Cinnamon Roll Waffles

These little waffles are a new favorite in our house! They are such a fun treat for breakfast and they are so incredibly easy to make. All you need is a store bought can of cinnamon rolls and a waffle iron!
1 can of Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
Preheat the waffle iron. I have a Belgian Waffle maker with a browning control knob.  I set the browning knob to 5 1/2.  You can make these just the same with a regular waffle iron too.  Place a cinnamon roll towards of the center of the waffle maker.  I made 2 at a time, just make sure that they are not touching when you put them in the waffle maker. Close the waffle iron and cook until the the timer sounds. Drizzle the warm cinnamon roll waffles with the icing.  Enjoy!!

Tortilla Pizzas

These are a favorite of mine.  Not just because they are insanely easy but because they are delicious! They are light & crispy and they only take 10 minutes to make, which can really help on nights when you need dinner on the fly!  Serve these with a salad & voila`, dinner is served!  This combination is one of my personal favorites, but you can use any of your favorite pizza toppings.  I used olive oil for the base but for a quick pizza sauce, combine a small can (8oz) of tomato sauce with a little dried oregano and garlic powder.  (I never really measure the spices, just add some in, stir & taste.)  There is no need to cook it, just mix it together & spread on the tortilla.  It will cook with the rest of the toppings on the pizza.  As my 6 year old says, "Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy"!  Oh, and did I mention that these are low cal?  Yep, 2 of these little pizzas are about 500 calories depending on the topping that you choose.  Not bad for yummy pizza dinner, huh?!? 
Small Flour Tortilla (Soft Taco Size)
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Minced Garlic, to taste
1/4 cup Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella
1 piece of thinly sliced deli ham
Thinly sliced Onion
(Or your toppings of choice)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Place a tortilla on a sheet pan (I lined my with tinfoil for easy clean up.).  Place a little minced garlic on the tortilla & pour a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil over the top.  Spread the olive oil & garlic evenly around the tortilla. 
Top with 1/4 cup Part- Skim Mozzarella Cheese, make sure to not add too much cheese.  It will weigh down the tortilla & it won't come out crispy.  This is actually one of the few recipes that I really do measure out the ingredients!
Then top with the ham & onions. 
 Bake for 10 minutes, at 400 degrees. 
Allow to cool slightly on the pan before slicing.

White Cheddar & Green Olive Pimento Cheese

If you've been to the south, chances are you've had Pimento Cheese.  I grew up loving pimento cheese sandwiches but it's great on toast, crackers & apples slices too.  If you really want something spectacular, butter up some bread & sandwich this stuff between it for an awesome grilled cheese!  There are all kinds of ways to make pimento cheese.  You can use any kind of cheese you like.  But this is pimento cheese, my way, with my favorites- sharp, white cheddar cheese & pimento stuffed green olives yum, yum, yum!  Add in some crackers & here's a great summer snack or appetizer!  I also made this a low(er) fat version.  Feel free to substitute regular, full fat versions for any of these ingredients. 
8 oz Sharp, White Cheddar Cheese (I used Cabot's New York White Cheddar)
8 oz 50% Reduced Fat White Cheddar (I used Cabot's)
8 oz 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Pimento Stuffed Spanish Green Olives
1/2 cup Reduced Fat Mayonnaise (I use Duke's brand)
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Serving Options:
bread, crackers, apple slices, celery
Shred the cheddar cheeses.  Coarsely chop the green olives.  Combine all the ingredients in a small- medium sized bowl.  Serve immediately or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. 

Note:  This recipe makes quite a bit of Pimento Cheese, you can easily half the recipe for less.  But I recommend making a whole batch, it will keep for a while in the refrigerator!