Monday, May 10, 2010

Pssst...Pillsbury My Get Together GIVEAWAY

Recently, I was chosen to host a My Get Together party from the General Mills Pssst Network. If you have never heard of this program, it's sort of like Houseparty.com. If chosen, they send you a box of "goodies" to host a theme party. Any excuse to gather and eat is good in my book!

One of the requirements is that they ask you to make a few recipes using the featured product, which happened to be Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough. My recipes included: Bacon Cheese Tartlets (BACON, I know, right?), Veggie Pizza and Cherry Cheese Strudel Braid. Through the whole party, everyone kept asking me what they were all made of - Crescent rolls! Many people are not aware of how versatile the dough is. Rolls, appetizers, breakfasts, dinners and desserts - you can use it everywhere! Which recipe was a hit? The Strudel! Do you want to know how good it was? I made one braid for the party. Before we knew it, we chowed down the entire thing! So, I had to run to the grocery store and get more supplies. I decided I should make TWO for the party...yes...they were THAT yummy (I did use homemade strawberry preserves instead of the cherry.) Unless you tell them, no one would ever guess it was made with Crescent rolls...and so, SO simple! It was the easiest recipe I made.

Here it is for you to try.


Ingredients:
1 8 oz. can Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls or 1 8oz. can Pillsbury crescent recipe creations dough
1/4 c. cream cheese spread (from 8 oz. tub)

1/3 c. cherry preserves (I used strawberry)

1/2 c. powdered sugar

2 to 3 t. milk

1/4 t. almond extract

1.
Heat oven to 375. Spray large cookie sheet with non-stick spray.

2. If using crescent rolls: unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. Place dough on cookie sheet; overlap long sides to form 13x7 " rectangle. Firmly press perforations and edges to seal. If using dough sheet: unroll dough; cut into 2 long rectangles. Place dough on cookie sheet; overlap long sides to form 13x7 " rectangle. Firmly press edges to seal.
3. Spread cream cheese in 2 inch wide strip lengthwise down center of cough. Top with preserves. Make cuts 1 inch on each side of rectangle just to edge of filling. Alternating from side to side, fold cut strips of dough at an angle halfway across filling, slightly overlapping ends. Tres facile! 4. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool at least 15 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk and almond extract., adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency; mix well. Drizzle over warm coffee braid. Store in the refrigerator.

Giveaway!!
***Congratulations to Susanbft!! I have emailed you. Please respond ASAP. Thanks to everyone who entered!***

Lucky for you, I have some swag left from my party. Would you like to win some?

Prize: 1 self adjusting Pillsbury apron
1 Crescent/Pizza recipe book includes coupons
1 $.75 coupon for Crescent rolls
(which makes them a good deal if you find them already on sale)


Entry:
There are two ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to make with crescent rolls

and/or

2. Twitter this:
I want to win an Apron package from @ItsToni and @PillsburyTreats http://bit.ly/d4pmFw #giveaways

Be sure to leave a blog comment for each entry for them to count. Contests ends Wednesday, May 19th at NOON CST.

Good Luck and Happy Baking!

75 comments:

Cindy said...

We love the Pampered Chef Pepperoni Pizza Braid that is made with crescent rolls

Cindy said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/MomMaven/statuses/13747339266

Angela said...
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Angela said...

Tweet--Mrs Mow It All
I want to win an Apron package from @ItsToni and @PillsburyTreats http://bit.ly/d4pmFw #giveaways

http://twitter.com/MrsMowItAll/status/13755663793

Julie said...

I make a taco pie using the Crescent Rolls as the "crust"

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Maggie said...

I like to make cinnamon twists with crescent rolls!

Allyson said...

I've never made anything but pigs in a blanket with crescent rolls but you've inspired me. I might just go try that strudel recipe.

Allyson said...

I tweeted about the giveaway as well! :)

Mikki said...

My favorite thing to make with crescents are either a. poor man donuts or b. honey butter dinner rolls!

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Mikki said...

I tweeted this! http://twitter.com/Michrick8185/status/13788788964

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Jayshree said...

My favorite thing is to make crescents are very healthy for my family.

Ryan said...

We just make it plain.

Steph said...

My kids love Pigs in a Blanket made with crescent rolls!

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sphinx63 said...

We like to make Pigs in a Blanket, using the little cocktail weiners, and bring them to parties. They always get eaten up quickly!

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Danica D. said...

Hunny loves to roll hot dogs into the crescent rolls and bake them.

chromiumman said...

pigs in a blanket

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WilburBellson said...

I love to put a spoonfull of pesto on the dough, then roll it up! Yummy!

Raquel Bradford said...

My mother inlaw made me Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Crescent Wreath it's one of my favs that I love to make

txgiggles45 said...

My favorite thing to make is pigs in a blanket! ;)
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debbie said...

My favorite thing to make with crescent rolls are pigs in blankets.
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mogrill said...

My daughter loves piggies in a blanket with crescent rolls.
Thanks for the chance.
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collegesuitcase said...

I really love taco rings.

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Smooshy said...

pigs in a blanket!

Jenn S. said...

I love to use it as a crust for pot pies.

a boy a girl and a pug said...

i love them plain, but i do love making a pizza crust with them.

Karen said...

pigs in a blanket

Brenda said...

french toast!!

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Brenda said...

tweeted
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LICATA said...

I LIKE TO MAKE PIGS IN A BLANKET WITH IT.

susitravl said...

Crescent Chicken - a recipe I've had for over 20 years. Cooked chicken, cream cheese, green pepper, onion inside a square of crescent dough (2 triangles pressed together) and baked. My kids love it and so do I.

karen said...

I like them fresh out of the oven with butter and honey. Thanks.

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deedleweedle said...

I like making pigs in a blanket with crescent rolls!

maxfate said...

I press Crescent Roll dough into small muffin tins,fill with a mushroom,browned sausage,cheese mixture,and bake.Everyone's favorites sound great!

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maxfate said...

I Tweeted (maxfate) Thanks!
http://twitter.com/maxfate/status/14199129981

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Erica C. said...

I like them plain and also pigs in a blanket! However, I need better recipe ideas, so this is perfect!

flychild7 said...

I like Pepperoni Pizza rolls. Cheese and pepperoni rolled up

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flychild7 said...

tweeted:

http://twitter.com/flychild7/status/14205375753


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Jenna Wood said...

I just wanted to say I love your blog name!
I like to make garlic butter, mozzerella rolls by stuffing them with string cheese and basting with butter and garlic salt!
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Kimberly said...

I think my favorite thing is hot dogs in crescent rolls. It's so simple and so bad for you, but also so yummy. :)
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Kimberly said...

tweet! thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/14226950490
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Molly K said...

My favorite thing to make with crescent rolls is to put hot dogs and cheese and then roll up and bake.

Nickolay said...

I love to make mini Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches in the crescent rolls

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Nickolay said...

Tweeted


http://twitter.com/parkerozgood/status/14236056794

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atboop said...

I love to add brown sugar, karo syrp and pecans. atboop2@yahoo.com

melanie said...

I use crescent rolls to top my pot pies I also use them to make pasties.
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melanie said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/mcalcut/status/14240866624

ellie said...

I like to eat them plain but sometimes we make pigs in the blanket. My son likes to split his open and fill it with chicken or egg salad.
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ellie said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/14243962439
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Nancy said...

We like Crescent Rolls made into crescent cinnamon rolls with brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts, some icing, etc.

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Charlene said...

Are favorite thing to make with them is pigs in a blanket. The kids enjoy making & eating them :)

tina reynolds said...

Apple bites and pigs in a blanket two of my kids favorite fast easy, and a huge hit eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/mrstinareynolds/status/14264425521

Stacy said...

We call it Somethin' Yummy although I'm sure it has another name. Here it is: http://www.recipesformoms.com/2010/01/somethin-yummy.html

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I like to use them to make homemade hot pockets!

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samsakara said...

My favorite thing to make is pigs in a blanket with the crescent rolls.

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Sarah said...

I love to make pepperoni rolls with crescents

Sarah said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/sarbear3490/statuses/14279404007

Susan said...

The grandkids love when I make Pigs in a Blanket using Pillsbury Cresent Rolls. My grandson(age 2) likes to help me make Cinnamon & Sugar Cresents.

I'mm going to have to check out more things to make after seeing your yummy creation!

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Betty C said...

I like to mix cocoa, sugar and butter into a paste and roll it up inside crescent rolls. A tasty alternative to filled doughnuts.

FDP 4 Life said...

i like to make pigs in a blanket

wwe11 said...

I love to make pigs in a blanket.
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Melissa B. said...

I like to fill them with scrambled egg and sausage.

susan said...

I love to make crescents, for breakfast, I make a nice scrambled egg pizza.

degood said...

I like to make a turkey taco ring by filling them with ground turkey, cheese and arranging it in a ring and then topping with lettuce, tomato, olives, and sour cream.

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Happi Shopr said...

Pigs in a Blanket is a staple here. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Happi Shopr said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/happishopr/status/14293352173

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kathy pease said...

we love to make pigs in a blankets with hot dogs :)

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/14296063436

lilyk said...

My favorite thing to make with crescent rolls is pigs in a blanket.

purango said...

My favorite to make is Ham and Cheese Double Pinwheels. garrettsambo@aol.com

Atreau said...

I love to make hot dog wrapped crescent rolls.

giggling kids said...

Pizza!
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Gianna said...

Cream cheese squares.

Susan said...

Thank you so much!