Update Your Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

If you find yourself going through the every-year-it's-Thanksgiving motions, stressing out and rushing around preparing the Big Meal, why not change it up a little and add some new twists to familiar recipes. There are exciting, non-traditional recipes like the Mole-Roasted Turkey with Masa Stuffing and Chili Gravy (see top photo); click the link for the delicious Epicurious recipe.

The recipe ideas in the following Howcast video are particularly good if you've got some adventurous eaters in your family - or if you'd just like to throw a few curveballs into the holiday. Click here for a written transcript of the recipes and ideas in the video. It's always good to find new traditions and shake out the cobwebs. "We've always done the turkey this way" or "green bean casserole is always the best with this can of soup" are no longer good excuses for being more creative.