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Empanadas Mini Pies #AppetizerWeek #Anolon

Welcome to Day #2 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.

I grew up with very little spice in my life when it came to food.  My dad cannot handle anything that has heat or as I like to call it, “flavor”.  He literally, sat at our dinner table years ago swishing his milk in between bites of spaghetti.  Granted, Joe did add in a little red pepper, but it was quite the scene.  Nonetheless, I love spice in my food and I love to work with cumin, chili powder, coriander and paprika as you’ve seen from my Turkey Chili and Enchilada Stuffed Shells.  One of our easy week night meals is burritos and we often have leftovers.  I love using the leftover burrito meat to make empanadas, but to keep them a little healthier I don’t fry them.  I make empanada mini pies using pre-made pie crust.

 Empanadas Mini Pies

Empanadas Mini Pies

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Pulled Pork Sliders #AppetizerWeek #OXO

Welcome to Day #1 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25. Lots of great prizes will be up for grabs so you do not want to miss one single day. Follow #AppetizerWeek on Twitter to keep up to date with all our amazing recipes and giveaways!

If there’s one thing we love it’s sliders!  There’s just something about having tiny sandwiches to make you feel better about what you’re eating.  One of our go-to sliders is our pulled pork sliders that are smokey, yet sweet.

Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders

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Healthy Snacks

The new year is when we all make resolutions to get healthy, whether it’s by exercising or eating right.  This time of year though it can also be difficult to stay on track with football parties, cold dreary weather and sweets for Valentine’s Day.  In order to help you stay on the path to a healthy you, I’ve put together some deliciously healthy snacks that will get you through the rest of the work day or half time of your team’s game.

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

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