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.

Fall Recipes You Will Love!

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!

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!

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

Stacked Enchiladas with Red Chipotle Sauce

Stacked Enchiladas with Red Chipotle Sauce

Stacked enchiladas with red chipotle sauce and a mixture of four cheeses are an absolute must-try. They’re easy to make and delicious.
Brussels sprouts stir-fry

Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry

Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry is packed with flavor and nutrients and will make even the pickiest eaters fall in love with these mini cabbages.
Spicy Shrimp Stir-fry

Spicy Shrimp Stir-fry

Spicy Shrimp Stir-Fry is an explosion of flavors. This easy recipe harmonizes fiery spices with the natural sweetness of shrimp.
Stuffed Turkey Patties

How to Make Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Stuffed turkey burgers are a healthier alternative to traditional beef burger and offer a balanced and mindful meal without sacrificing taste.
Beef Ribs Sous Vide

Beef Ribs Sous Vide

Beef Ribs, cooked via sous vide for 48 hours, are tender and juicy, brimming with barbecue flavor charred on a cast iron grill.
Spicy Cashews

Spicy Cashews to Spice Up Your Snack Game

If you’re a fan of nuts and love bold flavors, then healthy, easy-to-make roasted spicy cashews are a must-try snack.

Never be afraid of food

~ Chef John Farion, CWC

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

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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