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Easy Crescent Roll Danish

Remember this post? I said I bought packs of the Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough Sheet for 2/1.00 at the local discount grocery store. Last time I made 15 Minute Garlic Cheese Twists and I said I would share another recipe using these dough sheets. 

This isn't exactly a danish, but close enough. If you need a quick and easy dessert or something special for a breakfast or brunch, this fits the bill.

I've based my recipe on this one at Pillsbury.


Mix softened cream cheese, vanilla and sugar together.


Roll out one package of crescent roll dough.


Place cream cheese filling mixture in the middle of crescent roll dough and fold in sides to cover up the edge of the cream cheese mixture.
NOTE: Next time I make this, I would double the cream cheese mixture ingredients amounts to make a thicker layer of cream cheese.

Mix together some sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on crust. 

I made a raspberry sauce using this recipe, but it was a little too thin for this recipe, so I would just use you…
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Homemade Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets

These are fun and easy to make, and so good! These are great for quick lunches, you could even take them on the go. 


These would be easier to make with the crescent roll dough sheet, instead of individual crescent rolls that need to be pinched together. I bought these at Aldi, and they didn't carry the sheet dough.  Also I used thin sliced, pre-cooked ham. You probably could use regular deli ham, but this is really a great way to use up leftover baked ham. You want those chunks of juicy ham in there to bite into. The cheese is a mixture of shredded cheddar and mozzarella and one piece of sliced American cheese cut up, just to give it some more meltiness. 
Mix the ham and 1/4 tsp of ground mustard together. 


Spread out the dough. I used one crescent roll piece for the two smaller ones for the kids, and three pinched together for each of the larger ones. 

Put a little bit of diced ham on each dough section and top with cheese.

Fold dough together, pinching the ends together.

Flip over…

Cheese Stuffed Pizza Meatloaf

My husband is not much of a meatloaf person. Me? I LOVE meatloaf. It's a comfort food to me. I made him this meatloaf thinking it would be something different that he might like. He liked it, but said it needed more cheese. So, I came up with this recipe that includes a LOT more cheese. This is a rich recipe, and can be made with lean ground beef and light cream cheese to make it a little lighter, but we won't be eating this too often, so I'm going all out for this recipe.




This is pretty simple, but one thing you need to try to remember is to not over-handle the ground beef. If you want tender meatloaf (and why wouldn't you?) Only mix it until everything is incorporated.
Once all the ingredients are mixed together, pat the mixture out flat onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.


Take your softened cream cheese...

And spread a thin layer on top of the meatloaf.

Sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese onto the meet mixture.

Roll the meat up and pinch the ends tog…

15 Minute Garlic Cheese Twists

Recently, I found Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets at my local discount grocery store for 2 for $1.00. I wasn't quite sure what I would make with them, but figured for that price I needed to get some! So I'll be sharing two recipes that use these dough sheets and today is the first one-15 minute Garlic Cheese Twists. These really are made in 15 minutes. About 5 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of baking.Yesterday I had my main dish done already and I had just thrown some corn on the cob in a pot of boiling water, but I wanted some bread. So I made these really quick and they were the perfect last minute addition to my meal.


These are the ingredients- 1 Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet (you could probably sub regular crescent rolls) 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2 TB Butter 1/2 - 1 tsp garlic salt (use more or less to suit your tastes)

Melt butter and add your garlic salt.

Roll your crescent dough sheet out. 

Using a pizza cutter, cut your dough into strips.

Fold a strip in ha…

Update on Kitchen Cabinet Redo!

Remember this post?


Well, I stained my island top.
I am so glad I did it.
Just a few pictures for you to see!




 This is the top after 1 coat. 

And after 2 coats.
I did 4 coats in all and also did 4 coats of the Arm-R-Seal. It turned out a little shinier than I like, but I needed this surface to be very durable. 

Just as a reminder, these are the exact products I used. If I had to do it over again, I might get the satin Arm-R-Seal, but I'm still very satisfied with the results.
My cabinets were needing something done with them. They were starting to show wear and replacing them was not in our budget. I love white painted cabinets, but painting usually requires a great deal of sanding. I wasn't interested in doing that. I've done it before. This was a super cost effective way to update my cabinets. I highly recommend trying it if you are wanting to update yours!



The Sweet Moments

Hey y'all. 
I've been in a little bit of a slump lately. Maybe you could tell by my lack of posts? Sorry about that. 
We have been pretty busy, but who hasn't? But in all of our busy-ness, do we take time to stop and be in the moment? To notice the little things? 
My oldest girl has been begging me to have a tea party for a little while now. I always put it off, saying "Mommy has a lot to do today" or "Not today, maybe tomorrow." 
So, yesterday I got busy with my garden and we still didn't have the tea party, even though she had been begging me all morning. 
This morning, she brought her dishes into my room and asked again. I felt that little niggle of guilt that I needed to stop being busy and start enjoying. I'm starting to think it's a choice. I heard someone say recently that when your kids are getting on your nerves, instead of wanting them to change, why not see what you can change about yourself. Am I being too busy with what I think…