I do believe that one of the many beauties of food is that we are constantly able to have new experiences by either trying new foods while out or cooking something new. Now, I don’t remember the first time … Continue reading Gruyere Butternut Soup? Yes, please!
I wonder sometimes if we really think about what we put on hold in life because we aren’t prepared to take the risk it requires. Maybe it’s not even the risk, but it’s the belief in ourselves that we don’t … Continue reading You’ve Got to Believe
I think in life that we always find that certain someone that changes the way we look at things. They change the way we do things. Frankly, they change our entire existence at times. Then sometimes, they scare the crap out … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Sara!!!
Some days are harder than others to move forward in life. I have had a few of those in the past few months (maybe quite a bit more than a few, to be honest). Now that it is just me, … Continue reading Surprise yourself…you’re worth it!
I had one of the most amazing experiences last night in my foodie adventures. I was asked to guest blog over on Nik Snacks for the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Fire in the Triad. Last night, Marisol … Continue reading Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Fire in the Triad: Marisol vs. Meridian
I guess losing someone never gets easier. Or maybe it does, and I don’t remember things being so tough after losing Paw-Paw so many years ago. I was a teenager then, and now an adult. The heart understands more now, … Continue reading Chicken Salad and Spring
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
I’ve had this one in my back pocket for a long time now, and frankly, I have my usual story about being incredibly busy in life. However, I’ve also been waiting for colder months. A very dear friend of The … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: Kelli and her Crawfish Soup
I hit my two-year Anniversary this week since TheOnyxPlate.com was started. Woohoo! What an amazing two years it has been with new places, new foods, and wonderful people I’ve met along my journey that has only just begun. I can’t … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: Wild Turkey in the Crock Pot
I know! I know! I know! I’ve been away for way too long, and my sincerest apologies to you, because I love you all dearly and have missed you! Don’t forget you can always keep up with me daily at … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: The Hungry Irishman