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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Everyone that loves PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY, raise your hand...

My good friend, LYNN over at HAPPIER THAN A PIG IN MUD
has the most FUN meme every month on the 15th.
with a different CELEBRITY COOK each month.
THIS time is extra special for TWO BIG REASONS...
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:@)
This is SOOO cool, JO. 
Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes.
this month is none other than that fat, little precious fella that we ALL LOVE...

Now, I have made a lot of things using Pillsbury biscuits and crescent rolls.
these PIG IN THE BLANKETS being one of my favorites.
Their filled biscuits...
ham or bacon or sausage
sharp cheese or creme cheese or velvetta cheese...
they are all good.
I can tell you are gettin' nervous as a cat in a room full of rockers..
let's move on to

I took a look in my fridge...
and knew I had canned cherries in my pantry....
"Now, let me make it perfectly clear...."
I like HOMEMADE CRUSTS much MUCH better but
these Pillsbury Pie Crust are really great.
I keep them in my freezer at all times....
in case of a
or a
URGE should hit us all at once and have NO TIME for a homemade crust..:))
Tart cherries...NEVER that canned CHERRY PIE FILLING
Well, it might work in a pinch but I like the tart cherries the best.
THE RECIPE for this pie is on the can of  OREGON RED TART CHERRIES.
Of course, you can use your very own CHERRY PIE recipe.
Most everyone has a favorite.
 ...ready for the oven.
 I remembered to put my cute little 
in the pie so the filling wouldn't run out all over my oven.
 Cooling on the window sill...
just like in the movies..:))
 This little fella always makes me think of a real little baby bird, waiting for his momma to bring dinner.
 This is about as creative as I can get with my pies.
I just saved a little dough to make a flower for our HOST...
 Mr. Sweet thought it was so cute and he was so proud.
NO WAY would I show him what some of YOU can do with your beautiful pies.
Yes, mine is very amateurish...
no tools other than a little knife and a little flower cookie cutter.
 ...just havin' fun with it.
 THIS piece, with ice cream, cherries AND...........
the BEST 
all for our host, LYNN.
How fun this party is and I hope all of you will go over to LYNN'S,
sign up to follow and leave sweet words for her.
Take a look at all the other PILLSBURY DOUGH BOY recipes.
Thanks, Lynn, for all your hard work on these fun memes. 
I look forward to JULY CELEBRITY....
Who COULD it be ?
xoxo bj


Jo said...

BJ you sure have a way with words, Pig in a blanket is a staple food on Loblolly Lane and dawg-gone I want some cherry pie NOW!..thank you so much for posting about my giveaway, you are a sweetheart!
hugs thru the pines my friend

Barbara F. said...

Fun, fun post!!! Love your cherry pie, and with all those fixin's, favorite appetizer of all time is pigs in a blanket. xo,

Sarah said...

Another great post! You come up with the best desserts. Sure wish I had a piece of cherry pie right now. ~ Sarah

dogsmom said...

Thanks for the smiles and I think a few calories in this post!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This was so fun BJ, love the Doughboys! I haven't had Pigs in a Blanket in so long and your pie is beautiful! I use those cherries at Christmas for a ham glaze. Thanks so much for playing along:@)

Theresa said...

Oh what a fun and yummy post! I love that little doughboy and he resides with me here in Georgia ALWAYS:)

I loved your little flower on the pie, toooooooo cute!

Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! How do you stay so thin, girlfriend?! I'll go visit her party! ♥

NanaDiana said...

Love the old Doughboy! He has been part of my life for a l-o-n-g time! I keep those crusts too because they are are just this side of homemade and perfect in a pinch.

A sweet (literally) post from a sweet (um...I think) Texas gal that has won my heart down to Texas- xo Diana

ps. Did you know we are the Cherry capitol of the least of the Midwest. Door County cherries are shipped all over the world.

Patti said...

Whew! That was quite a post, BJ. ;-)

I can see you have tons more energy than I do. I don't think I ever had that much!!

Everything looks scrumptious. I like the idea of using tart cherries instead of cherry pie filling. Not so cloyingly sweet.

I just read your comment. Sorry about what has happened with some of your followers. Seems that there is always someone who will take offense, no matter the issue.
I try to keep my opinions to myself. Stay light and breezy, sort of.

Have a great Wednesday. I for one am exhausted and about to go for a second cup of coffee and some cold cereal and blueberries.

Thanks so much for your support across the miles. It means a lot.

The White Farmhouse said...

Your pie looks wonderful to me! I would gobble it down in a heart beat. I love those pie crusts too. Mostly since I cannot for the life of me make a pie crust. I am pie crust challenged. My grandmother made the best pie crust ever. I can't find her recipe anywhere though. Love pigs in a blanket too. The kids just go nuts when I make them. In fact, I haven't made them in a while. Maybe I should do those for dinner....

Janell said...

Love your Blog!! Very Creative!!! Thanks for following!! =) I'm new and look forward too getting too see all your wonderful recipes and tips!! Thanks Again! =)

Zondra Art said...

Fun, cute and beautiful post BJ!
Thank you dear, kisses and greetings:)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

OH! OH! Here I go again, being "odd man/woman out" again. -sigh-

-moan- I don't like Pillsbury canned Biscuits. -sniff- They taste too salty or something, to me. -pout- Which is too bad, because you can do many things with them. To perk up a simple meal. -whimper-

Oh and I'd get drummed out of the family if I ever served up a pie, not made with my own from-scratch-pie crust.

Sooooooo, of course I think the Pillsbury Dough Boy is cute. But... that's about it. :-)


Julie Harward said...

Oh my...I LOVE the 101 books and I have not seen this one..need to find it now! Everything here looks so yummy...what fun you are having! ;D

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi BJ,
I enjoyed your post so much today...
and I love your cheery pie!
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Diann said...

What a fun post BJ! Don't ya just love having these "quick fix" type Pillsbury products ready for those spur of the moment cravings! Your treats all look so yummy!

Julie said...

What a fun post!!! The pie looks so delicious

Rita said...

What a fun post! Really enjoyed everything you incuded with the dough boy.He has been part of my family for a long time.

PEA said...

I've had a crush on the Dough Boy since I was a young teen, even have a picture of me when I was 12 years old holding him when I had received him for Christmas! hehe

I absolutely adore Pigs in a Blanket and make them often as hors d'oeuvres. I always have Pillsbury Dough cans in my fridge:-) Your cherry pie looks soooo delicious and I think you did a wonderful job decorating it!! Yummmmm!!! xoxo

Olive Cooper said...

I do not believe I have ever made cherry pie and I really need to. I was reading a new to me but vintage cookbook this weekend that had the best biscuit quotes and it had me thinking of YOU! The little bird is too cute♥

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj I think cherry pie is one of my favorites! Love the pigs in a blanket also. Good post for the Pillsbury Doughboy!

Pondside said...

No wonder I can't miss a single one of your posts!...there's always something to make me smile....and sometimes something to make me want to cook!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your cherry pie looks delicious and I like the flower decoration on top!

I also enjoyed reading your "Good old days" post, so cute!


Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Fun post :) That pie looks absolutely fantastic! and can never go wrong with piggies in blankets, huge favorite here.