Sunday, May 15, 2011

June Celebrity Cook-Along

Hey everyone! I think it's time to highlight a guy, how about the Pillsbury Doughboy! Anyone that has his own balloon in the Thanksgiving Day Parade is a Celebrity in my book! And hey now, let's face it, if ya can't come up with something to make from Pillsbury... you just don't want to cook.
This is wide open, you can go to, use a cookbook, a magazine, a Bake-Off recipe, a recipe from an advertisement or simply use a Pillsbury product (listing what it is, ie: pie crust, flour, crescent rolls, etc.) and your own recipe.
Jo at LazyonLoblolly is having a give-away during the Cook-Along! simply stop by her Cook-Along post to see how to enter for a Pillsbury Cookbook and your very own Doughboy:@)

I'll be making a great looking appetizer that can be enjoyed year-round.
This is from the 1994 Bake-Off, a kicked up version of Bruschetta.
Tomato-Topped Onion Bread Wedges
Tomato-Topped Onion Bread Wedges
1 Tblsp olive or veggie oil
2 large tomatoes, chopped (about 2 cups)
1 medium red pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1 Tblsp chopped fresh parsley
1 Tblsp tarragon vinegar
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/8 tsp pepper

1/3 cup olive or veggie oil
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  1. In 10" skillet, heat 1 Tblsp oil over med heat. Add tomatoes and bell pepper, cook 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and stir in remaining salad ingredients. Place in medium bowl to cool. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels.
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In same skillet heat 1/3 cup oil over med heat. Add onion and garlic, cook and stir 2-3 mins or until onion is tender. Set onion mixture aside. With 1 Tblsp of the oil from onion mixture, grease a 9" round pan.
  3. Unroll dough, fold in half. Place in pan, gently press evenly in pan. With fork, poke holes in dough every 2". Spread onion mixture evenly over dough. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
  4. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and slightly puffed. Cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan, place on serving plate. Top warm bread with salad.
There is plenty of inspiration on
If you're new to the Celebrity Cook-Along, details are HERE.

Let's put our aprons on and cook something!
See you on June 15th:@)


  1. Lynn, I love the Dough Boy! I'll be there for sure. ~ sarah

  2. Count me in! I love that little fat man and got some recipes up my sleeve!

  3. I actually entered the Pillsbury Bake-Off several times. I think they lost my contact information. Why else haven't they called?

    Flaky Mushroom Bread

    One can Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
    One quarter cup softened butter
    One bulb fresh garlic
    A pinch of Kosher salt
    2 T olive oil
    2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
    One red onion, very thinly sliced
    4 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
    4 ounces exotic mushroom of choice (e.g., oyster, portobello, Italian brown, etc.), sliced.
    One half cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Cut the bulb of garlic in half horizontally and place on a square of aluminum foil. Sprinkle each half with olive oil and salt. Wrap the halves securely in the foil, place in an oven proof baking dish and roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, open foil and allow garlic to cool. Squeeze the garlic cloves into a small mixing bowl and mash thoroughly with the tines of a fork. Add the softened butter and Italian seasoning and combine well. Set aside.

    Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

    Open the can of crescent dinner rolls and unroll the dough. Using a baking stone or a 15x10x1” cookie sheet lined with non stick aluminum foil, arrange the triangles, edges touching, to form a rectangle. Press the edges to seal them together and work the rectangle into a solid sheet of dough measuring approximately 9x12 inches.

    Using a knife, spread the roasted garlic butter over the entire surface of the crescent roll dough. Sprinkle the sliced onions over the garlic butter, pressing down slightly. Liberally scatter the assorted mushrooms over the onions, finishing with the grated Parmesan cheese.

    Place in the preheated oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into generous squares and serve as an accompaniment to your favorite meal.

  4. I'm in! This will be fun! Great choice, I wondered who was next!

  5. I have been passing up those old Bake-Off paperback books at Goodwill, I will be picking them up on my next trip and I just might find something fun so I can join in...This is a cute idea! xo

  6. Lynn, wow, I never would have guessed this celebrity chef! What fun, I am definitely in! xo,

  7. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. If I wasn't so full from dinner right now I would be drooling.

  8. These cook offs are so much fun! I'll definitely be cooking with the Dough Boy on the 15th!

    Mary @ Redo 101

  9. Yum! We grow lots of tomatoes and basil so different ways to use them are always great.

  10. What a fun idea,I'm going to have to sit this one out because we just can't get Pillsbury products here in France.
    I will be watching though to see what treats everyone else comes up with!

  11. Oh my a celeb chef I've actually had in my home! (for some reason we have collected many of those giveaways of Doughboy - my kids drank milk from a cup shaped like him and most recently, the dogs have been chewing on a 'doll' of him) Baking? Not unless Pillsbury does it first! MY MOST fav 'recipe' is a variation on Paula Deen's monkey bread and it's mostly what you want to do with it-

    2 rolls of Pillsbury biscuit dough (I've made it will all sorts, so far they all work, but a basic flaky one seems to be best)
    Cream cheese
    Brown sugar, cinnamon, 'white' sugar, whatever you like in a cinnamon roll mix (I add nutmeg, ginger and all spice - but then I make it at Christmas)
    nuts, cherries, whatever you like to jazz it up.
    Bunt pan

    Grease bunt pan, mix dry ingredients, cut butter into small cubes.

    Put half the butter and half the dry mix into the bottom (which will be the top) of the bunt pan.
    Tear each biscuit in half wrap it around a small dob of cream cheese, drop into bunt pan. After a 'layer' of one can, do the butter and dry mix again, then the cream cheese layer, bake, flip, EAT.

  12. Oh my word...there needs to be a 'scratch & sniff' on here! Just reading thru the comments made me drool at some of those recipes! lol I love anything made from the 'fat boy' dough! Thanks so much for coming by sweetie...have a great week...Picket

  13. Don't tell Earl, but before I fell for him, I had a thing for The Doughboy. I guess that says something about my "type".

    Incidentally, Earl looks quite dashing over on the sidebar.

  14. Wow, I love this idea. I have some old Pillsbury Bake Off Cookbooks that go back to the '60's. I'll have to look through them for something good.

  15. Great choice! I use their recipes all the time so this will be a good one for me! hugs, Linda

  16. I love me some dough boy! The pork tenderloin recipe I made last week is from the Pillsbury Cookbook.

  17. WOW!..this looks great! I'll take 'em all!

    OH!..I'm so excited about cookin' with the Pillsbury dough boy,whoohoo!Gonna be so much fun!
    Hope Earl don't get jealous!...maybe I will throw in alittle pork just for more fun!yip-pee!

  18. This is a great idea! I had wanted to do the Paula one so badly, but between blogger issues and being out of town, I couldn't.

    Heckers, even I can do a Pillsbury recipe. How fun!

  19. Hi lovely lady. All your ideas look so good !!! I love the Fat Boy also. I need to look at my Pillsbury book for a good recipe.

  20. Here we don't have any Dough Boy... :( , but we get wonderful bread and tomato!!! TY , xoxoxoxo Flavia

  21. Hi Lynn, It sounds like your Paula Dean cook off was tons of fun. I had a recipe to make and fell apart because I only had one stick of butter. Sigh! On top of that we left for FL. on the 15th. I will be in Maine for the next cook/bake off and I hope I can join in.

    Today's recipe sounds soooo good.
    Love ya, Jeanne

  22. I actually think you can wrap anything in Crescent rolls and it will turn out delicious!

  23. Hi Lynn
    We haven't crossed paths for awhile but I saw the Paula Deen cook off on a few blogs and read some good recipes. Great idea you have going, I'll have to think about joining the Pillsbury party.
    So glad, your dancing pigs are still on your header.

  24. Oh my, Pillsbury anything, will be awesome!! What a fabulous recipe, thank you so much!


  25. Hi Lynn! Yummy! I don't want to cook but I'll sure be the taster sampler! :) My son had a little plastic Pillsbury doughboy when he was so little! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  26. Lovin' the Pillsbury doughboy! My dauther had one when she was little.
    I have tons of the little paperback cookbooks, and use them all the time!

  27. this sounds so yummy! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments!

  28. Oh, that cute boy has me thinking already. Don't you just love the way you open their biscuits, it is just excitement in an old woman's life!!! Num, I will be there.

  29. Love this. I want some right now. I need to get thinking. Thanks for the great links.

  30. Oh, the doughboy is my kinda guy! i'll be there. And I grab the button for my sidebar!

  31. What a cute idea, Lynn! I am having a lot of fun with your cook-alongs, and the "boys" are enjoying eating what I cook, too! They say thanks as well.
    Blessings to you, Beth

  32. I just love the Pillsbury Dough Boy! And what a cute little contest. Let me check my recipes and see what I can come up with!


  33. Thanks for hosting your celebrity cook-a-long party! What fun it is for all of us.

  34. Loving ur and *lazy EATERY blog. A new twist on design blogging for me ...dough boy captured my attention. Nothing likie a warm dough boy biscuit


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