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​Turkey Sausage Empanadas

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 pound ground turkey

1 teaspoon ground sage

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon rosemary

1/4 cup flour

2 – 2 1/2 cups whole milk

1 1/2 cups (4 ounces) grated Gruyere cheese

1/3 cup (1 ounce) grated parmesan cheese

1 18-count package empanada wrappers or you can make them using the pastry in this recipe

1 quart of oil for frying

Instructions
In a large high-sided skillet, cook onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of butter for about 3 minutes until soft. Add turkey and cook until fully browned, breaking it into pieces as it cooks. Remove as much of the turkey and onions from skillet as you can using a slotted spoon and place in a separate dish, leaving grease in pan. Stir in sage, salt, pepper, nutmeg, paprika, thyme, and rosemary.
Turn off heat and sift in flour while stirring until you have a thick and pasty mixture. Turn on heat to low and slowly pour in milk while whisking until completely smooth. Continue whisking until thickened. Add turkey back to pan and stir until heated then remove from heat and stir in the cheeses.
Spoon filling into the center of each wrapper. Wet the edges with water and and fold in half to form little half-moon shaped empanadas. 

Press edges together to seal and place them on a parchment lined tray.

Heat oil to 350 degrees F

in a dutch oven or deep fryer and fry the empanadas in batches until crisp and golden brown (4 – 6 minutes), flipping once. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Serve hot!

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Fave Brunch Spots

I enjoy brunch time with friends and sometimes with family when we all can link up, If I could have French toast or lobster benedict and mimosas for every meal I prob would have it. I look forward to a nice weekend brunch with my friends all week! Here are my favorite places to go in Clearwater Beach & Tampa:

The Black Pearl
specializes in American and French cuisine. This place is modern & cozy. Relax with a few friends or just you.
Favorite of mine here is the

Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut

and Molten White Cake with Dulce De Leche

315 Main Street, Dunedin, Florida 33698

Oystercatchers has the best oyster rockefeller and the other items on the menu are just as good, in my opinion. I recently had a few friends in town who absolutely loved it!

Mimosas with a view. #brunch #waterfront

2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

Frenchy’s Clearwater Beach

Known for the Grouper sandwiches and Grouper tacos, their Mai Tai’s are the specialty at this breezy and colorful seafood shack!

Grouper sandwiches and Grouper Tacos all day, every day. These grouper tacos were so good 

Grouper caught fresh right outside.

These are my absolute favorite no matter what I order I get an order of Garlic Crab Fries even if I have to take them home, they are 🔥🔥🔥

351 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Sea-Guini which opened in February 2016, Sea-Guini is located at the new Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

My first time here I was very impressed with the atmosphere and the service was excellent. The pastas are homemade and I had the Fileto de pomadora in a argue sauce made with braided short ribs. We had an appitizer of Fried Calamari which was the most tender & delicious. My martinis were made perfect, and also my desert the stuffed zeppolies fried and coated with sugar and cinnamon served with a hot fudge dipping sauce. Looking forward to going back again for a third time lol!

Creme Brulee and one my all time fav dishes Eggs Benedict!

Balsamic marinated skirt steak over garlic mashed yukons with sautéed spinach, bruschetta tomatoes and crispy onions.

430 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL, 33767

Clear Sky Cafe

Always has amazing food and service! This visit we had an amazing server name Ryan! Highly recommend this place. 

Full size Mimosa bar in a variety of flavors. Crab Eggs Benedict. Amazing French toast options. The menu has something for even the most hard to please. Just a short walk to the beach.

Mango Bellini, Bloody Mary and Orange Mimosa

Fettuccine Pasta with Gulf Grouper, Mussels, Grilled Shrimp, Asparagus and with a Cognac Butter Sauce.

**Fave Drink**

Coconut Mule. New Amsterdam Coconut Vodka, fresh squeezed lime juice, ginger beer and then mix the ingredients. #delicious

**Bestie’s Fave Dish**

Caribbean Jerk Seasoned Swordfishtopped with a Mandarin Berry Salsa, on the right a Pan Seared Yellowtail Snapper topped with bacon jam served with Jasmine white rice and sautéed vegetables.

Crusty golden waffle topped with caramel sauce, whipped cream, fresh Florida strawberries and blueberries.

490 Mandalay, Ave Clearwater, FL 33767

Hope you have enjoyed and if you are living here at Clearwater Beach or visiting go by and check one of these spots out or all of them!!!