Pillsbury Simply…Biscuits & Breads

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Let me start by stating that I am NO Betty Crocker! I do not like to cook/bake/etc. and I dread spending time in the kitchen. That said, I was a bit curious as to how I would feel about the new Pillsbury Simply… Biscuits & Breads. I love the idea of fresh, warm bread but would it really work out for our family?

When reading the ingredients on the Simply… Rustic French Bread, I was glad to find that there is no milk listed. We have a hunch that my daughter may be lactose intolerant so I have been searching high and low for lactose-free products. I love how this bread only contains basic ingredients like water, flour, and baking powder. Just pop open the roll, throw it on a greased cookie sheet, and stick it in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Voila! Fresh French Bread!

The bread came out lovely. It was crisp and flaky on the outside but the inside was fluffy and baked to perfection. My daughter and I enjoyed it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar while my husband had it straight. He was not very impressed. As a stand-alone snack the bread is very plain as it is very simple. That just means that it is ideal for garlic bread, with soup, and to dip. I definitely prefer this over store-bought loaves.

The Simply…Buttermilk Biscuits got a different test. Two peckish women and six ravenous little girls waited patiently as I got the biscuits ready. This was  easiest baking I have ever done. Each biscuits is already pre-cut so you just separate and place on a cookie sheet. Twelve minutes later you have piping-hot nooks and crannies ready to be cut and buttered.

These went over fantastic with everyone, from the biscuit-loving 9-year-old to the four-toothed 14-month-old. One of my friends commented that she is very familiar with Pillsbury products and she could definitely taste the difference in the recipe. It was apparent that these biscuits did not contain all the additives that are usually found in like products. I know what I’m picking up the next time I want to make breakfast sandwiches!

Giveaway closed, winners announced here!


One reader will  receive a special prize pack containing a bread basket, cutting board, stainless steel spreader and premium honey from Pillsbury.

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TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Cookies & Clogs and Driving Mamas. Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for 15 years, homeschools her 14-year-old daughter, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.


  1. I just subscribed to your email list- and in my enthusiastic burst of joy, I mis-spelled Pillsbury in my mandatory post- sorry!

  2. I would like to try the Pillsbury Simply Chocolate Chip cookies.. I haven’t tried them.. My Sis has and she loved them.
    Thanks for the chance
    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

  3. I would love to try the creascents. It’s one of the few Pillsbury products I have yet to perfect.

  4. I totally want to try the simply peanut butter cookies! I love that they are made with the same type of ingredients I would use myself!

  5. I didn’t really know waht all of the Pillsbury “Simply” products were about until I read your post. After knowing a little more about them, I think I’d like to try out both the chocolate chip and peanutputter cookies. I never buy refrigerated cookie doughs because, frankly, they taste like plastic to me. Maybe, since these have REAL ingredients, they might actually taste like cookies!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

  6. Kathleen Smalling on

    I would love to try the Country Italian bread.
    Like you on FB, following you on Twitter as @ksmalltn. On FB as Kitty Smalling

  7. Robert Miller on

    I’d like to try the toaster scramblers.

    In fact I think I’ll pick some up when I go shopping Thursday!

  8. HI! Love the Blog. I went to Pillsbury and decided I would love to try the Cinnabons. They look delicious.
    I also LIKED you on Facebook and am FOLLOWING you on Twitter.
    I am also tweeting your message.
    Hope to hear from you soon,

  9. I would like to try the Simply…® Rustic French Bread. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  10. we have not tried the buttermilk pancakes yet, those would be great for our fast breakfast run out the door before school

  11. Thanks for the giveaway…we would like to try the “Simply…Chocolate Chip Cookies”.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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