Goat Cheese Truffles


So, there are hundreds of recipes out there for Thanksgiving. And, for those who are either pretty competent cooks, or, had plenty of time to prepare, these are great. But, if you’re in need of a quick and super easy appetizer, you can whip up some, of what I’m calling, Goat Cheese Truffles to go along with your lovely Thanksgiving meal. 

Here’s what you’ll need:
(Below will serve about 14-16 truffles)

  • 8oz of goat cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 small package of pecan pieces

First, just place the goat cheese into a small bowl and break it up.


Add in the cinnamon and pepper for a more fall, Thanksgiving vibe and flavor (neither spice is necessary, or, you can add in anything else that you’d like, even dried cranberries). 


Mash that all together, and scoop out a spoon full of the goat cheese mixture. Roll it up to about the size of a large gum ball.


Then, just roll each truffle ball into the pecan pieces, pressing the pecans into the cheese to stick. And that’s it! You can serve them as-is, or, add some crackers onto a platter. You can also pop them onto some parchment paper and a baking sheet and heat them up a bit, totally up to you. Either way, it’s a 5 minute appetizer that doesn’t look or taste like you waited till the last minute.


Happy Thanksgiving!


Bar San Miguel


Behind a large, almost Medieval looking, wooden door, you’ll find a cozy, dimly lit Mexican restaurant with lots of calaveras throughout. I visited  Bar San Miguel in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn for dinner. 


To drink, I ordered the Aldama (Jalapeño infused tequila, Avocado, Lime, Agave nectar, Green Chartreuse). Right off the bat, the fact that this drink had jalapeño tequila and avocado caught my attention. And, it definitely delivered. It has a really nice kick, followed by a slight sweet and smooth finish from the avocado and agave. 


To start, we had Guacamole y Totopas (house made chips with guacamole). The chips were nice and crisp, and the guac was thick with zesty pieces of tomato and onion. 


For my entree, I got their Fried Fish Tacos (with red onion and cherry tomato salsa). I really enjoyed these. The tortillas were warm and soft, yet still substantial enough to hold the weight of the fish and all its accouterment. The fish had a crisp batter, with a flavorful, flakiness to the meat.

The Shorts:
Name: Bar San Miguel
Location: 307 Smith Street, Brooklyn
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. The atmosphere is really cozy and warm and the food is tasty.
Would I recommend it? Yes. Perfect if you want to just grab a drink at the bar, or enjoy a meal at a table. Even though the cold weather is approaching, they have an outdoor patio in the back. So, remember that when Spring hits.