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Dimpled Pizza Dough
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The secret to rolling pizza dough is to let it rest for 10 minutes after it is about half the size needed. Then it will easily stretch the rest of the way.

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Crescent Calzones

 

Crescent Calzones
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ lb Italian sausage
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 egg beaten
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.
  2. Cook sausage and garlic in a skillet until no longer pink and drain.
  3. On the cookie sheet, unroll dough and separate into 4 rectangles. Press each into 7x4 rectangles firmly pressing the perforations to seal. Spread 1 tbsp of sauce on half of each rectangle to within 1 inch of edge. Sprinke 2 tbsp of cheese over sauce and top with ¼ of the sausage mixture. Fold dough over filling and firmly press edges to seal. Brush the top of each with the egg. With a fork, prick the top of each one to allow the steam to escape.
  4. Bake 15 - 20 minutes and immediately remove from the cookie sheet.
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We love Pillsbury!

My family and I recently got the opportunity to try several Pillsbury products.  Needless to say, they were a big hit in our house.  The first item we tried was the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. We have both the normal sized ones and the mini ones.  I love how easy they are to make. All you need to do is open the package, put them on the cookie sheet, and throw them in the oven. It is so easy that Madison (my four-year-old) can do it.  We made these with her on Sunday morning before my parents left to go home (back to Green Bay). The mini cinnamon rolls are the perfect size for little kids. Both of my kids love them. If you are watching your portion control, these are great for you also.  All of the rolls were eaten for breakfast Sunday morning.

Tonight, we tried making pizza with the Pillsbury thin pizza crust.  Normally, pizza making is my husband’s job.  With two little ones underfoot, it is a pain to have to take dough and shape into a pizza.  It just takes way too long.  We were both pleasantly surprised when we open the thin crust pizza dough and found that it fit right into our cookie sheets. Actually, my husband was ecstatic.  Since we did not have to shape the dough, pizza making took half the time it normally does.  We actually like to make homemade pizzas, because it becomes a family event.  We are able to include Madison, and she truly enjoys that.  In a couple of years, Will will be able to join us also.  The pizzas only took about nine minutes to cook.   The cheese was melted, and the crust was cooked to perfection.  What more can you ask for?

The only thing we have left to try are the Crescent Recipe Creations. They are just like the crescent rolls, but without the perforations! I am hoping to try those within the next couple of days and let you know how they are.

Right now, I have been told by my husband that I need to buy these two items (especially the next time I go shopping, because they are a huge hit here!  Have you tried these yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?