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Monday, November 9, 2009

Tried and True Thanksgiving Recipes Week! APPETIZERS!

I have to tell you that I am really excited about this week. Be sure to read this too the end as I have a surprise for you. I think it's going to be fun and I'm sure we are going to see some wonderful recipes on here. If you need to update yourself on the breakdown of what recipes to post each day, go here!

Today we are sharing our APPETIZERS!
What's the little something something you snack on while the bird is cooking. If you're like me you don't like to eat a whole lot right before you have your Thanksgiving dinner, so share that snack, dip, finger food or whatever it is that holds you over while you wait for the most wonderful meal of the year!
I usually like to snack on chips and dip while I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner. It's usually either homemade salsa or hummus of some sort. But this year I'm going to try a new recipe. Yes I know it's not tried and true yet but it sounds so good that I can already tell it's going to be yummy. I also like simple and easy since I'm going to be super busy.

Baked Feta with Marinara


1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, drained
1 4oz. package of crumbled feta cheese. (It's cheaper to buy the block and crumble it yourself)

32-1/2 inch thick slices of French Bread baguette, cut diagonally, toasted

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle feta evenly into a small shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with tomato mixture.
Bake for 20 mins.
Serves as a spread with bread slices.

I plan on throwing this in right before I throw the turkey in the oven so I have something to snack on while I get all the other things ready to go. That way you're only heating up your oven once.

Oh and just for fun I'm having a little giveaway. I'm going to give away two Gooseberry Patch booklets at the end of the week. They are perfect for this time of year.

Each recipe you enter is an entry. So go get those scrumptious, go to Thanksgiving recipes and link them up to share with all!
Spread the word and share the fun!


  1. Woo Hoo - I'm the first linker-upper - LOL!! Your appetizer sounds yummy my friend! Can I go back and forth between our houses during the day? :)

  2. Mmmmmm - your appetizer sounds LOVELY! I love feta cheese... And I've been a fan of Gooseberry Patch FOR-EV-ER. What fun gifts! Thanks for hosting this - it's a great way to spruce up a Thanksgiving menu and get some inspiration!

  3. Oooooo...that sounds really good:-)

  4. Kim,

    I put this up on my Facebook as well !!

    Love you

  5. You are going to make me extremely popular with my DH who loves Feta Cheese. Looks great! Thank you for doing this all week!

  6. I can't wait to see all of the recipes that will come in this week. I love trying new things! Thanks for doing this for everyone!!!

  7. Yum, that sounds pretty tastalicious! :) I guess that means I won't bring my cheeseball this year, LOL. :)


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