Thursday, October 10, 2013

Simple, Quick and Delicious Pillsbury Recipes {Review & Giveaway}

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As a child heading back to school, you don't realize the amount of work that your parents put in to ensure that every day proceeds as smoothly as possible. You're the one getting out of bed, getting dressed and catching your bus, so why would you think of Mom and Dad packing your lunch, signing your permission slips, checking your homework, keeping track of the time, etc, etc, etc?

Truly though, with kids heading to class, sports and after school activities (and homework to be done) this fall, parents are often the ones that suddenly find themselves extremely short on time. I'm already struggling to come up with an idea for dinner, so am I really expected to figure out something quick, creative and tasty for breakfast and after school as well?

Fortunately, when it comes to searching for easy recipes that save time but that don't skimp on great taste, Pillsbury is there. This fall they've expanded their delectable selection of simple recipes and how-to guides on Pillsbury.com to include even more that take a family favorite and give it a little twist so that everyone in the house will be happy!

Pillsbury recipes
Mini Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich, Mini Soft Pretzels, Grands! Easy Taco Melts and Grands! Chicken Pot Pie Puffs

Whether you need a portable breakfast for your child to grab on their way to the bus stop, a filling dinner to refuel the family after a long day, or a bite-size snack to tide the kids over until suppertime, Pillsbury can help mix up your cooking routine and inspire even the pickiest of eaters to ask for seconds.

As I am on a continuous journey to make our mornings more calm and our after school time filled with less grumpy faces, I (hungrily) looked through Pillsbury's huge selection of recipes until I found two that would be perfect to try.

First up, the tasty and filling Breakfast Calzone.

Breakfast Calzone

Breakfast Calzone

Ingredients

4 eggs
¼ cup milk
Dash pepper
2 teaspoons margarine or butter
1 (13.8-oz.) can Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
2 oz. (½ cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
16 slices (about 3 oz.) pepperoni
4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat oven to 400°F and spray large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

In medium bowl, combine eggs, milk and pepper; beat until well blended. Melt margarine in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add egg mixture; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until eggs are set but moist, stirring occasionally.

Unroll dough; pat to form 14x10" rectangle. Cut dough into four 7x5" rectangles. Divide mozzarella cheese evenly onto half of each rectangle to within ½" of edges. Top cheese with pepperoni, Parmesan cheese and eggs. Fold untopped dough over filling, turnover fashion; press edges firmly to seal. Place on sprayed cookie sheet.

breakfast pocket

Bake at 400°F for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.

breakfast pocket recipe

I made a few alterations to this recipe (e.g. using cooking spray instead of melted butter to cook the eggs, removing the pepperoni for the non-meat eaters in our household, cheddar cheese instead, etc) and the results were simple and delicious. Next time I'll definitely add in tomatoes, green onions and more to give them a kick!

I never know if my kids are going to come down the stairs in the morning chattering cheerfully... or bickering constantly, so the surprise of having these tasty Breakfast Calzones waiting for them has been definitely tipping the scales in favor of the former!

Along with their happiness over a breakfast containing something other than a bowl of cereal, I can relax a little bit knowing that they are off to school having gotten a filling breakfast and plenty of protein to carry them through until lunch. These are a win-win!

homemade hot pocket

When the late afternoon tummy growls call, however, I love having something to reach for to answer the constant questions of Treat? Cookie? Sweets? instead of simply turning them away. Now I can just point to the container holding a fresh batch of Fruit Pastry Sticks!

Fruit Pastry Sticks

Fruit Pastry Sticks

Ingredients

1 Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1½ rolls Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack, any flavor (I found that I needed 2 rolls)
2 Tbsp colored sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 425° and line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.

Unroll dough; roll or press to 12" circle. Cut into nine 1¼" strips. Cut ends as needed so all are straight. Cut strips in half crosswise to make 18 strips (1¼ x 4½" each).

Unroll fruit snack. With scissors, cut a total of 18 (about 4"-long) pieces. Place 1 piece on each pie crust strip. Fold dough lengthwise over fruit snack; pinch long edges to seal.

fruit by the foot cookies

Twist ends of dough strip in opposite directions. Place on cookie sheet, pressing ends down to seal.

Brush top and side of each with water; sprinkle with colored sugar.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes.

Pillsbury Fruit Pastry Sticks

How easy peasy are these? Just unroll, make some cuts, twist, and bake!

With a 130-year history, Pillsbury has the collection of recipes and know-how to give your next meal a boost. As they offer everything from Crescent Rolls to biscuits of just about every variety to sweet rolls for your sweet tooth (and don't forget cookie dough, refrigerated and frozen pie crusts, frozen breakfast delights and more), they're sure to have a home in your kitchen as well.

Head over to Pillsbury.com today to see what they can do to make your fall a little easier (and a lot more delicious) and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person is going to be baking up quite a few tasty options for their family as well, because...

One lucky person will win (5) coupons for FREE Pillsbury products!

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A big thank you to Pillsbury for providing coupons for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

285 comments:

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abfantom said...

I love Pillsbury's Simply Buttermilk Biscuits

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Marti Tabora said...

My favorite is the Grands buttermilk biscuits. they are so good. Thanks.

Kari Crum said...

We love Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and Crescent Rolls.

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I love the honey biscuits! Yum!

Jeccica Simpson said...

I love the honey biscuits and the crossiants

Trippy Cusp said...

I love their croissants (I use them to make apple-cinnamon dumplings) and of course their holiday sugar cookies that always have Christmas trees, hearts, pumpkin faces, ect. I love the taste of those cookies! There's nothing like it!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I love the Grands!® Flaky Layers Buttermilk Biscuits

Daphne Turner said...

Crescent Rolls

wigget said...

love their crescent rolls

HarleyC said...

I LOVE the Garlic Breadsticks

Karen Glatt said...

I like the crescent rolls because they are so delicious!

Georgette C said...

I love the garlic breadsticks and the Grands Flaky Buttermilk Layers Biscuits

Stephanie Phelps said...

I love the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

steve weber said...

the pizza crust is delicious.

tat2gurlzrock said...

The Breakfast Calzone has my mouth watering!!

Joanne said...

Crescent Rolls are my favorite because they are so versatile!

Christy Maurer said...

I love the cinnamon rolls!

Wehaf said...

I love their gluten-free pizza dough.

heatherp626 said...

I love Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough!

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Christina said...

I love the Grands Flaky Layers Honey Butter Biscuits

Kelly Nicholson said...

i like the Pillsbury frostings..thanks

Candice said...

I love the Crescent Rolls.

gahome2mom said...

Pillsbury's Simply Buttermilk Biscuits because they are more than biscuits when used in recipes. Thanks gahome2mom/janet

bettycd said...

love the croissants!

peg42 said...

I love the Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon rolls.
Thanks so much.
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Urd-chan said...

I just love their Crescent rolls (and buy them most of all of their refrigerated products). I also only buy their cake and brownie mixes - no other brands.

Shelley P said...

I love Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls.

Darlene said...

I love the pizza dough

Unknown said...

I love their buttermilk biscuits!
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Caitlin McClure said...

I like their Crescent Rolls

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like their Artisan pizza dough.

Amy Honious said...

my favorite pillsbury item has always been the crescent rolls! they are dependable and quite versatile :) thanks for such a nice and very tasty giveaway!

Sandy Beeman said...

Pillsbury Brownies are the only mix I buy, any variety.

Helga said...

I love their slice n bake cookies.

CindyWindy2003 said...

i love pillsbury ready to bake oatmeal cookies, they are great!

♥Cari♥ said...

I love the buttermilk biscuits

Ken Ohl said...

cinnamon rolls for sure. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Barrie Mac said...

My favorite pillsbury product is the reduced fat cinnamon rolls with orange frosting!

Ann (wisper) said...

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls are my absolute favorite.

Cindy Brickley said...

I use the Cresent rolls the most.

suburban prep said...

Buttermilk Biscuits for sure.

Kayla said...

I like their Junior Flaky Biscuits!

Serenap95 said...

I like the Ghost Shape® Cookies

PAIGE said...

I love Pillsbury bread sticks.
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Kia89 said...

I like the ready to bake oatmeal raisin cookies.

Kim Pinch said...

The cinnamon grands are my favorite.

Amanda Emily said...

My favorite product is their Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

Natalie said...

I love Pillsbury crescent rolls!

Debra said...

my favorite is the pillsbury grands

Cserafini said...

we like the crescent rolls.

cjabdelnour said...

I LIKE THE CRESCENT ROLLS! Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Anne said...

I'm actually pretty well known for my homemade pie crusts, but I admit that I often use Pillsbury's pre-made pie crusts for quiche. Handy to have in the fridge, and they taste good, too.

Donna Pyszk said...

I love the Buttermilk Biscuits

gen meredith said...

love the pilsbury croissant rolls

Neria J said...

I love the easy roll-out pie crust and the crescent rolls!! Lots of recipes you can create with both items.

Trisha B said...

One of my favorite Pilsbury products is the Artisan Pizza Crust

slehan said...

crescent rolls are my favorite. love the pie crust with fruit recipe.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Sandra Davis said...

my favorite is the Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls. they are so yummy.

mecarolks said...

I love the Grands!® Flaky Layers Buttermilk Biscuits

Renee Walters said...

I love the honey biscuits! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Carla Shiver said...

My favorite Pillsbury product is their refrigerated sugar cookie dough.

Amy L said...

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are my favorite.

PaulineMilner said...

Pillsbury's biscuits are my favorite, although I use a lot of their products. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the exceptional blogging!

Kim Hardy said...

I love the crescent rolls

debbie said...

I like their grands buttermilk biscuits.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Crescent Rolls are our fave!

traci jarrett said...

i love the cinnamon rolls

katieoscarlet said...

I like their Grands bisquits

katieoscarlet said...

I like their Grands bisquits

Maria Iemma said...

I love the Crescent Rolls

hhkaufman78 said...

I love the garlic crescent rolls!

FIBERONE said...

I like the Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust.

Kimberly said...

I love the Pillsbury Grand Biscuits

Sharon Kaminski said...

Our favorite are the pillsbury cinnamon rolls.

heather baker said...

I love cresent rolls

Deb said...

We eat a LOT of their biscuits. LOTS of them. What can't you do with the Crescent rolls?? SO much! Pot pies are the BEST using it as the dough!!
And don't get us going on the cinnabons.. ooooooo love them

Amanda Rauch said...

My favorite are the biscuits because that means my hubby is making biscuits and gravy for breakfast (the only time he cooks!)

rhonjerm said...

Pillsbury Ready To Bake!® Chocolate Chunk & Chip Cookies

Kate Fuller said...

I like the Pillsbury crescent rolls.

Kim Kihega said...

I love Pillsbury cresent rolls!

1froglegs said...

Our favorite think to make from Pillsbury is pigs in a blanket in Pillsbury crescent rolls.

llinda29 said...

croissants are my fave

judy gardner said...

i love their crescent rolls

JESSiCA said...

I love the biscuits made by Pillsbury, they are one of my favorites. Don't forget the butter!

Melissa Storms said...

My favorite is definitely their crescent rolls, I make a wonderful breakfast pizza with them.
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mahnrafjtb said...

I love their crescent rolls. I use them for everything.

Liz said...

Definately Cinnamon rolls. Delicious!!

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LIDARKSIDE said...

My favorite are the crescent rolls.

LIDARKSIDE said...

My favorite are the crescent rolls.

Rebecca Parsons said...

My favorite is the cresent rolls! Just had them tonight!

Lisa M said...

Grands!® Flaky Layers Honey Butter Biscuits

kdrae said...

I love the crescent rolls. I can make so many different things with them!

bison61 said...

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing and the pizza crust

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scottsgal said...

I like their chocolate chip cookies

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the crescent rolls

Katherine said...

cinnamon rolls!

Michelle S. said...

Grands!® Flaky Layers Butter Tastin Biscuits

Susan C said...

Lately, I've been hooked on the Heat-N-Go Mini Waffles — Maple Madness

mellyrox said...

Toaster Strudel, cherry :)
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Christy said...

I like crescent rolls. I can make so many different sandwiches and breakfast treats with them.

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SueZH said...

I just made a great apple pie using their pie crust.

Allison Downes said...

I love their whole grain pizza crust as well as their cinnamon rolls.

Thank you for the chance to win this!

kyl neusch said...

crescent rolls

captainliss40 said...

I love the honey biscuits!

KJ Skib said...

I love the crescent rolls with the garlic butter. Yum!

teachinmomma123 said...

I love the Honey Butter Biscuits. I get them all the time. I use them to make all types of things including little pizzas.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

The Grand's Butter Tasting Biscuits
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Crystal said...

Their original crescent rolls are my favorite - I use them all the time!
CrystalW07 (at) aol.com

Nikki said...

I love Grands Homestyle biscuits

CatOLuck said...

One of my favorite Pillsbury products is Grands Big and Flaky Crescents.

Couponing with Christy said...

We love Pilsbury Cinnamon Rolls at our house!

Danielle Porter said...

I love the thin pizza crust!

Robert said...

I like the orange sweet rolls.

Di said...

I love their Cinnamon Danish's Pop n'Fresh

Kristen said...

Everyone in my family loves the orange rolls!

Angela M said...

My favorite is the Pillsbury Crusty French Loaf.

Carohn Joline Z. said...

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls.

SB said...

crescent rolls

Brit Christianson said...

I love their crescent rolls!

walk9 said...

We love cinnamon rolls.

Jackie said...

Our favorite is the Cinnamon Rolls. I also like the orange flavored, but they are a little harder to find.
Thanks!

Dave said...

cinnamon rolls

Kelly Amos said...

My favorite Pillsbury product is the Crescent Roll.

CHRIS HOEY said...

Crescents all the way baby!!

Francine said...

crescent rolls

mogrill said...

I love the Orange Rolls.

Thanks for the chance.
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Kelly Grant said...

the cinnamon rolls

Kristen said...

Pillsbury Grands

Cynthia Sizemore said...

I love the cinnabon cinnamon rolls.

Amanda Jackson said...

I love the breadsticks! Perfectly warm, soft and great with homemade soup!

ann said...

The like Pillburys Grands and their crescent rolls too

Stevie said...

I like their recent whole wheat pizza dough

rebeccakaros said...

Cinnamon Rolls

puye said...

My favorite is the Grands buttermilk biscuits

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Victoria said...

Love the Grands Biscuits - can make ANYTHING out of those bad boys!

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amanda hoffman said...

cinnamon rolls

Lessons, Etc. said...

I love the light Pillsbury crescents since they are so versatile!

price21100 said...

I love the Cinnamon Rolls!

Yona Williams said...

I love the crescent rolls, and making pigs in a blanket.

Tara said...

grand cinnamon rolls!

Tiffany Weikel said...

I like the pillsbury grand cinamon rolls.

Ms. Gotta Lotta Ego said...

Love the grands biscuits flaky & cinnamon rolls

Dorothy Teel said...

We love Pillsbury Crescent rolls here So yummy.

Liz said...

I use crescent rolls ALL THE TIME!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Stacy said...

I love their Pizza Dough, we use it not only for pizza but for calzones. Yum!

Jodi Holmes said...

I love their crescent rolls

Robert said...

Loving the Toaster Strudels

Nikki Strong said...

I use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for everything!

freddie said...

I like their Flaky Layers Biscuits.

john hutchens said...

I like pillsbury pie crusts

Jennifer T. said...

I love Pillsbury's Sugar cookies. I particularly like the holiday ones that you just break and bake or slice and bake. It's a nice treat when you don't have the extra time.

Stephanie Larison said...

I like the crescent rolls, we have them at least once a week!

Terra H. said...

My favorite is Pillsbury Pizza Crust. Thanks.
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Heather Babcock said...

Artisian Pizza Crust is our favorite.

Jammie Morey said...

Love their grands biscuits.

Crystal said...

I love Pillsbury's Crescent Rolls!
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MELINA said...

We like the Pillsbury's Cinnamon Rolls.

dawnmonroe83 said...

We like the pie crust and the sugar cookies.

Janice Crespo said...

The cinnamon rolls are always a hit here :)

Jessyca said...

My family loves the Crescent Rolls. Thanks for the chance.

jcwega27 said...

Love crescent rolls!

Jillian said...

My favorite is the Pillsbury Reindeer Shaped Cookies.

Kristin sims said...

my favorite is the pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, thank you!

tina reynolds said...

i love the orange creme cinnamon rolls

wen budro said...

Mmmm....my fave is the crescent rolls.

Jennifer Stanley said...

I love their pizza crusts. So easy and quick!

Rebecca said...

crescent rolls yum

Tri sha said...

I plan to buy the pie crust for a jam pie I am making.

Jeannie said...

Grand butter flavored biscuits

Jessica Cote said...

I love their cinnamon rolls!

Julie Waldron said...

I like their crescent rolls :)

Jessica said...

I love their Southern Style Grands Biscuits

elfqueen98 said...

Myself and my children love the cinnamon rolls with butter cream icing. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rusti Michael said...

I like using the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls to cook with.

Ryan said...

We like the cinnamon rolls.

CarrieAnn13 said...

We love their Butter Flake Crescent Rolls - YUM!

taralieb said...

I like the Pillsbury Caramel Rolls

taralieb said...

I like the Pillsbury Caramel Rolls

deborah said...

I like Pillsbury crescent rolls!

Sylvia said...

I love their buttery crescent rolls and their pie crusts!

Misha Estrada said...

I like the orange rolls.

sally0630 said...

i love their cinnamon rolls and crescent rolls.

Roy F. said...

My favorite is the Pillsbury Double Chocolate Premium Brownie Mix

Kim said...

Their pie crusts are fantastic!

smeltzeramy said...

Crescent rolls, especially if you make veggie pizza.

jenspurg said...

I like the cinnamon rolls and cookies.
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Jennifer J said...

My sons favorite treat is when I use pillsbuy biscuits to make monkey bread! the house always smells wonderful :)

Treesa said...

We love Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

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Bo said...

I love their Grand biscuits!

Daraya Johnson said...

I love the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls! I love making them with a jam or brown sugar & poppyseed filling! :)

Kayleen Considine said...

I like crescent rolls.

Mami2jcn said...

I love pillsbury crescent rolls.

AndreaH said...

One of my favorites is the Grands Homestyle Honey Butter biscuits.

Karen F said...

I like Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.

Lisa Pecora said...

I like their chocolate chip ready to bake cookie dough

Linda Lightner said...

this house we loveeeee the flaky grands,

Linda Lightner said...

this house we loveeeee the flaky grands,

Becca said...

I love the Pillsbury Ready To Bake!® Chocolate Chunk & Chip Cookies. They taste as good as homemade!

shirley said...

Love the crescent rolls.

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