Greek Salad Pinwheel Recipe

 

A recipe that is a full of Mediterranean flavour.

 

What You Will Need:

–   1 package (250g/8oz) of garlic and herb cream cheese

–   1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese

–   6 flour tortillas

–   1/3 cup of finely chopped cucumber

–   1/3 cup of chopped olives

–   1 ½ cups of chopped tomatoes

–   3 cups of baby spinach leaves

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   In a bowl, beat the cream and feta cheese together.  Followed by stirring in the chopped cucumber.

2.   Microwave the tortillas for about 10 seconds so that they become soft.

3.   Spread ¼ cup of the cheese fixture on each tortilla.

4.   Spread the olives and tomatoes evenly on each tortilla.  Follow by ½ cups of spinach on each tortilla.

5.   Roll and wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

6.   Next, cut each roll into 1-inch slices and enjoy.

 

Pretzel, Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake Treats Recipe

 

As I`ve mentioned before, I really like desserts that are salty and sweet.  This is a big favourite of mine.

 

What You Will Need:

–   make your own sugar cookies or use 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookies

–   1 ½ cups of crushed pretzels

–   2 cups of blueberries + 2 cups of blueberries for garnishment

–   1/2 cup of sugar

–   3 packages (250g/8oz per package) of cream cheese

–   2 tsp of vanilla

–   2 Tbsp of grated lemon peel

–   3 eggs

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   In a bowl, divide the cookie dough and mix in 1 cup of pretzel crumbs.  Press the dough into a 9-inch pan, sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 5 minutes and them place 2 cups of blueberries on the crust.

3.   In another bowl, beat the vanilla, sugar, cream cheese and lemon peel together.  Once mixed together well, beat in the eggs.  Now add this mixture to the top of the blueberries into the pan.

4.   Bake for 30 minutes.  Then cool for 1 hour.

5.   Cut into square pieces, spoon the rest of the pretzel crumbs and blueberries on top.

 

Enjoy!

 

Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

 

This is unique and tasty treat to the usual stuffed mushrooms:

 

What You Will Need:

–   12 large mushrooms

–   1/2 a package of cream cheese

–   1 minced clove of garlic

–   1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

–   4 cooked slices of bacon, crumbled up

–   1 Tbsp of chopped parsley

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   Remove and discard the stems of the mushrooms.

3.   Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and then spoon into the mushrooms caps.

4.   Place the mushrooms in a baking dish and bake for 18 minutes or until the mushrooms are heated thoroughly.

 

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

 

I cannot find the words to describe how much I love desserts that are both salty and sweet.  I think it’s a perfect combination and this recipe fulfills a craving like this that I found at the Philadelphia website.

 

What You Will Need:

–   1 ¼ cups of Oreo baking crumbs

–   1/4 cup of melted butter

–   3 packages (250g) of cream cheese

–   3 eggs

–   3/4 cup of sugar

–   1/2 cup of baker’s semisweet chocolate – melted

–   3/4 cup of thick caramel sauce

–   1/2 tsp of course sea salt

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   In a bowl, mix the Oreo crumbs and butter together.  Then press onto a bottom of a 9” springform pan.

3.   Now beat the cream cheese and sugar together.  Then slowly add the eggs.  Follow by stirring in the chocolate.  Pour over the crust.

4.   Bake for 40 minutes.  Let cool and then run a knife around the rim of pan to loosen cake.  Place in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.

5.   Spread the caramel sauce over the cheesecake and then sprinkle the salt on top.

 

Yum!

 

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Recipe

 

With the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, this salty and sweet recipe is incredible:

What You Will Need:

–   20 Oreos

–   2 Tbsp of butter

–   1 package (250g/8oz) of cream cheese

–   1 ½ cups of sugar

–   ½ cup of peanut butter

–   2 cups of frozen whipped topping, thawed

–   1 cup of cold milk

–   15 chopped up miniature peanut butter cups

–   1 package of instant chocolate fudge pudding mix

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Crush 16 Oreos and mix with the butter.

2.   Press the crushed Oreos into a 9” square dish.

3.   In a bowl, beat 1 cup of sugar, cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth.

4.   Next, fold in half of the whipped topping and then spread over the Oreos crust.  Now distribute the peanut butter cups over top

5.   In a bowl, beat the rest of the sugar, milk and pudding mix.

6.   Next, fold in the remaining whipped topping and then spread over the peanut butter cups.

7.   Sprinkle the rest of the crusted Oreos on top and place in the refrigerator before serving.

 

Cookies ‘n Cream Mini Cheesecakes Recipe


 

Usually when I think of Cookies ‘n Cream, I think of ice cream but this is a great alternative:

 

What You Will Need:

–   16 crushed Oreo cookies

–   2 Tbsp of melted butter

–   1 package (250g/8oz) of cream cheese

–   ¼ cup of milk

–   2 Tbsp of sugar

–   1 tsp of vanilla

–   1 egg

–   4 Oreo cookies cut into ¼” pieces

–   3 Tbsp of semisweet chocolate chips

–   1 tsp of shortening

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 325°F.

2.   Line 24 miniature muffin cups with baking cups.

3.   In a bowl, mix crushed cookies and butter.  Press 1 teaspoon cookie mixture firmly in bottom of each muffin cup.

4.   In another bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and sugar with electric mixer until contents become fluffy.

5.   Add vanilla, egg and continue to beat.

6.   Fold in cut-up cookies.

7.   Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon cream cheese mixture into each crust-lined muffin cup.

8.   Bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges are set and centers are still soft.  Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes.

9.   Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 48 hours before enjoying.

10.   Before are about to serve the cupcakes, in a microwave safe measuring cup, combine chocolate chips and shortening.  Microwave until contents of cup have melted, stirring once.  Drizzle chocolate over tops of cheesecakes.

 

Enjoy!

 

Smoky Bacon and Horseradish Slow Cooker Dip

This dip is great when it is served with crackers or various types of bread:

What You Will Need:

–   ¼ cup of finely chopped onion

–   1 finely chopped clove of garlic

–   1 package (250g) of cubed cream cheese

–   1 cup of half-and-half

–   2 cups of grated Gruyere cheese

–   2 Tbsp of horseradish

–   1/3 cup of fresh parsley

–   8 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   In your slow cooker, mix both cheeses, onion, garlic, and half-and-half together.

2.   Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours.

3.   Next, stir in the bacon, horseradish and parsley.  Cook on HIGH for about 15 minutes.

 

Best served when it is still hot and served with bread and/or crackers.

 

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