A few weeks ago, I was invited to a housewarming party at a friend’s new apartment in Brooklyn. Rather than have her go through the work of slaving over the hot stove for hours on end to prepare for this party by herself, I offered to make a few of the appetizers. Immediately, I jumped to empanadas.

Empanadas are one of my favorite handheld foods and since I rarely like to prepare appetizers for parties that require the use of a knife and fork, empanadas seemed perfect. I went to my Google browser, typed in ‘Turkey Empanadas’ and up popped a link for Laylita’s Recipes and her recipe for Turkey Empanadas. My search was over. I had struck foodie gold.