Holiday Appetizer Recipes: Spiced Pecans & Feta Dip with Veggies

CLEVELAND, Oh -- It's not hard to make your own spiced pecans and the dish is not only a wonderful appetizer for the holiday season, it also is a perfect hostess gift. Chefs Sherry and Tara Schie from Shy Cellars in Strasburg, Ohio showed Fox 8's Kristi Capel how to whip up two easy appetizers.

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Sweet & Spicy Pecans
2 cups pecans
2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cayenne

Directions:
Beat the egg whites and sugar in a mixer until frothy. Add all remaining ingredients and fold in to mix. Bake at 350°.. For approximately 10-15 minutes.

Creamy Feta Dip

  • 1 - 8 oz feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • Kosher salter, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/8 tsp  crushed red pepper flakes
  • Directions:
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor, process until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil and fresh herbs if desired.