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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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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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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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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Food Lovers And Home Chefs Quickly Learn The Different Cuts Of Meats

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional I have been cooking for more decades than many of you have been around.  When you start as young as I did, you tend to become set in your ways.  How you read a recipe, how you measure your ingredients, how you plan your meals…they all stem from your…

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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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