Thursday, November 6, 2014

November 7th Foodie Friday -- Plus $100 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card Giveaway

 Welcome to Foodie Friday.
I can't believe that Thanksgiving is only three weeks away. Are you staying home this year or visiting relatives? If you're cooking, will you use family favorites or try something new?
I really got into the holiday spirit when I saw a super cute "turkey" fruit tray idea on Tumblr. I tracked down the source to Canadian Family.  I added raspberries, sprouts, and flower "wings."

This Saturday, I'll share more details about the Turkey Fruit Platter,
along with a vignette that I've been working on.
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And if you're in the mood for an armchair Home Tour this Sunday, I'm visiting a cozy log cabin.
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Are you a new or long-time follower of the Rattlebridge Farm blog?
You're invited to join me on other social media, such as  Facebook ... Pinterest ... or Twitter.
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My husband kindly offered to host a give-way....thank you Will!

 $100 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card Give-Away
Just in time for Christmas, we're hosting a $100 Williams-Sonoma gift card, beginning today and ending Friday, November 21st at midnight. To enter, leave a comment.

("Following" Rattlebridge on social media isn't mandatory to enter the contest.)

Official Entry Rule: Leave a comment before the deadline, November 21st at midnight CST.

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Let's take a peek at your favorite recipes from the previous  Foodie Friday.



 The most-viewed recipe was a rich, hearty Provencal Vegetable Soup by A Southerner's Notebook.
Click HERE to "pin" and to view the recipe.


The 2nd most-viewed recipe was Baby to Boomer's   "Apple Pie Filling." How can you resist something this versatile--and it's ready in 15 minutes?
Click to "pin" and to view the recipe.
The 3rd most-viewed recipe was Wives with Knives' sublime Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Loaf. I'm making this during the holidays!
Click HERE to "pin" and to view the recipe.

You can find more recipes from last week's Foodie Friday Link Party HERE.


Are you contributing a recipe to this week's Foodie Friday?
 If so, locate the blue Inlinkz icon in the lower, left-hand portion of this post. Click on the icon and follow the directions. After you complete the process, you will see a red "x" beside your name. This allows you to delete your link if you made an error; the red "x" is visible to you only.
You can read an UPDATED guide to this linky party HERE.

f you'd like to share your food photos with a larger community, you are welcome to join the Pinterest foodie board, Consuming Passions. Leave a message on one of Foodie Friday's most recent "pins," letting me know you'd like to join.



The Foodie Friday Link Party
Have a lovely weekend.

68 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love your header, Michael Lee, and your super cute turkey!! How sweet of Will to do such a generous giveaway. I'm a follower of yours already and also on Facebook. Thank you so much for hosting!

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  2. Thanks for the party, Michael! I've been a Pinterest follower for awhile now. By the way, that turkey is so cute! :)

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  3. Gorgeous Foodie features...thank you nice lady for hosting and thank you Mr Will for giveaway, hope I win.

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  4. Oh I for forgot I follow on googe+.
    Jo May
    Return to Loblolly Lane

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  5. And I follow on twitter.
    Jo May
    Return to Loblolly Lane

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  6. Of course I follow your wonderful blog.....thanks for the great giveaway....pat h

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  7. And facebook and pinterest...can I just say I sure do like me some MLW and FOODIE FRIDAY.

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  8. Michael, I'd follow you anywhere, and do...on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. If you ever decide to add Instagram, I'll be right behind you. :-)

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  9. I follower on Pinterest also......thanks pat h

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  10. I'm a follower on facebook....thanks pat h

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  11. Love your new site, but I loved your other look too.

    We have rules at Thanksgiving. Only one new recipe at a time. Thanksgiving is no time to break tradition. :)

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  12. Hi Michael Lee,
    We will be spending Thanksgiving surrounded by family this year, which is a wonderful blessing. What a wonderful gift for us from your husband, I would love to have that gift card. I have followed you here for many years and more recently on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Thanks for the great party and have a fun weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Your fruit tray will be a great addition to the thanksgiving table this year. I know my grandkid will love it. They will pick that in a second over the cranberry salad I usually serve. I know they will thank you, ML. And I thank you for linking back to my recipe for Cranberry Bliss Loaf.

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  14. I have been a faithful Facebook follower for ages.

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  15. Hi Michael, I'm a new follower of your on your blog, Pinterest and Twitter! I would a chance to win the gift card! I love the fruit turkey you made, it's too cute to eat. Thanks for hosting and have a nice Friday and weekend.
    Julie

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  16. Oh what an adorable turkey fruit platter~ love the sprout hair and mum wings! What a generous giveaway! I'd follow you and Teeny anywhere :)

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  17. Hi Michael, I follow your blog, follow you on Pinterest, and Facebook. Sorry, I'm not a tweeter! Love your blog, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. I love the turkey fruit tray Michael! I'm following along on Pinterest, FB and Twitter... do you instagram? You should :) Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  19. That turkey fruit platter is too cute to disassemble. Just like Kitty's cute owl cheese ball! No one is going to want to take the first bite. Ha!
    Wow, what a generous gift. Thank you, Will! I'm a follower here, Facebook, and Pinterest. Like Mary, I'd follow you anywhere, Michael Lee. ;-)

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  20. I'm with the others - I would follow you anywhere... and I do including Facebook and Pinterest. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for all you do for us and I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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  21. I'd LOVE to win the Williams-Sonoma giftcard! I'd totally use it to get a gift for myself ;)

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  22. The Turkey Fruit Platter is brilliant, I love it!

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  23. Thanks Michael Lee for the party, your fruity turkey is irresistible! Thank you Will for the giveaway~ what a guy! This is such a foodie time of year, everyone eats with abandon for a little while :)
    Jenna

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  24. The Turkey Fruit Platter looks great. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  25. Love the cute turkey platter. Great giveaway too, thanks so much Dr Will.

    Mary L

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  26. Dear Michael, Thank you for hosting. I love the new look of the site. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  27. I love your turkey platter! Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  28. I am a follower but I am overseas. Can I enter?

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    1. Mystica--yes. For an overseas winner, W-S could mail or email the gift card.

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  29. Awesome giveaway, I would love to win!

    sarahtyau at gmail

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  30. Michael your turkey is adorable! I'll be cooking for a small group and enjoying football, especially since the Eagles play this year! Thanks for the fun give-away Will, please toss my name into the pilgrim's hat:@)

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  31. What a wonderful giveaway, Michael! That is really generous of your husband to host it! I am going to be in California in a couple of weeks so I'd love to win :-) Love your Turkey Fruit Platter - it's so cute and such a great idea. This week I"ve shared my Crock Pot Apple and Pear Sauce. Thank you so much for hosting and I hope you and yours have a lovely weekend!

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  32. The fruit turkey is so cute! You've reminded me that I have to get started on planning Thanksgiving :)

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  33. That turkey fruit platter is too cute! We always bring a dish to share and this would definitely wow everyone! What a lovely giveaway, I've been itching to get one more pan from WS and this would help!

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  34. Guess I am really out of it since I just noticed your tag line…Recipes and style for Exhausted People. Is it new? Or maybe it just fits today! Thanks to Will for the genrous WS giveaway! New pots, we are in process of changing our cookware. Linda @bushelandapickle.com

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  35. Hi M.Lee -- Your husband is generous - not just with a gift card, but for sharing your time with us. Thanks for your inspiration :-) I especially like the fruit turkey with its flowers!
    Pat

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  36. What a cute turkey! And fun give-away! The things I could fill my stocking with from W-S!!!

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  37. What a group of lovely recipes!

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  38. I would so love to win a $100 gift card from William-Sonoma. It is very generous of your husband. Thank you.

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  39. Thank you for hosting each week. I love visiting!

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  40. I love shopping at William-Sonoma - thank you for having this amazingly generous giveaway! That turkey made of fruit is the cutest thing ever ..and so creative!

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  41. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I enjoy your great posts. So interesting and appealing. thanks.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I would love to shop at Williams- Sonoma with a new Gift Card. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Carolyn

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  43. Your giveaway and thoughtful recipes are the best and the most delectable. Thanks for this generous giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. How generous of you and Williams Sonoma to offer a gift card! I usually visit on Fridays, and this time I had a Chess Bar recipe to share. I baked these for my grown single son who wanted these, and they became his birthday cake, sortof. Ha! I made them for him when he came to visit on his birthday!
    Have a great TN weekend, neighbor. Sheila@mykentuckyliving.

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  45. Your blog always takes me on a foodie trip around the web. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  46. It would be yummy and delightful to be the recipient of such a kind and generous giveaway!! Oh the fun we could have cooking away!

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  47. I am going to try that apple pie filling. I think it will make great gifts too!

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  48. Love the turkey fruit platter!!! Thank you to your hubby for hosting this wonderful giveaway :)

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  49. Thank you for your beautiful blog and generous giveaway.

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  50. I follow on Pinterest as Pudyqat
    That "turkey" fruit plate is adorable -- how creative you are!
    CalifKitties {at} Aol {dot} com

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  51. Thanks so much for hosting the link party and for this great giveaway! I love to look through a WS catalog and dream.

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  52. Great picks! I love the apple pie filling!

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  53. Thanks for hosting the Foodie Friday link party and your blog. Love when you combine your creative talents with other writers (ie A Quiet Life) in showcasing a book. I gain inspiration for those posts. Please thank your husband for hosting the giveaway!

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  54. The fruit turkey is amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  55. That fruit turkey is TOO CUTE! I would love to make that....

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  56. Thank you for the chance to win. I really love the concept of the fruit turkey

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway! I think I'll be making that Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Loaf for the holidays as well!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  58. What a cute turkey! Thanks for the chance to win.

    lgryan3382 at gmail dot com

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  59. awesome giveaway, thank you!

    valerie sobus
    burritoprincess@gmail.com

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  60. I'm excited to decorate for Christmas -- already have up my Thanksgiving decor!

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  61. I would love a $100 Williams-Sonoma gift card! Thanks for the chance!

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  62. What a generous giveaway - WS is one of my favorite stores! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

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  63. Never miss a Foodie Friday! Your website is great.

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  64. You are the most generous hostess on the web, fer shiggle! :) Thank you for your graciousness!

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  65. What cute ideas!! Love your turkey cupcakes...going to try those this year.

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  66. Absolutely love following your blog. Nathan's for the chance to win.

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  67. I know I am late, but wanted you to know that I love following you on your blog and FB and will follow you on Twitter.

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