Surprise yourself…you’re worth it!

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, I find it harder to invest in good meals for myself.  It seems like a…

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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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Skid’s II…Warmth in Diner form…

It’s not often I sit at home and crave another visit to a restaurant. But, at this very moment, I am craving some more of Skid’s II in Burlington, NC. RIGHT NOW! Honesty…. I lived near Skid’s II for a couple of years, and heck, I grew up in the same town for 27 of…

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Motorco Food Truck Mash-Up in Durham!

It’s up! It’s up! It’s up! You know that Food Truck Mash-Up that I’ve been talking about so much??? Well the review is posted on Discovering the Southern Part of Heaven’s blog. I encourage you to click the link below to visit the site and read what I wrote about my FIRST Food Truck experiences!…

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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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It’s not funny…I’m serious. Laughing Cow Cheese Alfredo

Well I started thinking after posting tonight’s meal on The Onyx Plate’s Facebook page (that you can find by clicking here) that it wasn’t too fair for me not to provide you with my recipe for Laughing Cow Alfredo. It’s just too good not to try. This is honestly one of my favorite meals that…

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Hot and Sour Soup soothes the soul…

This one will be short and sweet, or hot and sour, depending on how you look at it. *smiles* I’ve been sitting here the past few days coughing my head off, attempting to nurse myself back to health, and at my wits end with a Rudolph nose. A good friend suggested to me that I…

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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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Will Cook for Foo–Week 11: Dave and Puff…Pastry.

Before we begin…if you aren’t that interested in the Foo Fighters posts that I write (which you should be, because the Foo Fighters are awesome! *smiles*), I highly suggest you scroll down for the recipe I created…”The Other Wellington”. There comes a time, hopefully more often than not, that we as a people are blessed…

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Zack’s vs. Boston’s : It’s a good reason to be a divided household.

We all have it…or at least hopefully we do. Frankly, I can’t imagine a little town without it honestly. In Burlington, we have these two hot dog shops that seem to be in constant competition, Zack’s and Boston’s. Or, at least you rarely hear one mentioned without the other being mentioned as well, and they…

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Sundays with Friends: Puttin’ on the Ritz with Shrimp Regatta

Today’s Sundays with Friends comes from my Mom’s friend, CJ.  She resided in New Orleans until Katrina hit, when they lost everything.  From what I hear, and my little bit of email correspondence with her, she is quite the strong, good-hearted woman.  I will let her tell you about the recipe below, but when someone…

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A pictorial guide of my Souvlaki Lunch on Sunday…

As some of you may know, I look forward to the semi-annual Souvlaki Lunch at our local Greek Orthodox Church. Wait, let me reemphasize this….When I say I “look forward to”, I mean I ride by every chance I get to check their sign outside to see if it has a date on it for…

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