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Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette is a tasty and healthy snack to have during a football game or anytime you feel like an olive! A recipe from Freaky Friday!

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Happy Birthday To Me


ell, October 6 is my BIRTHDAY! As I have mentioned in Pumpkin Dump Cake, I have bad birthdays. Truthfully, I did not know how I was going to be the closer my birthday came.

So far not too bad, but the day is still early. I found out my one sister has to work right after my birthday dinner, so she will be in and out very quickly because of that. Trust me she not happy about that.

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Happy Birthday, Dee!

I decided I am not going to let the day get to me. As I said I just have bad birthdays. People forget my birthday all the time and can’t be bothered to stop what they are doing to just celebrate with me.

When I turned 40, all I wanted from my friends was a party. I told them 1 year in advance was just someone please plan me a party. The reason I wanted one was that when turned 30, it was horrible.

When I turned 30, I had just moved to Cleveland, no one knew me. My ex-husband was on call at the hospital, so he gave me my gift a day early: 2 tubes of lipstick. Yes, you are reading that correctly, that was my big gift from my ex-husband for turning 30, lipstick.

You have to remember I was not good enough for him in his mind. He felt I was not pretty and did not know how to put on makeup, his solution buy me Victoria Secrets lipstick.


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Yes I just turned 42

I think I do a good job on my makeup and I am attractive. That is how an emotional and verbal abuse works sometimes. They make you feel and believe the lies they tell themselves. Anyway, I ended up eating ice cream in the apartment all by myself for my 3oth birthday.

So I wanted someone to make a big deal I was turning 40. No one did. No one could stop what they were doing for one night. I was told that was just born the wrong time of year, everyone felt bad but didn’t stop them from celebrating me turning 40.

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Freaky Friday: Fall Edition

That is why I wasn’t sure how I would be the closer my birthday approached. Then I had #pumpkinweek and now today Freaky Friday. I put my focus into these blogging events and it really helped me not be down for my upcoming birthday. It is amazing how therapeutic blogging can be.

This is now my 3rd round of Freaky Friday hosted by Michaela from An Affair From The Heart. I really enjoy doing it. I have done: Honey Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie for the Spring and Peach Sweet Tea for the Summer edition. So what would I do for the Fall edition?

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Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette is very addictive if you love olives!

I was assigned the blog A Dish of Daily Life. Michelle always has some the best recipes I have seen, especially her appetizers. I decided I really wanted to make an appetizer this round. I mean after all it is the Fall, it is my birthday and it is Football season. Sounds like perfect reasons to celebrate right?

Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette

Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette if looking for a healthy snack this is it!

As I was going through her appetizers, recipes like Roasted Red Pepper Dip, and Sausage Cheese Dip were calling my name to make. When I saw Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette I knew that was the recipe I needed to make.

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Why make the Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette? Well, one I really love olives. I think I may have been Greek in another life the way I really really love to snack on Olives. So why not?

Plus, I have not seen anything that really does showcase the salty little olive in a recipe. Plus I love red wine vinaigrette as well. Heck, I just like vinegar. I think I have a small collection of various types in my cupboards. This Olive recipe just had DEE wrote all over it.

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Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette is a nice change when you want something different to snack on.

The flavors of the red wine vinegar, with garlic and spices really just make the olives burst with flavor. I could eat the entire bowl of these Marinated Olives watching the Steelers play football on Sunday. While the rest of the crowd munching on chips, give me a bowl of these yummy olives instead.

Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette

Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette is one those recipes that you won’t be able to stop at one olive!

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Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette is a tasty and healthy snack to have during a football game or anytime you feel like an olive!

Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Cuisine: Snack


Marinated Olives With Red Wine Vinaigrette is a tasty and healthy snack to have during a football game or anytime you feel like an olive! A recipe from Freaky Friday!


  • 2 cups Kalamata Olives
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • zest from one lemon
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar


  • Remove your olives from the jar, and rinse and pat dry.
  • Heat your olive oil in a saucepan, add garlic, and cook until garlic starts to turn golden.
  • Add in bay leaf, rosemary, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes. Cook for about a minute more.
  • Remove from heat, whisk in red wine vinegar.
  • Pour over olives.
  • Serve them up and Enjoy them warm or cool!


  • They should last about a week in the refrigerator, and possibly longer.


  • Calories: 317kcal
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 443mg
  • Fat: 34g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0
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  • Dan from Platter Talk
    October 6, 2017

    Happy Birthday, Dee! What a fun recipe to help celebrate your special day. We love A Dish of Daily Life and it looks like you did a fantastic job in recreating this yummy olive recipe. Great job as always!!

  • First of all, Happy Bithday! Second of all, I love olives and these sound so delicious! I could probably eat the whole bowl myself!

  • Michelle
    October 6, 2017

    I’m so glad you chose these olives to make! I love them! My kids and I are all addicted to olives. I’m horrible on birthdays…we never really do much of anything here. I forget my own birthday half the time!!

  • Candi
    October 6, 2017

    These look lovely! My family has finally decided they like olives so I can’t wait to give these a try. I’m with you, a bowl of these would make a great snack. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  • Julie
    October 6, 2017

    You picked a great recipe, Deanna! I haven’t seen this one and it would be perfect for your virtual Birthday Party!

  • Debi at Life Currents
    October 6, 2017

    Happy birthday! These olives are a great way to celebrate. They look fabulous. I’m sorry that past birthdays have been so bad. I hope that from now on they are wonderful, just like you!

  • Nicole
    October 6, 2017

    Happy birthday Dee 🙂 These olives sound really yummy, a great birthday snack!

  • Debra C.
    October 6, 2017

    Happy Happy Birthday to you!! I hope your day was fabulous – my x-husband always forgot my birthday. One year he went out to his car and got the air freshener and gave it to me. Well…. enough of THAT!

    Your recipe looks so good! I’ve made marinated mushrooms but never olives. I bet they are just delicious, I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  • Angela
    October 7, 2017

    I am loving that vinaigrette and what a great idea putting it on olives! I too am an olive lover! Happy birthday to you…. hope this is a good one for ya!!

  • Michaela Kenkel
    October 7, 2017

    I love olives, too!! I think you picked the perfect way to stay away from the birthday blues! Thanks for being a part of our little group, I am thrilled you are with us!

  • Lori Vachon
    October 7, 2017

    Birthdays are meant to be celebrate 🙂 Thanks for sharing these olives, I’m a huge fan of olives & always looking for ways to enjoy them!

  • Jenny | Honey and Birch
    October 8, 2017

    I’m so glad you picked this recipe – it’s one of my favorites from Michelle!! Perfect for parties!

  • Sandra Shaffer
    October 8, 2017

    I love how simple these marinated olives are. This is going to be a great recipe for the holidays too! Hope you had a fantastic birthday!

  • Madi
    October 8, 2017

    What an incredible appetizer! I can’t wait to make this for my next party!

  • jennifer
    October 8, 2017

    I know what that kind of relationship is about. I survived a four year one, lucky enough to find a great man who is patient with my insecurities which linger because of that relationship even after 18 years of marriage. I am so glad that you are out of it and moving on with better things! Blogging is theraputic and even though I am scared to blog about my experiences, your story helps others! And I will help myself to some of these olives too!

  • Justine
    October 9, 2017

    What a beautiful dish of olives, I love those little guys! Hope you had a birthday as beautiful as you xoxo

  • Aunt Bee
    October 9, 2017

    Olives are one of my all time favorite foods. These look and sounds SO DELICIOUS!!! Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  • Olivia
    March 31, 2018

    I love olives!!! This sounds yummy!!