africa through the Sweetwaters NFP here in Mississippi.
Regular bath balms sell for around $6, and a half-dozen eggs with treasures sell for $12-$15. Musee bath balms are available at Smitten Gift Boutique, 207 W. Jackson St. in Ridgeland, and Whole Foods, Highland Village in Jackson.