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  1. What a great mix of things to choose from. I love the pre-dinner appetizers just as well as the main meal!

  2. Wonderful ideas! I like to make small hors oeuvres trays for myself on special holidays. The three-compartment tray would be perfect. One for sweet stuff and one for vegetables, etc. Thank you for sharing! I appreciate the affiliate links because then I don’t have to search. LOL
    “See” you tomorrow!!! 🙂

  3. I could definitely make a meal out of finger foods. I think I will try the garlic swiss mushroom toasts as that is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Also eyeing those rectangular salad/dessert plates. I don’t eat large portions of anything these days so I like smaller plates. I don’t cook large meals anymore and am trying to find and uses recipes for one or two servings.

  4. Something is wonky with your blog – your article is dated November 3 (in 2022) but the comments are all from 2021 – before you moved to your current apartment — that’s what I’m seeing on my computer even after hitting the “refresh” button.

    1. I reworked and added to the post and republished it with the current date. Never done that before, so I guess I’m doing something wrong.

      1. Your comments from 2021 do appear, but new comments from today appear as well. Maybe the old ones must be kept along w the new:) The recipes are awesome and I may try a few for Thanksgiving:) Thank you!

  5. Oh my gosh, Brenda, I’m so excited for you! January is right around the corner! I can’t wait to hear all about it, and then see how you decorate your new home as you settle in. Oh my goodness… so excited! Brenda, if I lived local to you, I would totally help you move. I wish you the best of luck with your new home! As for your links, they don’t bother me at all. In fact, if there’s something I like, I appreciate the fact that you have included the link to buy it, so thank you. Oh, and I didn’t comment yesterday, but that cornbread recipe looks delicious! I like a sweeter cornbread.

    1. Yep, Jan, you’re right, because this is my comment from last year, lol! As far as today… those appetizers look so yummy!

  6. I’d always rather eat a bunch of hors d’oeuvres than a regular meal. I’m pinning a bunch of these!

  7. I like the Alternative Dinner Party idea. They all look delicious! Excited to read tomorrow’s post about the new apartment.

  8. I feel I must say this and do not mean to hurt your feelings.
    Have your actually made any of these recipes? Even though I am an o.k. cook they look a little complicated, especially with a Thanksgiving dinner.
    Also, your blog was very loaded with things to buy, more like a sales site.
    I do like stories and pictures of Ivy and Gracie and believe me I have cried tears over Charlie and Abbie. I just think your blog has changed, other people’s houses, selling sites. Sorry.

    1. No worries. No, I haven’t made these recipes. Sorry you felt there were too many affiliate links. I just added the products from Amazon to make it easier for shopping.

  9. how did your meeting go with 55plus housig today go? sure hope you can soon find somehwhere nicer to live!

      1. I’m SO HAPPY for you, Brenda! You will have a fresh start in a safer place with kitchen drawers you can actually use and a second bedroom for your work space and/or guest room if grandchildren want to have a sleepover (I believe you were offered a two bedroom)? Oh this is wonderful news!

      2. That is great news!! Trust no rats or snakes visit I. The meantime!!

      3. Great news! I am so happy for you and your cats! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  10. Most of these recipes look delicious. It made me hungry! I’m saving/printing a few as I love a good appetizer ANY time, not just for the holidays. Anything with cream cheese is my favorite… and add shrimp, and I’m very happy. Thank you for going to the trouble to find these yummy recipes! Marilyn

  11. Beautiful presentations Brenda!
    Everything looks 😋 delicious!
    There are so many amazing appetizers. In my young days loved making them, trying something new. My favorite and everyone loved too, was a cold salmon mold. I loved making zucchini boats filled with veggie stuffing. All time winner was sweet & sour meatballs. Easy to prepare and it’s addictive!!!
    Most likely we will fix a traditional meal. Make most everything ahead. Easiest way to do it all. These days we order desserts (cake & pies) from a favorite bakery. So ❤ much better, a real time saver!!

  12. Those all look fantastic! My family likes lots of hors d’oeuvres so I am saving these. Hope you have a good week.

  13. There’s no doubt those hors d’oeuvres are beautiful. But the kind of finger foods and fruits my family members and friends eat are like those shown in the “bamboo cheese board” display image, and I use the same approach when entertaining. Fast and easy, with an extra tray for various types of sliced and whole pickles and olives. The hors d’oeuvres shown are very pretty, but knowing my family, they would say “hey, where’s the REAL food?” We’re a pretty adventurous lot, but not when it comes to food!

    1. Well, I’m not fancy about food. But I wrote and included those recipes for more sophisticated folks.

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