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Antipasto Pinwheels

Pinwheels are a super popular appetizer and made in so many different forms. Antipasto Pinwheels are my version.

Antipasto Pinwheels

Sometimes, I just like to have snacks for dinner. Especially on a warm summer night when you really don’t want to cook. A nice tray of Italian meats and cheeses……you know antipasto. Loaf of Italian bread, a glass of your favorite beverage…….kick back and relax.

So, why not everything in a nice neat pinwheel? But of course…….

Antipasto Pinwheels

Flour tortillas spread with a cream cheese mixture loaded with sun-dried tomato, red onion, Italian seasonings, and black olive paste.

I chose the paste so the mixture would be smooth, but you can use chopped black olives. You will need more than a teaspoon as the paste has a very intense flavor. A teaspoon of the paste sounds like a small amount but resist the temptation to add more or it will over power all the other flavors.

Antipasto Pinwheels

A package of assorted Italian meats pre sliced makes this so very easy….my mix had salami, prosciutto, coppa, and sopressata.

A nice provolone cheese, and baby spinach on top of the meats for some greens.

Antipasto Pinwheels

I like to use spinach as it doesn’t get as soggy as some lettuces will. Especially since you can make these ahead, store them in the frig until you are ready.

Roll them as tightly as you can and slice. I used frilly picks for a little something pretty…..we eat with our eyes!

Antipasto Pinwheels

A nice white platter on top a red checked table cloth, your favorite beverage……maybe try our Pomegranate Mascoto Sangria, and your are ready for al fresco Italian style…….Antipasto Pinwheels.

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Antipasto Pinwheels

  • Author: Marty Boyd

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Ingredients

  • 2 large flour tortillas, burrito size (mine were10”)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black olive paste
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 112 ounce package Assorted Italian meat, sliced
  • 8 slices provolone cheese, sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • Pepperoncini peppers,Deli sliced

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Italian seasoning ,
  2. red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, olive paste, and garlic. Mix well,
  3. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over one of the tortillas.
  4. Layer cheese, meat, and spinach, over cream cheese mixture leaving about 1/2 inch around the edge. Top with pepperoncini pepper slices to your taste. Roll up tightly.
  5. Cut into pinwheels securing with wooden picks. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

 

Italian Beef and Pepper Pizza

Italian Beef and Pepper Pizza

Italian Beef and Pepper Pizza

In our last post “we” shared our……..yes we both made an Italian Beef recipe, and since we couldn’t decide which one was better so, we posted them both!

Now, what to do with the left overs………???????? Ahhh………. but of course… pizza!!

We eat pizza…….a lot………I mean like two or three times a week a lot. I have discovered one thing in writing this blog………days I am not making a recipe, I don’t want to cook anything too difficult and I really don’t want to have to clean up the kitchen……ugh!

This is where I will tell you, Tim is a dish washing man!!!! He does dishes all the time, and for that I pledge to him my eternal gratefulness………..I hate to do dishes!!!!

But, the original idea for this pizza came form Tim and the Italian Beef recipe. So, all the credit for the idea goes to my wonderful husband. I must say the pizza is a total winner!

Italian Beef Pizza Slice

A pre-made crust……..I am a huge fan of the Boboli Pizza crust, either thin or original. I use them all the time……..simple, tasty and you can have one on hand for an impromptu pizza night.

We topped the crust with a jarred marinara sauce, but use your own recipe if you wish, same with the pizza crust, you can make your own homemade if you have the time, or the inclination……….the day I made this I had neither…….lol.

Chunks of the juicy Italian beef went on next. Sliced colored peppers, I used red, orange, and yellow, but any color will do………really, I just didn’t have any green ones…….my bad. I can’t believe I just used that term…….I really don’t like it……but it fit. 

Onions came next, then I used the pepperocini peppers from the Italian Beef, onto the pizza too, they were cooked in all that yummy juice and added an bit of spiciness, like a warm, comfy spice not a blazing hot burn your mouth spice.

Covered with sliced provolone cheese and into the oven……….25 minute later………..heaven on a pizza stone! A note on pizza stones, for me Pampered Chef has the best one around. I have had mine for years and it keeps getting better with age. The darker the stone the better it cooks.

It was sooooo good! Tim and I ate half for lunch and the other half for a late night snack. I was just as good the second time around.

So, after you decide whose Italian Beef recipes is better…….wink, wink……..try the Italian Beef and Pepper Pizza with the left overs………it will make your mouth happy!!!

Italian Beef and Pepper Pizza Collage

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Italian Beef and Pepper Pizza

Italian Beef and Pepper Pizza

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 1 pre-make pizza crust
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 11/2 cups Italian Beef
  • 1/2 each red pepper, yellow peeper, orange pepper , sliced into strips
  • 1/2 large onion sliced
  • 910 Pepperocini peppers
  • 7 slices provolone cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400*.
  2. Place pizza crust on baking stone or cookie sheet. Layer ingredients in order given on crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is beginning to brown.
  3. Remove from oven, slice, enjoy.

Keywords: Italian Beef, marinara sauce, provolone cheese, pizza, bake

 

Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread

Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread

Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread

Ahhh………….the Philly Cheesesteak…….it’s iconic. I know there are many versions out there. I recently saw a picture of a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich and it looked sooooo yummy. But it’s a lot of bread, so why not reduced the amount of bread? Make it flat…….oh yeah…..flatbread…….Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread!

This could not be easier. I used Naan bread on the  Middle Eastern Chicken Couscous Wrap and loved the taste of the Naan. So, why not top it with the Philly Cheesesteak ingredients, pop it in the oven and………..well, all I can say is yum, yum , yum!!!!

I topped the Naan with a pre-packaged ready to go steak ( you can use left over if you like and or have), sprinkled on garlic, and a little oregano, drizzled on steak sauce ( your choice), top with green pepper, onion, and provolone cheese. In the oven for a few  minutes and ta da……….Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread.

Tim and I both loved it. It can be made for a quick lunch or dinner, or for a late night snack………that you can eat on your new TV trays, while watching a movie or your favorite TV show. We got new TV trays after much searching……..thank you to our friend Carol for pointing us in the right direction for our purchase. Apparently TV tray are not so popular anymore…..lol.

Whether you have TV trays or not try the Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread….but try the TV trays.

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Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread

Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz. package Grilled and Ready Seasoned Steak Strips or left over steak
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ cup steak sauce
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 2 Naan flatbread

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400*
  2. Place Naan flatbread on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  3. Place steak on Naan,sprinkle with garlic and oregano. Drizzle with steak sauce. Top with sliced peppers, onions and cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

Keywords: quick, easy, green pepper, steak, stake sauce, provolone cheese, naan bread