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Tempting Pinwheels Quick and Easy~~~A Healthy Dish to Serve Anytime

Updated on December 7, 2016

For a light, flavorful treat to serve in the afternoon when it is just too hot to even think of eating a hot meal, give these a try.

You can make them to suit the food preferences of your family. NO hard and fast rules...choose what you like, roll, cut and serve.

They are a hit every single time.

Wraps are a popular food that can be served in so many ways.

Often they are served filled with flavorful, tasty fillings which come together to create a tantalizing treat for your taste buds.

Cutting wraps into bite-size pinwheels is an elegant way to serve up a bite of heavenly flavor.

If you have not yet made these, add them to your planning in the coming weeks. You will be pleasantly surprised at how easily they come together and how appreciated they are.

Tagged as Healthy

Yes there is fat and there is sodium in these.

But if eaten in moderation, (as we should do with all foods), we gain the healthful benefit from them.


A Quick Dish to Prepare for Your Family and Friends

For our weekly card game, four ladies prepare a simple, light appetizer.

For this week's treat, I thought of Rebecca's pinwheels....quick and delicious.

And since we eat with our eyes first, they make a tempting display on the sideboard.

My pinwheels are a variation on her pinwheels and they came out so well. The serving dish was empty in no time.

Thank you again, Rebecca.


When we hear the word 'wrap' (with the 'w') often the thought of a gift comes to mind.

And that is as it should be for this little dish.

A wrap is used to hold a tasty little gift of food for your loved ones

5 stars from 6 ratings of Tempting Pinwheels...quick and easy

Cook Time

Yields: Varies...one large tortilla yields about 10

What Other Ingredients Work Well ?

The really lovely part about this dish is that you can add almost anything to them and they will be a popular treat.

A suggestion is this:

If you plan to use tomatoes, slice very thin and serve the wraps immediately.

Try:

  • cucumbers
  • spinach
  • peppers: green, yellow, red, orange, banana (you choose)
  • arugula
  • bean sprouts
  • thinly sliced cabbage
  • chicken, pork, fish or other meats

Whatever vegetables or meats you enjoy, pretty much will work.

You can also slather hummus on the tortilla before adding ingredients or a sun dried tomato mixture also works well.

The video shows another option as well.

Let your creativity and tastebuds be your guide.


Meats and Cheeses Ready to Go on Wrap

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Ingredients

  • 1 package (large) spinach tortillas
  • 1 package (large) sundried tomato and basil tortillas
  • 4 slices thinly-sliced lean ham
  • 4 slices thinly sliced roast turkey
  • 3 slices thinly sliced Gouda cheese
  • 3 slices thinly sliced baby Swiss cheese
  • 3 slices thinly sliced Colby Jack cheese
  • small amount extra virgin olive oil

Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Tortillas

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Tortilla with EVOO Drizzled Over All

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Instructions

  1. Remove wrap from package. Drizzle with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Assemble: Place ham on the tortilla so it is covered by the meat.
  3. Top with one layer of cheese.
  4. Add turkey, placing on the cheese as you did the ham.
  5. Place the remaining cheese slices on top of the turkey as you have done previously.
  6. Wrap. Begin at the far outer edge; roll tightly, tucking tortilla and contents under as you move along.
  7. After you have filled the wrap, slice off the two 'ragged ends' and enjoy...you earned a treat.
  8. Slice about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in width.
  9. Place on a serving dish. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap. Store in your refrigerator till time to serve.
  10. These are delicious with no added dressing at all. But you can put a dab of a favorite topping on if you wish. They are divine with homemade hummus.

Layer One...Base Layer of Meat

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Layer Two....Cheeses Arranged Over Sliced Meat

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Cheese Over Second Layer of Meat

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Wrap Ready to Slice

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Your Little Treat ...NO Waste in this Recipe

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Nutrition Information is Approximate

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 pinwheel
Calories 200
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Carbohydrates 21 g7%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 45 mg15%
Sodium 400 mg17%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Wrap One...Transformed into Pinwheels

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Wraps are Not NEW

The tortilla now used (often interchangeably) with 'wrap' date back to 10,000 years before Christ. And I am not sure I know how that is known...perhaps some tiny little drawings in a cave revealed that.

The Aztecs used this as their main source of food in the 1500s.

The tortilla was made from ground corn that was made into masa which is corn dough.

As time has passed, this food has become a frequent food on tables across the United States as well.

See Lovely People, their Techniques, Their Tools: A Collection of Short Videos Showing Some Prep and Cooking Over an Open Fire and More...Intriguing

Take Time to Watch This...It is Well Worth Your Time--Some Captioning is Provided but the Message is Very Clear

Ready to Munch on or Store in Refrigerator

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      Patricia Scott 16 months ago from sunny Florida

      O that is awesome, Mary. I too made them over the holidays and took them to our card party night and of course, none came home with me. I love them because they are healthy and so easy and quick to prepare.

      Thank you for visiting.

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Mary Norton 16 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      A family member brought some of these for our Christmas Eve celebration. We enjoyed it so much I thought of making some for snacks in the dock next summer so thank you for posting this.

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      Patricia Scott 19 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Flourish Thanks for stopping to visit...I hope you have a chance to give these a try. They disappear quickly.

      Hoping all is well with you and yours.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      FlourishAnyway 19 months ago from USA

      Great lunch idea for the hard to please teen crowd.

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      Patricia Scott 20 months ago from sunny Florida

      Yes that is a great idea...to make horror food for Halloween...maybe a 'finger' hanging out of the edge of one....how clever you are....

      DreamerMeg...

      hoping all is good with you...Angels are on the way to you ps

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      Patricia Scott 20 months ago from sunny Florida

      They really are a nice little treat for young and old alike. They fit nicely into lunch containers and can be kept safe using a cold pack.

      Thank you for visiting. Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps

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      DreamerMeg 20 months ago from Northern Ireland

      Those look great, very tasty and easy to make. They are also the right size for little people. This is just the right time to start thinking about party food for halloween. I am now going to wonder how I can use these pinwheels to make suitable "horror" food that will still be nutritious and fun.

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      Sheila Brown 20 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I have made wraps similar to these before and they are so delicious! I like the idea of using the different types of tortillas, I am going to have to do that next time!

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      muhammad abdullah javed 21 months ago

      very interesting and delicious share, thank you so much i really enjoyed it patricia.

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      Rebecca I am truly flattered that you are sharing this since these began with YOU. I know about sending them for lunch; when I made a plate for my daughter's family my grandson Jay only got one...the rest were sent to lunch with Daddy :D Thanks for your visit.

      Angels are headed your way ps

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      Rebecca Mealey 21 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Hey, Patricia. Revisited to get some new pinwheel ideas for the grandkid's school lunches. They insist on taking lunch despite recent efforts to make school lunches healthier. They love taking my pinwheels. And now the one has decided she is a vegetarian. Love your variety of ingredients! ~Angels~

      Sharing all over too.

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Marlene

      You will be pleasantly surprised when you make these and they will disappear in no time, for sure.

      Hoping all is well with you and yours....Angels are headed your way this morning ps

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      Jackie Lynnley 21 months ago from The Beautiful South

      These would be so great to make up and snack on during the day and only have a couple bites at a time instead of pigging out. Think I will try it with salads and try to drop a few pounds. I need to get away from bread!

      Thanks so much for sharing!

      ^+

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      Marlene Bertrand 21 months ago from Northern California, USA

      I have seen these in the deli department at the supermarket and tried them. Delicious! Now, I know how they are made and can hardly wait to try them myself. I like the idea of the colorful tortillas. They make the dish look extra enticing.

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Audrey They are a lovely little dish to serve almost anytime. And easy they are. As I have mentioned, it is one that you can make truly your own by filling with tasty morsels you prefer.

      thank you for visiting.. Angels are once again on the way to you ps

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for visiting KoffeeKlatchgals....they are a nice light lunch for work days for sure. I never liked to eat too large of a lunch when I was working...

      Hoping all is good with you and yours.

      Angels are on the way this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi DDE Thanks for visiting....the lovely things about them is that you can fill them with fillings that you prefer...there really is no WRONG way to make them

      Hoping all is good with you

      Angels are on the way today ps

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      These look fun and easy to make!

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      Susan Haze 21 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I love pinwheels. I think I will have to try these combinations. They will be great for lunch when I go back to work.

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      Devika Primić 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome! I like this style in making food so creatively.

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Yes they did, Peggy...use their hands for eating..and still it is popular. There are of course many places around the world where the hands are the preferred utensils.

      I have had such fun with these..and thank Rebecca every day since I found her simple method for making these.

      Hoping all is good with you all and know many Angels and blessings are headed your way ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Yes they did, Peggy...use their hands for eating..and still it is popular. There are of course many places around the world where the hands are the preferred utensils.

      I have had such fun with these..and thank Rebecca every day since I found her simple method for making these.

      Hoping all is good with you all and know many Angels and blessings are headed your way ps

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      Peggy Woods 22 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Oh yum! These pinwheel wraps are so good! My mother used to make them and then have a Picante dipping sauce. What is great is that there are many different filling options. I did not realize that wraps had such a long history...but it makes sense. People probably used their hands more in past centuries as compared to eating utensils such as today. Up votes and sharing. Sending good thoughts your way!

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks, Jo, for stopping to visit.

      Perhaps these will find their way onto your table some time soon. One thing that makes these a favorite is how easy they come together...easy in the summer works for me.

      Hoping all is good with you.

      Many Angels are headed your way this lovely Florida morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Animika I do hope you have a chance to try them. and if you have another flatbread you prefer, that of course also works. The great thing about this appetizer is that you can make it your own.

      Thanks for visiting.

      More

      Angels are headed toward you this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Mary As you know I received your email and do so appreciate that you took the time to let me know.

      These are a nice little treat to make for guests and that work very nicely for just one as well.

      Hoping you and Baby are good today.

      Know that Angels are once again finding their way to you ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Always happy to see you stop by, Rebecca.

      And Angels will find you and lift you up today ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Sharkye11 Yes they are cool. They are a light, satisfying food to serve on a summer afternoon when a big meal is out of the question but also work well on the buffet for appetizers when it is cool outside.

      Hoping all is good with you today.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      They do make a lovely appearance, AuFait. And they can be changed up to suit personal taste.

      Thank you so much for visiting.

      You know, I believe that each new day is an opportunity to enjoy family and friends. We do have challenges just like everyone and we have learned to 'just breathe' which as times is NOT always easy.

      I appreciate your votes and well wishes, more perhaps than you realize.

      Feel the Angels heading toward you this morning ps

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 22 months ago

      Really cool idea and looks delicious! :-))

      I have most ingredients. Need the black olives, yummy!

      And the shells. Great reading and off to go make some. Thank you!

      Shared & Up she goes

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      Anamika S 22 months ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Oh my God! That looks so good! Never tried this before. I am going to try this in the weekend.

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      Mary Hyatt 22 months ago from Florida

      I'm always looking for new and fun dishes, especially for lunch when the kids come over. I'll try these for sure!

      Voted UP and shared.

      PS I am sending you an email; watch for it. Have a wonderful day.

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      Rebecca Mealey 22 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks for the Angels, pstraubie!

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      Jayme Kinsey 22 months ago from Oklahoma

      I always love when wraps show up at parties, but for some reason I've never tried making any. Your photo was so tempting, I think I may just have to try these. It is so hot here, and these look like a cool and refreshing lunch idea! Thanks for the great tutorial and all the videos!

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      C E Clark 22 months ago from North Texas

      The ingredients sound yummy and they're so pretty! Your instructions make them look so easy, too. These would be great for so many occasions, like a potluck, for example.

      Voting this up and useful. Also beautiful because they do look so pretty with all the different colors. Sharing with my followers.

      Hope all is well with you and yours Patricia. Haven't heard from you in so long, I hope you're summer is a great one!

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for the pinning Rachel.

      It is also a pleasure to have you visit. This Sunday I am taking these for coffee hour . We like to mix it up a bit and not always have a sweet dish...although I do admit I am taking a sweet dish along too. :D

      Every day is a gift and a blessing, Rachel.

      Sending blessings and hugs along to you and yours via precious Angels. ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks Rebecca They really are quite tasty and each person gets to add their own preferred foods to the wrap as you know

      Thanks again for the idea.

      Angels are headed to you once again this afternoon ps

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, What a beautiful dish. It's perfect for a party and easy enough for the kids to help. I love to see different party dishes although I know these wraps can be made anytime. Hope everything is going good with you. I gave it 5 stars and pinned it.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rebecca Mealey 22 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Yours look fantastic! I like your ingredients suggestion. Boy do they look healthy. Pinned to my Healthy Foods Board!

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Genna

      You are so right. And they can be tucked up in containers and placed in coolers to take along to the beach or to a summer get a way.

      I am taking some to church this Sunday for our little brunch...BLT ones.

      Hoping all is good with you.

      Angels are headed your way this evening ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Aviannovice I hope you have a chance to try these and perhaps make them your own. I have enjoyed several versions of them and think I am now hooked.

      Hoping all is well with you and yours.

      Many Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Genna East 22 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love wraps, and these look delicious; perfect for summer. Thank you!

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is a great plan, but as an alternative for those of us that are gluten intolerant, I think the large iceberg lettuce leaves would work nicely for a wrap material. I think if you suggest that, you might have more readers for a gluten free item. Thanks for the idea for summer fare for me.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 22 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Patricia, I just got a filling idea for a wrap: Chicken Salad. Oh my gosh - now I am hungry.

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Blossom I do hope you had a chance to share these with your daughter. I mentioned in a comment above that I am off to visit my daughter later and by special request am making these again.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for visiting breakfastop They really are tasty...and very satisfying. When you may feel a bit hungry but not wanting something that is 'too much' this is a great choice

      Hoping you have a chance to try them.

      Angels are once again on the way to you and yours. ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      You are so right, Diana. You can make a batch or two or three ahead when you are traveling to a function (or even for around your home). They are a hit every time

      Thank you so much for visiting.

      Many Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks Ms. Dora.

      So nice to see you this morning.

      Perhaps you can give these a try real soon.

      I am making them again to take along to my daughter's as they have requested them..

      Angels are headed your way this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you, Ruby Jean, for your sweet comment. I hope that you will give these a try real soon.

      I am now hooked on them for a bit and know they will be showing up often.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      O I do hope you give them a try. I have been enjoying them for a few days now since I had extra tortillas left. And with those I have not been just slicing them; if I am using a tortilla wrap for a meal just for me sometimes I wrap up some veggies inside one and munch away.

      So nice to see you this morning drbj...hoping all is well with you

      Angels are headed your way bringing blessings and hugs ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      O yes, Phyllis, that does sound wicked good. I love these because we can throw on what we like and call it wonderful!!!

      Thank you so much for stopping to visit....Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      That is true...it would not be a quick fix if we made our tortillas from scratch but how much better would they be!!! And I had to include it because I do think it is such an interesting process to watch.

      Of course we could make our tortillas in advance and have them stored like the packaged ones.

      At any rate thank you for visiting. Yes, wrapping foods in salad greens is a lovely way to enjoy them.

      So nice to find a comment from you. Hoping all is well with you

      Angels are headed your way this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      You are so right...they would be great for a sports night....and make a bunch as they will disappear quickly.

      Thank you for visiting. Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      I agree Purl3agony These have been such a hit that they show up often when we want a little different twist on a meal.

      And because they can be prepared in so many ways they please most everyone.

      Thank you for visiting. Angels are headed your way this morning ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi bill...they are ready..freshly sliced baked chicken has just been rolled up and sliced just for you. Bring Bev and head on down....

      Glad to see you this morning

      Know that many Angels and blessings are headed to you and Bev ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      They are so easy and satisfying is one reason that they are great to serve your family to tide them over before a meal or to serve along with soup as a light meal anytime.

      Thank you, KoffeeKlatchGals, for visiting today ps

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      Patricia Scott 22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Great little treat that you can make your own. Fill with whatever you prefer and enjoy.

      Thank you Kristen for visiting today...

      Angels are headed your way this morning. ps

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 23 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Great ideas and recipes here. Thank you, I'm going to try some of these when my daughter visits tomorrow.

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      breakfastpop 23 months ago

      These look and sound yummy. You make me want to have company over!

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      Diana Burrell-Shipton 23 months ago from Hubbard, Ohio, USA

      Love these and make them for so many get-togethers !

      They also make great make ahead snacks for when I am at my gift shop and in a hurry. SO much healthier than eating junk food for my lunch.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Looks good. Looks tasty. Thanks for sharing these interesting wrap recipes.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 23 months ago from Southern Illinois

      You put so much in your hubs and this is no exception. I have never made pinwheels but I would like to. They look and sound delicious. Thank's for sharing. Voted up and away..

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      drbj and sherry 23 months ago from south Florida

      I just finished eating supper, Patricia, and your beautiful, tasty-looking pinwheels are making me feel hungry all over again. Thanks for these easy-to-make directions and the videos.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 23 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Wonderful hub, Patricia. I love tortilla wraps, but have not tried the spinach or tomato/basil tortillas - I will do so next time I go shopping.

      My favorite tortilla wrap is: flour tortilla, a little mayo, butter lettuce, thinly sliced turkey, Havarti cheese, mashed avocado, and bacon. They are so good.

      Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

      Many blessings to you and yours.

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      poetryman6969 23 months ago

      Voted up as tasty!

      My wife likes to grab stuff from the kitchen, heat it a bit, roll it up in a green, spinach wrap and stuff it into our mouths.

      Love the notion of using different kinds of cheeses in them.

      I like the process videos that show how to make the tortillas from scratch. As a internet meme once famously said, ain't nobody got time for that and it would defeat the purpose of quick, grab and go meals. Still, it's interesting to watch how it's done.

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      Frank Atanacio 23 months ago from Shelton

      wow they look tasty and easy to make.. sports nigh food voted awesome!!!

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      Donna Herron 23 months ago from USA

      I think pinwheels are great items to serve at casual summer parties. It's an easy way to offer your guests a variety of choices. And they look so pretty too. Thanks for posting this list of ideas and options for creating different types of pinwheel sandwiches. Voted up and pinned to my party board.

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      Bill Holland 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

      If you put chicken in it I'll eat it. Set me a place at the table, please. I'll be there in a few hours and I'm bringing my appetite with me. :)

      blessings and hugs heading your way

      bill

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      Susan Haze 23 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I love wraps. I make them all the time. Have you ever tried lettuce wraps? Awesome hub and up.

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      Kristen Howe 23 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub! I would love to try them and make them this summer. Voted up!

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