When you have crowd-pleasing recipes, bold seasonal flavors, and a few make-ahead strategies, your party will simply fall into place. Serves: 8
Sparkling Autumn Chianti
Cheddar-Pecan Shortbread Leaves
Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce
Grilled Peppers and Mushrooms
Butternut Squash Spoon Bread
Caramelized Pear Cannoli with Praline Sauce
Credit: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett