Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Go To Appetizer

Yes, I realize I haven't posted in 100 years. It's because I haven't cooked anything in 100 years. My only excuse which is a dumb one is that I've been dieting like crazy and the food that is fun and delicious for me to make is not so healthy... But I need to get back to cooking and back to blogging cause it's what I love... On that note:

If you are anything like me you can't go to a party and not bring something. I always feel like it's my duty to at least bring a bottle of my favorite wine. But typically I like to bring an appetizer or dessert. So this is my go to appetizer that's so easy to make and that everyone always loves.

Mexican Pinwheels
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 (8 oz.) container sour cream
1 (4 oz.) can black olives, chopped
1 (4 oz.) can green chilies, chopped
1/2 c. green onions, chopped
1 c. Cheddar or Colby cheese, shredded
Soft tortillas (for burritos or tacos)

Start by mixing all ingredients together. Minus the tortilla's of course. Mix, mix, and mix some more because you want all the good stuff to be really mixed together. (Side note: I know the recipe says 1 cup cheddar confession for you today is that I usually just use the whole bag! There can never be too much cheese!)

Once it's all mixed together spread the mixture on the tortilla's, roll them up, and put in fridge to sit at least a couple hours. I usually do overnight. When you are ready, just cut them into slices and serve. (Another Side Note: The best thing about these is that while cutting them up you get to eat all the end pieces because you can't serve them...they aren't pretty enough.)

I'm thinking in the next couple weeks I'm going to try some other variations of the pinwheel: smoked salmon and dill, roast beef and horseradish, turkey and ranch... So I'll be posting those too!

It's good to be back!!!
Much Love,


  1. That is AWESOME! I'm so making these for the next family get together! (Minus olives or no one in my family would eat them! LOL)

  2. These are always delish!!! I've had several different versions. Other additions could be roasted red peppers, taco seasoning packet, a ranch packet, fresh basil, mozzarella and petite diced tomatoes (drained of course).....yummy!!! My mind is SPINNING in thoughts of pinwheels. :)

  3. I make a variety of these.. always with something new. My fav is baby spinach, basil, chives and shredded carrots. I use a low fat cheese spread and lightly cover the tortilla. sometimes I add turkey that reminds me I need to make some of these soon.