Hello and welcome!  I’m Resa.   It really is true: There’s no place like home, and that’s what Pitcher and Plate is all about.

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Previously on the blog…….

Veggies on the Grill: Why I Love It & How to Do It

I used to let my husband do all the grilling because the gas grill just seemed too complicated. I was afraid that the gas thing would blow up or I wouldn’t know how to turn it on or off.  I definitely didn’t feel like learning how to use it, plus I’m... read more

Simply Sweet Packaging

I received something in the mail that made me feel all happy.  I opened up my package from Jane Iredale, and look what I found: A sweet, plain brown box, creamy tissue paper, a personal note and a real sprig of lavender!  So simple, put together with common items, and... read more

Simple No-Egg Salad

I am trying to avoid animal products for the health benefits.  I know that Paleo eating is a current trend, but  even though  I appreciate the whole food aspect, I have trouble really believing that all of that meat is good for a body.  Besides, the more I think about... read more

Physical Warmth: One Simple Way to Become a Better Person?

How do you send your children off in the morning?  Are you giving them a warm beginning to their day?  Do you encourage your family to dress in layers during the cold months?  Is your home a place of warmth for your loved ones to return to? Warmth is something we are... read more

Simple Oatmeal 3 Ways: Sweet or Savory

Looking for a simple way to add warmth to your morning?  Oatmeal is a thrifty, wholesome option and a comfort food to many.   Here I offer you three wonderful, easy ways to prepare it.  I’ll start with traditional, but don’t be afraid to try the others. ... read more

Mushrooms: Delightful Source of Nutrients

If you decide to move into a vegan diet, you’ll soon find that mushrooms are your best friend.  Their flavor and texture can easily replace meat and the flavor, in my opinion, far surpasses it.  Add to this their nutritional value (B vitamins, minerals, immune... read more

TUESDAYS WITH DORIE: Palets de Dames, Lille Style

Fairies have been the topic of many a conversation lately at our house.  Imaginations have been soaring ever since we started reading my daughters’ birthday gift, “The Girls Book of  Flower Fairies.”  Hands have been busily creating wee little... read more

Mother’s Day Tea: Love is Kind Printable Cards (Free!)

Mother’s Day:  A day we set aside to honor the women in our life who are dear to us.   This scripture, found in 1 Corinthians of The Holy Bible, seems perfect for the day because, honestly, every mom I have met embodies these qualities.  (Even if we don’t... read more

Taking a Break with Blueberry Tea

Every once in a while I take time out for a quiet time of reflection.  All by myself.  A cup of hot tea is the perfect accompaniment for such moments. But most days, I don’t  have time to myself or there is too much on my to-do list for a relaxing escape.  No... read more