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Tired of turkey? Try these recipes this Thanksgiving to spice up the season

Getting tired of performing surgery on a turkey every Thanksgiving afternoon, just to have the centerpiece of your feast go largely uneaten, or into the leftover bin? It doesn’t have to be this way.

Nowadays, there’s a hack for everything — including your Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you’re looking for an option that doesn’t take quite as long to cook, tired of time-managing your day in the kitchen or worried about forgetting the abundance of ingredients that come along with the day, here are some alternative recipes to try out next week. 

Step aside for Cornish hens

Cornish hens have often been an alternate staple to the turkey on the dinner table for Thanksgiving. They’re smaller, easier to cook and stuff, and offer a different kick to the tongue than turkey.

If you’re looking for unique and individualistic experience on Thanksgiving, stop by your local general grocery store and pick up a few hens for the family, offering your kids the chance to dine on their own fun-sized poultry for the holidays.

Chef Cat Cora's Pomegranate-Glazed Cornish Game Hens with Wild Rice and Chestnut Stuffing makes a delicious statement on the holiday dinner table.

Cornish hens, otherwise known as Indian Game, originated in England. The bird only weighs about 1 to 2 pounds and is significantly smaller than a turkey, making it easier to fit in the oven. Even though they’re a miniature option for the table, roasting the whole bird, or two or three, will make an appealing centerpiece all the same.

Different food gurus have ways of cooking Cornish hens, but the recipe, accounting for 6 people and published on Food Network has gotten high praise from audience. It includes: