Friday, July 9, 2010

Recipe: Italian Pinwheels

Italian Pinwheels

5 (10 inch) flour tortillas
1 (8 ounce) container vegetable cream cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained
30 fresh basil leaves

On each tortilla, spread 3 tablespoons vegetable cream cheese, covering top side of tortilla completely.  On each tortilla, sprinkle 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes over cream cheese.

Arrange 6 basil leaves over sun-dried tomatoes on each tortilla.  

Roll each tortilla up into a log shape.  

Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before cutting into 1/2 inch slices.

This week at the radio station where I have my show, we are doing an on air fundraiser for Passion Play Ministries International The station is full of volunteers.  When I see a room full of people, I see guinea pigs, I mean taste testers.  Today I am testing my Italian Pinwheels on them. 

I came up with this recipe when a friend of mine purchased some frozen appetizers that had sun-dried tomatoes in them.  It got me thinking of ways I could use sun-dried tomatoes in quick and easy recipes.  Italian Pinwheels is one of the recipes I came up with.
At the radio station this week for the fundraiser is Doug Griffin of Your Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug & Kim and his wife Sheryl.  Sheryl is the author of A Scarlet Cord of Hope The book is her true life testimony of her journey through guilt, shame, and fear to hope.  It will have you hooked from the first page. 

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway at Bo's Bowl.  Entries will be accepted until midnight (CST) tonight, July 9th.




37 comments:

  1. I have people coming for aperitifs while Nigel is here so this sounds like an easy, but tasty way to go. Thanks Diane

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  2. Woo hoo, Lina! Your pinwheels sound and look delicious and I'm sure they will be a hit with your guinea pigs! What a great use for sun-dried tomatoes and this is a good, easy recipe to boot with just a few ingredients!

    The program sounds like it will interesting and fun. Way to go! Wish I was there!

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  3. Guinea pigs! lol, that's funny! I think of Chris, my boyfriend, as that all the time!
    The pinwheels look incredibly good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These look delicious! I bet your "guniea pigs" will love them. :)

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  5. This tempts me to the max! We have 25 basil plants in the garden, and although they are only 1" - 2" tall at the moment, in a few weeks we'll have a truckload of it. I'll be remembering this idea of yours.

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  6. It must be so yummy and looks so nice and gorgeous!
    Love,
    Lia.

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  7. Thanks for all the fantastic comments!

    All of my guinea pigs aka volunteers at the radio station love the pinwheels.

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  8. OOOHHH! I am madly in love with sun-dried tomatoes; so yummy!

    I don't have any guinea pigs, but I have teenagers. If they eat it, ANYONE will! :)

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  9. I love eating pinwheels. These look really good with the sun dried tomatoes!

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  10. They look great. So easy but I bet they are delicious!

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  11. These look sooo good!! I would love the throw some Salami on there too!! Def going to be trying these!

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  12. This is a recipe that I am definitely going to try. Your directions are always clear, and for a non-cook like me that is very important and appreciated. In a couple of your recipes I (even I) was able to substitute a few ingredients with what I had on hand and it still tasted good.

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  13. I so love these kind of appetizers!! I want one now! Great pictures!

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  14. These look so delicious! And so pretty!

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  15. These have the work/taste/appearance balance just right. Fantastic looking and tasting with very little effort.

    A must try!

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  16. I love this idea; lovely presentation; I am keeping this recipe; great photos.
    Rita

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  17. I'm going to try something like this for our next potluck!

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  18. A beautiful summertime appetizer.
    Thanks.

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  19. I have a new smart phone and apparently I am not smart enough to use it! Sometimes when I try to touch the screen and select publish the reject button it touched. It happened with the comment below. Sorry Carrie! Be sure to stop by her wonderful blog.

    Carrie from Cottage Cozy www.cottagecozy.blogspot.com made this comment:

    Pinwheels are always a great appetizer...quick and delish!

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  20. Those are so easy yet look colorful and fancy. Great appetizer!

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  21. This looks delicious and very portable. Thanks for sharing.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  22. What a great summer barbecue appetizer! Looks delicious!

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  23. Sun dried tomatoes always taste sweeter to me than fresh. These pinwheels sound like a wonderful quick appetizer for summertime. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Easy and effective, could you put some white cheese too? What do you think? Or would it make the tortillas to soggy?

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  25. looks great! how do you get them to stay so good!!!! going to have to keep practicing : ) my kids love those!

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  26. Those look so delicious and easy! Yum! My son saw the pictures and asked if they came from Costco - I said, "No, she made those!" He was amazed!

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  27. Yummy! my kids love those!!! ( i not sure where my original post went...) anyway going to get mine to stick like yours... in time loL! some reason mine never do! have a great week!

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  28. YUM! I'm adding this to my bookmarks of things to try!

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  29. I like that the pinwheels have looks besides taste. A pretty table or pretty food is much more appetizing.

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  30. Wow these look so pretty and cute! They would be perfect as an appetizer. Thank for sharing I would love to give these a go.

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  31. Those look delicious! I posted that naan recipe and am your newest follower. Happy blogging!

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  32. Absolutley delicious! An extra yummy way to make them is to use pastry sheets than tortilas :D

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