Seasonal 16 Bean Soup Is Sumptuous And Hearty Year Round

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional One of my earliest memories, is also one of the few memories I have of my Great Aunt Vivian.  She and Uncle Clayton lived next door to my Great Grandparents.  Every summer when we were little, my brother, sister and I would spend it with our grand parents…. and they…

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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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The Perfect Tuscan Pork and Tomato Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional We all tend to gravitate towards certain styles and ethnicities of foods, whether they are what we were raised on or not.  For me, it is this odd combination of Latin and Italian foods.  Almost all of my, completely original, recipes have those flavor profiles. With the Italian, it’s the…

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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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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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Savory Southern Country Sausage Gravy For Biscuits

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional There is nothing more Southern than Biscuits and Gravy. I make it as great as any other Southern Chef. I pride myself in this one dish. The combination of country gravy with hard fried eggs and Chicken Fried Steak is mouth watering to say the least. I typically won’t…

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