This American Plate

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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 Facebook, Instagram and Feedly.


  • Pecan Cream Cake

    November 27, 2013
    pecan cream cake | This American PlateRATING: 5 out of 5 Stars This Pecan Cream Cake also known as  Italian Cream Cake was easy to make, yet took a little bit of time. The recipe was a hit with my family, friends and co-workers. It’s now requested for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and sometimes “just because”. The recipe for the cake was found on, and it’s one of my favorite Southern recipes because when I’m making and serving it, I feel like I’m stepping in the shoes of my late grandmother Alice. She made ALL of her cakes from scratch, including one of my favorites – Apple Jelly Cake. If you love pecans, coconut, ... Read more »
  • REVIEW: Early Girl Eatery, Asheville, NC

    October 29, 2010
    Early Girl Eatery is one of my favorite restaurants in Asheville, NC. The restaurant has small time charm with big city flavors in their food. During my visit, I had the barbecue sandwich with ginger slaw. It was delicious from bun to ‘cue.  My favorite, however, was the mac and cheese. Oh, my, was it good. Better than my mom’s good. Sorry, Ma! Overall, I give Early Girl Eatery a 5 out of 5 easily, and plan to go again to try something new — possibly breakfast. Join the Conversation Have you been to Early Girl Eatery? If so, what was your favorite ... Read more »
  • REVIEW: Tupelo Honey, Asheville, NC

    August 28, 2010
    tupelo honey restaurant review | This American PlateTupelo Honey was a good experience and both the breakfast and dinner options that I have selected have been great. Read more »