What’s Cookin’?

Good Stuff!

Fresh Food

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

From Soup…

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

to Basil Pine Nut Pesto

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


“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


“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~Julia Child
“A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.” ~James Beard
“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.” ~Auguste Escoffier
“Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.” ~Anthony Bordain