Peaches And Cream, Herbed Salad With Parma Ham And A Raspberry Vinaigrette

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Clean, fresh flavors are what makes a great salad.  One of the tricks I have learned over the years is to mix your types of greens.  By combining a few different types of leafage, you are able to build a depth of flavor that you just can’t get from using a…

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Chipotle and Sun Dried Tomato Braised Pork Loin With A Mexican Cotija Cheese Sauce

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Inspiration can come from anywhere.  Maybe it comes from a picture you saw on Instagram or maybe it comes from the constant smells that envelope your neighborhood when the local smokehouse is at work. Some times, inspiration comes from necessity.  We live 10 miles from the grocery store and when the…

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Spicy, Balsamic And Chili Chocolate Truffles… Worthy of Godiva

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional There is nothing like that ummm feeling of great chocolate melting in your mouth.  You know the feeling.  Where you are in heaven and want to savor every last morsel.  You take your time, letting it slowly dissolve so that the feeling seems to go on and on and on….

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Food Lovers And Home Chefs Quickly Learn The Different Cuts Of Meats

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional I have been cooking for more decades than many of you have been around.  When you start as young as I did, you tend to become set in your ways.  How you read a recipe, how you measure your ingredients, how you plan your meals…they all stem from your…

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Rosemary, Thyme and Cheddar Chicken Meatballs in Herbaceous Cream Sauce

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional I love foods that are extremely versatile.  Ones, that when you get the basics down, you can adapt a million different ways and be assured that they will work out the way you envision.  Meatballs are like that.  They can be ever so simple or as gourmet as you can imagine….

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Ridiculously Easy, Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Salad with Gorgonzola

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Gone are the leafy greens, large pieces of wedge and bottled dressings.  The idea of salads has exploded across America in such a profusion of color and styles that I really don’t even know where to begin. As a teenager, I saw the beginning of a revolution as to influencers of our…

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