Beyond the Plate

low alcohol cocktails
Happy hour in France and in other countries in Europe is a tradition that is a time honored ritual. Affectionately
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essential spices
If you clean out and reorganize your spice rack as intermittently as I do, it can be like taking a
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Happy new year to all of the Sur le Plat fans that have faithfully followed me and let me know
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Latest Recipes


Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

Sparkling grapefruit sangria is a fruity twist on traditional Spanish sangria. Lillet, grapefruit juice, and a splash of Prosecco create...

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New Orleans Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad, especially New Orleans style chicken salad. It's the perfect option for a casual lunch on the...

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Crawfish Bread

This crawfish bread is a crowd favorite. The perfect use for a bag of crawfish tails or those leftover tails...

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Welcome to My Kitchen!

I love anything associated with food and creating beautiful, eye appealing and tasty meals. I love to use my antique damask linens, heirloom silver, family china, odd wine glasses and pieces from my pottery collection. “Sur le Plat” represents the entire planning process from menu details, going to the market or the grocery, ironing the linens, setting the table, cutting fresh flowers or greenery from the garden, and preparing the fresh ingredients for a meal. It’s about creating an ambience and a story to share with family and friends as we celebrate food together.

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