Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I love products that make cooking easier. When sports seasons are in full swing, we are gone more nights than we are home and sometimes, I just don't WANT to eat Chik-fil-A again. I know, gasp! My people would eat it every night if we'd allow it. It is one of the few meat items W will even consume.

Enter Pillsbury's Crescent Recipe Creations. You are going to LOVE this wonderful new product. It offers one flaky dough sheet without no pressing seams together and no holes! Yippee!

Nice move, Pillsbury! And in celebration of their pure genius, here are two recipes to give this new product a spin. They are with the regular cresent rolls and cookie dough.

Chicken Baseballs

3 oz. fat free cream cheese, softened
2 tsp light margarine, melted
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp chopped onion
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1 8oz can reduced fat crescent rolls (or Cresent Recipe Creation)
2 Tbsp skim milk

In a blender (or by hand) combine cream cheese, butter, salt, pepper, milk, onion. Blend. Pour mixture over chicken and stir. Separate crescent roll dough into four rectangles and seal perforations. Spoon 1/2 cup mixture into center of each. Pull opposite corners of dough to center and seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Makes 4 baseballs

Sopapilla Cream Cheese Cake

2 Cans of Original Crescent Rolls
2 - 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
2 sticks of butter
2 cups of sugar
2 TB vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon

Roll 1 can of crescent rolls on bottom of greased 9 x 13 pan. Mix 2 - 8 oz. cream cheese (softened), 1 stick of butter (softened), 1 cup of sugar, 2 TB vanilla. Spread the mixture over the first layer of rolls. Roll out the 2nd can of rolls over the cream cheese mixture. Melt 1 stick of butter and pour over top of rolls. Mix 1 cup of sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle over top of butter. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Do not cover with foil. (too much moisture)