It feels like winter outside, but it’s time to celebrate one of spring’s favorite foods — deviled eggs.

Deviled eggs often take a leading role after Easter, as a way to utilize all of those dyed eggs. Still, they’re also a go-to appetizer for that major food holiday just around the corner, Thanksgiving.

A cocktail party mainstay, deviled eggs are the perfect vehicle for kitchen creativity, allowing a blank canvas in which to experiment with flavors and toppings. In a nutshell, deviled eggs are hard-boiled eggs that are shelled, cut in half and filled with the hard-boiled egg’s yolk mixed with other ingredients ranging from mayonnaise to shaved truffles.

Thanksgiving is a perfect time for making and snacking on America’s favorite potluck treat, whether you enjoy them made only with mayo and a hint of classic yellow mustard, or over the top, garnished with fried oysters and caviar.