Happy Mother’s Day to all of the women in my life!

                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 I know you’re probably tired of hearing excuses, but I’m going to do better.  Promise.)….

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Chicken Salad and Spring

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, and in turn I believe it does hurt more.  With that being mentioned, I’m looking…

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Maw-Maw died today…..

*Please forgive the rambling nature.  This post is pure and unproofed.  I held her cold hand for a while today.  It was odd though.  Her skin was just as soft as the last time I touched it.  Her hands just as cold as they always were.  She was always cold.  It was like she was…

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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…

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Sundays with Friends: Kelli and her Crawfish Soup

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 Onyx Plate sent in this recipe back in June, and I couldn’t wait for it…

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Taking Time for Autumn Beauty

Here in North Carolina, Autumn has come almost perfectly.  I’m starting to think that Winter is fast approaching because of the brisk winds lately though.  Either way, I’ve pulled my sweaters and soup recipes out and am ready!  (Wow, I felt a little old saying “I’ve pulled my sweaters out…”.  Correct me if I’m wrong,…

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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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My 10 Flavors I Love in Alamance County and Beyond

This was the February 2013 article published in Alamance Magazine. I’m sorry I haven’t been around much. I’ve began a new job since the last time I posted, and I also closed my right hand index finger in my car door. It was broken and horribly swollen. That hasn’t made it very easy to type,…

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The Most Wonderful Part…Mom

Thanksgiving and Christmas have passed us now, and it’s time for a New Year already. Can you believe it? I’m not sure about you, but my last year literally flew by. There are things I could have handled differently in that year, and there are things I would do over and over again if given…

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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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Delancey’s – Perfect Southern Goodness

I know some of you already know this, but if you’re late to the Foodie Party, I also write for a local magazine here. I try to share each article with you after it’s published. However, I’m a month behind. This one is from the December 2012 issue of Alamance Magazine. It’s about the most…

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