Friday Food: Easy Family Recipes

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The Momtrends hunt for a food writer continues. Next up: Wendy a working mom who knows her way around the kitchen.

Work, Cook, Parent, Sleep. Repeat.
As a working mom, I'??m often on the look-out for quick recipes to whip up for my family vs. resorting to carry-out or pre-packaged dinners.

There are lots of resources out there, so I'??ve got that pretty much down to a science. Walk in the door, start the skillet, boil the water. In the door by 6:00, dinner on the table by 6:30. Then there are the weekend events, the work group lunches, the church activities, that require a dish. This one is not as easy for me. I want something I can prepare early, doesn'??t need reheating, affordable, quick and of course, tasty! Here'??s my go-to recipe when called upon to feed:

Zesty Tortilla Bites

2 Packages 8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
1 Can 6 oz black olives (pre-chopped)
1 small can green chiles (pre-chopped, drained)
1 small jar pimentos (optional, pre-chopped)
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup green onions (finely chopped)

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10 10" flour tortillas

Directions: Combine first six items in a bowl, stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread a thin layer of the mixture on each tortilla. Starting at one end, gently roll tortilla into a tight tube. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. To serve, slice into 1 inch slices. Serve slices on their side. Makes approx 100 pieces (enough to take and enough to keep!)

This recipe is even fun for my little guy to get in on the fun!

Wendy is a mommie to an only child, a wife to a golf instructor, a full-time marketer at a pharma company and a freelance designer! She loves to exercise, cook, shop, spend time with my family and dabble in the arts! For more of her kitchen escapades, visit

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