5 Chocolate Recipes

Get your chocolate fix with these 5 delicious recipes, perfect for any day that ends in “Y”

Multigrain & Veggie Sandwich

Build hearty sandwiches full of flavor and crisp texture on half-inch slices of fresh homemade multigrain bread. Rich garlic and herb cheese spread, savory pesto and creamy avocado stack up with peppery watercress and crunchy Bibb lettuce for this green combo.

Family Reunion

Summer days are fleeting and precious. How we revel in time to dip our feet in cool waters, inhale the matchless smell of freshly cut grass, watch and marvel at the power of an afternoon thunderstorm. Yet these lazy days so quickly fill with the busy schedules of the season. We chase baseball tournaments, family vacations, camps, church activities. All are worthy pursuits but borrowers, too, from the limited moments available between the first sunrises of June and the lingering sunsets of August. This summer we would do well to listen to the admonition of Scripture. The writer of Hebrews tells us not to give up the habit of meeting together, that there are joys in fellowship that cannot be found anywhere else. The families on the following pages have committed to meet together each summer. They share food, friendship, games and stories. They meet at homes, on family farms, around tables and campfires, all with the aim of knowing each other well and building memories that outlast their time together. Summer days are fleeting and precious. But when we savor them with family, for years afterward the sweetness remains.

The Best Waffles

The perfect waffles are crisp, evenly browned on the outside and light and airy on the inside.

Best For You

Spring is peak season for nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Here’s our produce Top Ten list based on nutrition, taste and visual appeal.

On Board

Grazing boards are a sophisticated and simple way to cater to many tastes and appetites, with morsels customized to your family. This dinner board overflows with sweet and savory flavors of spring—delicious and versatile ingredients for a fresh, filling meal to delight the whole family. save room for a delectable dessert board to follow.

Fall Bounty

On crisp autumn days, God’s glorious bounty overflows in our markets. Rich and robust, there’s no doubt that farm-fresh produce was created so we can enjoy luscious meals. Fill your holidays with the enticing aromas of fall spices, roast pork and baked desserts, and thank the Lord for family and fine food. Here’s inspiration for fall cooking—eight exceptional recipes that make the most of nature’s harvest.

Blue Heaven

Enhance the freshness of any savory or sweet dish by spooning on a generous helping of dark, juicy blueberries. Add them to a custard tart or let their subtle tanginess add a new dimension to glazed pork chops. Perk up your everyday eating with the pleasing taste and nutritional benefits of this perennial favorite.

Perfect Pairings

The next time you cozy up for a fireside chat, match an aromatic cup of hot coffee, chocolate or tea and a sweetly delicious treat. The complementary flavors in these recipe pairings are perfect companions for conversation.

How Sweet It Is

Good things come in small packages—especially if the gifts inside are creamy chocolate truffles, chewy salted caramels and other delicious homemade treats. Make several batches, then wrap them in pretty packaging like ours.

Coffee & Donuts

When was the last time you tasted the perfection of a warm, homemade donut? If the answer takes you back to your grandmother’s kitchen, consider reliving the sweet memory by making a batch of your own.

Daily Bread

If you’ve been craving bread’s comforting goodness lately, make a few loaves and share them. Fresh-baked breads are a pleasure to the eyes and all the senses. Get some flour on your hands, and let others in on the blessing.

Dinner for God

Invite God to your table this Thanksgiving. Let Him know you are thankful.

Home-Cooked Comfort

Busy night? Toss together a healthful pizza and make time to gather the family 'round the table.

The Love of Maple

God had a sweet idea when he created maple sugar. Then he invited us all to enjoy.

Harvest Glory

Among the rolling hills of Madison County sits a tiny cabin, lovingly handcrafted by a meticulous woodworker. Each year the cabin comes alive when he and his wife host a harvest party—a gathering of family, friends and coworkers—to give praise and thanksgiving to the Lord.

Jam Session

Capture the season as its sweet peak by including homemade fruit jam as a topping and much more. We give you canning instructions, plus recipes for a cake, cookies and other perfectly paired foods.

Salad Season

Any way you toss them, salads are one of spring’s finest fleeting pleasures. Savor tender lettuces and fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables in these creative combos.

Sunday Salads

There’s always room for one more at a believer’s table after Sunday services. On warm-weather days, when gardens are alive with lettuces, tomatoes and all things fresh, a simple one-dish salad overflowing with the Lord’s provision is perfect fare.

Summer Pairs

Make entertaining easy with these five innovative drink-and-nibble combos. A short menu is no hardship when you serve savory pairings like ham biscuits and peach iced tea, or a new spin on iced coffee and cake. With duos this delicious, who could ask for more?

Fresh Herbs

God’s perfect design is reflected in all living things, even herbs. They are delicate yet intricate creations, pleasing to the palate and easy on the eyes. Bring God’s fragrant greenery indoors so you can benefit from the flavors, aromas and distinct beauty of herbs.

Cheers to a New Year

Gather together to mark New Year’s Eve by celebrating the Lord and all He has done over the past year. Celebrate Him and pray blessings over the things He will call you to do in the coming year. Together, give Him thanks for everything in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Cream Puff Pastry

The word is out that French-inspired cream puffs are simpler to make than they seem. Demand is growing for tender pastry spheres bursting at the seams with delectable fillings. Discover sensational new ways to put a spin on a classic concept.

Summer Salads

Thanks to the expanding variety of remarkable fruits and vegetables, inspiration for stunning summer salads comes easy. Purple-tinged kale, salmon-colored oranges, burgundy heirloom tomatoes and green-rimmed radishes with hot pink flesh are salad superstars. Packed with nutrients that help our bodies work well, this bounty uplifts and energizes. For beautiful, wholesome food, salads are a natural!