Comfort from your Kitchen: Recipes for Pandemic Times


Earlier in the year I shared a collection of recipes that you might find helpful during these stressful times. You can find them here as comfort can often be found in the kitchen. There are comforting soups, pantry based recipes, a variety of entrees, breads and a few easy desserts. Finally, since we are all baking more (myself included), I have set up a challenge for you: a French Apple Tart. The recipe comes from my most recent cookbook “Home Cooking 101,” Oxmoor House, 2016,  and I have included all the how- to shots. I share a trick for slicing the apples so that you can get them paper thin (even if  you don’t have good knife skills). If you want to share your finished tart, please email me a photo.

Happy Cooking!


Spring Soup with Bread Dumplings (recipe)
Charred Tomato, Chicken, and Tortilla Soup (recipe)
Cauliflower Soup with Chorizo and Greens (recipe)

Pantry Entreés
Salmon Cakes (recipe)
Nacho Pie (recipe)
Cheese Sandwich Soufflé (recipe)
Spaghetti with Bacon, Eggs, and Toasted Crumbs (recipe)

Vegetarian Entreés
Giant Stuffed Mushrooms (recipe)
Penne with Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (recipe)
Mu Shu Vegetables with Pancakes (recipe)
Grilled Eggplant Wraps with Lemon Aioli, Feta, and Mint (recipe)
Asian Grain Bowl (recipe)

Special Entreés (when the ingredients are available)
Sauteed Fish Fillets Meunière with Sauce Grenobloise (recipe)
Chicken Saltimbocca with Artichoke Sauce (recipe)
Steak with Steak Butter (recipe)

Cream Biscuits (recipe)
No-knead Walnut Rosemary Bread (recipe)

Ruthie’s Chocolate French Toast with Raspberry Sauce (recipe)
Butterscotch Bread Pudding (recipe)
French Apple Tart (recipe)


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18 Responses to Comfort from your Kitchen: Recipes for Pandemic Times

  1. Margaret says:

    Interested in reading and trying recipes.

  2. Janita says:

    I’m a huge fan of yours. You make cooking exciting.

  3. Mary Todd says:

    Would love to have these recipes!

  4. Steve and Maria says:

    Hi Sara,
    I’m thankful for your recipes you posted.
    Miss seeing your weekly show.
    Stay safe

  5. Use to watch when you were on tv.

    • moulton says:

      Barbara, I am still on! I have a public tv show called ‘Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” which is currently in its 9th season. Please check it out.

  6. Chef Robin Hathaway says:

    Greetings Sara!
    Can’t wait to explore these recipes! I’ll send another note in a bit. Until then, xxx Robin

  7. Hi Sara. You have shared with us some very interesting recipes in this blog. Making these recipes also seems quite simple. I will definitely make these amazing recipes for my family and I will also share this article with my friends for their reference. Thank you.

  8. Denise Clemons says:

    I have a wall bookshelf with over 3/4 of it filled with cookbooks. I started looking and realized I didn’t have any books from you. This will be remedied today. I love cooking and always am happy to share recipes as well as helping those that don’t know how to cook, how to cook. I am 63 and can’t believe how beautiful you are at 66. I loved when you would appear on Rachel Ray or any other show. Thank you for being so down to earth.

  9. Elizabeth Stropnicka says:

    Absolutely love your show, Sara!
    I hang on to every word you say bc it just makes sense
    I have learned so much watching your shows
    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and ideas .

  10. Dykstra Anne says:

    While looking through your site trying to find a particular recipe I stumbled across this page and LOVE the picture that your holding. Being a mother of five (adult) children the picture resonates with my love of my children and feeding those I love as well as those who need some love.
    Thanks for the inspiration with the picture.

  11. Joan Welch says:

    I love all the recipes, a la Julia Child, aired on PBS Sat. February 20, 2021. Is it possible to get these?

  12. m leopold says:

    looking for your meatloaf recipe, aired on TPT.ORG 11/25/21. they were small meatloaf bars.

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