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Monday, January 30, 2017

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels with Borden Cheese

This blog post has been compensated by Borden® Cheese. All opinions are mine alone. #BordenCheeseLove #CollectiveBias #Ad

It's been a great start to the new year thus far, and I've got plans to hold strong to my goals, especially going into next month. One of my family goals is to cook even more this year, coupled with getting Madison, our four year old, to eat what we eat.

If you follow me on Snapchat or InstaStories, you already know that I cook often. But, there's definitely room for me to cook more. I also tend to find something else for my daughter to eat if she's not feeling what I've made for lunch or dinner. What I'm learning is that it's imperative that I allow her to help me prepare meals and that I need to be fair when meal planning. Firstly, when we prepare meals together, it's an opportunity for her to learn, but more importantly it's a family moment that she really loves! Secondly, all meals can't be some iteration of chicken and veggies (our usual go-to meal) because that's just plain and boring to kids.

Now, the key to cooking often is not only meal planning but having quick and easy/tried and true meal ideas on hand that can be prepared in thirty minutes or less. Those go-to meals should be used when you don't feel like cooking, don't want what you had planned, or get home later than expected.

This ham and cheese pinwheel recipe is one that fits the bill for everything mentioned above. It only contains a handful of ingredients including Borden® Cheese Sharp Cheddar Slices. It's very simple to put together, and kids love it. With that said, grab your little one and make a few memories together while making this dish, remembering that love is always an ingredient.

1 Pizza crust, thin
1 Pack, Ham, thinly sliced
1/2 Pack, Borden® Cheese Sharp Cheddar Slices
1/4 Cup, Maple syrup
1 tsp, Dijon Mustard

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place pizza crust on a large cutting board, stretching it out a bit.
Layer sliced ham on top of the pizza crust evenly.
Top ham with the Borden® Cheese Sharp Cheddar Slices.
Tightly roll the pizza crust with toppings (from the long side) into a log.
Cut off the ends and discard, then cut log evenly into 12 pinwheels.
Place into greased dish.
Mix maple syrup with Dijon mustard until combined.
Spoon mixture evenly over each pinwheel.
Place dish in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until crust is golden.

Serve and enjoy!

The cheese will get so ooey and gooey while in the oven, melting all over the dish. The syrup will provide just a hint of sweetness, and the crust will tie it all together. You can find the Borden® Cheese Sharp Cheddar Slices used in this recipe at your local Food Lion. Check out the store locator here to find Borden® Cheese near you!

This recipe will make just enough for a family of three or four and can be paired with a few raw veggies and dip to round out the lunch. But, my little girl and I like to eat them all by themselves, tearing them apart to get at the cheese inside.

I hope you and your family enjoy this meal if you give it a shot. I'd love to hear how you are working to cook more or ideas for how to get young child(ren) to eat what you prepare. Share your tips in the comments.

Be Strategic,
xoxo, Nicole

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