I am a Pillsbury My Crescent Wow Finalist

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Updated: 8/2017 I won the title of America’s Favorite Crescent Cook!ย  Check out the full recipe for my Perfect Potato Pockets here.

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America’s Favorite Pillsbury Crescent Cook Winner

I am beyond excited to be 1 of 4 finalist for the Pillsbury My Crescent Wow Brand Ambassador Contest.ย  I have 2 family favorite recipes that I would love for you to try. The Perfect Potato Pockets recipe is an easy-to-make crowd pleaser that incorporates yummy, All-American flavors of a twice-baked potato wrapped up in a crescent. It is featured on MyCrescentWow website, Every Day with Rachel Ray Magazine (September Issue), and Taste of Home (October Issue).

I need your vote to win this contest! This contest will run until Dec 31, 2010. You may Vote for Cindy every day and at the same time, you are entering to win the $5,000 voter contest!

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Vote for Cindy Orley’s Perfect Potato Pockets and enter to win $5,000 (once daily)

Help Cindy become the Pillsbury Crescent Brand Ambassador

The best way to help me win this amazing contest is to vote for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Every day! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is also the best chance for you to win the $5,000!!

Please spread the word! If you would like flyers to post at your business, restaurant, office, club, church, etc, please email me at cindy @ akronohiomoms.com. Please email, facebook, twitter, and myspace your friends and family too.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

How I became a Pillsbury My Crescent Wow Finalist

This all started early this Summer when I filled out a lengthy application about why I love Pillsbury Crescents, about my family, cooking habits, etc. There were 3600 other people that entered to become the brand ambassador. I was selected to be in the Top 100 within 2 weeks!

I was thrilled and a bit nervous when I had the phone interview. I talked about how I create recipes with crescent rolls at home and how they are always a big hit. Seriously, you can never go wrong when you serve a dish made with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls!

I had to submit 2 of my families favorite recipes that use Pillsbury crescents. I have so many dishes that I make, it was hard to select just 2. It was even harder to write the recipe down from my memory and into a 30 minutes or less time frame!ย  I ran out to Giant Eagle, purchased all the ingredients for about 6 of my favorite recipes, including 12 cans of crescents! You should have seen my kitchen that night! What a mess! lol

I was notified several weeks later that I was in the Top 12! I could not believe it! Now, they wanted me to adjust a couple parts of the recipes, make them take less time to prepare, etc. So, I ran back to Giant Eagle, bought another 8 cans of crescents and re-worked my recipes to make them faster, easier to prepare, and simply delicious! Again, my kitchen was a mess! My husband and kids were taste-testing all of the recipes variations, they were great!

I got a call in July with the fun and exciting news that I am a Pillsbury Crescent Brand Top 4 Finalist!! I was very, very excited but was not allowed to tell anyone until today, Sept 1st, the official start of the contest. Now, it is up to me to get the word out to everyone, nationwide about my recipe and ask for the vote.

Please vote for my recipe at www.MyCrescentWow.com.ย  You must select my picture (curly red head), once my name is check marked, then fill out all of the entry information (name, address, etc), create a password so you can log back in the next time, then hit ENTER. You must enter your information and hit enter or the vote doesn’t process. Thank you so much for each and every time you vote. You may vote every day! Each time you vote, you are putting in an entry into the contest for YOU to Win $5,000! What an incredible opportunity! Thank you!!!

About Cindy Orley

I am a stay-at-home active mom of a 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy. I pour myself into my family, trying to provide the best for them, including an active lifestyle and a balanced diet. We have fun together as a family, exploring the outdoors, playing, and even cooking together. I enjoy blogging about everything parenting related as well as hosting great giveaways to share with others. I also love to organize fun activities for other moms in the Akron, Ohio area to explore our local area attractions and parks.

Since my kids were babies, they have always helped me in the kitchen. They love to measure, pour, stir, and sometimes even chop food with me. Although it sometimes creates a bigger mess than if I had made dinner myself, it is always worth the quality time with my kids and the learning opportunities it gives my kids. We are thrilled that I have made it into the Top 4 of the Pillsbury My Crescent Wow Brand Ambassador Contest!!

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120 thoughts on “I am a Pillsbury My Crescent Wow Finalist

  1. Carrie says:

    Oh my gosh. your recipe sounds so good. my family also loves crescent rolls and I bet they would love this! Congrats & good luck

  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks for all of your support and votes! I am currently in 1st place! I need every single vote so please continue to vote for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck to you too as you are entered to win $5,000 every time you vote. Also, you have an excellent chance at winning $1,000 when you upload your own Crescent Wow recipe. Email me with questions cindy at akronohiomoms.com

  3. Nicole May says:

    So fantastic for you to be a finalist!!! I envy cooks who can come up with their own recipes. And the picture looks really good too! I think my picky 4-year-old would even eat it!!! Good luck!!!

  4. Cindy says:

    Yes, $5K would be a super prize. I really hope someone that votes for me wins! And then lets me know! I haven’t been to the West Chester IKEA, only Pittsburgh, it is closer to me. IKEA is great, I think the $5K would cover cabinets for a good kitchen there!

  5. Rachel Benson says:

    Ive been a busy momma and just read your answer to my comment! $5K would be great to remodel a kitchen! Have you been to Ikea in West Chester near Cincinnati? I love Ikea’s kitchens! If I won $5K for voting, Id use it towards a down payment for a house since we currently rent. I dream of being a home owner, but my husband’s debts/ low paying job are holding us back. ๐Ÿ™

  6. Michelle Rouzzo says:

    We’ve been voting for you since you announced it! The potato pockets were delicious. You’ve inspired my hubby and I to get a little creative recently with what we’ve been cooking. Good luck and congratulations!

  7. Catalina K says:

    I voted for you in the Pillsbury contest (catalina khalaj). Good luck!

  8. Elena says:

    How exciting! I applaud you for getting the kids involved in the kitchen! I am sure cooking with you will teach your kids invaluable skills and build a very strong bond in your family!

  9. Cindy says:

    Rachell, that is an easy question. The prize is $5,000. I will start the remodel on my 50 year old, tiny, kitchen with 1/2 working appliances!! I love to cook and bake but it is next to impossible in this kitchen! We moved here in March and it is on the list but the prize would allow us to start the do-it-yourself project. ๐Ÿ™‚ What would YOU do with the $5,000 that Pillsbury is giving one person who is voting???

  10. Cindy says:

    Thanks, Meghan! I do think that my recipe is something new and isn’t that what we all want for dinner?! Thanks again for the votes too!

  11. Meghan says:

    I evaluated all finalists and did vote for you because I liked what you did with your ingredients. The others just seemed simple or done already. Good luck!

  12. Cindy says:

    Thanks so much for the votes everyone and your continued support! I’m trying hard to win this contest so that I can begin the remodel on our 50 year old kitchen! Going to a cabinet store this week to price things out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Debbie Bellows says:

    good luck on your pillsbury finalist status! I visited the site and voted and your recipe sounds great!

  14. Lady DragonKeeper says:

    Congratulations Mrs. Orley! The crescent rolls are probably my second favorite Pillsbury items (not counting the cookie mixes and stuff, the biscuits are my 1# fave). Good luck!

  15. Cindy says:

    Thanks for all the votes everyone and words of encouragement! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am doing my best to promote my recipe and get the votes. Please tell all of your friends to vote for me too. ๐Ÿ™‚ And let me know if you tried the recipe yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Billie R says:

    I voted for you, good luck! Keep meaning to pick up what I need to make these, I think my family would like them.

  17. Cindy says:

    Thanks for the votes everyone! I REALLY appreciate them! ๐Ÿ™‚ I so hope that someone that votes for me wins the $5,000 grand prize! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Rhonda Heyden says:

    I voted again today!! Shared your email and mycresentwow.com at a family get together yesterday. Many wishes for good luck and many promises to vote!

  19. Cindy says:

    Thanks for all the great comments and for all the votes. I appreciate you taking time to vote for me! I really hope one of you win the $5,000 prize too! Good luck! Please keep voting, you can vote once daily until December 31st!

  20. Jane says:

    Congratulations! I hope you win and I completely agree with you when you said, “You can never go wrong when you serve a dish made with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.”

  21. Crystal W says:

    voted for you yesterday (one of my friends tweeted about it and I entered from there) and today (from here!)

  22. Rhonda Heyden says:

    I voted for you again. Good luck!! I have requested to pass out fliers at work. I will let you know when I hear back

  23. Rhonda Heyden says:


  24. Tracey says:


    I wanted to let you know that I am following you from Moms Blogger Club, “The Simply Follow” group. I am hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back at http://www.britneysbeautyblog.com and http://www.britneysbeautymark.com. Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.

    Thanks, Tracey
    (a.k.a Britney/ author)

  25. Cindy says:

    Thanks for your wonderful comments and votes! I appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you will try my recipe too, it is super yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bonny, I’m following you too!

  26. april yedinak says:

    These look delicious! I have to try them. I voted for you and I checked out the competition and while theirs looked good, your recipe looked amazing!

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