Gourmet Food on a Budget

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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.

The Holidays Are Coming

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

What’s Cookin’?

Good Stuff!

Bacon wrapped brown sugar hotdogs
Bacon wrapped brown sugar hotdogs
Bacon-wrapped Hotdogs

Bacon-wrapped brown sugar hotdogs, or Dead Men’s Fingers, are the easiest appetizer you will ever make. Just put it in the crock pot and forget them until serving time.

Asian Beef Short Ribs

Last Updated on September 16, 2022

Asian Beef Short Ribs
Asian Beef Short Ribs

Asian Beef short ribs are easy to make in your Instant Pot and Dutch oven in about an hour Enjoy them with rice and your favorite vegetables.

Olive Oil Sprayer
Olive Oil Sprayer
Olive Oil Sprayers Review

Olive oil sprayers are great for putting oil on foods when you don’t want to drown them by pouring oil on them. This is a simple tool to use and easy to clean.

Sourdough Calzone
Sourdough Calzone
Sourdough Calzone

Sourdough calzone can be stuffed with your favorite pizza toppings. They make a savory treat for any time of the year.

BBQ chip seasoning
BBQ chip seasoning
BBQ Chip seasoning on baby potatoes roasted in the air fryer

BBQ chip seasoning will make your roasted potatoes taste like barbequed chips without frying or other ingredients you can’t pronounce.

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.

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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 a much better flavor?

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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!

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

Curated Menus

Holiday and seasonal menus to give you some ideas.

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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 a Very Good Plate.

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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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