Sometimes I feel like we get so wrapped up in the new, the unique, and the expensive that we forget about our friendly neighborhood restaurants. We forget that they are there as well, and looking to serve us delicious food … Continue reading Your Neighborhood Chinese Delivery – Peking House
Ok ok ok, calm down. Don’t assume that because I have THAT word “Vegan” in the title that I have gone off the deep end. (Not that if you are Vegan I think that about you…I just love my meats and honey way too much.) I recently made a new friend that, lo and behold, knows how to cook. Or, at least she has led me to believe that fact. Time will tell. See, when it comes time for snow, my sweet tooth inevitably kicks in, and this time, she came to the rescue. After deciding to avoid the … Continue reading Almost Vegan Chocolate “Caramel” Oatmeal Cookies
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!!!
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
I am a firm believer that people come in and out of our lives for a reason. I also believe that the kindness of strangers is still alive and kicking. Whether it’s the person you pass in the street you … Continue reading Believing in Humanity…and Curtis Stone, too!
First, I must apologize for all of the “reflection” posts lately, and lack of recipes. I’ll be back on the recipes shortly, I promise. I’m just in a very pivotal moment it seems in life. By no means is it … Continue reading Rambling on my way to my 30s and a Cooking Class on 9/5/12!!! Yay!
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 … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: St. Louis Country Chicken Soup with Lynda
Wow! It’s been a little bit of time since we’ve had a Sundays with Friends to post (so send me more to email@example.com *wink*)…and there’s no better way to bring it back than with a Triple-layer GODIVA Dream Cheesecake. Yes….I … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: Dreaming with Dannie and his Godiva Dream Cheesecake
Since I am on vacation for a few days coming up, I asked a few of the fans on The Onyx Plate’s Facebook page (click here to go and become a “fan”) what they wanted to see me write about. … Continue reading Picky Eaters: Are they really that Picky?
Today’s Sundays with Friends comes from a true Southern Belle that I met at my real job. *smiles* I feel very blessed to have met her, because she has been there when I have needed her in the past couple … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: Getting Hot with Jen and her Picante Salsa