An entertainer’s favorite

Published 12:17 pm Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Bryan Cunningham has been a chef for 20 years. He loves learning new skills in the kitchen and experimenting with different

Bryan Cunningham

ingredients. When he’s not in the kitchen, he is watching shows featuring his favorite chefs or spending time with his wife and three children. He is proud of living in his native town of Albert Lea and is working on building his new catering business, Yankee Catering.

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Sweet, salty and filling, these sandwiches are an excellent addition to any party, or even as a meal. Each batch makes two 9-by-13-inch pans.

Party Buns


  • 24 cocktail-size buns
  • Thin-sliced ham
  • Swiss cheese


Melt together

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mustard


Place 12 cocktail buns in each pan. Put ham and cheese on each bun, pour the sauce over and cover with foil. Refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.

Bake covered for 25 minutes at 350° F. Uncover, and bake 10 more minutes.