Almost Vegan Chocolate “Caramel” Oatmeal Cookies

   Ok ok ok, calm down. Don’t assume that because I have THAT word “Vegan” in the title that I have gone off the deep end.  (Not that if you are Vegan I think that about you…I just love my meats and honey way too much.)  I recently made a new friend that, lo and behold, knows how to cook.  Or, at least she has led me to believe that fact.  Time will tell.  See, when it comes time for snow, my sweet tooth inevitably kicks in, and this time, she came to the rescue. After deciding to avoid the … Continue reading Almost Vegan Chocolate “Caramel” Oatmeal Cookies

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Changing the way we cook: Dialysis friendly recipes

What a crazy month it’s been!  Four weeks ago tomorrow, Maw-Maw was first admitted to the hospital for kidney failure and a myriad of other things.  Two weeks before that approximately she had a pretty bad fall, and that started the downhill roll for her kidneys.  Between work, home, and hospital (or rehab center for 4 days) we’re all exhausted and ready for a break.   Good news is that she came home Friday – hopefully for good now.  All of us are tired of hospitals to be perfectly honest.  The bad news…. She is now on permanent Dialysis. We’re a … Continue reading Changing the way we cook: Dialysis friendly recipes

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Sundays with Friends: My friend Jen and her Peanut Butter Balls…

Do you remember my good friend, Jen? She last wrote for us about Wild Turkey Stew, and this time she’s bringing us a very near and dear to her heart recipe for her Mama’s Peanut Butter Balls. I meant to … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: My friend Jen and her Peanut Butter Balls…

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Rambling on my way to my 30s and a Cooking Class on 9/5/12!!! Yay!

First, I must apologize for all of the “reflection” posts lately, and lack of recipes. I’ll be back on the recipes shortly, I promise. I’m just in a very pivotal moment it seems in life. By no means is it … Continue reading Rambling on my way to my 30s and a Cooking Class on 9/5/12!!! Yay!

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STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

It’s time we had a talk…about Sticky Toffee Pudding and an English Pub named Marshall

di·et/ˈdī-it/ Verb: Restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight: “it is difficult to diet in a house full of cupcakes”. Now that you know the definition of using “diet” as a verb…let’s … Continue reading It’s time we had a talk…about Sticky Toffee Pudding and an English Pub named Marshall

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Sundays with Friends: Sparkling Smoothies with the sparkling young ladies of GurlBye

A couple Sundays ago I posted about a good friend of mine and her group, GurlBye. They sent me two recipes, and here is the second installment. If you didn’t have a chance to look at the Rhythm Roll post … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: Sparkling Smoothies with the sparkling young ladies of GurlBye

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Sundays with Friends: Dreaming with Dannie and his Godiva Dream Cheesecake

Wow! It’s been a little bit of time since we’ve had a Sundays with Friends to post (so send me more to theonyxplate@gmail.com *wink*)…and there’s no better way to bring it back than with a Triple-layer GODIVA Dream Cheesecake. Yes….I … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: Dreaming with Dannie and his Godiva Dream Cheesecake

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