Ina Garten is officially our quarantine cooking queen.
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As most Americans remain confined to their homes during the novel coronavirus pandemic, a slew of famous chefs and culinary personalities have taken to the Internet to give fans a glimpse into their kitchens. Joanna Gaines shared the recipe for her family-favorite French silk pie, Ree Drummond taught us how to make a five-minute chocolate mug cake, and Southern Living’s very own Ivy Odom has given us the go-ahead to enjoy pasta for breakfast with her recipe for breakfast carbonara.

At this uncertain time, we’ve taken particular comfort in watching our favorite celebrities and culinary personalities casually cooking. But Ina Garten has consistently risen to the top of our newsfeeds, quickly becoming America’s quarantine cooking icon.

In the deluge of quarantine cooking content, Garten keeps it real and simple, sharing accessible and flexible pantry-friendly recipes that even novice cooks can execute. Like many of us, Garten looks for ways to dress up pantry or freezer staples (what to do with those frozen peas? Make Spanish pea soup) and smart substitutions (wanting to make broccoli and bowties, but finding herself without either broccoli or bowties, Garten used broccolini and cavatappi).

Plus, a little fun doesn’t hurt. Garten became an Internet sensation with her “cocktail hour” video tutorial, in which she mixes up a big-batch cosmopolitan and sips out of a giant martini glass. She posted the video at 9:30 AM. “It’s always cocktail hour in a crisis!” Garten writes, pretty much summing up how we’ve all felt for the past month.

As much as we love a good quarantine cocktail, we’ve come back to Garten’s page time and time again for her recipes. Over the past 2 weeks, Garten has shared some of her tried-and-true dishes that cater to the distinct needs of our current moment. Weeknight Bolognese, Ramen Chicken Noodle Soup, and Irish Soda Bread line the roster of Garten’s quarantine cooking picks. But our favorite recipe she’s shared to date? Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars.

“If you have PB&J in the pantry, you can make my Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars!” Garten writes on Instagram. While the recipe may be a bit more involved than Garden proclaims (you’ll also need butter, flour, sugar, and a few other baking staples), it’s still quite simple.

The bar dough—which is chock full of extra creamy peanut butter—comes together quickly with the help of your electric mixer. Save some dough for the crumble topping and spread the rest into your trusty 9-by-13, then top it with a layer of any jam you please (Garten uses raspberry; we’re partial to concord grape). Crown it all with clumps of the reserved dough and chopped peanuts for that real sandwich effect.

And there you have it: A batch of PB&J bars packed full of childhood nostalgia. These PB&J bars are the ideal baking project to take on when you want something low-commitment, but high-reward. (While you’re at it, whip up a few of our best-loved bars.) Have a PB&J bar as breakfast, dessert, or a snack—they're endlessly versatile, and anyways, proper mealtimes don't seem to matter much when you're home all day.

If you’re looking for more inspiration or creative kitchen solutions, Garten volunteers her services. On her PB&J bars Instagram post, she writes, “What do you have in your pantry that you can’t figure out how to use? Maybe I can help!”

Next time we face a culinary quandary, we’ll be dropping a message on Ina Garten’s line.