Eight new recipes to try this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and it's time to start planning your dinner menu. I've rounded up several traditional Thanksgiving recipes from my favorite blogs, chefs and magazines that have a twist. I'm personally not a huge fan of your traditional Thanksgiving sides like stuffing and cranberry sauce. So I decided to go out and search for traditional recipes with a modern twist that could please everyone at the dinner table. 

For the stuffing fans at your Thanksgiving table, they will enjoy these non-traditional options for a slow cooker stuffing and a butternut squash and barley version. 

Thanksgiving breads

Thanksgiving breads

I'm a huge lover of the bread basket at any family gathering. This year get creative and serve a variety of options like they do at some restaurants. Have a traditional Parkerhouse roll like the ones I made last year, but also try these cran-sage rolls from Better Homes and Gardens and these pull apart garlic herb rolls from Gather for Bread

I look forward to having mac and cheese during the holiday season but it would be fun to switch the recipe up every once in a while. Put a spin on the classic recipe by making butternut squash stuffed shells and a BLT mac and cheese

Dessert please! Desserts has to be my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I always go back for a second slice of sweet potato pie or red velvet cake. But I found two new crowd pleasing favorites to try this year, a bourbon pecan pumpkin pie and a no bake orange cranberry cheesecake