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10 Tricks for Changing Up Your Thanksgiving

10 Tricks for Changing Up Your Thanksgiving

Surprise everyone with these unexpected Thanksgiving twists

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10 Tricks for Changing Up Your Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is typically associated with classic dishes made from recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. While these dishes are traditional for every Thanksgiving table, they can be a bit overdone and boring. Though our traditional Thanksgiving foods were not what the Pilgrims ate at the first Thanksgiving dinner, certain dishes, like cranberry sauce and roasted turkey, have become associated with the holiday.

Bacon Overload

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Crispy bacon adds an unexpected element to any Thanksgiving dinner, and pairs perfectly with classic Thanksgiving dishes. Lay strips of bacon across your roasting turkey to create crunchy “turkey” bacon to serve for Thanksgiving. You can also crumble some bacon bits on top of your mashed potatoes or whip up some bacon gravy.

Click here for the Bacon Wrapped Turkey Recipe.

Cauliflower Mashed

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Cranberry Sauce Switch

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Every year, you plop unappetizing canned cranberry sauce on a plate, and serve it alongside your turkey. This year, make your cranberry sauce from scratch and add other berries, like blueberries and raspberries, for a sweeter, tangier flavor. Add these when the sauce has just finished cooking, so you have big, full berries in your warm cranberry sauce. It’s a perfect sweet topping for turkey or some homemade cobbler.

Deep-Fried Turkey

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Healthy Appetizers

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Reinvent Green Bean Casserole

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Squash Soup

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Stuffing Muffins

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Baking individual muffin-sized servings of stuffing allows everyone to have his or her own savory side of stuffing for their plate. This also ensures that everyone’s stuffing cup will have a crunchy topping, so no one is left with the bottom of the dish’s mushy, picked-over stuffing. These look super cute if you dollop some mashed potatoes or cauliflower mashed on top for the “frosting” for these little muffins.

Surprise Squash

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Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, and Pecan pie

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Making these classic Thanksgiving pies is expected, but there are usually plenty of of leftovers. Combine your sweet potato pie with a can of pumpkin and top it off with pecans for a three-in-one pie! The sweet pumpkin combines perfectly with the creamy sweet potato and crunchy pecans to make this dessert the star of Thanksgiving dinner.


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But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.


5 Tips and Tricks for Actually Getting Excited to Cook Again

We know you’re exhausted. Take these easy steps to get your kitchen groove back.

A lot of us have been struggling with culinary ruts and kitchen fatigue. As someone whose cooking is both her profession and her passion, the illness and the cure, if you had told me that staying home and cooking all my meals for an extended period of time was going to be a problem, I would have said impossible. And yet, even I have reached maximum annoyance with the relentlessness of dinner.

But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.


5 Tips and Tricks for Actually Getting Excited to Cook Again

We know you’re exhausted. Take these easy steps to get your kitchen groove back.

A lot of us have been struggling with culinary ruts and kitchen fatigue. As someone whose cooking is both her profession and her passion, the illness and the cure, if you had told me that staying home and cooking all my meals for an extended period of time was going to be a problem, I would have said impossible. And yet, even I have reached maximum annoyance with the relentlessness of dinner.

But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.


5 Tips and Tricks for Actually Getting Excited to Cook Again

We know you’re exhausted. Take these easy steps to get your kitchen groove back.

A lot of us have been struggling with culinary ruts and kitchen fatigue. As someone whose cooking is both her profession and her passion, the illness and the cure, if you had told me that staying home and cooking all my meals for an extended period of time was going to be a problem, I would have said impossible. And yet, even I have reached maximum annoyance with the relentlessness of dinner.

But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.


5 Tips and Tricks for Actually Getting Excited to Cook Again

We know you’re exhausted. Take these easy steps to get your kitchen groove back.

A lot of us have been struggling with culinary ruts and kitchen fatigue. As someone whose cooking is both her profession and her passion, the illness and the cure, if you had told me that staying home and cooking all my meals for an extended period of time was going to be a problem, I would have said impossible. And yet, even I have reached maximum annoyance with the relentlessness of dinner.

But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.


5 Tips and Tricks for Actually Getting Excited to Cook Again

We know you’re exhausted. Take these easy steps to get your kitchen groove back.

A lot of us have been struggling with culinary ruts and kitchen fatigue. As someone whose cooking is both her profession and her passion, the illness and the cure, if you had told me that staying home and cooking all my meals for an extended period of time was going to be a problem, I would have said impossible. And yet, even I have reached maximum annoyance with the relentlessness of dinner.

But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.


5 Tips and Tricks for Actually Getting Excited to Cook Again

We know you’re exhausted. Take these easy steps to get your kitchen groove back.

A lot of us have been struggling with culinary ruts and kitchen fatigue. As someone whose cooking is both her profession and her passion, the illness and the cure, if you had told me that staying home and cooking all my meals for an extended period of time was going to be a problem, I would have said impossible. And yet, even I have reached maximum annoyance with the relentlessness of dinner.

But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.


5 Tips and Tricks for Actually Getting Excited to Cook Again

We know you’re exhausted. Take these easy steps to get your kitchen groove back.

A lot of us have been struggling with culinary ruts and kitchen fatigue. As someone whose cooking is both her profession and her passion, the illness and the cure, if you had told me that staying home and cooking all my meals for an extended period of time was going to be a problem, I would have said impossible. And yet, even I have reached maximum annoyance with the relentlessness of dinner.

But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.


5 Tips and Tricks for Actually Getting Excited to Cook Again

We know you’re exhausted. Take these easy steps to get your kitchen groove back.

A lot of us have been struggling with culinary ruts and kitchen fatigue. As someone whose cooking is both her profession and her passion, the illness and the cure, if you had told me that staying home and cooking all my meals for an extended period of time was going to be a problem, I would have said impossible. And yet, even I have reached maximum annoyance with the relentlessness of dinner.

But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.


5 Tips and Tricks for Actually Getting Excited to Cook Again

We know you’re exhausted. Take these easy steps to get your kitchen groove back.

A lot of us have been struggling with culinary ruts and kitchen fatigue. As someone whose cooking is both her profession and her passion, the illness and the cure, if you had told me that staying home and cooking all my meals for an extended period of time was going to be a problem, I would have said impossible. And yet, even I have reached maximum annoyance with the relentlessness of dinner.

But with a new season (and the promise of vaccinations and easing of social distancing) comes opportunity. Here are 5 ways that I&aposm finding work to help me get excited to cook again.