Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Home for the Holidays Blog Hop and Mega-Giveaway!

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Grand Prize: Shopping Spree on a $450 Amazon Gift Card

Second Prize: (1) Ebook from every participating Author,
including Dawnflight by Kim Headlee.

To enter the mega-contest: Leave a comment with this post and include your email address and the type of ereader you have. Then go visit my author site ( and the other stops for more chances to enter and win!

On my blog only: Follow this blog, add me to your Google+ circles, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and leave a comment on this post about your favorite holiday recipe or tradition for up to four chances to win an ebook copy of Dawnflight—which is the Indie Book of the Day for 11/18/2013!

The phrase “Home for the Holidays” may mean different things to different people—different holidays, different religions, different countries, different traditions, and so forth—but one thing we humans all have in common is the need to gather for special occasions, usually accompanied by food! And in the 21st-century hustle-bustle of our lives, augmented by holiday stresses and pressures, we can all use the “Easy” button now more than ever.

To that end I offer a quick, simple, inexpensive treat that can be served as a dessert or breakfast pastry. And if your kids are old enough, they’ll have fun helping you with this baking project, or perhaps even doing it themselves!

Jam-filled Crescent Rolls

  • 1 tube of pre-cut crescent roll dough
  • Your favorite jam(s)
  • Melted butter (optional)

  • Preheat oven as directed on the package for the type of baking sheet or pan you plan to use.
  • Open tube and unroll each triangle.
  • Spread a small amount of jam across the base of the triangle, no more than halfway toward the point. This is the tricky part, because the jam can ooze out and burn during baking.
  • Roll the triangle loosely and place on baking sheet.
  • Brush with a little melted butter (optional).
  • Repeat for the remaining triangles, leaving at least 2 inches between crescents.
  • Bake as directed on the package, and do not over-bake!
  • Cool before serving. The jam can get very hot.

Enjoy your treats, and have a safe and blessed holiday season!


  1. I love that this only has three ingredients and looks like it would be fun anytime of year.

  2. Hi my favourite recipe is still my Granny's Pavlova's. I have joined your google followers and YouTube follower

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  3. I love simple recipes that are good, I will have to try this one. Thanks for being part of the holiday blog hop!

  4. Thanks for the recipe, looks very easy and yummy.
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    Added to Google circles and subscribed to the YouTube channel.
    Favorite holiday dessert is pecan pie with choc chips in it.
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  5. Love seeing all the recipes. jonesjnd (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. Thanks, everyone! Please don't forget to leave your email address so you get credit for your mega-giveaway entry!!!!! And, yes, the picture is of the latest batch of rolls I made in the course of preparing this blog post. And, YES, I had to fight off the family so I could get a picture of the whole batch! :D Two tubes' worth (8 rolls per tube) fit on my baking sheet this time.

  7. I follow your blog Tina M,g+1 too, follow youtube..Every year we all get together for lunch at one of our houses. There are over 10 of us so that's 10 different houses to go to. grandmatinaof2(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  8. This recipe looks really good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Dawnflight really sounds good. Thanks for the hop & giveaway. I follow by
    email, added u to my circles on google + - missie Jones, GFC - missie25524
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  10. I love fudge. Added you to my Google+.

  11. oh that is super boys will love those...thank you for being part of the hop.

  12. Thank you for this awesome giveaway. kindle

  13. Thanks for the recipe and being part of the giveaway

    1. I also added you on google- kera m followed your blog- and you tube- Kera Montgomery and my favorite holiday recipe is pumpkin pie

  14. My favorite holiday recipe? My mother in law makes the BEST holiday ham! I have no idea what she does to it, but it's so delicious! But before that, my grandmother made this delicious holiday peanut brittle. She always made a little extra just for me to take home afterwords!

    And thank you so much for the wonderful recipe! I've had jam filled cookies before, but never rolls! Which would be a little more practical, and a better breakfast ;)

    The type of e-reader I have: I have a Kindle (Keyboard), as well as the Barnes and Noble, Kindle, and Nook ereader apps for my computer!

    Thanks again!! *follows* <3

  15. What an easy, great idea! Thank you!

  16. How simple and yummy sounding! These would be great for our Christmas Eve family get together where we have finger foods. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

  18. Sounds like something I might try with my kids. They love rolling up crescent rolls. :)
    laschafer at knology dot net

  19. Looks yummy and easy! Thank you!

  20. I love chocolate covered thats one of my fav recipies!! I followed you GFC Nikki and Google+ Nikki McCarver! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Nice recipe. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!

    mimismithblue AT gmail DOT com

  22. Love anything with crescent rolls!

    clintmar (at) grm (dot) net

  23. I love filled crescent rolls. I have lots of recipes for them..
    Have a Kindle ereader.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  24. Yum! My favorite tradition is making a massive Christmas morning breakfast (because no non cooks are allowed in the kitchen for the rest of the day, so it better be enough until dinner!). I've got a kindle, which was a wonderful Christmas present last year.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot coom

  25. Wow, these all sound great, and thank you, everyone for your support! :)

  26. My kids would love these crescent roll treats. What a great giveaway! Thank you --
    suz_glo (at) yahoo (dot) com

  27. Now see, that sounds like the perfect treat that my daughter would love. Sometimes I use the crescent rolls to make her grilled cheese sammys too.

    Thanks so much!
    liz at fictional candy dot com

  28. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds tasty and easy to make.
    I love these recipe blog hops. I get introduced to books and food. What could be better?

  29. Jam + cresent rolls = brilliant! I will have to try this. Thx!

    booklover1335 at gmail dot com

  30. This Jam-filled Crescent Rolls looks yummy! :)

    Thanks for the chance :)

  31. How easy peasy is that!!! I have done hotdogs before but never jam.

  32. I have used little smokies and made a meatball taco ring using crescent rules but I have never thought of anything like this! They look scrumptious! Can't wait to try especially for my 6 year old son he loves crescent rolls, and jam ! Thanks for the recipe and have a happy holiday!

  33. I must say it doesn't look bad and it looks fairly easy to make. I just wanted to thank everyone for helping in this giveaway. It's a wonderful thing you're all doing.

  34. I left a comment butbi forgot to mention that I really like making cherry cheesecake and peanutbutter balls.

  35. Aside from a ton of Christmas cookies, I love making traditional Polish dishes...pierogi and pączki!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
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  36. The rolls looks yummy. My favorite tradition is putting up the Christmas tree after Thanksgiving and looking at it until the new year. Thanks for the hop and giveaway. I have added you to Goggle+ and YouTube.
    koala571 (at) msn (dot)

  37. Nice and easy! Thanks for hosting the hop! I'm following your blog.

  38. Thank you for the easy recipe.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  39. Thanks for the great hop.
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  40. I am not a big jelly fan, but these sound good. :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  41. This is a simple and quick recipe to do I love it! I'm sure they taste delicious too!

  42. Sounds very tasty. Thanks for sharing it! G+, GFC. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season! evamillien at gmail dot com

  43. Sounds like a great treat.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  44. Thank you for the chance

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  46. I bet this would be great on Christmas morning. We always have oyster stew, but the kids won't touch it.

    blueshedevil32 AT gmail DOT com

  47. Oh yum! I love crescent rolls. There so fun to play with. You can add in so many different things! :D My favorite thing is potato bake. Its a cheesy potato thingy. Its so good! Its the one thing i look forward to every year. Food wise, that is. lol This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Ereader: Kindle

  48. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  49. Thanks for the recipe! Jam filled crescent rolls are a new twist for me! Thanks for the fun Contest! I use a Kindle reading app for my ipad as an ereader. Cordially, Tracey Reid (

  50. Thank you for this awesome mega giveaway.
    I have a kindle.

  51. GFC follower: Karen Arrowood
    Goggle+ - Karen Arrowood
    YouTube - Karen Arrowood

    My favorite recipes at the holidays are all desserts - I make an excellent French Silk Pie, and wonderful candy cane cookies. :-) I'm definitely going to try these rolls.

    Thank you for being part of this hop.

  52. Those look quick and delicious. My favorite holiday recipe is what my cousin calls puppy chex mix but with chocolate and peanut butter. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bangersis at msn dot com

  53. mm sounds delicious - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  54. Congratulations again to the winners, and thank you =all= for entering/sharing/following/adding/subscribing! I loved reading about your recipes and traditions, and I appreciate your support very much. :) For those of you who employ a "whitelist" with your email account, please add to receive customized updates about all my creative endeavors. Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season!


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