fall-party-snack-tortilla-pinwheel-recipeEveryone loves the good ole' chips and salsa appetizer at a party. But, instead of tortilla chips, whip out the plain tortillas for this fun idea!

It’s true what the nutritionists say... usually, the more colorful your plate, the more healthy it is. That’s because veggies and other organic foods tend to be the brightest and cheeriest. Well, this might now be the healthiest, but, it will be the most fun to make! 

Gather up some delightfully bright veggies and after just a few minutes in the kitchen, you’ll be sure to delight your fall party guests (translate: football fans) with this tasty, healthy(ish) tortilla pinwheel recipe! The best part? Anyone can do it – most of the work, in fact, is in the chopping. Easy peasy!

How to Make Tortilla Pinwheels

(Recipe makes 3 tortillas; about 60 wheels)


  • 3 burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • 1 3 oz tub cream cheese
  • 1 packet powdered ranch dressing mix
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 2.25 oz can chopped black olives


  1. Remove the stem and seeds from your peppers, then chop them into small chunks.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all of the cream cheese and the ranch powder to taste. Usually about ¾ of the pouch will do it, but if you like it to be stronger you can add the entire serving.
  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture on three tortillas.
  4. Spread the peppers and olives around the whole tortilla, and be generous. You can never get enough veggies in one bite!
  5. Carefully roll the tortillas closed, but not too tightly that you smash the vegetables.
  6. Wrap the tortillas in plastic wrap and let cool in the fridge at least 2 hours. Overnight is best.
  7. After they’ve been cooled, unwrap your rolled tortillas and slice into pinwheels, each about ½ inch thick.

The pinwheels will have a bright, creamy taste with an explosion of flavor, especially from the yellow bell peppers. If you want to throw lunchmeat or chicken in as well, I'm sure no one will complain. Plus, they look gorgeous arranged on an appetizer serving plate.

Happy pinwheeling!


The big game calls for good food and even better booze. But have you ever thought of combining the two? If not, then consider this recipe your introduction to amazing new world of flavor! These whiskey bourbon meatballs are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a Sunday Night Football party or a Friendsgiving gathering. Not only are they irresistibly delicious, they’re also easy to make!


  • 1 pound bag frozen meatballs
  • ½ cups Ketchup (Heaping)
  • ½ cups brown sugar, packed 
  • ¼ cups bourbon whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

NOTE: 1 bag of (1 pound) frozen meatballs is only about 18 to 20 larger size meatballs. That is perfect for a small get-together. But if you’re going to a larger party, you might want to get TWO bags of meatballs, and in that case you would then DOUBLE the above ingredients. 


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except your meatballs. Mix up really well.
  2. Place your frozen meatballs into your crock pot, and pour the whiskey sauce in on top. Mix it up all around so each meatball is coated with the whiskey sauce.
  3. Cook on high for 1 hour, stirring a couple of times.
  4. Once it appears that the meatballs have somewhat thawed, turn heat down low and continue cooking for at least 1 hour. You want to be sure all the alcohol is cooked out, so low and slow is best.

Go team go! 


 As Peyton Manning says, "Chicken Parm you taste so good." And this sandwich lives up to those words. This really doesn't get much easier to make, and if you're running low on time prepping for your Super Bowl Party, this is a great filling food that your guests will think you slaved hours over.

Peyton Manning Chicken Parmesan




Perfect for a tailgate or weeknight family meal, these easy-to-make sandwiches feature sauteed Italian sausage, onion, and green pepper in a spicy jarred Italian sauce. Just looking at the photo will make your mouth water. Not only are they so tasty, they're so easy- only taking 30 minutes to make.  




Sure, this dip isn't exactly the healthiest thing you could make, but when it's cold outside, this spicy dip is exactly what you need for Super Bowl Sunday (and probably every other Sunday). Serve with tortilla chips and watch this dip disappear right before your eyes. You might want to double or triple the recipe if you want to get to eat any yourself.




  • 16 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. ranch dressing
  • 6 oz. Frank's Red Hot Sauce (depending on how spicy you want it, start with less and add more as needed)
  • 2 chicken breasts, shredded



  1. Add Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, ranch, and hot sauce to slow cooker. Mix together.
  2. Set slow cooker on high, and allow cheese mixture to melt.
  3. Add shredded chicken breasts and cook for 1-2 hours, allowing the flavors to combine. Stir occasionally, making sure the bottom doesn't burn.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.