Saturday, February 15, 2020

Sticky Ham Sandwiches #Recipe @PegCochran

Sliders are so easy to make and they're always a hit.  They're perfect to bring to a potluck or a family gathering.  I made these for our get-together last night where everyone brings a dish to share.  I saw the recipe on the Today show--it's Carson Daly's wife's recipe.  I've made ham and cheese sliders before, but the glaze on these takes them to a whole new level!


1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 TBL dry mustard
1 TBL Worcestershire sauce
2 TBL brown sugar
1 TBL poppy seeds


1 package Hawaiian sweet buns
1  lb. ham
1 lb. Swiss cheese or cheese of your choice

Put all ingredients for the glaze in a pan and simmer gently until butter melts and ingredients are incorporated.

Assemble sliders:

Slice buns in half and separate the top from the bottom.  (I found them easier to slice if I popped them into the freezer for about 10 minutes first.)  Place bottom half of buns in a pan that will hold them relatively snuggly.

Layer ham on top.  You may or may not need the entire pound of ham.

Layer cheese slices over ham.

Replace tops of buns and pour glaze over the top smoothing it out with a spatula so all the buns are well covered.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes.

They can be a little tricky to cut because of all that delicious melted cheese so I separated them before serving so guests didn't have to wrestle with them.  They were gone almost before the gathering got underway!


Amazon review: "Murder, She Encountered by Peg Cochran is a terrific quasi-cozy mystery and a terrific read for anyone who likes WWII era fiction. One of the outstanding things about this book, which doesn't always happen, is that the author kept us solidly in 1939 New York between speech patterns, history happening in real time, and social history as it was happening....This was an excellent mystery and museum piece, both. I highly recommend it."

New York City, 1939. A rising star at the Daily Trumpet, Elizabeth “Biz” Adams has been sent to the World’s Fair—billed as the “World of Tomorrow,” a look toward a brighter future even as the drumbeats of war grow louder—to cover a robbery. What she stumbles upon instead is a dead woman, dumped into the Aquacade’s pool with a nylon stocking wrapped around her neck.

Elizabeth snaps a photo as the police arrest Joey Dorman, a gentle young hot dog vendor who made no secret of his obsession with the murder victim. Even though she’s thrilled that her photo makes the front page, the fear and confusion evident on Joey’s face are haunting. So Elizabeth vows to prove his innocence—or his guilt—with her partner at the Daily Trumpet, Ralph Kaminsky. Meanwhile, her romance with Detective Sal Marino is heating up, and Elizabeth is more determined than ever to follow her heart.

But when Kaminsky’s efforts to expose the real killer land him in the hospital, Elizabeth is forced to continue the investigation on her own. And as she tries to narrow down the long list of suspects, she discovers a dark secret running through the Fair—a secret some would kill to protect.


  1. These sound so yummy! You definitely can't go wrong with sliders. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Yum yum yum yummy, divinely DELICIOUS.A month back husband bough brought home a new bag of rolls. Kings Hawaiian. I jumped on board as soon as I tasted. I can taste the above recipe with these rolls. Amazing.
    Add they above Cozy Mystery - What a time💕
    Thank YOU so muv much for good and a good READ.

  3. A great idea that is adaptable. My daughter isn't fond of Swiss cheese, so that can be switched for another tasty cheese.
    I very mush agree with the review you quoted above. The book is a charmer.

  4. I love those sandwiches! I think I will be making them in the next week!