Sunday, 23 September 2012

Fruit, Nuts, Marshmallows, Oh My!

There are few stories my mom's told me about her childhood that have stuck in my head the way that this story has. This story always brings a smile to my face and makes me happy my mom is who she is - someone who appreciates the little things and enjoys life.

Years ago, when my mom was a child, she collected box tops from Pillsbury products to send away for a plastic Pillsbury Dough Boy toy. When she collected enough, she sent the box tops away, and waited patiently.

This is the point in the story where I picture my mom checking her mailbox everyday after school in hopes that her parcel will have arrived. Isn't that what everyone does when they're expecting something in the mail? I still do!

When the box with my mom's present finally arrived at her house, it was one of her most exciting days. She opened the box up and she says she'll never forget the sweet smell of her new friend. She played with her Dough Boy, and later Dough Girl, often. And of course they always came out when it was time to cook!

Hearing this story makes me love Pillsbury products more than I already did, so I was really excited to try the new Pillsbury Chocolatey Crescents. I think they were great prepared as is with chocolate inside and out, but I also got a little creative my treats and added some pistachios to the middle of some of my treats, marshmallows to to the middle of others, and dried cranberries to a couple of the middles too.

All my versions were delicious but I as soon as I popped my batch into my oven, I had another great idea. Why not try adding a little cream cheese and freeze dried strawberries to the chocolate filling for breakfast?

Luckily, I've got a second box in the fridge! I can try it tomorrow!

If you're looking for a really creative way to use Pillsbury Crescents, try my yummy Mushroom Caps. I wrap Pillsbury Crescents around the mushroom caps to give my appys a fluffy crust and avoid drippy messes. Of course, I am talking about the original Crescents now. I don't think chocolate would pair well with mushrooms!

“Disclosure – I am participating in the Life Made Delicious Ambassador Program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”


  1. Ohhhh, I have another box too and some raspberries to use up! I think I <3 you!

    1. Yum! Raspberries! I already know that will be delicious! :)