Tag Archives: Cream Cheese

Cheese-ball Roll-up Sandwiches

My mom made roll-up sandwiches for picnics and road trips when I was growing up. Sometimes it was chicken with cream cheese other times it was lunch meat with cream cheese roll-up, but it was always with homemade roll dough. As we got other and life was busier she started using crescent rolls to save time. I also made these for my kids, but I wanted to take it up a notch in flavor by adding additional ingredients. The cheese-ball mix is great with crackers as well as in these sandwiches! This recipe can me made in large batches and be put together as a team in assembly line fashion. We often work on these as a family.


Cheese-ball Mix
1-8oz package Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Shredded Cheese
2 T Dried Onion Flakes
1 tsp Garlic
1 toothpick dip doTerra Basil*
1 toothpick dip doTerra Thyme*
1 toothpick dip doTerra Rosemary*
(optional) 2 T Bacon Bits

2-8ct Tube of Crescent Rolls
1 lb Lunch meat slices (Ham, Chicken, Turkey, Roast Beef)


Pre-heat oven to 375.

Stack 3-4 pieces of lunch meat.

Spread 2-3 T of Cheese-ball mix on to the meat.

Roll the meat.

Roll Crescent dough around the meat roll. And repeat until all 16 are complete.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Store in the refrigerator if not eating immediately.


*Toothpick method

1 toothpick dip =  dip a toothpick into the essential oil and dip it once into the recipe
1 toothpick swirl = dip a toothpick into the essential oil and swirl it around in the recipe
1/2 drop – Drop an essential oil onto a spoon, then use the tip of a sharp knife to obtain the desired flavor

Cherry Cordial Bars

This is a recipe I made up several years ago. I wanted something with cherries but I am not a fan of cherry pie. This dessert has become a favorite of our family and several others.

1 Chocolate Cake Mix (Triple Chocolate Fudge is my favorite)
3/4 cup Oil
3/4 cup Water
3 Eggs
8oz Cream Cheese
1 Egg
1T Vanilla
1 can Cherry Pie Filling



Mix together cake mix, oil, water, and 3 eggs.

Cream together cream cheese, egg, and vanilla.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.

Layer 3/4 of the cake mix followed by cream cheese, then pie filling, and then the remaining cake mix. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes until the toothpick comes clean when poked in the center.