5 Easy to Make...& Easy to Take Thanksgiving Dishes

Headed to a friend or family members' for Thanksgiving? If you're stumped or stressed about what to bring I've got some easy, travel-friendly ideas for you!  These recipes are all simple to prepare, can be made ahead, are total crowd pleasers & will definitely be appreciated by the host. 

Orange and Fennel Marinated Olives make a great hostess gift, to nosh at Thanksgiving or break out for guests throughout the holiday season. Bring in a pretty mason jar tied w a bow.

Orange and Fennel Marinated Olives make a great hostess gift, to nosh at Thanksgiving or break out for guests throughout the holiday season. Bring in a pretty mason jar tied w a bow.

Asked to contribute a side dish but not up for major cooking?  This 4-ingredient, 15 minute Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce pairs perfectly with the Big Bird and other holiday favorites (plus this one blows away the canned variety!)

Asked to contribute a side dish but not up for major cooking?  This 4-ingredient, 15 minute Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce pairs perfectly with the Big Bird and other holiday favorites (plus this one blows away the canned variety!)

A guaranteed crowd pleaser - my highly addictive Sweet & Spicy Glazed Nuts w Cranberries & Rosemary make a much appreciated  hostess gift or cocktail nibble. 

A guaranteed crowd pleaser - my highly addictive Sweet & Spicy Glazed Nuts w Cranberries & Rosemary make a much appreciated  hostess gift or cocktail nibble. 

Trust me...bringing booze always makes for a happy host!  Instead of the usual bottle or two of wine, why not blow them away with this killer Winter Spiced Sangria instead? Pack in a portable beverage cooler for easy transit.

Trust me...bringing booze always makes for a happy host!  Instead of the usual bottle or two of wine, why not blow them away with this killer Winter Spiced Sangria instead? Pack in a portable beverage cooler for easy transit.

Nobody can resist! Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes make an adorable & delicious finish to any holiday meal.  Tote them along right in a disposable cupcake tin - no risk of crushed cake upon arrival!

Nobody can resist! Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes make an adorable & delicious finish to any holiday meal.  Tote them along right in a disposable cupcake tin - no risk of crushed cake upon arrival!

Happy Holidays! xo Julie