Recipe for a good cucumber sandwich

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
1 (1 pound) loaf bread
2 cucumbers, sliced

In a small bowl, blend cream cheese, sour cream and dry Italian-style salad dressing mix.

Simple and delicious, what could be better! I put the cheese mixture in a pastry bag with a large star tip, put just a dab on the bread to "glue" on the cucumber and then piped the mixture on top. Garnish w/ chopped fresh dill or chives.

Cucumber Rice Sandwiches:

4 cups cooked warm sushi rice

2 1/2 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 English (hothouse) cucumber, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

1. Line 8-inch-square glass baking dish with plastic. Toss warm rice with vinegar and salt in a large bowl. Firmly press half into dish. Spread with 1/4 cup cream cheese. Layer half the cucumber slices on top, overlapping. Repeat. Cover with plastic; top with a weighted baking dish. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

2. Lift out; transfer to cutting board. Cut into 1-by-2-inch rectangles. Dip 1 short and 1 long side of each sandwich in sesame seeds. Serve within 4 hours.