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Mary Bergfeld
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A Trio of Special Desserts for Mother's Day
Photo courtesy of Love This Pic We have another week to plan for our Mother's Day celebrations. I wanted to re-post these special desserts for those of you who are responsible for preparing food for the day. They are not easy recipes, but they are doable, ...
Photo courtesy of Love This Pic We have another week to plan for our Mother's Day celebrations. I wanted to re-post these special desserts for those of you who are responsible for preparing food for the day. They are not easy...
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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Chees or Ermine Icing
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I'm still testing Red Velvet Cake recipes. I must be more of a purist than I think myself to be, because I still find it off-putting to add food coloring to a dessert. I'm apparently in the majority because there are ...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I'm still testing Red Velvet Cake recipes. I must be more of a purist than I think myself to be, because I still find it off-putting to add food coloring to a dessert. I'm apparently in ...
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Red Velvet Pound Cake
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I having a get-together on Friday. It's what my friends and I call a brown bag lunch and it makes life very easy for the hostess who need supply only drinks and dessert for the occasion. With that in mind, I've been e...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I having a get-together on Friday. It's what my friends and I call a brown bag lunch and it makes life very easy for the hostess who need supply only drinks and dessert for the occasion...
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A Quick Asian Inspired Meal - Maple Glazed Flank Steak
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This is a great Asian-inspired main course that is really easy to make. The recipe is simple to follow and you'll have no problem getting this steak to the table. Flank steak, however,  can be tricky to work with beca...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a great Asian-inspired main course that is really easy to make. The recipe is simple to follow and you'll have no problem getting this steak to the table. Flank steak, however, ...
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Carrot-Almond Coffee Cake
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I must have something in common with the cat that curiosity killed. I found this recipe of the Whole Foods site over a year ago, and while it was not the kind of recipe I'm usually drawn to, it chipped at my curiosity...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I must have something in common with the cat that curiosity killed. I found this recipe of the Whole Foods site over a year ago, and while it was not the kind of recipe I'm usually drawn...
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A Springtime Soup - Potato and Cheese Soup with Asparagus
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This is the soup that I made for the lake picnic on Saturday. While I prepared it on Saturday morning, it could have been made several days ahead of serving. Like all potato soups, it thickens as it sits, but that ca...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is the soup that I made for the lake picnic on Saturday. While I prepared it on Saturday morning, it could have been made several days ahead of serving. Like all potato soups, it th...
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Braised Coconut Curry Chicken
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... t was a busy day today. Fortunately, I had forewarning, so I planned an easy, two step, chicken dinner. We occasionally have a curry and because the weather turned colder, I thought it would make a perfect spring supp...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...t was a busy day today. Fortunately, I had forewarning, so I planned an easy, two step, chicken dinner. We occasionally have a curry and because the weather turned colder, I thought it w...
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Sachertorte
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I rarely post recipes that are involved and I never post recipes that are beyond the skill level of a good home cook. Many will think tonight's Sachertorte is more than they can handle, but that is not the case. The c...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I rarely post recipes that are involved and I never post recipes that are beyond the skill level of a good home cook. Many will think tonight's Sachertorte is more than they can handle, ...
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Menu for the Week of April 24, 2016
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  Sunday Chicken Cutlets with Lemon Caper Sauce Steamed Rice Green Beans With Almonds Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches Monday Pasta with Creamy Roasted Pepper Sauce and Bocconcini Iceberg Wedges with Roasted Tomato Salad Dres...
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Lemon Thumbprint Cookies
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This cookie is designed for those whose love of shortbread is matched by a fondness for lemon curd. This simple cookie is a breeze to make and it is very forgiving. As far as ingredients go, homemade lemon curd is fin...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This cookie is designed for those whose love of shortbread is matched by a fondness for lemon curd. This simple cookie is a breeze to make and it is very forgiving. As far as ingredients...
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Orange Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This is one of the cakes that we packed for the Regatta picnic. I've been looking at the recipe on the Wilton website for a while now, and I thought Saturday would be the perfect time to try it out. The cake is easy t...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is one of the cakes that we packed for the Regatta picnic. I've been looking at the recipe on the Wilton website for a while now, and I thought Saturday would be the perfect time to...
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Olive Cheese Bread
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... We took off for parts unknown today. Actually, that's a bit of an exaggeration. The weather promised to be gorgeous, so we packed a hamper and headed to Dexter Lake to spend the day with good friends. The plans for th...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...We took off for parts unknown today. Actually, that's a bit of an exaggeration. The weather promised to be gorgeous, so we packed a hamper and headed to Dexter Lake to spend the day with...
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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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