Gather family and friends for a luxurious seasons feat with exceptional flavors and noteworthy ingredients.

Weeknight Feast

Let autumn’s beauty inspire your gift of hospitality. Gather family and friends for a luxurious seasonal feast with exceptional flavors and noteworthy ingredients. Offer God your appreciation for His abundant gifts and for those gathered around the table.

Grab attention with this gorgeous one-pot entree.
Grab attention with this gorgeous one-pot entrée. Thorough browning and a generous dollop of tomato paste give the satin gravy its ruddy hue. Like vocals in a movie soundtrack, chopped aromatic vegetables provide important background notes but never make an appearance. More stage-worthy Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and baby carrots share plaudits with succulent beef.
A fresh vegetable platter plays centerpiece, conversation-starter, appetizer and side dish.
Cook new baby red potatoes with their skins on, then mash with butter, cream and sour cream, embellishing further with bacon and chives.
Grab attention with this gorgeous one-pot entree.

FRESH & READY APPETIZER

A fresh vegetable platter plays centerpiece, conversation-starter, appetizer and side dish. Include at least five different veggies and plenty of them. Select items outside the expected regulars, such as mini cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, raw baby turnips or jicama. Bring in as much color, shape and texture as possible.

ULTIMATE MASHED POTATOES

Fantastic gravy calls for mashed potatoes of equal merit. Cook new baby red potatoes with their skins on, then mash with butter, cream and sour cream, embellishing further with bacon and chives. This is almost a meal in itself, rich enough to keep servings on the small side. 

Recipe: Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

POT ROAST WITH FALL VEGETABLES

Long, slow cooking gives beef its layered flavors and fall-apart tenderness. If your schedule doesn’t allow it, do most of the cooking the day before and refrigerate the roast in strained juices overnight. An hour or so before serving, thicken gravy and add the vegetables. You’ll get that wonderful “better-the-next-day” goodness and streamline meal prep too. 

Recipe: Pot Roast with Fall Vegetables

Expect rave reviews for double-chocolate cupcakes topped with double-chocolate buttercream. A hint of spice adds subtle warmth to a perfect fall dessert.

CHOCOLATE-SPICE CUPCAKES

Expect rave reviews for double-chocolate cupcakes topped with double-chocolate buttercream. A hint of spice adds subtle warmth to a perfect fall dessert. 

To pipe a pretty swirl, squeeze a dab of frosting from a pastry bag onto a cupcake center, then circle around it toward the edge of the cupcake. Then start moving the circular motion back toward the center, piling frosting as high as you like and ending with a center point.

Recipe: Chocolate-Spice Cupcakes

Lord, we thank you for the rich diversity of food and the loved ones at this table. Set our hearts to enjoy and encourage one another during our time together. In Jesus' name, amen.