Wow. Just wow. Four years ago I decided to open up to a world I never thought I could connect to. Well, let’s be honest here. I really started writing it just for friends and family. Isn’t that really who … Continue reading Happy Four Year Anniversary to The Onyx Plate!
Life has been very active lately…good, bad, all the above! That’s why when the opportunity presented itself for me to go and see the Paula Deen Live tour that was coming through Charlotte, I was NOT going to pass that … Continue reading An Evening with Paula Deen!!!
This was published in the December 2013 issue of Alamance Magazine. I want to share it with you now, because it’s never a bad time for gift giving. With love, J ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gift Giving There’s so much that comes to … Continue reading Gift Giving – Music and Brownies
This was originally supposed to have been published in Alamance Magazine before it ceased publication. However, I’d like to share it with you now. It was meant for their February run, so it’s a little aged. Still the same sentiments … Continue reading The Last Kitchen Tip
One of the most wonderful things that I’ve enjoyed since beginning my blog is the connection that I’ve formed with so many in the food world. I’ve met entirely too many people to sit here and name that have impacted … Continue reading Dates Make a Difference: Eat for a Cause event
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 grief comes out differently for everyone. It also seems to come out at different times for everyone as well. It’s impacted a lot in my life lately, hence the absence (although … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to all of the women in my life!
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