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Unique Twists on Thanksgiving

Posted by kim carpenter on November 10, 2014
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Thanksgiving is a holiday centered on tradition – but sometimes it’s fun to create new traditions! Maybe your family doesn’t love the traditional Thanksgiving foods, or maybe you’re just ready to try something new. Try out some of these ideas and recipes to put a unique twist on your Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Turkey Alternatives

Turkey has always been the staple of the Thanksgiving dinner. This year, instead of centering your Thanksgiving dinner on turkey, try serving each guest their own Cornish game hen. Or, go the easy route and make lasagna – easy, quick and delicious comfort food. Check out some recipes for turkey alternatives here.

Locally Sourced

Most Thanksgiving dishes and foods are in season this time of year. For a unique twist on Thanksgiving dinner, try buying all locally sourced foods from your local famer’s market (or from your garden, if you’re a gardener!). Not only will you be doing good by nature, you’ll be supporting local farmers – and your food will be as fresh as it can get!

Side Dishes

One of the best and easiest ways to bring a fresh take to Thanksgiving is to put a new spin on a classic side dish. Be sure to keep some of the classics around for those who love tradition. Instead of sweet potatoes or yams with brown sugar or marshmallows on top, try cranberry glazed sweet potatoes. Instead of traditional mashed potatoes, try chipotle smashed sweet potatoes. The possibilities are endless!

How will you put a unique twist on your Thanksgiving dinner?

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