This time of year, farmers work overtime to bring their wares to our dinner table. The flavors of the autumn harvest are unlike any other, and they beg to be enjoyed. But instead of rushing to create a meal, take your time in the kitchen and appreciate all it has to offer.
The kitchen is our haven. It expresses our very being and sometimes who we aspire to be—maybe a gourmet chef or a foodie on a mission to find the next delicious recipe. It’s also a place of comfort. A place to find a hearty and creamy kale and potato gratin sitting on the stovetop, just waiting to be enjoyed after a long day at school.
The kitchen is where conversation finds a table filled with mouthwatering recipes of the season. Moist and juicy chicken breasts stuffed with tart, diced apples and melted Brie cheese is complemented by a platter of crisp tender green beans topped with crumbled chèvre, sweet dried cherries, and toasted pine nuts all beautifully laced with a balsamic vinaigrette. Bringing these lovely dishes together is a crisp and bubbly apple cider champagne cocktail that makes dinner feel just a little special. Dessert is served, and family and friends linger over gorgeous pumpkin coconut tarts topped with whipped cream and warm caramel sauce. This treat offers the perfect ending to a perfect meal created in the most treasured space—the kitchen.
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