Saturday, October 7, 2017


I wanted to be sophisticated.

I was fifteen.

I wanted to cook up something fabulous.

I tried making empanadas. I fried them in a greasy skillet. My mom banned me from ever using her kitchen again.

I didn't give up. I tried again when I had my own kitchen.


Now I need to try fruit empanadas, I think.

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  1. The old OLD Sunset Mexican cookbook had a recipe very similar to that. I hadn't thought about it in years, but I do love picadillo.

    best... mae at

  2. I love empanadas, and yours look especially delicious. Lucky for me, I have a daughter-in-law who's an excellent cook and makes yummy empanadas (and arepas, too). After seeing your photos, I'm in the mood for Mexican food.
    My Saturday Snapshot post features a hike along the Pratt River Connector Trail.

  3. Looks like a well loved recipe and yummy.

  4. You make it look so easy! I've never attempted to make them-

  5. You make it look easy. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  6. Ha ha! Glad you revisited empanadas in your adulthood!

  7. Empanadas are very satisfying to make, and perfect receptacles for left-over stew.

  8. they look so pretty!! and i definitely should try fruit empanadas out too.. my DD loves cooking with me

  9. They look delicious. Long since I tried making one.
    Happy WW!

  10. Empanadas? Never heard or seen before. Wanna taste!
    I know only the Russian Pelmeni, a little similiar (?)
    Greetings from Germany

  11. They look like our pasties only filled with a different ingredient. How do they tast

    1. I think every culture has a version of these. They are yummy, with a tangy flavor.

  12. Never quit! that's the moral! Glad that u tried it when u had your own kitchen :-)


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