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Comfort Comes In Many Forms


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In the Winter time no matter what the weather, we all enjoy some comfort.  So many foods make me feel comforted, whether for the memories associated or the flavors they provide, here are my favorite comforting foods.  What are yours?


Individual Baked Challah French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

I often make this Individual Baked Challah French Toast (pictured above) family style in my beautiful blue oven to table Emile Henry casserole dish. I am just jonesing for a brunch party so I can bake this baby up.

For a fancier version of sweet challah goodness try my Dressed Up Apple Challah Kugel Tower with Apricot Honey, page 95 in my new book JOY of KOSHER Fast, Fresh Family Recipes.


Italian Vegetable Soup with Cheese Bread

Italian Vegetable Soup with Cheese Bread

Warm the tummy, warm the soul. I now live in a house of stone and in the winter there’s a chill that’s hard to shake without my space heater, some fuzzy slippers and some real goooood soup. This Italian Vegetable Soup + Cheese Bread is ready in minutes.

And when some serious comfort is in order I simmer a pot of Poppy’s Potato and Sour Cream Soup – and Dress It Up with a spice rub around the rim of individual mugs. Get the recipe on page 73 of my new book JOY of KOSHER Fast, Fresh Family Recipes.


Sometimes you just want a bite of a burger in a bun. My Dressed Down Unloaded Burger is good enough to speak for itself on page 207 of my new book JOY of KOSHER Fast, Fresh Family Recipes.

For something with a little more bling this BBQ Beef Burger with Quick Pickles will spice things up.



And if it’s a winter one pot meal you are after my Chicken Pot Pie with Herbed Drop Biscuits is a family wonder of wonders.

Same goes for my “Buttery” Crusted Beef Pot Pie on page 220 of my new book JOY of KOSHER Fast, Fresh Family Recipes – requires not much more than a spoon to scoop and serve and satiate, family style.

Stay warm, stay safe, stay cozy. Cook and oh… buy the book ! :-)


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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




18 Responses to Comfort Comes In Many Forms

  1. they all look so good. i still have your coq au vin on my to do list.

  2. I love the potato soup with flavored rim, got to try this.

  3. Where do I go first? They all look so fabulous! The vegetable soup and cheese bread is most my kinda stuff. Love what you did with the French toast.

  4. The burger and pot pie are totally my type of comfort foods!

  5. these all look so yummy! french toast is definitely a favorite of mine!

  6. I would definitely go with the sweet stuff, but this all sounds great,

  7. That banana french toast screams comfort food to me! Looks delicious!

  8. That apple challah kugel tower is bringing back such great memories of my Bubby’s challah kugel.

  9. I love the idea of individual french toast, it makes a simple breakfast look so special. The spiced rims on the soup is genius! I love your book.

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