caramelized onion and goat cheese empanadas

makes six (one empanada each) servings The best appetizer I've ever eaten was a caramelized onion and goat cheese cheesecake. I experienced this sweet-but-not-dessert cheesecake on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Almost every restaurant on the island had a menu of twenty variations of fish & chips, and after the nausea-inducing ferry ride, seafood was not something [...]

chicken and roasted brussels sprouts panini with shaved parmesan and caramelized onions

makes 4 panini  What do you think of when you hear "brussels sprouts?" If limp, grayish-green, over boiled mini cabbages come to mind, then your world is about to change. Roasting this universally hated vegetable gives them a kick that will make you buy them by the barrel. This panini was discovered by taking everything [...]