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Mary Bergfeld
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...There is no truth to the rumor that I'm on a quest for the world's greatest Hot Cross Bun. It may, however,  be true that I'm infirm of purpose when I find a new recipe for them that loo...
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Menu for the Week of March 29, 2015
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  Sunday London Broil with Ravigote Sauce Orange and Onion Salad Tortilla Española (Spanish Potato Frittata) Moroccan Carrots Cran-Apple Crisp Monday Portuguese-Style Turkey Soup with Potatoes, Kale and Linguica Fattosh - L...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Buying strawberries at this time of year can be a crap shoot. They look gorgeous but often taste more like cardboard than the sweet juicy fruit of summer shortcake memory. I was happily ...
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Table for Two - Sweet and Hot Pork Tenderloin with Apricots
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... When we were very young, food played a special role in recovery from childhood ailments. A bit like birthdays, when special foods were the order of the day, sickies were plied with favorite foods in hopes that they wo...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...When we were very young, food played a special role in recovery from childhood ailments. A bit like birthdays, when special foods were the order of the day, sickies were plied with favor...
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Golden Butter Cake
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Those of you who made the Daffodil cake that was featured earlier in the week, have six egg yolks taking up space in your refrigerator. I know I did in mine. I spent some time this afternoon searching for a single re...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Those of you who made the Daffodil cake that was featured earlier in the week, have six egg yolks taking up space in your refrigerator. I know I did in mine. I spent some time this after...
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A Simple Microwave Lemon Curd
< From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... While I am not completely dependent on them, there are times I take shortcuts to make work in the kitchen easier. I love lemon curd and usually make it the traditional way, but I had just made scones today and wante...
< From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...While I am not completely dependent on them, there are times I take shortcuts to make work in the kitchen easier. I love lemon curd and usually make it the traditional way, but I had j...
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Hollywood-Style Hot Cross Buns
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... There is no truth to the rumor that I'm on a quest for the world's greatest Hot Cross Bun. It may, however,  be true that I'm infirm of purpose when I find a new recipe for them that looks better than my current favor...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...There is no truth to the rumor that I'm on a quest for the world's greatest Hot Cross Bun. It may, however,  be true that I'm infirm of purpose when I find a new recipe for them that loo...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Buying strawberries at this time of year can be a crap shoot. They look gorgeous but often taste more like cardboard than the sweet juicy fruit of summer shortcake memory. I was happily ...
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Color Me Pink - A Quick Strawberry Sauce + Strawberry Panna Cotta
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Buying strawberries at this time of year can be a crap shoot. They look gorgeous but often taste more like cardboard than the sweet juicy fruit of summer shortcake memory. I was happily surprised today when the Silver...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Buying strawberries at this time of year can be a crap shoot. They look gorgeous but often taste more like cardboard than the sweet juicy fruit of summer shortcake memory. I was happily ...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Those of you who made the Daffodil cake that was featured earlier in the week, have six egg yolks taking up space in your refrigerator. I know I did in mine. I spent some time this after...
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Table for Two - Cherry-Glazed Braised Chicken Thighs
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... The collection of recipes that I've personally created keeps growing and the Silver Fox thinks it's time I share at least some of them with you. I've been hesitant to do that because I suspect you already have a wealt...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The collection of recipes that I've personally created keeps growing and the Silver Fox thinks it's time I share at least some of them with you. I've been hesitant to do that because I s...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Junction City is a small Oregon community that's generally pretty quiet. Not so today. This small town welcomed Spring with its annual Daffodil Festival. The event includes nine miles of...
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  • One Perfect Bite
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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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