Kid Friendly Recipes Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup « Previous Next » Kristen J. Gough • November 18, 2011 Add Comment Tweet Gearing up for the big Thanksgiving holiday? Whether you've got kitchen duty or you're browsing for something to add to the assortment, here are some recipes from the Metro Parent Crumbs blog to make quick appetizers, yummy sides and desserts for the big day. Appetizers Forget the crackers and cheese tray: These appetizers will impress your guests, without you spending hours in the kitchen. Veggie Quesadillas Throw together these quesadillas for a quick pre-meal munchie for guests. Edamame Spread Maggie Long of the Ann Arbor's Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery serves this edamame spread with pizza pieces; you could use sourdough bread slices. Peanut Butter Cinnamon Hummus Grab some crisp pita chips to go along with this hummus that uses peanut butter in place of tahini sauce. Sides Looking to tweak your stand-by holiday sides just a little? These recipes will give you some ideas. Whipped Mashed Potatoes Use your hand-held blender and extra milk to make these potatoes extra creamy. Bistro Green Beans Update your green bean dish with this recipe. Bonus: It won't take up oven space. Butter Crescent Rolls Looking for a no-fail roll recipe? This is it. Dessert Along with pumpkin pie, why not try some of these tempting sweets too? Achatz Apple Pie Michigan's premiere pie maker, Wendy Achatz, passed along this simple recipe. Start peeling those apples! Raspberry Tart Use a pre-made piecrust in a tart pan for something a little fancier than pie. And don't worry: This dessert only looks hard to make. Pumpkin Cookies Why not put the pumpkin in cookies instead of pie this year? Just Baked' s Pam Turkin shares her recipe.