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Turkey, green been casserole and canned cranberries … is your traditional Thanksgiving Dinner becoming a bit redundant? Here are some fresh Thanksgiving Day recipes that will have your guests begging for seconds!

Pumpkin Soup: This Thanksgiving Day recipe is a mouthwatering idea and a surefire way to please any guest’s palate!

What you’ll need: 1 sweet onion 2 cloves garlic chopped 1- 15 oz. can chopped tomatoes 1-15oz can black beans 1-30 oz pumpkin 3 or 4 cans vegetable stock 2/3 cup Heavy cream 1 tsp cumin 11/2 tsp curry 1 tsp cayenne pepper

First, sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add tomatoes, black beans and then stir until warm.

Next, add vegetable stock, pumpkin and spices. Cook until bubbly, add cream. Stir and taste until you get a desired flavor … and then enjoy!

Greek Style Green Beans: Swap out the casserole with this unforgettable Thanksgiving Day recipe!

What you’ll need: 2 lbs string beans 2 large sweet onions - sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large can seasoned chopped tomatoes 1- 10-1/2 oz. can tomato sauce 1 tsp. cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste

Begin by stringing the beans and cutting them in half lengthwise Sauté the onions in olive oil until tender. Then, add the tomatoes and spices and cook for about half an hour. Add the string beans and cook for an additional hour or until beans are done.

Fresh Cranberries: No cans needed for this Thanksgiving Day Recipe must-have!

What you’ll need: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries

Optional ingredients: Pecans, orange peel, raisins, blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.

First, wash and pick over cranberries. In a saucepan, bring to a boil the water and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries and then return to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes or until cranberries burst.

At this point you can add a number of the optional ingredients if you desire. Try mixing in a half a cup of roughly chopped pecans with or without a few strips of orange peel. You can add up to a pint of fresh or frozen blueberries for added sweetness. Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice may be added too. Remove from heat. Cool completely at room temperature and then chill in refrigerator. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools. Cranberry sauce base makes 2 1/4 cups.

Olive Oil basted Turkey: A new twist on the traditional Thanksgiving Day recipe!

What you’ll need: Extra virgin olive oil Rosemary 3 Oranges (or more if you have a larger Turkey) 3 Lemons (or more if you have a larger Turkey) Sea salt A turkey, naturally!

Clean and prepare your turkey per usual and put into a baking pan. Slice the fruit, then squeeze the juice from the lemons and oranges under the skin of the turkey along with a generous coat of olive oil. Chop up your rosemary and add that under the skin along with sprinkles of sea salt as well. Repeat the same process over the Turkey skin. Place the fruits inside the turkey with or without stuffing. Cook turkey for whatever length is recommended per pound.

Pumpkin Crunch Cake: Create the perfect ending with this heavenly Thanksgiving Day recipe

What you’ll need: 1 Yellow Cake Mix 1/2c Melted butter 4 eggs 1 30 oz can of Pumpkin 1c Sugar and 1/2c brown sugar 2/3can evaporated milk 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2c chopped pecans

First, remove 1 cup of the cake mix and set aside. In a small bowl, beat one egg and add the remaining cake mix and butter. Press into greased 9/13 pan. In another bowl, beat the remaining 3 eggs. Stir in the pumpkin, 1/2c sugar, 1/2 brown sugar, milk & cinnamon. Pour over the cake mix. Then take the 1 c reserved cake mix, add remaining 1/2c sugar, pecans and butter. Mix this until crumbly and then sprinkle over the pumpkin mixture as your topping. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.

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