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.
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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???
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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.

Cheesecake S’mores Danish

Pillsbury crescent rolls filled with graham crackers, marshmallow cream, and chocolate cream cheese make the perfect indoor Cheesecake S’mores Danish.  Minus all the outdoor campfire stress!
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The great outdoors and I have never really been one.
It’s part of the reason that I prefer to do my camping from a hotel….
that and mosquitoes eat me like I eat sugar!!
But I will brave the elements to enjoy a good campfire every once in a while.
The thought of ooey gooey marshmallows gets me there every time!
I have to admit that one of my favorite parts is roasting marshmallows
and eating s’mores until I feel sick!!!
My husband is super patient and will slowly toast his marshmallows
until they are all golden brown and pretty!
Now me on the other hand…
get it in there, burn it good, slap it on a cracker with chocolate
and eat the crunchy goo! Then repeat 10 more times.
Then you have our kids.
They hold it barely over the fire and then wonder why it isn’t getting warm,
or they put it right into the center and poof it goes up in flames.
We have no sympathy for them.
You burn it or drop it…oh well!
Get another one and try again!
It’s a good thing marshmallows are cheap.
I am always on the lookout for other fun ways to enjoy the s’mores flavor
without having to breathe fresh air!
The thing with s’mores is that it has been made into everything.
So many yummy things have been created
using the delectable combo of chocolate and marshmallows.
Most things have even been done 10x’s or more.
And then when I think that I have a brilliant idea
that I am sure no one has ever done…
google lets me down HARD!!!
This week I thought…breakfast s’mores!
It has been done before, (insert sad face)
but I went with it anyway!!!
Don’t you want chocolate cream cheese and marshmallow fluff
all wrapped up in a graham cracker roll?
Yes, please! I know I sure do!!!!
I just love that sweet rolls are a completely acceptable morning treat…
even filled to the brim with marshmallows and chocolate!
Cheesecake S'mores Danish | Inside BruCrew Life
I had to run to the grocery store the other day
to pick up some dinner ingredients
when I saw this chocolate cream cheese spread.
I had seen it before but hadn’t bought it yet…
today I knew exactly what I was doing with it.
Into my shopping cart it went!!!
Cheesecake S'mores Danish 1
At home I quickly lined up my ingredients and got to work.
I recommend working on these 2 at a time.
The dough gets too soft and tears really easily then.
Cheesecake S'mores Danish 4
1. Lay out the crescent rolls into 4 rectangles. Press seams together. Spoon on the graham cracker and marshmallow mixture. Press into the dough with the back of the spoon.
2. Roll the dough up like a cinnamon roll, starting from the shortest side. Squeeze it together.
3. Bring the ends of the dough together and press it into each other.
4. Use your thumbs to make a large indent in the middle of each roll. Don’t worry if it isn’t the prettiest. Mine were having issues too!
5. Fill the indent with marshmallow fluff and top it with chocolate cream cheese.
6. Bake and cool.
Cheesecake S'mores Danish | Inside BruCrew Life
I just love how the marshmallow fluff breaks through the chocolate
in such random patterns on each danish!!!
Once they cool, sprinkle on some more marshmallow bits,
light a candle and eat your masterpiece!!!
Who says you have to wait for breakfast???
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Cheesecake S’mores Danish

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 4 danish

Cheesecake S’mores Danish

Crescent rolls filled with graham cracker crumbs and topped with marshmallow cream and chocolate cream cheese...the perfect indoor s'mores danish.


1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup marshmallow bits + 2 Tablespoons
1/4 cup marshmallow cream
1/4 cup Philadelphia chocolate cream cheese


  1. Stir together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Stir in the marshmallow bits.
  2. Separate the dough into 4 rectangles on a baking sheet. Press the seams together to seal. Top the dough with 4 heaping teaspoons of crumbs. Press into the dough.
  3. Roll up the rectangles, starting on the shortest side. Pinch edges together. Stretch the roll out and squeeze together. Coil it around in a circle and pinch the ends together. Use your fingers to press the center down making a cavity. Fill with 1 heaping teaspoon of marshmallow cream. Cover the cream with 1 heaping teaspoon of chocolate cream cheese.
  4. Bake at 350* for 16 minutes. Cool completely. Sprinkle with extra marshmallow bits. Refrigerate if not eaten soon.