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Thanksgiving is a holiday of tradition. However, why not switch it up somewhat? Trying something fun and unique always makes the holidays more interesting. Why not switch up some of the recipes you normally use for your Thanksgiving dinner? You may even find a new recipe that will become a Thanksgiving dinner tradition. So, Wedding and Party Network has a few Thanksgiving recipes with a twist.

The Twist – Chicken

Cooking turkey can be a bit overwhelming for some people, especially when there is a large crowd. Instead, opt for chicken. It's simple. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rinse & pat chicken dry, squeeze lime juice on top, fill the cavity with cut limes, lemons, garlic, thyme and rosemary and place herb butter underneath the skin of chicken.

Place it on a roasting pan, baste it with some of the leftover herb butter mixed with olive oil, roast for an hour re-basting every half hour, turn up the oven to 425 degrees once the hour is up, baste it one last time and cook for 15 minutes.

The TwistNot your ordinary cranberry sauce

Yes, cranberry sauce is seen on most dinner tables for Thanksgiving. Why not put a different spin on it? Create a fresh chutney made with dried cranberries and fresh apples. You can also stick with cranberry sauce but add cinnamon, pomegranate seeds and freshly squeezed orange juice to liven it up. Think out-of-the-box when it comes to your cranberry sauce and pair it with some fresh, seasonal fruit.

The Twist – Change up those side dishes

Stick with your traditional side dishes. However, add some unique side dishes to the table as well. It will give everyone something new to try. Think about serving brussels sprouts with bacon, fresh apples and lemon juice. Also, think about serving mashed sweet potatoes, coconut candied yams, fried green beans or put a different twist on mashed potatoes. There are many recipes out there, just research online and pick something that stands out and seems tasty to you.

The Twist – Get creative with those desserts

Pumpkin and pecan pies are absolutely delicious! Again, don't hesitate to fix these items, they are staple pieces to any dinner table. Add a fun dessert to the table as well. Put a twist on pecan and pumpkin pies. Make them mini or add a unique ingredient. Create a bundt cake and make it into a pumpkin or an apple or pear crisp.

Get creative with your Thanksgiving dinner. Try out new recipes and keep the dinner table interesting.

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