We’re all about Thanksgiving tradition. I mean, what’s not to love? There’s family, oven-roasted bird, and football. That said – doing and eating the exact same thing can get a little old. So, this year, breathe new life into the most American of holidays with these tips.

SLIDESHOW: 25 Tips for Updating Thanksgiving

1. Make Your Turkey with Truffle Butter
What makes everything better? (If you said “truffles,” you’re so, so right.) Roast your turkey with black-truffle butter and white-wine gravy for a luxe take on this annual main dish.

2. Try Baked Apples Instead of Apple Pie 
Apple pie is a classic… that is far less healthy than it sounds. Skip the crust – but not your fix of brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon – with a more fruit-focused treat.

Check out 23 more ideas at The Vivant.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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November 10, 2013