Comforts from home and an easy recipe

As much as I love sweet, summer days, there’s something about the colder months and the holidays that draw us closer to family and the comforts of home, don’t you agree?

I remember getting off the school bus as a kid on chilly days. I dreaded that long trek down our half-mile country lane. I could see smoke from our chimney rising in the distance and all I could think about was getting home to the toasty warmth of our wood stove and the dinner mom was cooking.

I’ll also never forget the year I spent the holidays away at basic military training in Texas. Emotion overwhelmed me that Christmas Eve night at Lackland Air Force Base. Although the base chapel was filled with hundreds of fellow Airmen, I’d never felt so alone. It wasn’t the Christmas gifts or food or parties I missed that year. It was simply … home.

So when I think of the military members who are away from home this holiday season, I say a special prayer for them. And if there’s a way I can make their time away a little easier, I’m ready and willing to help out!

Marie Callender’s recently launched the Comforts from Home Project by bringing the comforts of home to those who protect America’s homes every day: the brave men and women of the U.S. military.

You and I can help Marie Callender’s bring a little bit of home sweet home to our servicemen and women overseas. Every time we enter a code from a specially marked package of Marie’s meals or desserts, Marie’s will make a donation to USO2GO, a USO program that brings electronics, sports gear, books, games and more to troops stationed in remote locations.

Last night, I served Marie’s family-sized lasagna.

With it, I also served one of my favorite easy recipes from mom’s kitchen – orange juice crescent rolls:

1 can of crescent roll dough
1 cup of orange juice
Sugar cubes

Unroll a can of crescent roll dough. Pour a cup of orange juice into a small bowl. Set aside one sugar cube for each roll.

Dip the sugar cubes into the orange juice and then place one cube in the center of each roll.

Roll up the crescent rolls and bake them as directed on the package.

I also like to brush on the remainder of the orange juice before baking.

In addition to donating comforts from home to troops overseas, the Comforts from Home Project will also welcome one special servicemember back to her/his family in a national television event, “A Hero’s Welcome,” airing this Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) across a range of networks including HGTV, Food Network and the Cooking Channel. Hosted by Robert Irvine from Restaurant Impossible, Genevieve Gorder from HGTV Design Star and Gary Sinise, award-winning actor and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, the show will be a heart-warming event that brings the comforts of home to American troops in surprising ways.

To see a sneak peek at the upcoming TV event, check out this brief video:

And in the meantime, visit to learn more about how you can join Marie’s in helping make the time away from home a little easier for those who fight to preserve our freedoms and way of life every day.

Tune-in as Marie Callender’s, the USO and an army of experts from food, home and travel provide the comforts of home as only Marie Callender’s can, in a truly heartwarming homecoming you’ll always remember.

“A Hero’s Welcome” will welcome one special soldier back to their family in a national television event airing on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014. The one-hour TV special will air across a range of your favorite networks including HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, DIY Channel, and Great American County.

I have been selected by Tap Influence to be a spokesperson for Marie Callender’s. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own.

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