Splurge Worthy Dinner Recipes

What’s better than spending the holidays with your family? The food! Christmas is one of the days where you can splurge and gobble down all the amazing food and deserts that you desire without feeling so guilty. Yes, there might be a little guilt later on in the night when you don’t fit into your pants anymore but it’ll totally be worth it! So let’s contribute to the amazing festivities and whip up an amazing side dish or dessert for your family and/or friends! Besides the traditional ham & turkey you need side dishes! These three recipes will have your mouth watering in no time.

Baked Potatoes: These aren’t your ordinary potatoes, these are mouth watering and oh so yummy baked potatoes! They’re smaller potatoes so you can always go back for more later.

Ingredients:
   12 small potatoes
   1 clove of garlic (pressed)
   ½ sour cream
   4 ounces of cream cheese
   2 tablespoons of olive oil
   1 ½ of grated cheese (Monterey Jack Cheese preferred)
   Salt & Pepper

Directions: First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cover the potatoes in olive oil and roast them until the skin is a little crispy (about 20 min). Then, cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the insides but leave a little attached to the skin. Mix the potatoes that you scooped out with the rest of the ingredients and then scoop them back into their shells. After, you can roast them in the oven until the top of the potatoes are a little golden brown.

Cornbread Stuffing: Thanksgiving isn’t the same without some stuffing! This cornbread with apples and sausage stuffing will give your thanksgiving dinner the perfect kick to a delicious night!

Ingredients:
   1 tablespoon of olive oil
   1 lb Italian sausage
   1 chopped onion
   Salt & Pepper
   1 big peeled and chopped apple
   ½ cup of bourbon
   2 chopped sticks of celery
   1 ¼ dried and diced cornbread
   ¼ cup of parsley leaves
   2 cups turkey
   2 mixed eggs
   ½ cup of cut up pecans

Direction: First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat up a pan with olive oil before adding the sausages. Once you cook the sausages for 5 minutes, add the celery and onions until soft. Add salt and pepper for taste and then add the apples onto the pan. In a large bowl, add the rest of the recipe and mix in the sausages and apples in with it as well. Make sure to stir all the ingredients in together. After, pour it all into a casserole dish and bake for about 30 minutes!

Mocha-Pecan Pie: And finally, the desert! The sweet and binge-worthy mocha-pecan pie! This will be the perfect ending to your thanksgiving feast!

Ingredients:
   Cooking spray
   ½ cup of pecans
   1 tablespoon of sugar
   1 pint of coffee ice cream
   1 pint of chocolate ice cream
   1 cup of chopped Oreo cookies
   1 (6 ounce) chocolate crumb pie crust (already made)
   2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup

Directions: Place the chopped pecans onto a cooking sheet (that’s sprayed with cooking spray) and drizzle sugar on them. Bake this in the oven for about 8-10 min at 350 degrees. After, mix together the ice cream, Oreo cookies and pecans then spread it onto the pie crust. Sprinkle the remaining cookies and pecans on top of the pie then freeze for about 7 hours. After slicing up the pieces, drizzle the chocolate syrup!

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