Mixed Greens Salad With Brie, Chicken, Grapes And Herbed Bagel Croutons

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional While I was raised a good southern boy and my go to comfort foods tend to be those meals that just make you want to unbutton that top button on your jeans and take a late afternoon nap, I have always tried to eat a healthy, balanced diet. With my recent…

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Creamy Chicken and Ham, Corn Chowder That Will Blow Your Mind

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional When I moved to New York after college, that first winter was utterly brutal.  I mean, I had never experienced cold like that before.  A friend of mine turned me onto corn chowder and it became my new favorite food.  I must have eaten it 3 – 4 times a week…

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Zesty Roasted Chicken Wraps With Parmesan Ranch Sauce Are Simple For Kids

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional One of my kids favorite things to make are wraps.  Something about the process of rolling them up, was very entertaining to them when they were little.  Add in the fact, that I let them make the sauce too and use the small food processor was so exciting and grown…

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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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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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