Cheese Burger Pot Pie

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This Cheese Burger Pot Pie sure is a fun twist on a traditional cheese burger. Besides, who doesn’t truly love a puff pastry or pie crust cooked to perfection. And, personally, I think combining these two recipes is Genius.  But don’t just take my word for it.  Watch my video recipe tutorial and decide for yourself.

The only thing you might want to do differently, other than adding your own personal favorite condiments and toppings, is bake the pie for a second time, once it’s been removed from the tin, upside down for just a few minutes to crisp up the outside of the pastry dough.  I found that it didn’t hurt the Cheeseburger Pie one bit when I did this and it made it a lot more pleasant to eat.

Also be sure to check out my Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie, my Double Ground Beef Burger, my Turkey Burger Sliders and my French Onion style Bison Burger Recipes.

2 Cheese Burger Pot Pie Ingredients:

2 Puff Pastry Sheets 12″ X 12″
1 lbs Ground Beef
1 egg for egg wash
1 pickle, sliced
Ketchup and Mustard, to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

Bake at 400 degrees f for 15 Minutes.

Macarons – Dana’s Bakery Review

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French Macarons are amazing.  In the words of Martha Stewart, “Macarons are light-as-a-feather French confections that can be assembled pulling from a mix-and-match palette of sweet fillings and bases.”  I had an opportunity, recently, to give a review of one of the best American Macaron bakery’s in the nation, Dana’s Bakery.  So unfortunately, this is not the Poor Man’s recipe for Macarons but a high recommendation of another American based business that can deliver your needs for any event; be it Weddings, Corporate Gifts or Special Occasions.

Dana’s Bakery sent me a dozen of their Macarons and they didn’t spare any expense.  I was, however, disappointed in the care of FedEx because my package was smashed in and torn on one end.  Luckily, though, it didn’t damage my order because Dana’s Bakery took extra care to package the Macarons with bubble wrap and a profession insulated thermal bag and a refrigerated Jelly pack to keep it cool during shipping.

As you’ll see in the video review below, I tried everyone of these little delicacies and I firmly believe that Dana’s Bakery certainly knows what they’re doing when it comes to Macarons.  Their flavors were off the wall delicious and I think you to will agree.  So definitely give them a try and be sure to tell them Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen sent you!

CLICK HERE for DANA’S BAKERY or Call 800.477.1816 for ordering information.

Pumpkin Pie Turnovers

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The Best Pumpkin Pie Turnovers

If you want to change up your Thanksgiving dessert this year or if you just want to try something fun, these Pumpkin Pie turnovers are just the thing and they taste great.  In this video tutorial, I make them small, like little mini turnovers but you can make them any size you want.  It doesn’t matter if you like to cook down a fresh a pumpkin and make these from scratch or if prefer to use a can of Pumpkin Puree.  Either way, you’re going to need basic Pumpkin Pie Ingredients, listed down below, to get this recipe started.

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Pumpkin Pie Turnovers Experience

My Experience with Turnovers is personal.  When I was a child, I was babysat by a family that owned an A&W shop that went belly up.  I stayed good friends with their son for years and eventually they got back on their feet and bought a bakery.  They delivered bread to local restaurants, sold all kinds of desserts, cakes, pies, donuts and of course Turnovers.  And just like the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen, they didn’t care too much for waste.  So anything left over would often find its way home.  It wasn’t often, but sometimes my friends would offer me a slice here or there.  But, my absolute favorite was the turnovers.  I’m not sure they ever made Pumpkin Pie Turnovers, per say but I sure had my fair share of Apple, Lemon and Raspberry.

Be sure to check out my Pumpkin Pie Milkshake.  It’s so good and easy to make. You can even use leftover pumpkin pie as the base.

Pumpkin Pie Turnover Ingredients:

1 can or 4 cups Pumpkin Puree, plus can ingredients
(ground ginger, cloves, cinnamon, sugar, salt, eggs & evaporated milk)
Just follow the Manufacturer’s recipe recommendations

1 box Pie Crust dough
1 egg, for egg wash

Glaze
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Add more sugar if you want the glaze thicker

Be sure to watch and follow the instructions in my video tutorial and bake the Pumpkin Pie Turnovers at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.