Monday, November 17, 2008

Pillsbury "Home is calling" Giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED : I am taking no further entries. I will be announcing the winners today!

I am participating in a fabulous new program called MyBlogSpark where I get to try out products, pass on the fabulous information to you - my wonderful readers, and even give YOU a chance to win these great products for yourself.

Today I was so excited to receive a Pillsbury Home is Calling™ gift basket. The basket includes a coupon for Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls, a magnetic coupon holder, a house-shaped mouse pad, pot holders, a cookie sheet, a bread basket and a loveable Pillsbury Doughboy figurine. This little Doughboy is so adorable - I had to PRY it out of my Son's little hands before he could snatch it up for

And the best news is that I get to give away THREE of these gift baskets to YOU my lucky readers, and all you have to do is post a comment here and tell me what is your FAVORITE Pillsbury recipe OR tell me a little bit about your favorite part of Family meals. It is THAT easy.

I thought I would share one of MY favorite Pillsbury recipes here with you - using the fabulous crescent rolls that you will receive a coupon for.

Savory Crescent Chicken Squares
by Doris CastleTender crescents wrap around a creamy chicken filling in a hot sandwich that took top honors in the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest.

1package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
2cups cubed cooked chicken
1tablespoon chopped fresh chives or onion
1/4teaspoon salt
1/8teaspoon pepper
2tablespoons milk
1tablespoon chopped pimientos, if desired
1can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations™ refrigerated flaky dough sheet
1tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
3/4cup seasoned croutons, crushed

1.Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese and 1 tablespoon softened butter; beat until smooth. Stir in chicken, chives, salt, pepper, milk and pimientos; mix well.
2.If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
3.Spoon 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto center of each rectangle. Pull 4 corners of dough to center of chicken mixture; twist firmly. Pinch edges to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush tops of sandwiches with 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle with crushed croutons.
4.Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 27 to 32 minutes.

You can find this and many more wonderful recipes HERE on the Pillsbury website.

I would also like you to let you know that Pillsbury is sharing the warmth of home this holiday season by helping stock America’s food banks. Isn't that GREAT!

to view the new Home is Calling campaign, which reminds us of how we
all look forward to getting home at the end of the day to reconnect with
loved ones. And of course we also think about the aroma of something
irresistibly warm and delicious baking at home! When you forward along the link to friends and family from the web site, Pillsbury will make a donation to help deliver more than one pound of groceries to America’s food banks!

I would like to thank both Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark for letting me participate in this wonderful give-away.

Comment away -

I can't wait to hear your favorite recipes, or stories about Family Dinners. Make sure to leave your email address so that I can email you for address information when I announce the winners on Friday November 21st.


  1. Oh what can we not say about Pillsbury? Oh we always pick the cresent rolls on shopping day :)
    I think I like them best of all at Christmas time to make the little piggies in the blanket..mmmmmmm! Gotta love the pillsbury dough boy too..I remember him from childhood; you know I think I still may have that little guy floating in my mom's attic..I remember she had to mail in upcs for it LOL! Hugs, K

  2. My favorite Pillsbury recipe uses the crescent dinner roll dough and a recipe from the Top Secret Recipe Book to make Cinnabon Cinnabonstix. Everyone loves them! belle (blbll007 at aol dot com)

  3. My favorite part of meal time is when everyone pats their full tummies ,and tells me how great a cook I am!

  4. my favorite Pillsbury recipe is called ham and broccoli roll, made with the crescents. You take some chopped ham, chop up some broccoli, chop a small onion, add some mustard. Then take the crescent rolls, 2 rolls and lay them in a circle, I find it easier to put a glass in the center of the cookie sheet then put the crescents around the glass. Yeah your making a ring. Put the ham/broccoli mixture in the center of the rolls, bring the top of the crescents over the ham and tuck underneath the bottom. Bake, awesome. If you want exact measurements let me know and I will get the recipe out.

  5. How much fun! I love the pillsbury cresent rolls, they are so versatile. How much fun it would be to get a Pillsbury pack!

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog today {Craft Addict}...glad to find yours also! So, I was reading this post and was about to go get my cookbook to post my favorite recipe...but I think we have similar taste buds b/c you posted mine! :) Actually, I've never made it with the pimentos or bread crumbs on top...but we do sometimes add brocoli to the mix and make a cheese sauce to go on the outside. These are great! Thanks for the chance to participate and so glad to find another blog to follow! :)

  7. I think my favorite Pillsbury recipe is using crescent rolls for pigs in a blanket. Or maybe their pie crusts for apple pie or lemon mirangue. I better stop there. I have too many favorites!

    My favorite time of family meals is just being able to relax and enjoy each other. It's a time to catch up and a time for reflection.

    Thanks, too, for stopping by my blog. My big savings came at CVS. Do you have one of those in your area? If not, some of the other drugstore outfits have similar programs. Money Saving Mom at has a really good description of CVSing. You should check it out - that way I'm not reinventing the wheel. It takes some practice but it's worth it. I'm also working on couponing, too. I'm having fun and saving money. What more could you ask for?

  8. I think someone already mentioned my favorite, or at least a version of it. We make a ham, cheese and brocolli braid with the crescent rolls. It's my families favorite! That and weiner wraps!
    lisamerriman at charter dot net.


  9. My favorite is the crescent hot dogs. It's very simply but oh so yummy :) My whole family loves them.


  10. My favorite are the crescent rolls. I roll them with a slice of cheese and a smokey link and eat them in the morning. So good! Thanks!!

  11. My favorite are the crescent rolls. I roll them with a slice of cheese and a smokey link and eat them in the morning. So good! Thanks!!

  12. Well, it's not a recipe but it's Pillsbury. I love the cresent rolls, yyyyyuuummm-o.

  13. My favorite recipe has been mentioned several times..... smokies wrapped in the rolls! Wonderful appitizer.

    My favorite part of meal time is having my loving family there to enjoy being together and the good meal I have prepared.

  14. I use the crescent rolls to make mini cinammon rolls.

  15. We love to make pigs in a blanket with the cresent rolls from Pillsbury. It's a family affair when we make these for lunch!!

    Thanks for the chance!!

  16. Great Giveaway!!
    My favorite recipe is from Pampered Chef called Chicken Dilly Ring. It is delish!!

  17. Broccoli and Ham Braid.

    I think I got it from a Bakeoff book @ gmail dot com

  18. I have to tell you 2 of our favorite easy pillsbury treats! One we call "sex bread" when your wrap havarti cheese with a few dashes of deal in Pillsbury crescents! The other one is putting Nutella in the crescentt! These things are easy and super yummy!

  19. Taco Ring. Yum!

  20. We LOVE crescent rolls! We ate some tonight! Oh, and the Cinnabon rolls? Yummy!

  21. I have to admit that sometimes I'm a big fan of the little hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls! I also love a dish a friend makes for breakfast, where she stuffs cheese and chicken into a crescent roll and bakes it.

  22. I use cresent rolls all the time! We use them for broccoli, chicken, ranch dressing and Monterey jack cheese, all rolled up in a little pocket! So good!

  23. My favorite part about family meals is that it's usually one time during the day when I can sit(even if it's for a minute) and talk to my family. My husband works and is in school and it's the one time when he's home that we get to sit together.

  24. My favorite part about family meals is that it's usually one time during the day when I can sit(even if it's for a minute) and talk to my family. My husband works and is in school and it's the one time when he's home that we get to sit together.

  25. I love that when I cook dinner my 2 yr old say "ma you cook, you cook ma"

  26. We take the crescent rolls and roll them out. Put cheese on them and a little doggie. Roll em up and bake! It's a fancy pig in a blanket and is a hit every time we serve them!