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Mary Bergfeld
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Hypocrisy 101 Last week, just hours after molestation charges against Josh Duggar were publicly revealed, an Arkansas judge, Stacey Zimmerman, agreed to expunge the police report detailing their investigation into the crime. ...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...After a weekend of barbecue and finger food, I decided to pull out a few stops, toss my original menu and make the Silver Fox a real dinner, complete with tablecloth, candles and flowers...
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Coffee and Cocoa Crumb Cake
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... The weather today has been iffy and colder than I had hoped. At the last minute, I scrapped plans for an ice cream crunch cake and decided to make this mocha snack cake for dessert instead. While the cake lacks sophis...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The weather today has been iffy and colder than I had hoped. At the last minute, I scrapped plans for an ice cream crunch cake and decided to make this mocha snack cake for dessert inste...
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Hazelnut Cake with Nutella Glaze
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... One of autumn's pleasures is the profusion of nuts that flood Oregon's markets and farm stands. I buy them in quantity at that time, and freeze walnuts and hazelnuts to use throughout the remainder of the year.  May t...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...One of autumn's pleasures is the profusion of nuts that flood Oregon's markets and farm stands. I buy them in quantity at that time, and freeze walnuts and hazelnuts to use throughout th...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I was out for most of the day today, so dinner preparation was a last minute affair and had to be rushed. I make these Cantonese noodles when the clock and I are out of sync and I need a...
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Steak Pimenton with Harissa Sauce
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I must tell you this is another of my almost-famous "-ish" creations. The Silver Fox and I had nothing like this the entire time we were in Spain and Morocco, but it was inspired by the herbs and spices that are used ...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I must tell you this is another of my almost-famous "-ish" creations. The Silver Fox and I had nothing like this the entire time we were in Spain and Morocco, but it was inspired by the ...
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Mid-Week Musings
Hypocrisy 101 Last week, just hours after molestation charges against Josh Duggar were publicly revealed, an Arkansas judge, Stacey Zimmerman, agreed to expunge the police report detailing their investigation into the crime.  That is not how documents of th...
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Valencian Chicken and Bouncing Raisins
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... After a weekend of barbecue and finger food, I decided to pull out a few stops, toss my original menu and make the Silver Fox a real dinner, complete with tablecloth, candles and flowers. The Valencian Chicken I'm fea...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...After a weekend of barbecue and finger food, I decided to pull out a few stops, toss my original menu and make the Silver Fox a real dinner, complete with tablecloth, candles and flowers...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...One of autumn's pleasures is the profusion of nuts that flood Oregon's markets and farm stands. I buy them in quantity at that time, and freeze walnuts and hazelnuts to use throughout th...
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Menu for the Week of May 24, 2015
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  Sunday Grilled Chicken with Tamarind and Coconut Glaze Warm Asian Rice Salad Asian-Style Green beans Tofu Lemon Cloud Dessert Monday Ultimate Cheater Pulled Pork Amish Potato Salad Watermelon and Tomato Salad Cornmeal Bur...
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From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I must tell you this is another of my almost-famous "-ish" creations. The Silver Fox and I had nothing like this the entire time we were in Spain and Morocco, but it was inspired by the ...
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A Purpose Driven Life Years ago, a dear friend, now a memory of the best sort, put down her coffee and asked, "Is this all there is?" The question came out of nowhere and I hesitated before speaking. I'm not good with cosmic ...
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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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