Stick with simple, elegant choices and choose easy recipes with a nod to French cuisine. French cheeses, bread, and champagne are all must-have items and can be purchased at your local grocery store or market. Pick up assorted cheeses, baguettes, and croissants before heading home.

Sparkling Cranberry Blush

Easy French Toast Casserole
Bacon-and-Leek Quiche
Winter Fruit Compote
Tarte Tatin

December 15, 2009
Photo: © Quentin Bacon