Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pesto Pinwheels + Favorite Recipes of 2015

I never thought I would say this but I am so sick of holiday food. Yes, I said it. Over the past few weeks I've stuffed my face with chocolate covered pretzels, likely dozens of cheese balls, and overdosed on carbs until I'm sick. I never thought I'd be excited for a regular schedule of eating and healthy foods but I am. However, we still have one last bash left of this year---New Years.  Luckily, I'm perfectly content with filling up on champagne and nibbling on some light appetizers.

These pinwheels are the perfect bite---creamy with a spicy punch of pesto flavor!  These are also great for lunch, happy hour, or a snack. 

Pesto Pinwheels
Recipes makes around 3 tortillas wraps
3 flour tortillas ( I used the burrito size)
1 softened block of cream cheese
1 cup of greek yogurt
2 tablespoons pesto
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
dash of pepper

I can't lie. This recipe was inspired partly because I was dying to play with my new toy I got for Christmas. I love the champagne color of this mixer ! Combine all the ingredients into the mixer until well combined and creamy.

Spread the mixture evenly onto the tortillas. I had plain on hand but I think the spinach green ones would be so pretty! Roll them up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap and stick in the fridge for at least an hour. Chilling makes it much easier to cut into uniform pieces.

This last photo is not very good mostly because there are 3 light bulbs out in my kitchen...oops. I added some toothpicks and cherry tomatoes to add some color and make them mobile :) 

One of the reasons I started this blog was to try out and share recipes. I love to cook and it's become very therapeutic for me after a long day. In 2016 you can expect to see lots more recipes and I'm aiming for one a week! Here are some of my favorites I've posted so far this year...

Guilt(less) Spinach Dip with Sundried Tomato Pesto

What recipes would you like to see on the blog in 2016?


  1. Drooling!! Everything looks amazing!!!


  2. Pinwheels are seriously the best for entertaining because you can make a ton of bite-sized pieces with just one tortilla. I love trying different filler ingredients like cheese and lunch meat. This recipe sounds yum!

  3. Love your food AND your new Christmas gift! I have a red one and I did not know about the champagne color. Pretty, pretty!

  4. I love making pinwheels for parties, and these look so delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Those looked so good! I really love making all the fun holiday food!

  6. I am also over holiday food.. I need a break from cookies. Happy New Year!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  7. Can I just come live with you and you cook for me forever?

  8. These look DELISH! And can we talk about how much I love the color of your Kitchen Aid mixer <3

    Green Fashionista

  9. ok--i think i might could actually make these!! cheers to you!


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