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Cream Cheese Sausage Baked Ziti- Perfect Make and Take Meal! + Uncommon Goods Giveaway

Cream Cheese Sausage Baked Ziti- Perfect Make and Take Meal!

This post was sponsored by Uncommon Goods, all opinions are my own. 

Cream Cheese Sausage Baked Ziti- Perfect Make and Take Meal!


A few years ago I was given four different gifts from Uncommon Goods for my birthday from four different people. A few things about this are remarkable. First, can you remember one gift your got for your birthday three years ago, let alone four? I remember every one: a set of nesting doll measuring cups, a spice kit, a salts from around the world set, and nesting bowls. I’ve used the spices and salts, re-filled the containers, and I still have the bowls and measuring cups, I use them all the time.

That’s the thing with Uncommon Goods, they are gifts people don’t forget. Unique, memorable, thoughtful, the things people keep for years. The people at Uncommon Goods and I have teamed up to give you a $75 dollar gift card, to make you look like a gift giving genius. I’ve picked out a few of my favorites to share, but it’s up to you to find the perfect gift for your person. Or just get something for yourself, you deserve it.

UG giveaway

I pretty much want everything in the Bar & Wine section.

Owl Mugs, SO CUTE!

I NEED this salt block for grilling season.

They have an amazing selection of wine glasses, but I adore these shatterproof wine glasses are must, every time I do dishes it’s like a Jewish wedding in my sink.

How great are these hors d’oeuvres servers?! Skewer all the things!

Salt is a MUST for baked goods, these salts are designed for baking.

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Mile High Chocolate Stout Pie


    For the crust:
  • 2 cups chocolate wafer cookies or 9 chocolate graham crackers (about 1 ½ cups of crumbs)
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 5 tbs melted butter
  • For the chocolate fudge layer:
  • 8 wt oz dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup chocolate stout
  • 3 tbs heavy cream
  • For the mousse layer:
  • 10 wt oz dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup chocolate stout
  • 3 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • For the mascarpone whipped cream:
  • 8 wt oz mascarpone cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


    Make the crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add the wafer cookies (or graham crackers) and sugar to a food processor and process until just crumbs. While the food processor is running add the melted butter and process until well combined. Add to a deep dish 9.5 inch pie pan. Starting with the sides, press into shape. Press the crust very well until even and compacted.
  3. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  5. Make the chocolate fudge layer:
  6. Add the chocolate to a small bowl.
  7. Heat the stout and cream together until very hot and just starting to steam (microwave or stove top will both work fine). Pour hot liquid over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted and is well combined with the stout and cream. Pour in an even layer in the bottom of the crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  8. Make the mousse layer:
  9. Add the chocolate to a small bowl. Heat the stout until very hot and just starting to steam (microwave or stove top will both work fine). Pour hot beer over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted and is well combined with the stout. Allow to cool to room temperate. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the cream and powdered sugar, building up speed beat on high until medium peaks form. While the mixer is running slowly drizzle the chocolate into the mixer. Once all the chocolate has been added, stop the mixer and remove the bowl. Using a wooden spoon or spatula gently fold until the chocolate and cream have been well combined.
  10. Add the mousse to the pie crust in an even layer, refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  11. Make the whipped cream layer:
  12. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the mascarpone and powdered sugar until well combined. Add the heavy cream and vanilla, beat on high until medium peaks form. Spread in an even layer on top of the pie. Chill until ready to serve.


weight ounces (wt oz) and fluid ounces (fl oz) are NOT the same. 8 wt oz does not equal one cup (8 fl oz). Chocolate packages are measured by weight, use a kitchen scale to get the most accurate measurements, measuring cups will not help.

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Rust March 9, 2015 um 7:48 am

The Flavors of America Salt Collection sounds interesting!


manda March 9, 2015 um 8:09 am

A composter


Andrew March 9, 2015 um 9:04 am

I love Uncommom Goods! In fact, I’m wearing a repurposed fire hose belt from them right now — it was a gift too. 🙂


Stefany March 9, 2015 um 10:34 am

Décor for the family room!


Bree March 9, 2015 um 10:36 am

I want this for my bathroom!


Jen Lynch March 9, 2015 um 10:42 am

I would buy the Macaron kit, I’ve been wanting to learn how to make Macarons for years!


Kris March 9, 2015 um 10:45 am

Hmm? tossup between the nesting storage containers, the tasting plates, and the stoneware TV dinner trays!


Kim March 9, 2015 um 10:48 am

Probably a silly gift for my friends birthday – she likes round things


Coreen March 9, 2015 um 11:07 am

Definitely something salt-related. I love salt!


Jenn March 9, 2015 um 11:22 am

I would buy the shatterproof wine glasses. That’s brilliant!


Jill L March 9, 2015 um 11:42 am

I’d buy the Recycled Verano Glass Pitcher


Kari M March 9, 2015 um 12:21 pm

I love uncommon goods! I love the nesting bird necklace.


Elizabeth March 9, 2015 um 1:29 pm

love the interesting sets for making cheese and mustard! Hope I win!


Kristin t March 9, 2015 um 2:08 pm

the agate coasters!


heather March 9, 2015 um 6:25 pm

I want the shatter proof wine glasses for my friend’s birthday.


Thalia @ butter and brioche March 9, 2015 um 7:31 pm

I’ve never heard of uncommon gifts before! Thanks for drawing my attention to the company – I definitely need to check it out. Delicious ziti too!


Blessie Nelson March 9, 2015 um 9:36 pm

I would definitely buy a few Literary Scarves! They are absolutely unique and preppy!


Andrea M March 10, 2015 um 11:04 am

the tasting plates!


Jan R March 10, 2015 um 1:00 pm

Something kitchen(y).


Lisa March 10, 2015 um 3:49 pm

I would probably buy some new wine glasses


Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet March 10, 2015 um 5:12 pm

I’d defintely buy something for my Mom (for Mother’s Day) – probably for the kitchen!


Marsha March 10, 2015 um 6:50 pm

Herb keeper


jp March 11, 2015 um 2:23 am

wine glasses, Ӏ lovved them


Carolsue March 11, 2015 um 2:50 am

I would get the Jazzed Evening Bag!


Rachel March 11, 2015 um 2:17 pm

I’d buy some new mugs


Carol Y March 11, 2015 um 3:50 pm

I like the bird & nest copper stake.


Pam Flynn March 11, 2015 um 3:59 pm

A really nice wine set!


Kelly LaBrecque March 11, 2015 um 7:38 pm

I love uncommon goods. Great quality and loads of relative stuff!


Katy Glynn March 11, 2015 um 8:31 pm

I am dying to get the World Map Inlay Wooden iPhone Case!


Leah Shumack March 11, 2015 um 10:56 pm

These are absolutely gorgeous!


shea balentine March 12, 2015 um 2:18 am

I like the Nesting Storage Containers and the 60 hour candle! =)


rosemary March 12, 2015 um 7:28 am

Bedroom Decor


Melissa Mazzur March 12, 2015 um 5:18 pm

Bedroom decor


heather c March 12, 2015 um 9:04 pm

I’d love the Ice Pops print! Too cute!


susan March 13, 2015 um 2:21 am

I need wine glasses!


Desi March 14, 2015 um 10:03 am

I have been wanting new wine glasses! Bought!


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