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Friday, November 29, 2013

Pillsbury Makes Our Holiday Meals Delicious and Easier!

During the holiday season I do a lot of baking! I bake for my own family, my daughter's family and I am always baking up some tasty treats to take into the local nursing home where my great auntie lives. If I had even more time, I would do even more baking since baking is what I love to do! While I enjoy cooking...baking is my thing!

When I need to cut down time in the kitchen (especially around the holidays) I like to pick up a few Pillsbury staples to keep on hand. I like to keep the Pillsbury Cinnabon Rolls, Grands Biscuits, Pizza Crust and Pie Crusts on hand at all times...especially right now!

For Thanksgiving breakfast we wanted to keep it simple so I whipped up an egg casserole for breakfast and served the yummy Cinnabon rolls alongside it. Everyone gobbled them down in rapid fashion. I love that I just break open the can, place them on a baking sheet, bake them for a few minutes and then drizzle them with the included icing. Wow, what a huge time saver and they are super delicious!

With our Thanksgiving meal yesterday I served the Grands Biscuits with some melted honey butter. Everyone raved and raved about those and within minutes, they were all gone. Normally I make homemade dinner rolls but this year, I saved a lot of time making the Pillsbury Grands! for our delicious side of bread.

Last weekend we had some out of town guests here and I left the 4 kids make and bake their own homemade pizza using the can of Pillsbury Pizza Crust. While their pizza isn't the prettiest thing you ever saw...the kids had a blast making it! Just unroll the dough, place it on a rectangular baking sheet, top with pizza sauce, your favorite toppings and a lot of cheese. Bake in the oven and in less than 20 minutes you have a delicious pizza to enjoy!

I love to bake pies but most of the time I don't get my pie crust right. Sometimes it is too dry and at other times its too sticky and moist. How do I solve the pie crust problem? Easy! I buy the Pillsbury Pie Crusts! They are pre-made pie crusts and you get two full crusts in every package. I use one for my bottom crust and one for my top crust. Yesterday I tossed together an apple pie and from start to finish our pie was done in less than 35 minutes flat! No mixing bowls, measuring cups and other nonsense to clean up! Yay!

Don't stress yourself out this holiday season trying to make everything from scratch! Pillsbury has wonderful products available that can help us get in & out of the kitchen fast and have delicious results in the process. You can find some wonderful recipes over on the Pillsbury web site to help spark your baking creativity this holiday season.

Our Thanksgiving was great and I am now super excited for Christmas to get here! I will be doubling my baking and you can bet that I will be using Pillsbury products to help make it easier. Enjoy the holiday season!

Disclosure: Pillsbury sent me coupons to pick up several of their products. How I used them was up to me and all words within this post are 100% mine and have not been influenced by the company. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. 

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