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Mary Bergfeld
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A Simple Southwestern Bean Soup
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Soup may seem a strange choice for a summer meal, but it can be warm and refreshing after day on the water. My family is not a great fan of chili in the summer, but they do like this Southwestern-style bean soup that ...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Soup may seem a strange choice for a summer meal, but it can be warm and refreshing after day on the water. My family is not a great fan of chili in the summer, but they do like this Sou...
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Lemon Lover's Cheese Buns
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I had a project that was going to keep me housebound today, so, I thought it would be a perfect time to get the yeast out and make some bread and rolls for the weekend ahead. As it worked out, the recipe I'm sharing w...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I had a project that was going to keep me housebound today, so, I thought it would be a perfect time to get the yeast out and make some bread and rolls for the weekend ahead. As it worke...
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As Easy As (Mudslide) Pie
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This is a terrific recipe to have in your roster on a hot summer day. It's easy enough for the kid's to make and while it requires significant chill time, it adds a festive end to a summer meal. The recipe which appea...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a terrific recipe to have in your roster on a hot summer day. It's easy enough for the kid's to make and while it requires significant chill time, it adds a festive end to a summ...
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Pecan Sandies
From the Kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I had some young helpers today and thought making cookies would help keep them engaged and happy. It was an uplanned visit so I had to make do with the ingredients I had in the pantry, and I was pretty limited in what...
From the Kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I had some young helpers today and thought making cookies would help keep them engaged and happy. It was an uplanned visit so I had to make do with the ingredients I had in the pantry, a...
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Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Thighs
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I'm a big fan of the recipes that are featured in Family Circle magazine. I saw this recipe for Indian-Spiced Chicken Thighs in their June issue, and I knew I had to give it a try. The recipe looks lengthy because of ...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I'm a big fan of the recipes that are featured in Family Circle magazine. I saw this recipe for Indian-Spiced Chicken Thighs in their June issue, and I knew I had to give it a try. The r...
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Frugal Foodie Friday - Old German Cream Pie
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Every so often, I like to search out a dessert that I can share with you on Frugal Friday. I was thrilled when I found this one in the Recipe Lion Recipe Collection. It is for an old German cream pie that uses just 5 ...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Every so often, I like to search out a dessert that I can share with you on Frugal Friday. I was thrilled when I found this one in the Recipe Lion Recipe Collection. It is for an old Ger...
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Toasted Oat and Cinnamon Scones
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... These homely scones will have those who love the oatmeal variety begging for more. These certainly are the best I've ever had. I found the recipe on the Cookie Madness blog where the original recipe was attributed to...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...These homely scones will have those who love the oatmeal variety begging for more. These certainly are the best I've ever had. I found the recipe on the Cookie Madness blog where the ori...
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Beef Rouladen With Dill
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This is a dish that the Silver Fox enjoyed as a child. He had a very good mother - just ask him. She made rouladen and spaetzle for him whenever he asked, even during the searing heat of a Chicago summer. Unfortunatel...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a dish that the Silver Fox enjoyed as a child. He had a very good mother - just ask him. She made rouladen and spaetzle for him whenever he asked, even during the searing heat of...
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Menu for the Week of June 26, 2016
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...    Sunday North African Steak Pimenton with Harissa Sauce French Fried Onion Rings Garlic Green Beans Wilted Spinach Salad Sliced Tomatoes Grape Harvest Cake Monday Lemon Chicken with Capers or Olives and Penne Pasta Steam...
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Thomas Keller's Near Perfect Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I came across this recipe years ago. We had been gifted with gorgeous grassfed steaks and I wanted a simple salad to accompany them. I let my fingers do the walking, and while searching I came across The Paupered Chef...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I came across this recipe years ago. We had been gifted with gorgeous grassfed steaks and I wanted a simple salad to accompany them. I let my fingers do the walking, and while searching ...
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Betty's Snickerdoodles
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I tend to keep my cookie jar full during the summer. Friends and family drop in more often and I like to have something for them - particularly the younger ones - to nibble on. The jar is usually stuffed with our cook...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I tend to keep my cookie jar full during the summer. Friends and family drop in more often and I like to have something for them - particularly the younger ones - to nibble on. The jar i...
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A Fabulous Cake for the Fourth of July
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... When I was quite young and still rebellious, my mother freely gave advice I chose not to hear. I know there was a list of dos and don'ts for social interactions, and I suspect the situation I found myself in might nev...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...When I was quite young and still rebellious, my mother freely gave advice I chose not to hear. I know there was a list of dos and don'ts for social interactions, and I suspect the situat...
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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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