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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Entertaining Via Family Style Meals Engages Guests At Every Turn

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional The holiday season is a time for catching up with old friends, enjoying the company of family and most importantly, taking time for ourselves from the outrageously, busy days we face on a regular basis.  Because, gone are the days when dad would come home from the office, to…

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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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Grilled Green Bean and Onion Stir Fry

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Vegetables are so important to a healthy diet. But cooking healthy doesn’t mean that flavor needs to be sacrificed. When we adopted the kids, everyone told use to make them kid food and to at least give them the basic vegetables, cooked plainly. For one thing, there was no…

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