These pockets marry arugula pesto, spicy pork, spinach, and goat cheese together in a neat little package, which is easy to eat with one hand while holding a drink in the other. They are a bit sweet, a bit spicy. I think the textures balance well. The pork, the spinach, and the pesto can all be prepared a few hours ahead, and stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to put the pockets together. Alternatively, you can make the parcels ahead and freeze them; in this case, add a couple extra minutes to the cooking time. —Cristina Sciarra
This is finger food at its best! So many flavors meld together inside a flaky puff pastry shell that can be held in your hand -- you can also try making them larger and rectangular for kickin' homemade hot pockets. There's spicy meat, bright and tangy pesto, citrusy spinach, onions, garlic, and golden raisins all rolled up in one satisfying appetizer. They're complex tasting, but not complex to make. Sure to please all ages! —Rachel O.