Zesty Homemade Garlic and Herb Pizza Dough

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional People are always amazed that I make homemade pizza on a regular basis.  Too me it’s funny, because not only can you buy yeast dough from any pizzeria, but to make dough from scratch is actually quite easy and only has a few steps and ingredients. Like I tell Danny…

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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Comforts The Soul On Cold Winter Days

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional After a long afternoon of playing in the snow with the kids, hot comfort foods are what this chef recommends.  Flaky pastry that wraps around meat and vegetables in a creamy sauce, seems to appeal to just about everyone, young and old. Even though, we have lived in Sunny Florida for…

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Peaches And Cream, Herbed Salad With Parma Ham And A Raspberry Vinaigrette

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Clean, fresh flavors are what makes a great salad.  One of the tricks I have learned over the years is to mix your types of greens.  By combining a few different types of leafage, you are able to build a depth of flavor that you just can’t get from using a…

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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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Spicy, Balsamic And Chili Chocolate Truffles… Worthy of Godiva

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional There is nothing like that ummm feeling of great chocolate melting in your mouth.  You know the feeling.  Where you are in heaven and want to savor every last morsel.  You take your time, letting it slowly dissolve so that the feeling seems to go on and on and on….

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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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Ridiculously Easy, Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Salad with Gorgonzola

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Gone are the leafy greens, large pieces of wedge and bottled dressings.  The idea of salads has exploded across America in such a profusion of color and styles that I really don’t even know where to begin. As a teenager, I saw the beginning of a revolution as to influencers of our…

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