5 Scrumptious Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Thanksgiving is a day full of opportunity. It gives many of us the chance to express gratitude for good fortune, family and friends. It also provides the opportunity to break out the stretchy pants and ingest more calories in one sitting than we do in most normal days. Almost as important as the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, souffl├ęs, yams, pies and stuffing are the appetizers. As the prelude to the feast, Thanksgiving appetizers are designed to be flavorful warm-ups for the stomach. Hundreds of appetizer options exist, making it a cinch for the chef to whip up something to please even the pickiest eaters.

We've compiled a list of delicious Thanksgiving appetizer ideas that are sure to stave off the hunger pangs just long enough for the turkey to finish roasting.