Welcome to August's edition of  SECOND FRIDAY RECIPE. On the second Friday of each month, I've invited a fellow author to share a favorite recipe with us and maybe a little something about their latest book. This week Jennifer Slattery is here to share a favorite sandwich recipe. Take it away Jennifer...

Jennifer here: Whenever we go out to eat, I love trying to figure out the ingredients in various dishes. Those my husband and daughter love, all the more so! Although of late this has proved to be a challenge as I’m gluten free and my loved ones just happen to love all things bready.  But thanks to the Internet with its plethora of copy-cat recipes, I can make those meals my family loves most without having to taste a thing!

The following recipe began as Panera’s bacon turkey bravo sandwich. You can find the original recipe for this here: It was a huge hit in my home, but, with only two mouths to gobble it up, I was left with a lot of tomato basil bread! My solution? Create another sandwich, this one titled the bacon avocado cucumber sandwich. Hm… I might want to come up with a more original name. Maybe you can help me out, in the comments below. 

 Tomato basil bacon veggie sandwich
Feeds two


1 loaf Tomato basil bread (You can find the recipe here , or simply add half a can of tomato paste and fresh, chopped basil to your favorite bread recipe)

Six slices of bacon (I used turkey bacon, and like to give my family three slices per sandwich)

1 cucumber (You can seed this, though I didn’t)

1 avocado, sliced

Provolone, Munster, or Swiss cheese cheese (I use two slices, one on each piece of bread, per sandwich)

Spicy tomato dressing (You can find the recipe here, and we’ve found, post sandwich night, this makes a great salad dressing as well.)

Romaine lettuce


Slice your bread and toast it then coat generously with the spicy tomato dressing. Add romaine lettuce, half of your cheese, sliced veggies, then bacon. Top with cheese and bread and serve with your choice of side. We opt for fruit or a green salad.

Abandoned by her husband for another woman, Tammy Kuhn, an organ procurement coordinator often finds herself in tense and bitter moments. After an altercation with a doctor, she is fighting to keep her job and her sanity when one late night she encounters her old flame Nick. She walks right into his moment of facing an unthinkable tragedy. Because they both have learned to find eternal purposes in every event and encounter, it doesn’t take long to discover that their lives are intertwined but the ICU is no place for romance….or is it? Could this be where life begins again?

Intertwined, part of New Hope Publisher’s contemporary fiction line, is a great reminder of how God can turn our greatest tragedies and failures into beautiful acts of love and grace. Readers will fall in love with the realistic characters and enjoy the combination of depth, heart-felt emotion and humor that makes Jennifer’s novels so appealing. Readers will be inspired to find God in every moment and encounter in their own lives!


Jennifer Slattery writes soul-stirring fiction for New Hope Publishers, a publishing house passionate about bringing God’s healing grace and truth to the hopeless. She also writes for, Internet Café Devotions, and the group blog, Faith-filled Friends. When not writing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband.
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