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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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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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Satsuma Ginger Cocktail

At this time of the year, when the satsumas are in abundance I am looking for every possible way to...

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Oven Roasted Bok Choy

Bok choy, a Chinese white cabbage, is in the group of the cruciferous vegetable family. It is an excellent source...

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Pork Chops with Peanut Guajillo Sauce

These pork chops are so delicious. I can always count on Christopher Kimball, and his reliable cookbook, “Milk Street Tuesday...

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Harissa Marinated Asparagus

Harissa Marinated Asparagus are an easy and flavorful Middle Eastern inspired salad or side. Middle eastern cooking does not need...

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bloody mary

Celebrate the New Year with these Recipes

It’s the close of the first year, 2019, for Sur le Plat and time to review our favorite recipes. It’s also the beginning of a new year and a new decade with promises for fresh starts and more inventive seasonal cuisine. Here’s an overview of my favorite recipes to help you create a traditional New […]

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Chilled Summer Squash Soup

Be a locavore. Shop your local farmers market and buy a variety of summer squash. Green zucchini, yellow squash, white...

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How many cookbooks is enough?

Do I have to answer that question? One hundred and five, yes, 105 cookbooks, give or take a few that have been borrowed and are out on permanent or temporary leave, fill the shelves in my humble kitchen. But there is always room for one more. It fills me with great happiness to acquire or […]

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