crawfish recipes

A Crawfish Tale

Tis’ the season for the long standing family tradition of boiling and eating crawfish in Louisiana. As I walk through my neighborhood on the weekends, the aroma of spicy boiled crawfish tickles my nose as families and friends gather in back yards and porches for a crawfish boil. Here is our family recipe for boiled […]

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Mediterranean Tapas and Wine Pairing Classes

Mediterranean Tapas and Wine Pairing Classes

Share a table, share an experience! Join one of my Mediterranean Tapas and Wine Pairing Classes and you will leave this class knowing how to make 4- 6 shareable small plates to serve as appetizers. These small plates will be paired and balanced with 5 clean crafted wines from Scout & Cellar. You will learn about […]

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Poulet a la Bonne Femme

Stay at Home Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you are thinking of a cozy night at home rather than a night out for Valentine’s Day, here are some of my top picks. No reservations are necessary for a romantic stay-at-home dinner! Think of starting with a soup, especially this rich and creamy Balthazar’s mushroom soup.  Serving a first course helps to set […]

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The Best of the Best, Sur le Plat 2021

The Best of the Best, Sur le Plat 2021

Happy new year and thank you loyal readers and followers for yet another successful year. Sur le Plat hosted over 62,000 visitors to the site and 200,000 views of our recipes. This year, among the top ten recipes viewed was Turlu Turlu, Turkish style roasted vegetables.  You can serve these roasted veggies as a vegetarian […]

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cocoons

“Cookie is Lifestyle”

“Cookie is Lifestyle,” says Cookie Monster sweetly, and I agree. Cookies are part of my lifestyle and I choose them whenever I have a craving for sweets and even at times when I don’t but just feel the need to indulge my sweet tooth. To give a gift of homemade cookies is to truly give […]

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autumn salad

Thanksgiving Reinvented, 2021

I perused my recipe archives to create a new look and reinvent some of the traditions of  Thanksgiving dinner for the “new normal.” Last year I shared my favorite recipes for the holiday based on time-honored family traditions that have been repeated and are expected year after year. Stuffed mirlitons, oysters Mosca, and cajun roasted […]

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MRE Post

The Tempestuous Ida

There was a time when there was a certain romance associated with the gusty howling winds of a summer hurricane beckoning us to slow down and sit on the porch as the tempest blew its way across the gulf coast. To those of us that have chosen to live in the watery world that is […]

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How Many Ways Can I Say I Love You this Valentine's Day?

How Many Ways Can I Say I Love You this Valentine’s Day?

I learned early on in my life that one of the many ways to express my love for others was through food. I observed my grandmothers, my mother, and my aunts making life just a little more tolerable during trying times with edible gifts. Perhaps it was making a favorite meal or cake for a […]

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stuffed peppers

Best of Sur le Plat Recipes 2020

After this challenging year filled with so much uncertainty and anxiety, we are all hoping that 2021 brings with it an abundance and infusion of fresh energy to our kitchens and renewal of our spirit. It is always fun to look back at the recipes that appealed to my loyal followers. In addition to posting […]

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scones

Jolly Holiday Edible Food Gifts

Since we don’t plan on entertaining much during this COVID holiday season, curbside delivery or mailing edible food gifts are the best way to express our love to family, friends, and neighbors. My friends and I have practiced edible gift-giving for years and refer to these gifts as consumables. “No gifts please, we don’t need […]

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pumpkin cheesecake

Giving Thanks for Family Traditions

Thanksgiving conjures many positive memories for me of family and friends, seductive aromas and upholding time tested and honored traditions in the kitchen. My earliest memories are of gathering at my grandparent’s home for the Thanksgiving holiday. I fondly recall the rush of aunts, uncles, and cousins tumbling into my grandmother’s home, shedding coats and […]

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cauliflower soup

My Favorite Fall Recipes

I’m excited to share some of my favorite fall recipes with you. Southeast Louisiana does not enjoy the four seasons as do many other parts of the country. We are accustomed to 1 1/2 – 2 seasons with prolonged, hot, and humid summers and short, cold, and damp bone chilling winters. Spring and fall are […]

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