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Humpanadas (Hummus Empanadas)


I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Happy National Hummus Day! You’re just in time to celebrate.  If you’ve noticed your social media flooded with #NationalHummusDay tags, that’s because today, May 13, 2017, is the big day. And what better way to celebrate then with these Hummus Empanadas, which I am calling “Humpanadas”.

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Super Bowl Snack Swaps


Well, Football Widows, we’ve made it! After 5 months of Football Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and the occasional Saturday, it all comes down to this weekend.  Super Bowl Sunday caps off the final football weekend of the year!  And no matter if you’re watching on Sunday for the game, commercials, or just want to socialize with friends, you know munchies play a key role when it comes to watching the Super Bowl. Continue reading “Super Bowl Snack Swaps”

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Perfectly Roasted Red Peppers


Growing up in an Italian household, a staple appetizer (antipasto) in the house was fresh mozzarella, tomato, and roasted red peppers. When I eventually moved out, I wanted to keep this memory of home alive in my new home.  And of course wanted impress Mr E when we started dating.  Living in Hoboken, NJ, it was easy to obtain some amazing homemade mutz, and of course being in Jersey makes tomatoes plentiful. But when I originally recreated the dish, I was buying jarred roasted red peppers. VERY DIFFERENT from what mom used to make. So I took matters into my own hands and learned how to roast them myself. Continue reading “Perfectly Roasted Red Peppers”

Tiny Tomato-tizers


Ever realize you have too much of a produce item you’re never going to finish before it goes bad? This happened last week. I had purchased a box of grape tomatoes to use on salads. However, Mr. E and I were leaving towards the end of the week to attend a friend’s wedding in Florida, and I knew they’d be in poor shape by the time we’d get home. So, I did what any other creative person would do- I turned them into an appetizer to enjoy before dinner. And they were met with positive reviews by Mr E. Continue reading “Tiny Tomato-tizers”