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Monday, December 27, 2010

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Hope you all had a lovely and joyous Christmas!  Now it's time to move on to 2011!  For New Year's Eve, I've always enjoyed having appetizers to snack on throughout the evening.  So this week, I'm sharing what is, perhaps, the easiest appetizer ever!

These ham & cheese pinwheels are a quick fix, and they'll look great next to your hot dips, hot wings, and veggie trays. Enjoy!

Recipe for Ham & Cheese Pinwheels
1 block cream cheese
several slices of ham

Directions: Place your cream cheese in the microwave for a few seconds to soften.  Spread onto ham slice with a knife.  (I use the thick slices that are rectangle shaped.)  Roll up the ham slice. Repeat until you've used all the cream cheese.  Chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.  Then take a sharp knife and cut your ham rolls into pin wheels.  Place on a tray and you're ready to serve!

For larger (wider) pinwheels, spread the cream cheese on the ham.  Then stack 2 or 3 ham & cheese slices together before rolling.  Chill & then cut.

To add extra color and flavor to your pinwheels you may consider adding one or two of the following to your cream cheese spread:  shredded cheddar cheese, chives, pickle relish, red or green pepper, tomato, or even a colorful spice like basil or paprika.

Do you have an easy appetizer or snack that you like to make for the holidays? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!

Linking up this week to these parties.


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