Tortilla Roll-ups

We love these so much that we rarely make them and slice them properly, but just cut them in half like a sandwich.


10″ flour tortillas
Cream cheese or mayo
Mustard of choice
Meat of choice
Cheese slices

Spread condiments on, lay cheese slices (I usually have them a 1/2-1 inch wide) down the middle. Lay three pieces of meat along one half of the tortilla. Fill with as much lettuce as you want. Tightly roll (this takes practice, but the more your do it, the easier it gets). Slice in 1-2 inch slices.


Turkey: combine cream cheese with cranberry sauce till smooth (cream the cream cheese for a long time before slowly adding cranberry sauce). Use that filling topped with meat, cheese, lettuce and pickles if wanted. Roll and slice.

Roast Beef: combine horseradish with cream cheese and use that filling topped with roast beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato and cooked asparagus.

Ham and Cheese: Ham, mustard and cheese with veggies.

Peanut butter and banana: spread peanut butter on tortilla. Place whole banana down the length and roll. Slice and serve.

Peanut butter and jelly

Veggie Wrap: ranch dressing, veggies of choice, wrap, slice and serve.


Monkey Sundaes

Don’t judge this till you try it. It’s is absolutely amazing and not too bananay. It’s like a soft serve, banana split!

bananas , frozen and chopped into 1″ pieces
milk (regular, almond, soy…)
toppings of choice (coconut, chocolate syrup, peanut butter, Nutella…)

In a food processor blend bananas with enough milk to get them completely blended and smooth.
Top with toppings of choice. I love fresh berries and chocolate sauce…

Caprese Bites

These delicious bites are just the right size and pop with the perfect ratios of cheese, tomato and basil.

mozzarella balls
basil leaves
cherry tomatoes
4 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon garlic , minced
salt and pepper

Mix together dressing ingredients.
Poke one mozzarella ball and one tomato with the basil around the bottom like a boat.
Fifteen or twenty minutes before serving, toss gently with dressing.

BLT Bites

These are simple and deliciously flavorful. A breadless BLT! ūüėÄ The only picky part is hollowing the tomatoes, but that can be done the day before.
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grape tomatoes
bacon , cooked and torn into 1/2 inch pieces
leafy lettuce, torn into 1/2 inch pieces

Cut the top off of each tomato and scoop out insides.  Press a piece of lettuce into each cavity, add a piece of bacon.  Just before serving, scoop some mayonnaise into a Ziploc bag and cut a tiny hole in one corner. Squeeze a little mayonnaise into each tomato. Serve cold.

Grandma F’s Sausage and Green Beans

We always have the ingredients on hand for this delicious, easy meal.

2 packages Keilbasa sausage, sliced
1 large package frozen green beans
Lots of cooked rice

Put sausages in a large pot.  Add 1/2 cup water.
Cover and steam till heated, stirring or shaking often.
Add green beans.  Cook until beans are cooked thoroughly and are hot.

Greek Green Salad

I made up this salad after an appetizer I’d made for a wedding. It is so tasty and I love how it uses the same dressing as some of my other salads! So convenient!¬†

Feta cheese
Sun-dried tomato half, chopped
Kalamata olive, roughly chopped
Basil, roughly chopped
Cucumber, thinly sliced
Grape tomatoes, cut in half
Chicken (seasoned and cooked), sliced
Pamela’s salad dressing¬†

Toss salad ingredients together. Serve with dressing.

Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream

Whenever we have extra whipping cream to use, I try new ice cream recipes and that freezes the cream without wasting. This last time, I made my own toffee and added a chocolate ganache to the made ice cream.

My favorite ice cream cookbook has to be this one

4 Heath bars , Chopped into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream or whipping cream
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons coffee granules
Chocolate syrup or ganache (if wanted)

Whisk eggs till light and fluffy (1-2 minutes). Add sugar and mix until blended. Add cream, milk and 2 tablespoons of coffee and still until coffee is dissolved and mixture is blended.
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.
After ice cream freezes, add candy and remaining coffee.

Butter Toffee

I made this because I didn’t have Heath Bars for some ice cream I made. It was easy and super delicious!

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar.

Melt butter and sugar together. Boil till mixture reached 303 degrees. Pour onto a greased Silpat and spread very thinly. Bash up when cooled.