NATIONAL EMPANADA DAY

Each year on April 8th, National Empanada Day recognizes a delicious pastry that comes in several different forms. The name empanada comes from the Galician, Portuguese and Spanish verb em pandar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Empanadas are made by folding the dough or bread around a seasoned stuffing. The stuffed dough is then …
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National Burrito Day – 1st Thursday of April

National Burrito Day on the first Thursday in April celebrates the tasty and versatile Mexican dish wrapped in a tortilla.  A burrito is a heavy tortilla wrapped around meat, cheese, tomato, rice, beans, vegetables, and sauces. Like many other tortilla dishes, the burrito is flexible. The cook chooses the meat fillings from ground beef, shredded chicken, …
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Jen’s Gyros

The trick to these, like so many have discovered. Is getting the texture and spices into those delectable slices of Gyro meat. After much research, trial and error this is what I have perfected. As this takes a good bit of time and work, I highly recommend making the meat ahead of time in enough …
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Greek Gyros Meat

1lb ground lamb1 lb ground beef3 Tbsp minced garlic1 Tbsp Onion powder1 1/2 tsp Marjoram1 tsp Rosemary1/2 tsp salt1 tsp black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 325° Add beef, lamb, onion powder, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, salt and pepper to food processor. Process for 1 – 2 minutes until thick paste forms. Smooth mixture onto lined …
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