Zesty Homemade Garlic and Herb Pizza Dough

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional People are always amazed that I make homemade pizza on a regular basis.  Too me it’s funny, because not only can you buy yeast dough from any pizzeria, but to make dough from scratch is actually quite easy and only has a few steps and ingredients. Like I tell Danny…

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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Comforts The Soul On Cold Winter Days

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional After a long afternoon of playing in the snow with the kids, hot comfort foods are what this chef recommends.  Flaky pastry that wraps around meat and vegetables in a creamy sauce, seems to appeal to just about everyone, young and old. Even though, we have lived in Sunny Florida for…

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Smokey Bacon and Mandarin Orange, Whole Roasted Chicken

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional The roasting of meat and vegetables, has long been one of my favorite ways to prepare a meal.  The sweetness that comes with caremelized vegetables trumps steaming them every time.  The tenderness and intense flavor that comes from roasting meat, is extremely difficult to achieve on top of the stove.  Combined,…

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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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Regally Stuffed Pepper With Duck, Gouda and Roasted Tomatoes

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional One of the common “secrets” about entertaining, is that the food must taste good, look deceptively simple and be memorable.  Barring some sort of total disaster, the one thing that is repeatedly talked about, after the fact, is the quality of the food.  We can’t help it…busy people think with their…

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