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Video: Charles Phoenix's Tiki-Turkey Thanksgiving How-To

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Tradition, schmadition. If you'll be damned if you'll concoct a boring ol' humdrum Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, you might be tempted to follow Charles Phoenix's lead and turn Turkey Day into Tiki Turkey Day.

In this video (not new, but, hey, not as old as some of the recipes for most Thanksgiving fare) Phoenix mixes up twists on T-Day classics, like Banana Yams Kahlua, using atypical ingredients found at the family table for this meal, like giant pink and white marshmallows and Craisins. Make a volcano-esque pile of potatoes oozing gravy lava. Put on a lei, and put some rum in your hollowed-pineapple cup.

If you're willing to take this menu on, Phoenix has all the recipes on his website.