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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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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Fantastically Exotic Four Meat Chili

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Back when I was a kid, growing up in Oklahoma, coming from a large family wasn’t as big a deal like it is today. There were five of us kids, plus mom and dad….so meal time was an exercise in culinary achievement. In order to stay on budget and…

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