Home Is Calling – a request for help and a giveaway

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I am a big believer in the importance of home and family. Pillsbury’s new Home Is Calling campaign brings to mind the family and home cooked meals that so many of us look forward to during the holidays. Sadly, not all people are fortunate enough to have these things to look forward to.

Pillsbury is promising to donate more than one pound of food to food banks across the nation for each time you forward their Home Is Calling campaign to a friend by email. I’m asking my readers to please help by spreading the word. If you’re hesitant, consider how many times you’ve forwarded jokes, quizzes and funny pictures to friends that they haven’t asked for, or how many times they’ve forwarded them to you that you didn’t ask for. If ever there was an email destined to be forwarded, this is the one. I guarantee the people that benefit from the food Pillsbury donates will enjoy that food far more than anyone will enjoy a forwarded joke. I am sending it to everyone I know. If they don’t like the fact that I sent it to them they’re probably not people I’d really want for a friend anyway. Thanksgiving is a time of year when people should reflect and be thankful. Thanksgiving is also a time of year when the spirit of the holidays really starts to shine and people give to others that are less fortunate. So let’s be thankful for what we have and help those less fortunate by forwarding the Home Is Calling campaign to as many people as possible, so that Pillsbury donates the maximum amount possible.

I have three Pillsbury gift baskets to give to three winners of this giveaway. Each basket includes a coupon for Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls, a magnetic coupon holder, a house-shaped mouse pad, pot holders, a cookie sheet, a bread basket and a Pillsbury Doughboy figurine.

Earn an entry by leaving a comment on this post stating what your favorite Pillsbury product is AND what you like the most about a family meal.
You can earn additional entries for the giveaway by:

  • visiting the Home Is Calling site and forwarding the campaign AND leaving a comment here stating how many friends you sent it to and which of the top 10 recipes to warm your home sounds yummiest to you.
  • blogging about this giveaway and the Home Is Calling campaign
  • twittering about this giveaway
  • subscribing to the rss feed

This giveaway will end on Monday 12/01/08 at 11:59 pm est. US addresses only please. Only comments containing the requested information will be eligible. The winners will be selected using random.org and they must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within three days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck everyone!


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  1. 67

    karin says

    Love the grands biscuits–yummy!

    Favorite part of meal-the conversation and laughter…

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    rahime says

    I love Pillsbury’s chocolate chip cookie dough.

    My favorite thing about a family meal is the time it gives us all to catch up with each other after a busy day. I also love the chaos of a big family and many conversations happening at once.

  3. 76

    Lauren says

    I like the crescent rolls. My favorite part of a family meal is being together and talking about each other’s lives over such good food.

  4. 77

    Lindley says

    We love our lazy Sunday mornings with the Grands Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese icing. Family meals are important to keep communication open. Thanks!

  5. 80

    Joanne says

    CRESCENT ROLLS! I use them for meat/cheese or cinnamon/sugar turnovers(don’t roll them up for dinner serving, cut in half for appetizer or dessert size), lining a small casserole dish for a bottom crust (add a small amount of egg mixture for an omelet dish! and of course just as rolls!

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    We just love the crescent rolls. I like them just the way they are and the kids like them wrapped around hot dogs. I like family meals because you learn so much. Just last week I learned my 5 yo’s favorite Chinese food is finger jello. We had to explain to him that just because he eats it at the Chinese buffet doen’t necessarily mean it is Chinese food, LOL!

    Rebeccas last blog post..The $1 Give

  7. 84

    Krista says

    oh, i got so distracted by the orange rolls i forgot to say what i love about family meals! i just love seeing everybody happily eating!

  8. 85

    Krista says

    i really love the cresent rolls. i also love the sweet orange rolls. they have an orange/cream cheese icing that blows my freakin’ mind!

  9. 90

    Jo says

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    I like the Cinnamon Twists best!
    And I like conversation at family meals.

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  11. 92

    Lis says

    My favorite Pilsbury product is the chocolate cookie dough boy do I love it!! What I like most about a family meal is that we get to all sit down, relax, and enjoy our time together as a family.

  12. 94

    judy brittle says

    I sent it to 7 friends and family and the recipe that I like best is the Grands! Monkey Bread.

  13. 95

    judy brittle says

    My favorite is their brownies. They are the best. The best part of the family meal is hearing my grandbabies tell me about their day. Thank you so much!

  14. 96

    Marci says

    I like that being together and talking about what is going on each others life is most important at our family meals.
    My absolute favorite are the cresent rolls…yummy!

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    My favorite product is the Crescent Rolls. What I like most about family meals is watching everyone enjoy their food and feel content and relaxed (even if it’s only temporary).

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    I like crescent rolls because I can do so much with them! And what I like most about family meals is that since we have dinner when my husband gets home, our meals serve as our transition from our crazy day into family time.
    give_me_a_latte at yahoo

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    Linda F says

    Our favorite Pillsbury product is the Crescent Rolls. My favorite part of family meals is that everyone sits down togehter and discusses their day.

  18. 101

    Ginnie says

    Well, there’s my favorite…right there in the picture. Love crescent rolls!

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    I sent it to 3 of my family members! And my favorite recipe was the Crescent Bacon Cheese Tartlets… we love bacon in this house!

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    I love the crescent rolls because you can do so much with them! I like to use them to make hot ham & cheese sandwiches. Sooo good!

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    I love their crescent rolls. They are so yummy! I love being able to talk to each other about our days during a family meal…or catching up with family members we haven’t seen in a little while.

    Kamas last blog post..All Scripture… by 30

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    Pamk says

    I love cinnamon rolls and like spending time with the family at family meals.

  23. 107

    Jenna says

    I love lots of Pillsbury products! But I love the good old crescent rolls – they are so yummy and can be used for so many things! As far as a family meal, I just love just having a few minutes to take time out and be together.

  24. 108

    cari says

    I love cinnamon rolls and I Love everyone eating at the same table at the same time.

    charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com.

  25. 110

    Belinda P says

    I love Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. My family also love the crescent rolls …makes a good meal a great one!!! Thanks for the chance!

    hottmomma_03@yahoo dot com

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    My favorite Pillsbury product are the crescent rolls. They’re yummy on their own or made into other types of creations.

    Family dinner was always a tradition in my house. I loved being able to tell my parents all about my day and to be able to talk about upcoming events, etc. I really felt like they concentrated on what I had to say and weren’t distracted by other things. We had family dinner at least 5 days a week. I hope to do the same with my own family when I have one.

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    Andrea V says

    I’d have to say the cinnamon rolls are the favorite in our household.
    vickers at comcast dot net

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    Jill W says

    We have to have Pillsbury cinnamon rolls on Christmas or the day is ruined-mom has tried other things but we always go back to those…and we have to fight over the one in the middle because it has the most icing. I like talking at a family meal-just being together and talking, thanks

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    Barbara says

    I love crescents, they are so yummy. Also what I like about a family meal is the being able to sit at the table and spend time with your family.

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    Lori Z. says

    I love the chocolate chip cookie dough and I like that my family doesn’t judge me when we’re eating at home if I have to breastfeed at the table.

  31. 120

    Selene M. says

    My favorite product are the Grand Cinnamon Rolls.

    My favorite part of a family meal is the conversation. Relaxed times tend to make people more talkative.

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    Selene M. says

    My favorite product are the Grand Cinnamon Rolls.
    My favorite part of a family meal is the conversation. A more relaxed atmosphere usually leads to relaxed conversation.

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    I love the pigs in a blanket recipe for my kids. They cannot resist the hotdogs wrapped in the heavenly crescent rolls with cheese. My kids beg for these to be made. I love the video and payed it forward to all my family and friends. Any way to help this holiday season is wonderful.

  34. 123

    Teresa says

    My favorite product is cream cheese….yumm the things you can use it for!!! The thing I like most about family meals is the time spent together. We’re all so busy and meals is one of the few times everyone comes together during the day.

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    sharon says

    I live the new pillsbury flaky twists. a cinnamin roll with chocolate. what’s not to love there.

    Witha family meal, I love that I can get the whole family together. and with that comes conversation and relationship building with the kids.

    I sent the email to 30 people. I hope those people send on. I think it’s great that pillsbury is giving food baskets away.

  36. 125

    Jana says

    My favorite Pillsbury product are the orange sweet rolls. I love family meals because of the laughter!!

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    Carolyn Sharkas says

    I absolutely love the Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls. My all time favorites, grands flaky biscuits come in at a very close second.

    thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com