Goat Cheese Truffles

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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.

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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). 

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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.

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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.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Croquette

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Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s a love/hate relationship. But, here’s a ridiculously easy recipe to mix up the standard re-heat routine. All you need is some mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey (optional bread crumbs). 

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Take the potatoes, stuffing and turkey and smush them together into a ball and then pat down into the shape of a hockey puck. You can, as an option, coat the mixture in breadcrumbs for more of a traditional croquette. 

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Heat a pan with oil to medium and let each side cook for 2-3 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Eat it as is, or, dress it up with a little gravy or cranberry sauce/reduction.

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