Learn The Basics of Culinary Know How’s With Our New InfoGraphic

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional A lot of people get nervous when they are just starting out in the kitchen.  It’s a lot to learn and can, honestly, be a bit over whelming.  Here at Simply Ardynn, we want to ensure that everyone, from the novice to the seasoned home chef, has the tools…

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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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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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10 Inspirational Looks For Your Home As You Entertain This Holiday Season

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional There is something to be said for the effect that the holidays tend to have on each of us.  For the little ones, it’s the anticipation of making cookies for Santa and what he may leave them under the tree.  While, for us ol’ foggies, it’s the memories that…

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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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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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Crab, Apple And Prosciutto Stuffed Mushrooms Are Perfect Any Time You Entertain

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Every home chef, has that singular experience, of when they realize that something has changed….and that they, truly have, learned how to cook and have their dishes appreciated by all.  It’s a moment in time that each of us, can pin point with insane accuracy.  If it hasn’t happened to you yet, don’t fret…

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