Fit for a Mardi Gras King….Cake.

I have a super good friend of mine that is in love with everything Mardi Gras, and I know she looks forward to it every year. Well, this year, I decided to try my hand at a King Cake. I also knew that I would need to get her honest opinion as well since she…

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Happy One Year to The Onyx Plate! Masterchef…say whaaaaaaaaaat???

November 13, 2010, began my journey. A few months before that date, I had found myself needing something more, not feeling that passion I once had in life. I discovered something that I was pretty decent at over the next few months, and it lit a spark in my mind and heart. This was what…

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Will Cook for Foo: Week 9 – Monkeying around with Monkey Bread

Innocence…Do you remember what that is? Do you remember the feeling that innocence brought you back in the day? The feeling of an easier time, less responsibilities, less issues, less worries, less hurt…less friends, less companionship, less adventures, less life. Concerned about the twist in that last statement, folks? You shouldn’t be. Your life is…

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Do failures actually exist in the kitchen???

Don’t be fooled by the pretty pictures, and the yummy recipes I put up on the site. I am a normal person, that has the occasional failure in the kitchen. But, are they ever really failures? Or, are they opportunities to learn and improve your methods in the kitchen? Last night, I attempted to make…

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Can you get more American than Peaches and Pound Cake?

I first off want to say a warm-hearted Happy Independence Day to my followers here in America. We live in a great Nation, and I swell with pride thinking that I belong here. Even more so…an appreciation to our soldiers in the military. You are why we are here today. You, and the generations that…

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Grilled Banana Pudding – Yes, I said grilled.

Now yes, I know, this sounds like an idea where I’ve gone bananas (hehe). But, I promise, it’s worth the try, and SUPER easy. Three ingredients, and man’s (or woman’s) best friend. No, we’re not using a dog to make this…it’s the grill. The epitome of Summer time. To me, there is nothing better than…

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Never made from a mix, always from scratch…

I do have to give my apologies first hand.  I will not be posting my grandmother’s recipe for Banana Pudding on here.  I am sure there are many that are like hers, but I am pulling the “It’s a secret” card on this one.  It’s the one thing I have of my grandmother’s (this isn’t…

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A love letter to Louisville with a side of pie…

I’ve been planning this post for a while now.  It involves places, food, and wonderful people that have touched my life.  Yet, I haven’t been able to exactly figure out how to transcribe the words to express the love I have for the aforementioned items in my head.  But, today I am going to try. I’m…

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A Heavenly Cinco de Mayo Dessert

Not only is it heavenly because it is super delicious, it’s heavenly because it’s so daggum easy!  It was the perfect cap off for a light Mexican meal.  In fact – wait for it – it was so dang easy, I prepared it after we ate, and in just 15 minutes we had CHEESECAKE!!!  Yes,…

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Caking with Mom: Design Time!

Ok, folks.  This is the first of the last three Caking with Mom postings.  I am so thankful for everyone that has read every single one of these in the series.  Your support is truly appreciated.  And, I can honestly say this experience has left me with a better understanding of how much work goes…

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