Deceptively Fancy: Two Appetizers for Thanksgiving

By this time next week you’ll be getting ready for Thanksgiving Dinner. Either you’re rushing to get everything on the table, or you’re waiting (patiently) for the food to be ready. Regardless, there are hungry people and you can do something to tide them over until the food is ready. Both of these recipes are easy and fancy to impress even the harshest of critics.

Goat Cheese Spread

This is by far the easiest of the two recipes. You’ll need some soft goat cheese, spices, and crackers. You could use a variety of spices to make this dip. Among our favorites are basil pesto, Jamaican jerk spice blend, rosemary and garlic, sun dried tomato pesto, or pistachio and chive. Stir the seasoning into your cheese adding a little bit at a time until it’s to your preference. If the goat cheese is a little too cold to stir, microwave it for a few seconds to soften it up. In less than 5 minutes you’ll have an impressive dip that’s sure to please a crowd.

Baked Feta

This one will take a little more effort, but it’s worth the extra time. You’ll need onion, garlic, olive oil, a block of feta, and some bread. I know. It’s shocking you need feta to make baked feta.
Preheat the oven to 400* and place the feta in an oven safe pan. Top it with diced onion, minced garlic, and a splash of olive oil. Bake it for five minutes. Put your bread in the oven with the cheese and toast it for another 5 minutes.
You’ll want to serve this right away. The cheese is spreadable as long as it’s hot.
These appetizers prep fast so you’ll be impressing in no time.

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