This American Plate

Welcome to This American Plate

This American Plate is a lifestyle blog focusing on everything related to food, including recipes, dining experience reviews, dinner tablescapes, and vegetable and herb gardening. I’m glad to have you here, so please take your time. There’s no need to rush. 🙂 Be sure to follow This American Plate on , and .


  • Check It Out: Craftsy’s Complete Knife Skills Course

    November 11, 2015
    knives from pixabay - new favorite website is Craftsy, an online education site for crafters, cooks, bakers, woodworkers and gardeners who want to learn or improve their skills. The classes are categorized by type of craft/activity and by level of experience required (beginner, intermediate, advanced). A few of my favorite things about Craftsy include the: ability to view projects that other students completed for each course BEFORE signing up for the course. knowledgeable instructors who are almost always great instructors. communication with other by following and comments on their projects. many free courses and that courses frequently go on sale. ability to add courses to a wish list to order at a later date. ability to ... Read more »
  • Harvest

    June 28, 2015
    My little container garden is now producing fruits, veggies and tons of herbs! I’ve been waiting for it to give me something to eat, and it is! My tomatillo, jalapeno, and thai purple eggplant plants are still trying to produce (i.e. have blossoms), and I’m holding on to hope.   Read more »
  • Blueberry Pecan Pancakes

    June 27, 2015
    blueberry pecan pancakesThis morning I woke up and I wanted pancakes. Not just plain old pancakes — blueberry pecan pancakes. I absolutely love blueberries, but I must confess that I’ve never made blueberry pancakes from scratch. Really no pancakes from scratch. Ever. No, really. Today, I finally made my first pancakes and added blueberries and pecans like a boss. And it was worth it. <!––nextpage––> For starters, I searched my Pinterest boards for one of my “I want to make this during before 2015” recipes and found Baker By Nature’s recipe for blueberry pancakes. This is a great recipe because I was attracted to the use of sour cream, which gives ... Read more »
  • Kale Apple & Date Salad

    June 14, 2015
    kate apple date salad I’ve eaten kale a few times in salads, but I can’t say I’ve really been a fan. However because kale is so good for me, I wanted to figure out how to make it more tasty. This recipe does just that. The earthiness of the kale, olive oil and almonds, the sweetness of the dates and honey crisp apple, the saltiness from the cheese, and the acid from the lemon juice had me curling my toes with each bite. Because kale is such a sturdy green, the salad also held up well in the fridge. I had it for lunch the following ... Read more »
  • Project 365: Misty Blue

    June 4, 2015
    misty blueLimonium Blue aka Misty Blue Read more »