Pork loin, spiced apples and stuffing for festive dining

Serve a trio of unexpected flavor to your guests this holiday season. Top with cheese for another delightful layer of taste. Sidestep the usual and predictable as you gather with family and friends. You save time and get all the compliments.

Shannon M. Smurthwaite is a Southern California native, cookbook author, food columnist and freelance writer. Her blog: www.myitalianmama.com. She and her husband, Donald, reside in Idaho. Email: shannonisitalian@gmail.com