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Mary Bergfeld
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Two Simple Recipes for Picnic Cookie Bars
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I have two recipes to share with you tonight. Both are for totable fruit bars and that makes them perfect candidates for informal summer get-togethers. One recipe is for a strawberry layered shortbread and the other i...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I have two recipes to share with you tonight. Both are for totable fruit bars and that makes them perfect candidates for informal summer get-togethers. One recipe is for a strawberry lay...
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Here's to Blue Moons and Even Bluer Martinis
Photo by Kostian Iftica, courtesy of NASA, taken on July 2, 2004. Tomorrow night, July 31, 2015, there will be a blue moon. The moon shown in the photo above is blue because the photographer shot the image through a blue filter. Nonetheless, it was a blue m...
Photo by Kostian Iftica, courtesy of NASA, taken on July 2, 2004. Tomorrow night, July 31, 2015, there will be a blue moon. The moon shown in the photo above is blue because the photographer shot the image through a blue filt...
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Mid-Week Musings
Those Were the Days My Friend It began with Miss Smith's shrill whistle. "I have enough cheerleaders, I want players." By the time she finished with us she have that and more. There were 250 freshmen in the gym that day. Collectively we were the class of '5...
Those Were the Days My Friend It began with Miss Smith's shrill whistle. "I have enough cheerleaders, I want players." By the time she finished with us she have that and more. There were 250 freshmen in the gym that day. Coll...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...If you are looking for a light supper to replace the grilled meats and salads that can become monotonous at this time of year, I'd like to suggest this entree as an alternative. While it...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I haven't capitulated, although tonight's feature might lead you to believe I've lowered my standards. There is no need to worry. I'm still a proponent of from scratch cooking. While I s...
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Menu for the Week of July 26, 2015
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  Sunday Asian-Style Baked Salmon with Scallion Rice Creamed Shanghai Bok Choy Heirloom Tomato Salad Lemon Ice Milk Monday Lamb Salad Fresh Corn Soup Crusty Hard Rolls Tuesday Asian-Style Braised Chicken with Bok Choy Asian...
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  SundayAsian-Style Baked Salmon with Scallion RiceCreamed Shanghai Bok ChoyHeirloom Tomato SaladLemon Ice Milk MondayLamb SaladFresh Corn SoupCrusty Hard Rolls TuesdayAsian-Style Braised...
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Photo by Kostian Iftica, courtesy of NASA, taken on July 2, 2004. Tomorrow night, July 31, 2015, there will be a blue moon. The moon shown in the photo above is blue because the photographer shot the image through a blue filt...
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Those Were the Days My Friend It began with Miss Smith's shrill whistle. "I have enough cheerleaders, I want players." By the time she finished with us she have that and more. There were 250 freshmen in the gym that day. Coll...
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Table for Two - Pappardelle or Fettucine with Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Sauce
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This pantry meal is a cook's twenty minute wonder. The recipe is simple to make and while some of the ingredients are a bit pricy, this is a great dish to prepare for folks who are hungry and in a hurry to eat. This i...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This pantry meal is a cook's twenty minute wonder. The recipe is simple to make and while some of the ingredients are a bit pricy, this is a great dish to prepare for folks who are hungr...
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Rice Noodles with Coconut Curried Shrimp
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... If you are looking for a light supper to replace the grilled meats and salads that can become monotonous at this time of year, I'd like to suggest this entree as an alternative. While it's not truly Asian, most of it...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...If you are looking for a light supper to replace the grilled meats and salads that can become monotonous at this time of year, I'd like to suggest this entree as an alternative. While it...
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A Copycat Biscuit Mix + Savory Onion and Cheese Muffins
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I haven't capitulated, although tonight's feature might lead you to believe I've lowered my standards. There is no need to worry. I'm still a proponent of from scratch cooking. While I still won't use commercial mixes...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I haven't capitulated, although tonight's feature might lead you to believe I've lowered my standards. There is no need to worry. I'm still a proponent of from scratch cooking. While I s...
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Photo courtesy of Betty Crocker From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I don't often serve sandwiches for supper, but a busy day at the County Fair made them a great choice for dinner tonight. I might also add, a 2 pound pack...
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A passionate cook and traveler still searching for that One Perfect Bite.
Introduction
I love to cook, I love to eat and I especially love the company of folks who understand the quest for that one perfect bite. The food here is simple, inexpensive and easy to prepare - it's peasant fare that meets the needs of today's health-conscious cooks. The nearly 2000 recipes you'll find here have all been tested and reviewed, and I think you'll enjoy the stories of the people and places behind them. The coffee pot is never empty, so I hope you'll pull up a chair and join us at the table. I enjoy company and would love to know more about you.

As for me, I entered the blogging world through the back door. In another life, I was a project manager, responsible for systems development in logistics and operations at a large multinational corporation. I retired in early 2000 and moved with my husband from New Jersey to Oregon. Our 3 children were spread across the country, so we could, without guilt, surrender to the lure of the high country in the Pacific Northwest. We chose a small city in the Willamette valley as our home base and set out to see the world. I mean that literally. Our shared goal is to see as much of it as we can before time, or our legs, run out. When I'm home you'll usually find me in the kitchen. I am a passionate cook and the nurturer in me loves to feed and please those, who by blood or invitation, have claimed places at my table.

I was raised in a multicultural community on the south side of Chicago. My mother was not a cook but I was surrounded by women who were. Community was important to them and I had the good fortune to be raised in a time and place when there really was a village to help raise children. By the time I was 12, I was proficient in German, Italian and Scandinavian cooking and, to this day, I treasure the memories of those women who introduced me to the wonders of the whisk and wok. Most people have just one mother. I had four.

Then along came Julia. The floodgates opened and what had been an interest became a passion. It has remained so to this day. As I became more confident, I began to submit my own creations to recipe contests and won the first I entered. It was a big one and I was hooked for several years thereafter. I stopped only when it became apparent that blogging and contesting were not compatible. I enjoyed blogging too much to give it up and, happily, One Perfect Bite began to grow. I do hope you'll take a look around and join us on a regular basis. You are always welcome here.

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Happily retired and still married to my childhood sweetheart who shares my love of travel and sense of adventure.
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Eugene Oregon
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