The holidays are a time when family and friends gather to make memories and celebrate. There is nothing like the smells and tastes of home cooking with a dose of Southern hospitality to make everyone feel like they are at home. Unfortunately, if you are hosting, you just may not have enough time to enjoy your guests’ company. Well, not anymore!

We’ll let you in on a little secret, you can enjoy a holiday feast and still have time to relax with family and friends. For easy holiday meals, you have a couple of options. You can purchase heat and serve dishes or use our easy, crowd-pleasing recipes. Either way, your guests enjoy a delicious meal and you get to spend more time with your guests and enjoy the holidays.

Heat & Eat from Loveless Cafe

Share a classic Southern-style meal without spending days planning, shopping, prepping, and making multiple courses of scratch-made food. Here are a few ideas to tempt you.

Morning Of

If you have family or friends visiting, breakfast or brunch is a great time to relax and catch up. That’s great in theory, but it isn’t so relaxing if you are busy preparing the main holiday meal. Why not serve Loveless Cafe’s famous brunch at home using our heat and eat Southern Brunch? Four to six hungry guests will enjoy a down-home brunch, including buttermilk biscuits mix, country ham, Hashbrown Casserole, Macaroni and Cheese, and Creamed Corn.

Loveless Cafe Southern Brunch

Simply whip up a batch of biscuits using our mix, heat the sides, and serve with a fresh pot of coffee (or whatever your guests want to drink).


If you want help with dinner, we aim to serve! Our “heat and eat” country ham will delight a hungry crowd. You have a choice between half of a country ham or the ham and “all the fixins”. If you opt for the latter, the “fixins” include yummy peach B-Q rub, spiced pecans, peach preserves, and sorghum molasses. Either option is mouthwatering and easier than roasting a large turkey.

Half Country Ham

Make-It-Yourself Recipes from the Loveless Cookbook

If you enjoy cooking or want to save money, try one of these recipes from the Loveless Cafe cookbook. You still save time planning your menu and experimenting with new recipes. You may purchase several of the essential ingredients from the Loveless Cafe at once saving time on grocery shopping. Enjoy an easy holiday meal with any of these crowd-pleasing recipes.


Greet your guests at the door with a holiday spin on a Tennessee classic. Our Countrypolitan mulled wine uses our Moonshine mixers that are sure to warm your belly on a cold day.

Countrypolitan Mulled Wine


Start the meal with a simple yet scrumptious appetizer. Try our Blackberry Meatball recipe for a fruity zing.

Blackberry Meatballs Recipe

Or if you want an interesting variation on dip and crackers, our Zesty Peach Dip recipe satisfies both a sweet tooth and the guest who likes a little spice.

Zesty Peach Preserves Cream Cheese Dip

To add a festive flair to your appetizer menu, our Reindeer biscuit sliders are sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces.

Reindeer Biscuit Sliders

Whichever appetizer you choose, they all feature Loveless Cafe preserves or condiments to offer a distinctive flavor that will wet your guests’ appetites.

Main Dish

For a main course worth waiting for you can’t go wrong with ribs or ham. For an interesting twist on a classic, our Blackberry BBQ Ribs recipe pairs well with the Blackberry Meatball appetizer.

blackberry bbq ribs recipe

Or try our Peach Glazed Country Ham recipe which complements the Zesty peach Dip appetizer. Feel free to mix and match to taste or combine dishes that share an ingredient.

peach preserve glazed country ham


What is a Southern meal without the sides? Thrill your guests with one of these options. Re-create a Loveless Cafe favorite with our signature Southern Macaroni and Cheese recipe.

Southern Mac n Cheese

Nothing says “the holidays” like candied yams, if you agree, you must try our Caramel Sweet Potato recipe.

candied sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows

If you think everything tastes better with bacon, then our Bacon Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprout recipe belongs on your table.

Bacon Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Our signature Loveless Cafe biscuits have been a Nashville hit since 1951. We won’t share our top-secret recipe, but you can buy our biscuit mix and all the fixin’s to enjoy the cafe experience at home.

plate of Loveless Cafe biscuits


Top off the meal with something sweet and decadent.

This Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake recipe is fabulous with subtle seasonal spice and that luxurious cheesecake texture.

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

For a uniquely Southern treat, this Goo Goo Pie recipe hits the spot.

Goo Goo Pie

Apple pie is a classic because it is not only tasty but surprisingly easy to make. Our Apple Crumb Pie recipe is sure to be a favorite that you will make over and over.

Apple Crumb Pie