January 8, 2010

Pickle Pinwheels

Hey folks! We are stuck at home today..again! Our roads are totally drifted shut, although the road maintainer guy just plowed through. It barely makes a dent though in the 4'-5' of snow in the roads though. Could someone drop ship us some milk, bread and eggs please? Eric and the girls are home for the second day from work and school. This Kansas winter is crazy!

And I'm kinda wishing we had some of these too. These are the Pickle Pinwheels we made for New Year's Eve. This plate of goodies was devoured in minutes after I shot the photo!
All you do is take dried beef slices.....slather them with a layer of cream cheese......wrap around a whole dill pickle.......slice.......and eat! Yummo, the perfect party appetizer. They are always a big hit!! And the kids can make these easy peasy too.
And of course I had to make a recipe card. Card size is 4" x 6". I used PTI Ripe Avocado for the base and then Rustic Cream to print my recipe. Patterned paper is from October Afternoon, one of my favorite designs ever. Twill is Ripe Avocado from PTI. I stitched around the cream layer with my sewing machine.
For my colored image, I used Karen Lockhart's Pickle Jar stamp. Who knew a stamp with a pickle theme would come in so handy! I colored my image with the Copic Sketch markers shown in the next photo down. I cut out my image with fine tip scissors and then added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the jar. The swirly stamp is also an image from Karen Lockhart.

In the photo below, the greens are for the pickles, the gray is for the wire handle, the tan is for the wood handle and the BG colors are for the glass jar. Ohhhhh how I still love to color in images. Makes me feel like a kid again!
Okay, I gotta run now. Lots of design team work to do, more kits to prepare, gotta help Jordan with some adorable projects she's working on.....then I'll probably have to crack the whip and delegate some chores......hollar at Josey to get off whichever electronic device she's connected to......and who knows what else. Have a warm and wonderful day wherever you are, my friends!

33 comments:

patriciad said...

Wow, you sure are getting blasted with the bad weather this year. We are too (Chicago) but you have us beat by a mile, girl. Yummy looking creations (both the edible kind and the paper kind). Stay warm. Dig deep in the back of the cabinet - I'm sure there's some chocolate there somewhere!

dolcreations said...

I love your recipe cards! Once again..you inspire us all!
Hope you stay warm and safe!
Christine

Lorie said...

We had something like that as a kiddo, too but my mom used the baby pickles. YUM!

Yvonne said...

You gotta try the pickle pinwheels with ham sometime! Deelish!! Love your cute recipe cards!

Anonymous said...

I have seen this recipe done using pickled asparagus that you can get at Costco instead of pickles. It tastes like pickles but it's really aparagus. Try it!

Kim said...

omg! YUM! I LOVE pickels (nickname in HS was even pickels lol!) and would love to try these at our next game night. Thanks for sharing!

Kim
http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com/

Basement Stamper said...

I'm going with Yvonne, you have to try it with ham sometime!!! My Mom used to make these all the time with the little baby pickles and ham/cream cheese, I loved them!!!

Your recipe card is gorgeous, any chance some of your recipe cards may wind up on etsy someday...I know I would jump to buy one!

wandykj said...

Love these too! My future daughter-in-law made it as a dip the other night & it was sooooo good. Just used everything the same except cut it all up & mixed it together for a cracker spread-YUMMY!!!

Stay warm, here in Iowa we're going through the same thing-is it Spring yet?

~hugs~
Wanda

Kimberly Ann said...

I can only hope that you've posted this little yummy to hold us over till you post the turkey bacon wraps ;)

Shirlann said...

I used to live in snow valley where it snowed up to two feet in a night...I think you could actually HEAR the snowflakes fall they were so big! These snowfalls really slow down life, don't they? Enjoy being hunkered down...you'll get lots done! Your recipe cards are so great...I giggle every time I see those inchies on them!

Kay said...

WOW - pickle pinwheels! Who'd a thunk it?! They look cute and your recipe card is stinkin' adorable! Happy Snow Days!

aguilar2 said...

I use to make the pickles like this when I was a teen. Wow that was 30 years ago. Thanks for showing such a cute recipe card. Now I want the pickle stamp.

ya'll stay warm. I miss my Michigan days of snow. I am down in Texas now.

Krissy said...

My mouth is watering! We make these too, but we just call them "pickles" - a party just isn't a party without them!

We've also made something like them, but with polish ham, cream cheese and a green onion.

Guess I need to get pickles at the store tomorrow and make them this weekend!

Happy Friday!
Krissy
www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com

Chris Biljan said...

I can't believe you make these - my mom made these in the 60's (minus the pickles) Try it with just the dried beef and cream cheese - roll up and slice - yummmm! bet you can't eat just one! Now I'm hungry....

Emmy said...

MMMMM I love these! Your recipe card is really cute!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Bless your heart! We've been cold and snowy here in MA, but it's nothing compared to y'all out in the middle of the country. Stay warm and thanks for the snack idea! I have that stamp and now I have a fun recipe to go with it. :)

Anonymous said...

MMMMMMMM, I had forgotten about those. They are very good. Thanks for bringing the memory back. Love the recipe cards too.
PaperDoll

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love these pickle treats! We had Wed off due to blizzard and late start yesterday. Alot of places didn't have school til late today. This is one of the coldest winters I ever remember as well as most blizzards!

Stay in where it's safe and warm! I look forward to seeing what you create while snowed in.

Wendi said...

Oh how I wish we could have some sort of winter at all. Here in southern California it is 75 degrees again. I'd just like to be able to wear a sweater! Well, I'm thrilled with the pickle recipe and excited to see another recipe card. I love them! Thanks for sharing.

Creative Mish said...

we've been making these pickle pinwheels since I was a kid! They're the best... I love your name for them!

Nancy Riley said...

OMG! I've made two batches of these in the last two weeks! I love them! I especially love eating the ends I cut off of them while making them! I'm usually stuffed by the time I'm done! Did you notice that Buddig now makes their beef in a circle shape instead of a square? ... not as easy to work with. :(

Quirky said...

I've never experienced snow but I think I wouldn't mind getting snowed in once in a while :P A day off from work would be great... LOL...

Love your recipe... it sure looks delicious. And your recipe card is an inspiration... I hope I'll get to doing mine soon :)a

Shannon Finch said...

It's always fun to find new recipes. I've never seen this one but I'll have to try it. I make a similar one that is cream chesse spread on salami and then wrapped around pickled asparagus - have you ever had this one? What a cute recipe card too! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Young said...

Sorry to hear about you being "snowed in". Hope you are able to get out soon.
My kids had a "snow day" off from school today. I was lucky I did not have to work either. It snowed all night and most of today and we are getting another snow storm tonight. We'll see what tomorrow will bring.
Your pickles look yummy. I make something very similar using green onions (my husband loves them).
I slather cream cheese on hard samlami slices, cut the green onion into 3-4 inch pieces (the length of the diameter of the salami slcie), and roll thm up.

Antje said...

Alright, I am sitting here dripping and drolling(do you write it like that?) and getting all hungry. Do not know what I love more, your recipe card or the receipe itself - and all that folled here....
Wonderful work and I think I will go now and look what I find in my fridge....

Country Mouse said...

And I thought we had it bad...low lastnight was 18 degrees, but no snow, just ice! But we Texans are "winter wimps"!LOL Love your recipe card and those look so yummy! I am gonna have to try these soon!!!! Stay warm!!!

Susie said...

I make these all the time but use ham instead of beef and I use dill pickles, quartered !! Nice to see a different take on a much loved treat !! :)

Chelsea said...

those look yummy!!!

Amber said...

I used to make these all the time. LOVE THEM!!!

Mariah said...

This looks really good, but what the heck is dried beef? I'm from NJ...never heard of the stuff!

Jennifer Scull said...

I must say that my guys would be all over those like bees on honey! I have got to get that little pickle jar stamp...... :) super cute!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow do those look yummy! I just bought some things to make these, I'm short the pickles though! My MIL introduced these to me by the name of "Frog Eyes". They never last very long!!
Tabby

Jennifer said...

These are also really good using deli ham!!!!

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