Well Dined

26Jan/170

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Empanadas

Well Dined | Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Empanadas

I fell behind on posting over the holidays, which I wouldn't too bad about, except that it means I haven't posted about these empanadas yet!  These were Melissa's idea for one of our amazing vegetarian lunches.  You can see from her post, which is from all the way back in October, just how far behind I am!

Well Dined | Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Empanadas

Anywho, back to the empanadas!  Crispy, buttery, flaky crust.  Smoky, creamy, hearty filling.  Cool, creamy, vibrant dipping sauce.  Yes, yes, yes!

Well Dined | Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Empanadas

You will need to bake some sweet potatoes, the fastest and easiest way to do this is in the microwave.  Then scoop out the flesh and mash it with a fork.

23Dec/140

Holiday Round-up

If you are starting to panic because Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) is closing in and you don't have a dinner plan yet, fear not - I have you covered!  I have a round-up of all of my holiday recipes, from protein to sides to dessert, and even breakfast!  So please enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Well Dined | Holiday Meal

Perfect Roasted Turkey, Apple Sausage Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cider Gravy

Well Dined | Brined and Roasted Pork

Brined and Roasted Pork

Well Dined | Slow Cooked Cider Ham

Slow Cooked Cider Ham

Well Dined | Dr Pepper Glazed Ham with Prunes

Dr Pepper Glazed Ham with Prunes

Well Dined | Garlic and Herb Crusted Rib Roast with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

Garlic and Herb Crusted Rib Roast with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

6Nov/130

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Well Dined | Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Hand pies are so much fun.  You just pick up your own personal mini-pie and munch away.  No sharing!  And when those flaky pies are filled with cinnamon spiced apples and gooey salted caramel, you won't want to share.

Well Dined | Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Putting these together is pretty easy - divide up your apple mixture among the circles of dough, top with a few bits of caramel candy, sprinkle with sea salt, place another round of dough on top.

Well Dined | Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Crimp the edges with a fork to seal, but the dough is going to puff up like puff pastry so it doesn't have to be perfect.  Egg wash and coarse sugar make the crust a beautiful golden brown.

Well Dined | Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

The one issue with these is that you do have to eat them warm or the caramel will re-solidify.  If you don't eat them all immediately (which, good luck with that) you will need to reheat them before serving.  There is also quite a bit of dough in proportion to filling.  If that is not your style, make sure to roll it out extra thin.