One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the return of the Marine Corps Reserves’ Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train, where our franchisees in the Albany, NY-area partner with Toys for Tots to purchase new toys that will be distributed to thousands of children. Dunkin’s Albany franchisees began participating in this charitable program in 2009, and seven consecutive years later I can say that it is still truly an inspiring and uplifting experience.
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Dunksgiving is a highlight of my year since it’s a time we celebrate our culinary team and the innovative products they help create through the years. I always look forward to seeing what classic Thanksgiving dishes they make using their favorite Dunkin’ Donuts products, but this year I was put to the test and challenged to make the most important Thanksgiving staple: turkey. To help with this challenge, I called upon some muscle and invited professional football player Rob Gronksowski to the Dunkin’ Brands test kitchen to help me make Original Blend Coffee Brined Turkey. Needless to say, Chef Gronk and I had a great time and made some delicious food. Check it out for yourself in the video below:
This year’s Dunksgiving was bigger and better than ever and we’re not done yet! A few other culinary team members rolled up their sleeves and created even more Dunkin’-inspired Thanksgiving dishes that you can make for your friends and family this Thanksgiving. Check them out below and be sure to share your Thanksgiving creations with us on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!
Ever wonder why bread pudding is such a popular dessert at restaurants? Other than it being really delicious, the secret reason is because it’s a great way to use day-old bread instead of tossing it out at the end of the day. For this Dunksgiving recipe, I substituted the bread with our new Snickerdoodle Croissant Donut. It’ll be tough to let the donuts sit overnight without sneaking a bite, so we always recommend getting one or two extra for that purpose. I walk through the recipe with you in the video below. Check it out and let me know how it goes by leaving a comment on YouTube!
It’s an age old question, is it called stuffing or dressing? For those who don’t know, stuffing is when it is baked inside the bird (the bird is stuffed with the dressing). Dressing is when it’s baked separately. For this year’s Dunksgiving, I decided to create Thanksgiving Dressing so vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike can enjoy the dish. To make it even more mouthwatering, I created this year’s dressing with our Old Fashioned Donuts which adds a nice sweet flavor to balance the other savory ingredients. It’s a very easy substitute that will amaze your family. Check out my recipe video below where I give you some helpful hints on how to make the dressing extra tasty!