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.
Forget the crackers and cheese tray: These appetizers will impress your guests, without you spending hours in the kitchen.
Throw together these quesadillas for a quick pre-meal munchie for guests.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Why not put the pumpkin in cookies instead of pie this year? Just Baked' s Pam Turkin shares her recipe.