Monday, December 20, 2010

Holy Smokes Batman! 500 POSTS!!

In honor of my 500th post, I'm going to share with you a couple of our family's favorite holiday recipes. We have been making treats lately, both for some of the people Ken and I visit for church and for Ken's work party which we hosted in our home on Friday evening. These 2 recipes happen to  be what we leave for Santa each year. Sweet and Savory truly is the best!

Garlic Rolls

1 package cream cheese, softened
1 cup real bacon bits
5 or 6 garlic cloves, pressed
'leaves' from 1 one bunch of cilantro, chopped
flour tortillas

In a bowl mix together cream cheese, bacon bits, garlic and cilantro until well blended. 

Spread evenly over flour tortillas. [I usually get 5 or 6 tortillas.] 
Roll tortillas and if necessary use a toothpick to hold it together. 

Refrigerate for a couple hours or until time to serve. 

Right before serving slice tortillas fairly thin-a little more than a quarter inch thick. Delish!
[sorry, no photo.]

Oreo Truffles
1 package cream cheese softened
1 package oreo cookies. [The recipe calls for double stuff, I buy regular. You choose for you.]
Melting chocolate

Crush all your cookies in a food processor, with a rolling pin, or in a plastic ziplock that you run over with the car. [We've tried all 3 ways. Food processor is the fastest, car is the funnest, rolling pin is too much work.]

Reserve about 1/2 cup of the cookie mixture and mix the rest with the cream cheese until well blended.

Roll into little balls and freeze overnight. Next day melt your chocolate, dip the 'rolls' in chocolate and before it's set up sprinkle with the reserved cookie. [Freezing the truffle just makes it easier to dip and helps the chocolate to set up more quickly. You do need to chill them so they don't melt into a blob when they hit the warm chocolate.]

1 comment:

  1. thanks for posting some recipies - i love the oreo truffles - made them for the first time a few years ago. I used mint oreos - oh my goodness were they amazing!
    I will have to try the garlic roll things - sound really good. :)