Three Main Courses to Celebrate the Harvest

Celebrate the Harvest

When the month of November nears its close, the time will have arrived to invite family and friends to gather ’round for the warmth of a homemade holiday feast. With a wide range of guests and tastes to please, bring variety and interest to your Thanksgiving menu with one or more of our seasonal entrées.

Experience the vibrancy brought to the table in our Stuffed Pork Loin, which mingles savory and sour flavors beneath a sweet Molasses-Cider Glaze. Fennel, Granny Smith apples, and spinach form an appetizing filling, making the tantalizing spiral perfect for fall entertaining.

Text Melissa Lester    
Photography Marcy Black Simpson
Styling Melissa Sturdivant Smith
Recipe Development and Food Styling Rebecca Treadwell Spradling

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