November 4, 2013 by BettyCupcakes
Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Since I don’t spend Thanksgiving with my family anymore, I decided the best way to make it feel like home was to make my family’s recipes: cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, cheese ball & Ritz crackers, pumpkin bread, and more. I wanted everything to taste just like I remembered.
Luckily, it’s really hard not to love cornbread dressing, so I’ve convinced my new family to let me host Thanksgiving for the last 6 years. This year we’ll be spending our first Thanksgiving in our new house, which has a bit more room for the 20+ guests we host every year. I’m so excited about Thanksgiving that I’ve already started planning my menu.
I looked to some of my favorite bloggers for inspiration and they delivered! Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing recipes for Thanksgiving appetizers, drinks/cocktails/mocktails, side dishes, and desserts. Let’s kick it off with a round of appetizers! Here are a few unique and delicious appetizers that would be perfect for any Thanksgiving table.
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Sweet and savory- this Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip from Let’s Dish is absolutely gorgeous!
Isn’t everything better in puff pastry? These Blueberry Brie Puffs from Foody Schmoody add a touch of summer to your harvest table.
Get your dip on with this Cheese Fondue from A Dash of Sanity. Perfect for pre-dinner mingling!
Want a taste of dessert before the big meal? Scoop up some Pumpkin Pie Dip from Just Us Four and satisfy your sweet tooth.
This auburn Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Marshmallows from Just Us Four would make an elegant first course for a formal Thanksgiving meal.
Stuffed Mushrooms from In the Kitchen with Jenny include bacon and cheese- even a mushroom hater could be converted with these bites!
Looking for some Southwest flair? Try the Sweet Potato Cakes with Black Bean Salsa from A Dash of Sanity.
Ina Garten inspired this Cheese Plate from BettyCupcakes– there is something for everyone here.
Salty and sweet, these Fig and Goat Cheese Biscuits from BettyCupcakes are a modern take on a Southern classic.
What do you serve as an appetizer for Thanksgiving? Feel free to leave a link!