Gourmet Food on a Budget


The Good Plate
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 is published on the last day of the month.

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The Good Plate wants to make your holidays more manageable and tastier while staying on budget. Follow along and make holidays to remember.

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Good Stuff!

Beef Stroganoff Soup for the Instant Pot
Beef Stroganoff Soup for the Instant Pot

Beef Stroganoff soup is comforting and very easy to make. Ready in under a half hour; it’s an excellent way to use leftover beef roast or steak.

Easy French Onion Soup

Last Updated on February 10, 2023

Easy French Onion Soup
Easy French Onion Soup

This easy French Onion soup is ready in as little as 30 minutes. Feel like you are having a day in Paris with this simple soup.

To become a good cook requires more than the blind following of a 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

Never be afraid of food.

~ Chef John Farion, CWC
Open faced tomato salad sandwich is gourmet food on a budget

Fresh Food

We will show you how to make homemade gourmet food on a budget, 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 soups for half the cost and with a much better flavor?


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

to Basil Pine Nut Pesto

We 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

Your Just Desserts

Everything has to come to an end but you can make a memorable dessert for every occasion.


Why is it Called The Good Plate

I wanted my recipes with me. Being a website developer, I decided to tip my toe into WordPress and make a recipe blog. First, I found a theme with a plate and fork on it and decided that would be the name, The Good Plate. The problem with that original theme was the plate. I have been collecting the wonderful Organdie plates from Vernonware. Those plates became my logo, and they really are Very Good Plates.

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

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

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