These Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels are the perfect party food! Loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, and creamy ranch flavor, they’re sure to become your new favorite party appetizer!
So. We made it back from the waterpark all in one piece. Hooray! And…believe it or not…we had fun! I’m always a bit skeptical, since waterparks aren’t totally my thing…but at the end of the day, you really can’t beat a little time away. Because even though we spend a lot of time together at home, time away is just different. It looks different, it feels different, and it brings out different sides in people. Some good, some bad, and some just downright funny. I guess that’s what 3 days of too much sugar, not enough sleep, and all the swimming you can handle will do to people!
And by people, I especially mean Nora. And it makes sense…since Nora is constantly trying to keep up with her big sisters in their bedtimes, their sugar consumption, and their bravery at the waterpark. Needless to say, by the end of the trip, we had one very overtired 5 year old who was definitely giving us a run for our money.
But not before she gave us a dinner full of laughs….a night which I can safely say none of us will soon forget. It was our last dinner there, after a full day spent at the waterpark, and we were waiting for our food to arrive. And then, out of nowhere, Nora started telling us all about her secret crush – a boy in her class named Jack – which came as a surprise to everyone. And she didn’t just mention it and move on….no, she kept going and going, and everything that came out of her mouth was funnier than the next. And for those 10 minutes at dinner, little Nora seemed so much older than 5. And for the first time in a while, she really was keeping up with her big sisters.
After dinner, of course, the over-tiredness kicked in and we remembered she’s only 5 and we knew we’d have hell to pay for our weekend away. But you know what? It was all worth it. For the same reason it’s worth it to let our kids stay up on New Year’s Eve or sleep in one another’s beds or watch the Super Bowl all the way to the end. Because sometimes it’s those little moments that carry the memories. And the laughs. And the magic.
Speaking of magic, these little Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels are nothing short of magical, and definitely perfect for any Super Bowl parties you might be attending. Loaded with cream cheese, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives, these Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels are like little bites of heaven. Guaranteed to make everyone happy…and you never know. They might even bring out some secrets! (OR….a Super Bowl win!)
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ¼ c. ranch dressing
- ½ c. finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 pieces bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 Tbsp. minced chives
- flour tortillas (6 small or 3 large)
- In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and ranch dressing. Mix until smooth.
- Stir in cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives.
- Spread in a generous layer over tortillas.
- Roll tortillas tightly and slice into 1 inch pieces.