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Ranch Pigs in a Blanket

1 review

Who knew you could amp up the fun factor for pigs in a blanket? Sprinkle ranch seasoning on top before you bake. And if you still can't get enough of that tang, dip 'em in ranch dressing before you take a bite. Holy cow, it's good! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls

4 reviews

My husband loves Buffalo wings, but they are so messy! These Buffalo chicken rolls are mess-free and always go fast...


Cheeseburger Crescent Ring

2 reviews

This is an easy entree that can be put together quickly after a long day at work. I guarantee that...


Easy Taco Cups

2 reviews

These zesty little cups rank high on my list of favorites because they combine three things I look for in...


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Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

4 reviews

For New Year’s, I used to make pigs in a blanket with beef and cheddar. But now I like apple...

Chicken Taco Pockets

3 reviews

We love these taco-flavored sandwiches made with crescent dough. They make a quick, easy lunch or supper with a bowl...


Sweet Sausage Rolls

29 reviews

Refrigerated dough makes these appetizers a snap to prepare. Sausage gives them a little smoky heat, while honey and brown...

Lasagna Cups

1 review

I love lasagna and garlic bread, so it only made sense to put them together in these fun little cups....


Crescent Chicken Bundles

12 reviews

When I was expecting our third child, this was one of the meals I put in the freezer ahead of...


Mini Sausage Quiches

29 reviews

These bite-sized quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese—and all nestled into easy crescent roll dough. Serve the cute muffinettes...


Pizza Roll-Ups

10 reviews

Since getting this recipe from our 4-H club, it's been a regular after-school snack. We like to dunk these bite-sized...

Ham and Cheese Puffs

5 reviews

These tasty little bites go over well with kids. They're also delicious with soups or as party appetizers....


Pepperoni Roll-Ups

17 reviews

Here is a fast appetizer recipe that goes over well at my house. Each bite has gooey melted cheese and...


Sausage & Spinach Crescent Bake

1 review

A classic Florentine casserole has spinach and cheese. I make a yummy version with mozzarella, mushrooms and sausage. It’s gone...


Meat Loaf Wellington

9 reviews

My family would rather have this than plain meat loaf. It's a good way to dress up an ordinary dish...


Turkey Crescent Wreath

1 review

This savory wreath is as pretty to look at as it is to eat! When hosting a get-together the day...

Chili Cheese Snacks

2 reviews

I've been collecting appetizer recipes for more than 20 years and have a host of tasty treats. These crescent roll...


Pumpkin Pinwheels

Cream cheese, mozzarella and roasted red peppers make these pumpkin-shaped pinwheels devilishly delicious. They were a hit at my last...


Contest-Winning Beef Stuffed Crescents

47 reviews

My neighbor makes these crescents using jalapenos instead of green chiles and calls them "rattlesnake bites!" I love that this...


Artichoke Crescent Appetizers

6 reviews

This colorful appetizer is sure to please guests at any affair. My family loves it served both warmed up and...


Chicken Cordon Bleu in Pastry

14 reviews

Baking chicken breasts in a flaky dough makes them turn out moist and delicious every time. This fancy dish is...


Italian Brunch Torte

69 reviews

We always serve this impressive layered breakfast bake with a salad of mixed greens and tomato wedges. It is one...


Calzone Pinwheels

23 reviews

Once you try these mini-sized calzones, you may never go back to the large ones. Not only do these pretty...


Make-Ahead Sausage Pinwheels

2 reviews

Filled with sausage, sweet pepper and cream cheese, these roll-ups are excellent for unexpected visitors, a cocktail party or a...

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Appetizer Wreath

55 reviews

I have lots of fun with this festive appetizer wreath. I often place a bowl of stuffed olives in the...


Chicken Club Brunch Ring

19 reviews

A few tubes of reduced-fat crescent rolls make this impressive recipe a snap. I fill the ring with chicken salad,...


Crescent Zucchini Pie

39 reviews

A tender, flaky crust makes this egg- and zucchini-based pie a special treat. The cheese, herbs and seasonings add delectable...


Crabmeat-Cheese Appetizers

This recipe is based on one I developed for a contest. I've changed it somewhat since, and it's become a...


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Festive Guacamole Appetizers

2 reviews

For ages, my brother's family and I have gotten together on Christmas Eve, and we always eat Christmas snacks...


Sausage Chive Pinwheels

20 reviews

These spirals are simple to make but look special on a buffet. Our guests eagerly help themselves, and sometimes the...