A Homestyle Dinner Your Guests Can Linger Over
Wild mushroom and mozzarella crostini kick off this comforting supper, followed by cauliflower soup, roast pork tenderloin and mashed potatoes that get a subtly sweet edge from pureed fennel. Old-fashioned Italian biscotti studded with cranberries and pistachios end the meal; send guests home with extras (they're great with morning coffee).

Crostini with Wild Mushrooms and Mozzarella

Cauliflower Soup with Crème Fraîche

Roast Pork Tenderloin

Potato and Fennel Puree

Cornmeal Biscotti with Cranberries and Pistachios

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Photos: Thinkstock (crostini), Dana Gallagher (pork), Hannah Whitaker (biscotti), Chris Court (others)