I consider myself very lucky to live a county with a kick-butt parks and recreation program, and my twins, who are 5, take a parks-and-rec cooking class on Fridays that they love… partially because they get to wear aprons, and partially because they get to make a mess.
Each week they bound out of the kitchen classroom excitedly toting a tin-foil wrapped paper plate with that day’s creation on it. After the second week of class, I saw a trend developing: each of the two recipes (quick and easy personal pizzas, and hot-dogs-on-a-stick, pigs-in-a-blanket-style) incorporated refrigerated biscuit or roll dough. I quickly realized that a) their teacher was on to something; or b) she worked for Pillsbury. I have yet to confirm B, so I’m going with A.
I dug around a bit to find other kid-friendly recipes using the ever-convenient dough-in-a-tube, and decided to specifically focus on ones using crescent roll dough, since right now there is a coupon avaiable to save 50¢ when you buy two Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls.
Turn a lunchtime favorite into a dinner by just swapping bread for crescent rolls and adding some oven time to the prep.
An all-time kid favorite is made easy by subbing crescent rolls for dough. A little sauce, a little cheese, a little pepperoni (or whatever toppings you like) and you’re ready for the oven.
And there’s more you can do than just wrap things in crescents – check out this clever way of using crescent roll dough to add some flaky comfort to a broccoli and ham casserole.
Having people over and need something original for them to snack on? Try this!
I couldn’t possibly do a whole recipe post and not include a dessert, could I? I bet these would be just perfect with a nice cup of tea.
I’ve spent a lot of time perusing recipes sites over the past 9 months or so as I’ve been working on this blog, and I have to say, the folks at Pillsbury have assembled a very good recipe library, where you can find more crescent-specific recipes, or look more broadly at recipes using other Pillsbury products.
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