Savory Crescent Chicken Squares and Cheesy Potato Corn Cakes

This is the first recipe the kids and I decided to make.


My mom printed this recipe on October 30, 1998, but as you can see, it won the 1974 Pillsbury bake-off competition! I made a few changes such as eliminating celery since I didn’t have it on hand and I don’t really like it. I also cooked chicken breasts and used my favorite spices on the chicken.


It was super easy to make and could be adapted to taste, such as a bbq version, a spicier version, a meatless version, etc..


After adding the chicken:


Filing the squares.


I topped them with Parmesan cheese rather than croutons.


After we decided on the Crescent Squares, we needed a side dish. This one was easy to throw together too and could also be adapted to different tastes. Here is the recipe.


My mom printed this recipe in 2006! My youngest daughter was less than a month old at that time. We were living in New Hampshire and my mom was in Mississippi.

Overall, my oldest daughter and I loved the crescent squares and my two youngest loved the corn cakes. Go figure. This is the beginning of the corn cakes.


Here are the corn cakes frying up.


Here are the scores: The crescent chicken squares received a 6.5, 8, 8.5, and 9. The corn cakes received a 10, 8.5, 7, and 5.


My youngest daughter made us place cards. She also set the table. You can always tell when she sets the table because she’s left handed.


Overall, the first dinner was a success! My kids had fun helping and I think they were surprised at how good it all turned out. Maybe a great side effect of this project is they will learn to love cooking!



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