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Mary Bergfeld
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School Night Suppers - Cajun Rice Skillet
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I'll be working on a series of recipes this fall that are perfect for busy weeknight suppers. Tonight's feature has been child tested and it was a hit with the back-to-school crowd, particularly the high school gang....
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I'll be working on a series of recipes this fall that are perfect for busy weeknight suppers. Tonight's feature has been child tested and it was a hit with the back-to-school crowd, part...
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Frosted Banana Bars
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This recipe produces light, fluffy and moist banana bars that are a perfect way to use those nasty 'nanas that accumulate on top of your refrigerator. The bars, which are mildly flavored, are frosted with a cream chee...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This recipe produces light, fluffy and moist banana bars that are a perfect way to use those nasty 'nanas that accumulate on top of your refrigerator. The bars, which are mildly flavored...
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Brown Sugar Banana Bread
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I rarely buy bananas these days. Years ago, they were a constant presence in our fruit bowl, but these days the Silver Fox and I seem unable to eat a bunch before it blackens. As it happens, I bought a small bunch of ...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I rarely buy bananas these days. Years ago, they were a constant presence in our fruit bowl, but these days the Silver Fox and I seem unable to eat a bunch before it blackens. As it happ...
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Cinnamon Spiral Cookies
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I've had this recipe for a while now, but I don't use it as often as I should. It makes cookies that will have  your socks going up and down, but the thought of a multi-step recipe wears me out before I get my apron o...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I've had this recipe for a while now, but I don't use it as often as I should. It makes cookies that will have your socks going up and down, but the thought of a multi-step recipe wears...
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Pound Cake with Pecan Glaze
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This is a homely cake that makes a great base for ice cream or macerated berries. I pulled this one from my freezer last weekend to dress up an otherwise plain dessert. It had been in the freezer for nearly 3 months, ...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a homely cake that makes a great base for ice cream or macerated berries. I pulled this one from my freezer last weekend to dress up an otherwise plain dessert. It had been in th...
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Menu for the Week of August 21, 2016
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  Sunday Cider-Brined Pork Loin Julia's Mashed Potatoes Israeli Salad The Apple Lady's Apple Cake Monday Bean Burgers Cucumber Basi and Peanut Salad Buttermilk Burger Buns Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes Tuesday One-Pan Chicken Te...
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite... SundayCider-Brined Pork LoinJulia's Mashed PotatoesIsraeli SaladThe Apple Lady's Apple Cake MondayBean BurgersCucumber Basi and Peanut SaladButtermilk Burger BunsSliced Heirloom Tomatoe...
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Roasted Grape Muffins
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Heaven help us all. This weekend, I've been experimenting with roasted grapes and used them in both sweet and savory dishes. My favorite application was their use as an accompaniment to a roast pork, but I also came u...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Heaven help us all. This weekend, I've been experimenting with roasted grapes and used them in both sweet and savory dishes. My favorite application was their use as an accompaniment to ...
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Menu for the Week of August 28, 2016
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  Sunday Chopped Beef and Mushroom Sandwiches Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup Monday Turkey Spaghetti Italian Chopped Salad Cheesy Garlic Bread Tuesday Asian-Style Turkey Noodle Soup Goyza - Japanese Dumplings Bean Sprout Sal...
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Chipotle Cheddar Cornbread
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I can't imagine ham without cheese or peanut butter without jelly. Some foods are just made for each other. In our house, chili falls into that category. I can't remember the last time I made a chili without serving c...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I can't imagine ham without cheese or peanut butter without jelly. Some foods are just made for each other. In our house, chili falls into that category. I can't remember the last time I...
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Vegetarian Chili
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I am surprised every time I make this chili. It's remarkably flavorful for something that cooks so quickly and is so easy to make. I pulled this from the freezer for our supper tonight. I made it two weeks ago for a m...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I am surprised every time I make this chili. It's remarkably flavorful for something that cooks so quickly and is so easy to make. I pulled this from the freezer for our supper tonight. ...
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Peanut Butter Bars
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... The Oregon countryside begins to brown in early July. The gorgeous green that gives the Emerald Valley its name, fades when hay is harvested and a buff tan replaces green until winter rains begin to fall. The heat has...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The Oregon countryside begins to brown in early July. The gorgeous green that gives the Emerald Valley its name, fades when hay is harvested and a buff tan replaces green until winter ra...
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It's Time for a Burger Bash
In a few week, the kids will go back to school and life will again become more structured. That, however, still leaves us with plenty of time to fire up the grill and barbecue for weekend eating. I thought you might enjoy this retrospective of burger recipe...
In a few week, the kids will go back to school and life will again become more structured. That, however, still leaves us with plenty of time to fire up the grill and barbecue for weekend eating. I thought you might enjoy thi...
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A passionate cook and traveler still searching for that One Perfect Bite.
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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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