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 … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day and Weathervane in Chapel Hill
It’s no April Fools joke…today’s the day the house was sold. It’s been a very emotional ride since Maw-Maw passed. Isn’t it always when someone you love dearly passes? I thought I’d share a few thoughts through photographs I’ve … Continue reading Today’s the day…
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
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!
*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 just going to wake up and miraculously tell us to put a blanket over her because she was cold. But, she was cold. Dead and cold. I don’t know what I expected sitting in the hospital room. Did I expect her to wake up? Did … Continue reading Maw-Maw died today…..
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 … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Part…Mom
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 … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: My friend Jen and her Peanut Butter Balls…
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. … Continue reading Delancey’s – Perfect Southern Goodness
I just remembered that I never posted the November 2012 article I wrote for the November issue of our local magazine here. Enjoy you guys! December will be posted in the next couple of days! *smiles* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There aren’t many … Continue reading The Beauty of Pimento Cheese…
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 … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: Wild Turkey in the Crock Pot