Gourmet Food on a Budget

Welcome to The Good Plate’s kitchen. My name is Adrienne Boswell and I’m here to give you recipes, tips, and methods for making gourmet food on a budget. A new recipe comes out every Friday at noon and the What’s Cookin’? Good Stuff newsletter comes out on the last day of the month.

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Asian Couscous

Last Updated on August 6, 2022

Asian Couscous
Asian Couscous

Asian couscous is a no-cook side dish. It’s a fusion of two cuisines that comes together in your kitchen in about 15 minutes.

watermelon salad with feta

Last Updated on July 18, 2022

Watermelon salad with feta and mint
Watermelon salad with feta and mint

Watermelon salad with feta and mint brings a sweet and salty combination with cooling mint and a little spike of spiciness to make things interesting.

Antipasto salad with Panino

Last Updated on July 17, 2022

Antipasto salad with Panino
Antipasto Salad with Panino

Antipasto Salad with Panino is great on a hot summer night and sports Panino. With warm garlic bread, you will feel like you are in Italy.

Coconut Butterscotch Pecan Cookies

Last Updated on July 30, 2022

Coconut Butterscotch Pecan Cookies
Coconut Butterscotch Pecan Cookies

Coconut Butterscotch Pecan Cookies will remind you of Girl Scout Samoas. They are easy to make and fun to eat.

To become a good cook requires more than the blind following of recipe. It means to gain a knowledge of foods and how they behave and skill in manipulating them. The recipe by itself, helpful as it is, will not produce a good product; the human being using the recipe must interpret it and must have skill in handling the materials it prescribes.

~Ruth Berolzheimer, Director Culinary Arts Institute – American Woman’s Cook Book
Open faced tomato salad sandwich is gourmet food on a budget

Fresh Food

We will show you how to make gourmet food on a budget, homemade so you know what is in it.


Soup can certainly be gourmet food on a budget

From Soup…

Why buy that stuff in the can when you can prepare your own soups for half the cost and much better flavor.


Fresh Basil and Pine Nut Pesto our favorite gourmet food on a budget

to Basil Pine Nut Pesto

We really like fresh foods at The Good Plate, and this Basil Pine nut Pesto can’t be beaten!


Tiramisu is a great gourmet food which fits in anyone's budget

Curated Menus

Holiday and seasonal menus to give you some ideas.


Are You Ready to Make Some Gourmet Food on a Budget?

So come along with us. Grab your apron, your curiosity, thriftiness, and an appetite. Let’s get started on a wonderful journey! Glad to have you here. Share your love, cook good food!

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