Happy Mother’s Day and Weathervane in Chapel Hill

I know that you all know how much I truly love my mother.  The things she and I have been through the last two years have made us stronger than ever.  She is indeed my best friend, confidant, and amazing beyond words.  She is my rock and the reason I go out everyday and try…

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Happy Birthday, Sara!!!

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 of us with how much they know our heart.  That’s my friend Sara.  I met her…

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USS North Carolina and Copper Penny

Wow!  Life has really been showing up to play lately, and that has given me a little reason to not be so present here on the site.  I did want to find the time to tell you about the most recent adventure.  We took a trip with the neighbors to Wilmington, NC.  The neighbor called…

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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 get this to you before Christmas, but we all know how busy the Holidays can…

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Sundays with Friends: Wild Turkey in the Crock Pot

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 wait to reflect further on it for you in a post coming up (you know…

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Sundays with Friends: The Hungry Irishman

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 my Facebook Page, The Onyx Plate. No telling what I will update next with on…

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Featuring: Iron Hen Cafe – Brunch til 4pm. Check!

This morning I went to Iron Hen Cafe in Greensboro, NC, to photograph some Brunch menu items for my other blog, Fresh.Local.Good food group. Then….I captured this masterpiece! It’s a stunning dish called Peanut Butter Banana French Toast……Are you drooling yet? Follow the below link for a few other tasty selections they serve at Iron…

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Sundays with Friends: Getting your Rhythm Roll on with GurlBye!

Happy Easter, everyone! We all come across people in our lives that we know are supposed to be there. We struggle to find where they can fit in to our busy lives, and sometimes we are only able to maintain that thread of communication through social media. But these people, we aren’t going to lose…

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Sundays with Friends: St. Louis Country Chicken Soup with Lynda

Today’s Sundays with Friends comes from a fellow Weight Watchers friend, Lynda. This recipe looks amazing, and it certainly seems like it should be more than 6 points for this serving of soup. *smiles* I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I plan on enjoying it when I make it this Winter. Welcome…

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Sundays with Friends: Did someone say Pea Salad?

Today’s Sundays with Friends is coming to you a little differently today as well. Read on to find out how a new fan, Mark, contributed to today’s Sundays with Friends. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oh sure. It’s hit and miss when it comes to people enjoying little green peas. Honestly, I love them! Another confession…the hub dislikes them…

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Sundays with Friends: Hope from a Cookbook and Bleu

Today’s Sundays with Friends comes from CJ. She’s back with a recipe that seems sure to impress even your pickiest of guests! You can find her amazing Shrimp Regatta recipe by clicking here. You can find Ken’s Chicken Cordon Bleu below… The below story CJ tells us proves that even a cookbook can warm the…

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Sundays with Friends: Getting Herb Crusted with Lisa

Today’s Sundays with Friends comes from another friend of Forrester Photography. We are pleased to have Lisa with us, sharing a new recipe for Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin that her family adores. Frankly, this looks like one I will be adoring very soon as well! Welcome to Sundays with Friends, Lisa! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This past year…

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