Turkey Day Charcuterie Board
This is the 3rd year I’ll be making my family-famous Turkey Day Charcuterie Board.

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.

Let me know if you give this one a try… it’s so fun!


  • Colby Jack
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Gouda Cheese
  • Havarti Cheese
  • Peppered Italian Sausage
  • Dry Italian Sausage
  • Prosciutto
  • Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Artisan Crackers
  • Almonds
  • Macadamias
  • Hummus
  • Wheat Thins
  • Gloucester
  • Mango for Turkey


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.

Turkey Day Charcuterie Board



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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