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Make this Thanksgiving Appetizer early!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Here is a recipe from The Café Sucre Farine that you can make ahead of time to make your dinner prep easier. (AuthorChris Scheuer)

Rosemary Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles

Source: The Cafe Sucre Farine (https://pin.it/3iom6tzdjr6xgb)

6 ounces plain goat cheese softened for an hour at room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese softened for an hour at room temperature
¾ cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon Sriracha
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons currants
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons golden raisins
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

1. Combine softened goat cheese and cream cheese in a medium size bowl. Whisk together until smooth and creamy, then refrigerate for at least one hour or place mixture in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
2. While cheese is chilling, preheat oven to 325˚F. Line a small sheet pan with parchment paper.
3. Combine pecans, oil, honey and Sriracha on the prepared pan. Bake for 3 minutes then remove pan from oven and stir well. Return to oven and bake another 3-5 minutes or until pecans are golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with kosher salt. Toss and set aside to cool.
4. Combine cooled pecans, dried fruit, chopped rosemary and chopped parsley on a dinner plate. Set aside.
5. Scoop up 1 tablespoon size portions of the chilled cheese mixture and roll into balls (the balls will be a bit sticky, but chilling helps make it less sticky). Drop the ball onto the plate with the pecan coating and gently roll the cheese ball around in the mixture, patting it into the cheese, until it is fully coated. At this point you can reshape your balls into nicer circles, if they have become misshapen. Place on a clean dinner plate and place in the refrigerator until 30 minutes prior to serving.
Serve with crackers, crostini or pita wedges or on their own for a low carb appetizer.

So many flavours in 1 bite! Enjoy!


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TGIF to this Fish Ceviche and Shrimp Cocktail from Cayman!

White Fish Ceviche and Shrimp Cocktail by Chef Gregory Gooden from the fine dining Island Prime Restaurant at Cayman Brac Beach Resort, Cayman Islands. (Photo Credit: Tameka Davis)
***Reservations Recommended***
Island Prime Restaurant, Cayman Brac Beach Resort
Location: 383 Channel Road, KY2 – 2001, Cayman Islands
Ph: 855.484.0808
***Open on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday evenings***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Christmas Grinch Fruit Bites


1 whole green grape

1 banana slice

1 strawberry with the top cut off

1 mini marshmallow

1 toothpick or similar item


1.  Stack on skewer of choice in that order!

2 . NOTE: These are fast & easy to make and healthy! The kids won’t miss the chips & dip with these around! Enjoy!

Recipe found with my android recipes app