While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Today's food holiday gets our seal of approval! April 8 is National Empanada Day.
Some food dishes know no boundaries; they are loved by many cultures the world over. Empanadas fit perfectly into this category.
Most people think of these half-moon shaped pastries as being South American, but their origins can be traced back to Portugal and Galicia. The beauty of empanadas is that the rich, buttery dough can be filled with almost anything - sweet or savory.
Once you get the hang of them, empanadas are a cinch to make. Empanada parties are also a fun option: Each friend gets a region or country and then has to bring empanadas that typify their designated nation. It's a delicious trip around the world - no passport required.