That tends to make sense in a pandemic, when so a lot of of us have been staying home and searching for approaches to obtain solace in the kitchen, if and when we can. So, potentially unsurprisingly, our visitors turned to what you could call the Significant 4 of Ease and comfort — soup, carbs (bread! pasta! pizza!), rooster and cheese. Nearly all of these dishes are well-suited to chilly-weather foods, which makes the finish of the year a fantastic time to revisit them.

And now, let the countdown commence.

10. Mosca’s Chicken a la Grande. Recipes editor Ann Maloney turned to her hometown of New Orleans for fond reminiscences and a great meal, and the consequence was this garlicky, herb-packed dinner that she calls “sublime.”

8. Lemon-Butter Pasta with Parmesan. Far more cheese and carbs? Check out and check out. This six-component (two are salt and pepper), pantry-welcoming meal perfectly balances zesty lemon and loaded butter.

7. Dahi Toast (Grilled Yogurt Sandwiches). Here’s a crunchy, cooling and meatless meal influenced by what “Great British Bake Off” contestant and cookbook writer Chetna Makan would have in her lunchbox escalating up in India.

6. Wine-Braised Chicken With Mushrooms. This one-pan recipe is near to my heart — and now to quite a few readers’ as well, based mostly on the feedback I’ve gained given that it ran. I did some updating to my grandmother’s primary system, and the reward is a tender, prosperous braise just made for serving with superior bread.

5. No-Knead English Muffins. Time is the most vital component in these superbly textured English muffins that feature full-wheat flour tempered with a little bit of honey. The excellent recipe will come from cookbook author Stella Parks.

3. Mexican-Fashion Shrimp Casserole. Make Ann’s recipe as prepared for a warm tray of convenience, or riff on it using what you have. It’s a pantry-helpful alternative: The protein, sauce and cheese are all up for interpretation.

2. Stove-Major Naan. Getting the well-regarded Indian bread at house utilised to necessarily mean takeout or a journey to the freezer aisle, but no for a longer period, now that I have nailed this recipe. This naan is risen with baking powder and cooked in a cast-iron skillet.

1. Greek Lentil and Spinach Soup With Lemon. Our most well known recipe of 2020 by a enormous margin, this hearty but shiny soup is so delightful and comforting that just one nurse has eaten it every workday for 17 a long time. Presented the quantities, we would not be surprised if some of you will, too.