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Mary Bergfeld
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Raspberry-Ricotta Cake
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... It is hard to believe that a cake this simple to make can be so delightful to eat. It is not too sweet, so I fear it will disappoint those who have an insistent sweet tooth, but the rest of you will be in dessert para...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...It is hard to believe that a cake this simple to make can be so delightful to eat. It is not too sweet, so I fear it will disappoint those who have an insistent sweet tooth, but the rest...
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Menu for the Week of April 19, 2015
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  Sunday Orange Phoenix Chicken with Grilled Bok Choy Asian Bean Sprout Salad Rice Noodle Salad Grilled Corn on the Cob Strawberry Summer Cake Monday Grilled Portobello Burgers Corn and Sweet Pepper Orzo Watermelon and Toma...
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Hungarian-Style Red Pepper Bisque
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I love soups that are made with roasted red or yellow peppers. They are a wonderful way to spruce up a sandwich lunch and they pack a flavor punch that is hard to beat. I don't make them often because the soups requir...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I love soups that are made with roasted red or yellow peppers. They are a wonderful way to spruce up a sandwich lunch and they pack a flavor punch that is hard to beat. I don't make them...
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Leftover Ham - Sweet and Smoky Barbecued Ham with Rice
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This will be the last ham recipe for the current year. We've added four recipes to our leftover ham collection and it's time to say enough is enough. I've pulled the last shred of meat from the Easter ham bone, and th...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This will be the last ham recipe for the current year. We've added four recipes to our leftover ham collection and it's time to say enough is enough. I've pulled the last shred of meat f...
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Mid-Week Musings
On Moving and Landing Right Side Up Summer is rapidly approaching and for folks who have moving on their minds, so is the process itself. Most of those who will be pulling up stakes are young adults under the age of 34. They are followed by a fairly steady ...
On Moving and Landing Right Side Up Summer is rapidly approaching and for folks who have moving on their minds, so is the process itself. Most of those who will be pulling up stakes are young adults under the age of 34. They ...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...If you enjoy Chinese food I think you'll like this simple version of lo mein. It is an unusual, but delicious, way to use leftover glazed ham. I use tamari, which is a Japanese soy sauce...
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Raspberry Ricotta Cake
There’s nothing like a moist, fluffy, berry-streaked cake to make any weeknight (or, um, weekday morning) feel special. Ingredients Servings: 8 Raspberry-Ricotta Cake ...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Alison Roman via Bon Appetit magazine ...
There’s nothing like a moist, fluffy, berry-streaked cake to make any weeknight (or, um, weekday morning) feel special. Ingredients Servings: 8 Raspberry-Ricotta Cake...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Alison...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I love soups that are made with roasted red or yellow peppers. They are a wonderful way to spruce up a sandwich lunch and they pack a flavor punch that is hard to beat. I don't make them...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This will be the last ham recipe for the current year. We've added four recipes to our leftover ham collection and it's time to say enough is enough. I've pulled the last shred of meat f...
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On Moving and Landing Right Side Up Summer is rapidly approaching and for folks who have moving on their minds, so is the process itself. Most of those who will be pulling up stakes are young adults under the age of 34. They ...
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Leftover Ham Fried Rice
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Fifteen years ago, the Silver Fox and I, along with our youngest daughter who had just returned from a year in Asia, spent several months in a charming loft apartment. It was quite small, but with only three of us and...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Fifteen years ago, the Silver Fox and I, along with our youngest daughter who had just returned from a year in Asia, spent several months in a charming loft apartment. It was quite small...
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Leftover Ham Lo Mein
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... If you enjoy Chinese food I think you'll like this simple version of lo mein. It is an unusual, but delicious, way to use leftover glazed ham. I use tamari, which is a Japanese soy sauce, when I make, this because I'v...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...If you enjoy Chinese food I think you'll like this simple version of lo mein. It is an unusual, but delicious, way to use leftover glazed ham. I use tamari, which is a Japanese soy sauce...
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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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