2013 Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up


Except for the turkey do you know what you are serving for Thanksgiving yet? Don’t know what to take to grandma’s house? Still looking for some thing new or different? Or would you prefer something more traditional?

No matter what you are looking for, More Thyme Than Dough has you covered.

Today’s blog  post is just what its title implies. It is simply a list of the best of the best hors d’oeuvres, side dishes, finger foods, and drinks for Thanksgiving. Just click the recipe title-link and it will take you to the post with that recipe.

Plus I have a new recipe for you today.
And you know if they are More Thyme Than Dough recipes they will be quick and easy to make AND easy on your budget too.

I am sure you will find at least one recipe you will like. And there are plenty of appetizers or finger foods on this list for the football fans in your house who cannot tear themselves away from the TV set and their favorite team even to eat.

The Recipes

Very Cheesy Mini Potato Nests

Sesame Broccoli

Pumpkin Orange Soup

Strawberries in Wine

Ambrosia Sweet Potatoes

Roberta’s Knockoff Recipe of Bruegger’s Apple Salad

Olive Caper Salad

No Mayonnaise Waldorf Salad

Curried Cheese Olive Spread

Apples with Triple Sec

Roasted Red Pepper and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Dip

Sun Dried Tomatoes Bread Dipping Oil

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Broccoli with Buttery Lemon Crunch

Goat Cheese with Dried Cranberries and Pistachios

Mushroom Swiss Crostini

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans and Cranberries

Sunset Punch (non alcoholic)

Mandarin Orange and Pineapple in Sour Cream

Greek Olives

Mini Reuben Sandwiches

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Grapefruit Salad

Hot Apple Cider Punch

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes

Featured Recipe                   Cranberry Orange Relish


This recipe is simply bursting with flavor!

It is one of the recipes everyone has had at some time in their life. It is a simple and easy, no-cook recipe; which is extra nice on Thanksgiving Day since every burner and the oven has multiple uses.

Coming in at only $1.02 per serving this is one low cost delicious dish!

This recipe is so delicious and easy to make it is a shame if you do not make it more often when ever cranberries are in season. It makes a delicious salad for week nights.

I add a little some thing extra to my version of this classic. 🙂

This is what you will need to make about 1 cup of relish:

1 medium unpeeled orange and:

            eeeee               1 tablespoon zest

1 12-ounce package fresh cranberries

¾ cup sugar

1-2 tablespoons Triple Sec*

Lime slices for garnish


*Optional and may not be appropriate for children. Can use any flavored liqueur that rocks your boat.

Here is what you do:

Wash and drain the cranberries. Wash the orange too.


Using a zester zest the orange to make about 1-2 tablespoon of zest.


Cut the orange into fourths or eighths , or even into sixteenths depending on how big your food processor is. Remove all seeds from the orange.



Again, depending on how big your food processor is add one-half or one-fourth berries and 2 or 3 orange pieces into the bowl.


Pulse until the fruit is evenly chopped to the size of pickle relish.


Transfer the contents of the processor into a bowl.


Continuing pulsing until all the fruit has been chopped and place it in the bowl. Add the sugar, zest,  and the Triple Sec if using.

IMG_7649Mix well.


Can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 day.

When ready to serve slice the lime. Make a short slit in one half of the circle.



Twist the lime slice and place on top of the Sauce.


Bon appétit!!!


1 medium unpeeled orange                       $0.77

1111111111    1 Tbspn zest

1 12-ounce pck fresh cranberries               $1.67

¾ cup sugar                                            $0.42

1-2 tablespoons Triple Sec*                       $0.64

Lime slices for garnish                               $0.59

Total cost = $4.09
Cost for 4~ ¼ cup servings = $1.02

Quote if the Day

And they bought an Owl, and a useful Cart,

And a pound of Rice, and a Cranberry Tart

Edward Lear


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4 comments to 2013 Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up

  • There’s enough food in those recipes to feed an army! This year we’re having John’s family come for Thanksgiving as my stepson’s partner is American. (apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, apparently) She’s only been in Australia for a few months and is craving American memory food. It will be so much fun to cook for her and talk American. 🙂

  • Wow! Thanks for the list – what a great holiday reference.

  • Roberta, this is FANTASTIC! Love the lime twist in this cranberry relish; can never have too many cranberry sauces! I’m going to try one of these recipes as a side for Thanksgiving. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂 Thanks, always, and Happy Thanksgiving!