Easy + Festive Thanksgiving Day Appetizer

My mom hosts Thanksgiving at her house and is always the main chef of the day. In recent years, she’s passed on the duties of side dishes and appetizers to me, my cousin and aunt… which has helped her tremendously.

I’m usually on appetizer duty. I didn’t want to prepare an appetizer that would overtake the main meal of the day, but I still wanted a festive flare.

Enter: The Turkey Charcuterie Board!

This year, I added Expresco Chicken Skewers, because they are absolutely delicious and already pre-made!


  • cheddar cheese
  • gouda cheese
  • Colby jack cheese
  • havarti cheese
  • salami
  • pepperoni
  • wheat thins
  • blackberries
  • strawberries
  • Expresco Chicken Skewers
  • nuts and almondS
  • mango (for turkey body)


With a creamy cheesy (cream cheese and sour cream) base and loads of bacon and cheddar, it’s seasoned with ranch seasoning mix and green onions.



Shanisty Ireland is a former award-winning Television News Anchor with more than 15 years of experience on-air. Today, Shanisty freelances on national and local media outlets featuring some of her favorite recipes and hot topics from her blog. Shanisty has been featured on The Today Show, Ellen, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and hundreds of local TV News and Radio stations.

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