Sep 1

Pillsbury Crescents Ambassador + Greek Salad Pizza

in Bread, Main Course, News, Recipes by Type, Salads

Months ago I saw a call in one of Pillsbury’s newsletters for the opportunity to become a Pillsbury Crescents Ambassador.  I thought, “Why not? I’ve always loved Pillsbury Crescents!”  So I went online and filled out the application, hit submit, and then promptly forgot about it.  About a month later, on June 14th, I got a phone call from someone on the campaign team saying that I had been picked out of the 3,600 applicants to go into the pool being considered for one of 4 final positions.  I had to submit 2 original recipes using Pillsbury Crescents, along with some additional information.  Then on June 30th I was notified that I had been picked as one of 12 semi-finalists!  I was on pins and needles for the next few weeks, and then on July 16th I heard that I was picked as one of 4 Pillsbury Crescent Ambassadors.  I’ve been dying to share every since, but have had to keep it quiet until the whole campaign went live . . . TODAY!!!

Pillsbury Crescent Finalist

So here’s the deal—there are 4 of us who were picked, but we are all now going to be competing against each other to be named the public’s favorite Crescent Cook and for the chance to win $5,000. I need YOUR help!  It is up to the public to choose the ultimate winner.  My first recipe is live and ready for you to print off and try out.  Go on over to get a little taste of the Mediterranean with my recipe for Greek Salad Pizza.

Fuji Mama's Greek Salad Pizza

While you are there I would love it if you would throw a vote in for me!  When you vote, you’ll also be entered to win your own cash prize of $5,000 in the “My Crescent Wow” Sweepstakes!  You can vote (and be entered in the Sweepstakes) every day!  For more info about the sweepstakes, me, my recipes and to vote, please visit:

Vote for me and you could win $5,000!

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

ClassicKitchenTwist September 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Looks great! Congrats on the final four!


ClassicKitchenTwist September 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm


Just wanted to let you know that I opened my Rachael Ray mag today and there you were! Great contest ad!


Steph@PlainChicken September 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm

How exciting!! Congratulations! Your recipe looks great – I’m off to vote for it now.


Fuji Nana September 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

YAY! Why have you not made this for ME yet? Guess I’ll have to make it myself. It looks quick and VERY tasty. Good job and good luck, Fuji Daughter! You can bet I’ll be spreading the word!


Paula - bell'alimento September 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm

That’s SO EXCITING! Off to vote ; )


molly September 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm

how exciting!!! good luck


Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite September 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Rachael that is AWESOME!!!! Heading over to vote now!


bunkycooks September 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Congrats and good luck!


Mamakd September 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm

You are so awesome! We have tons of fresh tomatoes from our garden and I can’t wait to use them to make this!


Jenny Flake September 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

This is so way cool girl! Voted!! Best of luck!


Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale September 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Congratulations! That’s soo exciting!


Maria September 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm

CONGRATS!!! You are perfect for the job. Love the recipe. I will vote for sure!


Kayte September 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Congratulations…can I say “Oh, I knew here when….”??? Such fun to hear that you are recognized for things you do so well!


Fuji Papa September 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Voted. Now looking forward to Fuji Nana making it so I can try it.


Kelsey September 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Awesome Rachel!!!


Melanie (Kimono Reincarnate) September 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Congratulations! I’ve just voted!


lejarie September 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I just voted for you! Good luck! I’ll have to try the recipe for just myself. My husband just gave up eating bread. Oh well..more for ME \*0*/


Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } September 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Looks so tasty and CONGRATS! I will pop on and vote for you! Good luck!


Erika - In Erika's Kitchen September 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm

This is fantastic – and the Greek salad pizza looks delish!


Chris September 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm

How exciting, Rachel! Love your recipe…you deserve to win! I just voted for YOU!


Cathy/ShowFoodChef September 1, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Awesome! You got it, Ms. Ambassador! Very fresh looking too!


Quyen - Kitchen Runway September 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Congratulations Rachel!! That’s amazing! Good luck to you and I can’t wait to try this recipe!


Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker September 2, 2010 at 5:07 am

Congratulations Rachael!! That pizza looks amazing, and I love Pillsbury crescent rolls – my mom used them a lot growing up. My favorites were hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls and “veggie pizza”. I will be voting for you daily!


Kathleen September 2, 2010 at 6:16 am

Voted for you! Good luck!


Victoria September 2, 2010 at 7:42 am

Congrats, Rachel! I just voted!! Good luck, that pizza was a great idea ;)


Ivy @ My Simple Food September 2, 2010 at 8:19 am

Congrats. Happy for you! Good luck!


kerry September 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I heard about you through Winnie A. and this is fantastic. you are making me want to go buy crescents now and make a greek salad pizza.


Jennifer September 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Congrats! That’s so exciting. And I just voted for you. This pizza sounds and looks awesome. I love greek salad. I’m sure I’ll like it in pizza form. Good luck, I’m crossing my fingers for you.


Phoebe September 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

Congrats Rachel!! That is AWESOME! I just voted.


Cookin' Canuck September 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

You’ve got my vote, my friend! I am not surprised that chose you as one of the final four – engaging, friendly, and a talent for fantastic recipes.


scrapper al September 4, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Congratulations! Your pizza looks yummy!


Andrea @ Fork Fingers Chopsticks September 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Just voted for you Rachael. This looks great.


MAC September 4, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Better late than never seems to be my life’s motto right now…sorry to be late to the party, but congratulations! And of course I’ll vote for you!!


Courtney September 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I can honestly say that this might be the first recipe I’d try. So many contain the same things over and over.. Congratulations! Best of luck, you’ve got my vote :)


Rossella September 7, 2010 at 2:40 am

Congratulation…I’m sorry, I tried to vote you but I don’t live in US and I’ve troubles in entering my vote.


damaris September 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm

just voted for you all the way from Brazil! hope you win!!!


Baking Serendipity September 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm

This looks delicious! Congrats :)


Sara @ Our Best Bites September 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

So last night I was sitting in my bed flipping through my Rachel Ray magazine and turned the page and said, “Hey, I think that’s La Fuji Mama!” I came here to see if you wrote anything about it and sure enough. How cool! Congrats and good luck!


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