My day “job”…

I’ve reached a point in my life to where I am excited to tell people what I do for a living.  I could refer to it as a job, but wasn’t a “job” what we grew up knowing as something that we would have to drag ourselves out of bed for just to keep the…

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You’ve Got to Believe

I wonder sometimes if we really think about what we put on hold in life because we aren’t prepared to take the risk it requires. Maybe it’s not even the risk, but it’s the belief in ourselves that we don’t quite know how to harness these days. I can’t even begin to count how many…

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Happy Four Year Anniversary to The Onyx Plate!

Wow. Just wow. Four years ago I decided to open up to a world I never thought I could connect to. Well, let’s be honest here. I really started writing it just for friends and family. Isn’t that really who we start writing to anyhow? I wanted to share recipes, Southern family stories, and my…

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Happy Birthday, Sara!!!

I think in life that we always find that certain someone that changes the way we look at things.  They change the way we do things.  Frankly, they change our entire existence at times.  Then sometimes, they scare the crap out of us with how much they know our heart.  That’s my friend Sara.  I met her…

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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: Getting your Rhythm Roll on with GurlBye!

Happy Easter, everyone! We all come across people in our lives that we know are supposed to be there. We struggle to find where they can fit in to our busy lives, and sometimes we are only able to maintain that thread of communication through social media. But these people, we aren’t going to lose…

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The Sara Series: Formato’s Dessert

The cutest little foodie is back! In this clip, Sara’s momma is sitting off camera to her right. Sara talks about the dessert at Formato’s. She also talks about her favorite flavor of cupcake…blueberry. The funny thing is when Sara calls out her momma for not buying her any lately. Sara quickly bounces back with…

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Be like the Croissant!!!

Yes, yes.  I said be like a croissant.  I’m serious.  In thinking about many of our everyday foods, we can relate to most of them.  Today was a day I needed to be like a croissant. Think about it.  A croissant from it’s dough to it’s final product has many characteristics one should aim to…

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Why I do this…

You reach a point in your life when you think to yourself…”Self, there has to be more to life than this.”  One thing is certain, there is a beginning and end.  But, it’s what you do in between those two points that really makes life worth living.  I truly want to make an impact in…

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