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Palm Beach County residents know how lovely the weather is at this time of year. It is so beautiful that keeping time spent in the kitchen down to a nominal amount is imperative during the Thanksgiving holiday. There is plenty of stress that comes with hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Avoid a mid-day meltdown by planning ahead and prepping dishes long before it is time to eat.

Here is a simple appetizer to prepare for your guests to enjoy while the turkey cooks. 

Cranberry Brie Bites:

Ingredients:

1 (8-oz.) tube crescent dough

Cooking spray, for pan

Flour, for surface

1 (8-oz.) wheel of brie

1/2 c. whole berry cranberry sauce

1/4 c. chopped pecans

6 sprigs of rosemary, cut into 1" pieces.

Directions:

Preheat oven to

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Football games, especially the Super Bowl, can last a long time. So, in the Palm Beaches, instead of attempting to make an entire meal for the game, it might be easier to prepare a variety of appetizers and snacks for guests to graze on. The best game-day foods are bite-sized snacks you can easily eat with one hand. That leaves your other hand free to hold your drink, high-five each other, or hit the replay button.

These easy appetizers require few ingredients, minimal prep work, and many of them can be made ahead of time.

Bacon, Cheddar Deviled Eggs:

Dress up otherwise plain deviled eggs with a little shredded cheddar, bacon, and chives.

Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms:

Crimini mushrooms (also known as Porta Bellini mushrooms) are stuffed

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Thanksgiving gatherings in Palm Beach County may be different than in other parts of the United States just in part due to the glorious weather!  Bright skies, pleasant climate, and cool breezes are easy justifications to stay out of the kitchen and go outside with visiting family and friends.

Make time for a round of golf at one of the many signature golf courses in the Jupiter area. Have a smashing tennis match or a leisurely day at the beach with guests by simplifying the Thanksgiving menu just a smidge. Merely prepare some things in advance.  While the turkey is roasting away in the oven, nibble on a couple of The Food Network elegant light bites and reminisce on all things for which you are grateful.

Prosciutto and Cheddar Fig Slices

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The Jupiter area is chock full of bright skies, pleasant climate, and tropical breezes.  These are perfect reasons to stay out of the kitchen and go outside with family and friends.  Make time for a round of golf at one of the many signature golf courses in the Palm Beach County area. Have a smashing tennis match or leisurely day at the beach or on the boat with the family.

Extend an invitation to your companions to stop by after for a light bite and a refreshing beverage.  Make simple appetizers for snacks by preparing them in advance. Try any of the simple lite bites below and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather!

Goat Cheese Balls

Mix a package of cream cheese and a log of goat cheese until thoroughly combined, then use your hands to roll

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