Block Parties, Part 2, and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

When one decides to make a scene, it’s best to do it in front of the neighbors.

It was another epic neighborhood block party (and this time, one without any performances on my part). This time, we had all brought out the roller blades (can’t you tell this happened in the 90s?) to play a game of roller hockey. For once, it was quite easy- the street had JUST been redone, so every kid on the block was out testing out the smooth pavement and relishing the lack of potholes or cracks.

Including the “big” kids.

My neighbor had played ice hockey back in the day, and wasn’t going to let being in his late 30s stop him from playing street hockey with people a third of his age. It also wasn’t going to stop him from showing off how many tricks he could do on wheels.

It was at that moment, watching him skate backwards, that I suddenly screamed, “MIKE! STOP!!! OR TURN AROUND!!!!!”

He didn’t listen. And went straight into my neighbor’s glass picnic table, which they had been ever-so-kind to bring out into the street for the purposes of eating and drinking.

My neighbor emerged, drenched in beverages, from the table which was now cracked and flipped entirely over, and enduring the steely grey eyes of the owner of the table which never quite sat evenly again.

Obviously, we never let him live that moment down. And, according to my parents, even though Mike has moved from the neighborhood, we still can’t play hockey during block parties.

No Tricks Required Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Sweet Tortilla Chips

these chips are able to show off themselves, no talent required


  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Butter flavored cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a pair of kitchen shears, cut tortillas into eight triangles.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Place tortillas onto a large cookie sheet, making sure not to overlap (you will need to do this in batches).
  5. Spray tortilla triangles with cooking spray, then sprinkle on sugar-spice mixture.
  6. Bake 7-9 minutes or until light brown.
  7. Eat on their own or serve with fruit salsa.

47 thoughts on “Block Parties, Part 2, and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

  1. Diet = Out the window. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. If you pair them with the fruit salsa I think you can fit it in ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Ooh- I would like to try this. I like to bake pita chips at home- but I’ve never tried tortillas before!

    1. I think the tortilla chips go better with the fruit salsa, but I’m sure pita chips would work, too!

  3. Wow. Cute story and I like the tortilla and salsa recipe, too.

  4. That looks absolutely delicious! I will definitely be testing this recipe out soon

  5. These look great! It’a always fun to mix it up from the standard chips and salsa. So I’ll have to try out these with fruit salsa at my next get together (but no roller blading ;)!

    1. It’s a nice twist (and it’s pretty unlikely someone else will bring the same thing!)

  6. Sounds like the perfect sweet and crunchy treat! Thank you! I do the same thing for a more savory treat with Cajun spice or rosemary and garlic. So good to snack on!

    1. I’ve also done it that way and paired them with hummus! (homemade, of course)

      1. You go girl! Yes it’s my fav snack!!

  7. Mmm, once I get my tortilla press, I will make these! My hubby is on board with me making what I can from scratch. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rollerblades…yep, I do not think anyone who has used them on the street came out unscathed. I have a nice scar on my knee and chin from where my brake caught a rock and sent me face first on the pavement.

    1. I always took the brakes off- seemed to cause less injuries that way (and you weren’t allowed to go to indoor skating rinks with brakes anyway)

      1. I did not do the rink much. Perhaps I was too much of a daredevil back then. *shrug* I spent my childhood in the boonies and got tossed into a small city in my teens, I had to get my thrills somehow.

  8. I remember a similar recipe a number of years back.. they were very good.. next time I make them I will try it with your fruit salsa.. it looks good.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Yum, more cinnamon! I can’t rollerblade or skate so all glass tables are safe!

    1. I am on a bit of a cinnamon kick lately…

      1. I’m not complaining!

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  11. Awesome story, sounds like something I would have done (which is probably why I was not allowed rollerskates) Runs in the family – my brother rode his mates skateboard into the canal…

    The chips look amazing though. Made the fruit salsa yesterday and might have to hi-jack the wraps set aside for tomorrows supper!

  12. Thanks so much for following my blog!! I make a similar version of tortillas and they are always a hit. Looking forward to reading your blog regularly!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Thank you for the follow. I always love reading your stuff. Well done, girl!

  14. Thank you for the follow! Those chips look delicious. I never know what to bring to events like this, thanks for the great idea!

  15. Gee thanks…. now I have to wipe the drool off my keyboard!

  16. These look so simple, yet delicious! I will have to give them a try this spring and pair them with fruit salsa as you suggested. Thanks for the recipe.

  17. Yummmm. This looks great! Perfect party food! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’ve used it for summer barbeques, graduation parties, and bachelorette parties.

  18. I’m making these right now! I need a late night snack!

  19. These look yummy! Especially at the moment, as I am on a 5 day juicing hehe
    Thanks so much for following my blog. Returning the โค Look forward to your posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Reblogged this on Honeycomb Slice and commented:
    Going to be making these ALL the time, I adore quick little snacks like this that aren’t particularly extravagant ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Cinnamon Tortilla Chips- You Angel. trying that this week

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