Tropical Meatball Crescent Cups

Thank you Pillsbury for inspiring me to get into the kitchen and make this delicious appetizer.  Barbecue meatballs and pineapple chunks come together in one easy game day snack.  The crescent cups are an easy way to serve everyone watching the big game.

Tropical Meatball Crescent Cups - barbecue meatballs and pineapple get portable in a crescent roll cup

Are you ready for some football this weekend?

Honestly, I am not a big football fan, but I can get behind snacks and appetizers all night long.  My list of “want to makes” just keeps getting longer and longer.  Is everyone else still planning their game day menu?  I just keep adding more and more to ours.  Maybe I should sit down and really think about how much we can possible consume in one game.  Everything just sounds so good though.   [Read more...]

BLT Chicken Braid

Summer time means eating anything and everything with bacon, lettuce, and tomato.  This BLT Chicken Braid is a great lunch or easy dinner idea.

BLT Chicken Braid |nside BruCrew Life - a chicken, bacon, and cheese filling braided into a Pillsbury crescent roll and topped with lettuce and tomato #crescentrolls #pillsbury

 Did I throw you for a loop today?  I know you are used to seeing sugar laden recipes here, not recipes full of veggies and bacon.  Things are pretty crazy!  Not only do I have a lunch/dinner recipe, but it has bacon in it.  Can I tell you something without getting smacked?  I don’t actually like bacon.  (shrinks away)

Ok, that can’t be entirely true because I love BLT sandwiches in the summer.   [Read more...]

Taco Breakfast Boats

Crescent rolls, scrambled eggs, and beans all in one easy Taco Breakfast Boat will get you moving in the morning.
taco breakfast boats, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Tacos
We have gone into full blown school mode around here.
School supplies have been purchased.
Is it just me or do kids have more and more things added to their lists every year?
Hello, shopping cart full of notebooks, binders, and pencils and
goodbye fun baking money for the month.
taco breakfast boat, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, breakfast, tacos
There is only one more full week of summer vacation left here.
I really feel like the kids just got out.
Where did the summer go this year???
taco breakfast boat, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, breakfast, tacos

It’s no secret around here that I don’t like to get up in the morning.
Thank goodness my kids are old enough now to get up with their alarms
and to get ready without me monitoring every single minute.

They are even big enough to get their own breakfasts.
Toast, poptarts, cereal, and toaster strudels…
yup, plenty of the easy stuff that they like.

Now there are the days that I will make muffins or donuts
the afternoon before so they can have those the next morning.
Not that I couldn’t get up and do it that morning,
but my body doesn’t function so well first thing.
And you kind of need to be alert when baking yummy stuff.
Wouldn’t want to grab the wrong ingredient or something.
Plus a hot stove and a sleeping person isn’t the best combo.

I am always on the lookout for fun things that I can make the day before
and refrigerate for early morning breakfast.
The other night we had tacos and so we had extra taco meat in the fridge.
And I had another tube of Pillsbury crescent rolls, because I have kind of been in love with them lately.

Scrambled eggs and leftover taco meat happens to be a huge favorite of mine,
so it got me thinking on how I could incorporate it into something the kids could reheat easily.

taco breakfast boat, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, tacos, breakfast

Bake this yummy mixture up in a crescent roll and
you have super easy breakfast that can be enjoyed right away,
or reheated the next day for an even faster and good breakfast.

By folding the edges of the rolls up just slightly
it keeps the mixture together just a little bit better!!!

Don’t worry about it looking perfect.
They will disappear quickly before anyone even notices!!!


Taco Breakfast Boats

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 4 breakfast tacos

Taco Breakfast Boats

Crescent rolls filled with scrambled eggs and taco meat makes a great breakfast.


1 (8 oz.) can refrigerated crescent rolls (I use Pillsbury)
1/2 lb. hamburger
1/4 c. chopped onion
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
1/4 c. water
4 eggs
1/2 c. black beans
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Cook the hamburger and onion in a saucepan until fully cooked. Add the taco seasoning and water and bring to a boil. Lower temperature and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Set aside. Scramble eggs in another saucepan. Combine eggs, taco meat, beans, and cheese.
  2. Unroll the crescent rolls. Separate into 4 rectangles. Press the seams together. Cut each rectangle into 2 squares. Place 2 spoonfuls of eggs onto each square. Roll the edges of the dough up just slightly all around. Press together to hold shape. Top each square with more egg mixture, so each one is full. Bake at 375* for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat the next day.