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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