Simple Baked Apricots Work With Any Breakfast Or Brunch Menu

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional There are certain foods, that when served as part of a full breakfast or brunch, just help the entire menu standout.  Baked fruit is one of those dishes.  Now, my kids love fruit in any form.  They don’t care if it’s fresh, canned or cooked…. but this giddiness comes over them…

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Peppery Roasted Chicken And Avocado Toast With Fresh Basil

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Growing up, I had no clue what brunch was.  I mean, to me it simply meant that you were eating breakfast at lunch time.  It wasn’t until I moved to New York City and met my husband, Danny, that I realized it was a lifestyle moment. For years, every Sunday morning,…

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Spirited Rosemary, Orange Spritzer Brings Your Next Brunch To Life

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Back in the day, we didn’t have many choices when it came to alcoholic drinks.  And we definitely didn’t have people called Mixologist’.  Basically anyone could tend bar, because drinks were basic, add some alcohol and maybe soda or seltzer water.  Now, you actually have to get licensed and attend school.  I mean really,…

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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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Fantastically Delicious Fig and Savory Cheese Toast

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional There are times when keeping it simple is the only way to go. When you don’t have much time, but want to impress a guest or group of friends, then do a few little things that, literally, only take 5 minutes or less of work to prepare. This is…

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Homemade Applesauce That Your Grandmother Would Be Proud Of

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional There are certain foods that most people, simply don’t even consider making themselves. Not when it’s so easy to buy them pre-made, and let’s face it a lot of them are just as good as what we can make at home. To me, there are certain recipes that we…

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Rambunctious Citrus and Basil Ricotta Cheese Pancakes

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Taking chances seems to be in my blood. It’s not something I was necessarily taught growing up, but the idea has never scared me. Whether it’s blindly moving across the country for my first job after college or starting my first business at the age of 21. It never…

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