Creamy, Spiced Egg Nog For The Entire Family

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Our family loves the holidays.  For most people, I think the holiday season begins with Thanksgiving.  For our family, it begins with Halloween and gains momentum the closer we get to Christmas.  I tend to cook massive amounts of food and baked goods, with the idea that there is always…

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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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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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This Simple 7 Minute Sweet Cream and Apricot Cake Will Have People Begging

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional “Eat Me” the card says, before Alice starts her Adventure In Wonderland. All cakes seem to have a similar card next to them whenever I see them. They are one of my greatest weaknesses. And yet, each bite (or should I say each sitting, since I have been known…

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A Night of Snacks, Family Games and A Lifetime of Memories

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional It’s quite difficult, as a professional, as a friend, as the head of the household, as a parent (whom also happens to be the primary cook)…. to balance it all and not let one aspect overshadow that of another.      I have always been extremely organized, to the point of being…

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