A homemade pate served with crusty bread, cornichons and mustard is a wonderful prelude to a big holiday meal or a delicious wintertime supper on its own. While assembling a pate doesn't take long, cooking it is a slow and gentle process.
Tea cakes and quick breads can be toasted for breakfast, sliced thin for sandwiches at lunchtime, or served alongside a hearty soup or stew for dinner. Recipes for zucchini bread, lemon bread and orange nut bread are healthful and easy.
A sweet-potato layer cake is studded with cranberries and walnuts and topped with orange cream-cheese frosting. "It's not an ingredient you normally find in a cake," recipe creator Joanne Langley said of the sweet potatoes.