Cook Up a Rustic, Casual Feast
"It's extremely important that we spend time around the table. Being out here is the perfect spot to relax and catch up," says James, chef/owner of The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park, Florida.
A favorite fall produce stars in this comforting and creamy soup.
- Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup
Take advantage of fresh seasonal greens that play up classic autumn flavors.
- Recipe: Farmer Salad
When selecting steaks for grilling, make sure they are at least an inch thick so that you end up with the perfect sear on the outside and tender bite on the inside.
This worry-free side dish is prepared on the grill and tossed together with vinaigrette, shallots, and herbs before serving.
- Recipe: Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad
Kumquat and whiskey come together to create this sweet-and-sour refresher.
- Recipe: Umatilla Smash
"My wife, Julie, is also a chef and creates our desserts," says James. "This is a terrific fall dessert--a real crowd-pleaser. The flavors of the caramel and pineapple are perfect together."
Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake