I know we just passed Thanksgiving, so the last thing you want to hear about is Christmas dinner leftovers, but guess what? You are going to hear about Christmas dinner leftovers because I’m sharing these Stuffing Hand Pies today.
*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with The Hershey Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe—nothing fussy, no special piping, just an elegant naked cake finish with a caramel drizzle. `
Here’s the key to making a better chocolate cake: good ingredients. I know it sounds simple, but good ingredients really do make a difference. For me I prefer to use HERSHEY’S Kitchens SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips for a more intense flavor along with blooming HERSHEY’S Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. By blooming, I mean making sure to use boiling water, not just warm or hot water in step one of the recipe. The blooming brings out the flavor of the cocoa powder and makes it easier to incorporate.
Meet my new sous chef and home wizard, Google Home. Google Home is voice activated and always ready to help. It’s designed to seamlessly stream life —I can ask it questions, or tell it do things.
Currently, I’m using it the heaviest in the kitchen because that’s where I spend the majority of my day. Google Home allows me to ask questions like “how many cups are in a quart?” No more having to stop and wipe hands to type on my computer or smart phone. I love this hands-free functionality. It is especially useful when you are cooking with a sick and crying baby in one hand and a whisk in the other. Along with being a hands-free helper, I can also have it manage me along a recipe by setting timers through easy, voice-activated commands. I can even tell Google Home to stream television shows on in the background since I have Chromecast built into my TV. Or, I can have it stream any specific song or music play station within Google Play by simply saying, “Hey Google, play Christmas music” and can even move to the next song by simply saying “OK Google, skip!”
What do you do when you’re all out of leftover turkey, but you still have all the sides? You go for the below . . . The Thanksgiving Burger.
I’m a guy that likes his comfort food, so if I can spin anything into pizza or burgers, it’s going to happen. Are you with me? Layer your preferred burger patty with all the sides you have, in this case, I went for: mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. The sweet potato chips were extra, but I like a little crunch with my burger — aside from them that, you need them, so don’t skip them!
It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving so I’m keeping it light with a meatless pizza. Yes, meatless and you would never know it. I use Lightlife’s Veggie Sausage and it’s full of flavor and along with all the goodies on the pizza, it doesn’t skip a beat in the flavor department. To keep things fast and easy, I made it a puff pastry pizza.
It’s definitely a time-saving dinner for a busy week. And a must for this week. I don’t know about you guys, but the holidays snuck up on me this year. I’m scrambling to get everything ready for Thursday. But on the upside, the Christmas tree is up and the house is fully decorated. Yay, to the little things like this.