When I think about some of my favorite comfort foods, my thoughts immediately go to the sweet gooey apple cobbler I fell in love with as a boy. It’s old-fashioned, filling and of course, very delicious!  Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, and you’ll swear you’ve found heaven on Earth!

Life is sweet, so eat well and enjoy!

Chef Arturo Vargas



  • 8 cups of sliced, peeled green “Granny” apples
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon



In a bowl combine flour, ¼ cup of sugar, baking powder and salt.

Cut in the margarine until crumbly. Sauté in a hot medium skillet the margarine with slice of apples and lime juice for 2 minutes, In a separate recipient beat eggs and vanilla, add to crumble mix with a fork gently mix in milk to moisten.

Stir until dough forms a ball. Then pressed half of the dough in to the bottom of a baking pan using margarine to greased the baking pan

Toss apples and cinnamon place over dough in baking pan, then roll chill dough to fit the top, place over apples, combine sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle on top baked at 350 for 45 minutes until crust is golden.



A native of Acapulco, Mexico, Chef Arturo Vargas is a respected health educator and owner of Northern California’s Taste for the Senses Catering. Arturo was formally trained in the culinary arts in Mexico. Prior to opening his catering company, he served as chef in some of San Francisco, California’s finest restaurants, and facilitated healthy cooking classes and workshops for organizations such as the University of California, Davis, the American Heart Association, and Whole Foods Market. His culinary expertise has been featured in several publications, including Sacramento Magazine, Luxe Life magazine and on

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