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Holiday Pinwheels

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"These make-ahead appetizers are just right for the holiday season with red and green veggies peeking out in the delicious cream cheese filling."

Ingredients

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix
1/2 cup minced sweet red pepper
1/2 cup minced celery
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup sliced green stuffed olives
3 or 4 flour tortillas (10-inch size)

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and dressing mix until smooth. Add red pepper, celery, onions and olives. Mix well. Spread about 3/4 cup on each tortilla. Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Slice into 1/2-inch pieces. Yield: 15-20 pinwheels.

Marilyn Lindsey
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
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