An Honest Keto Journey

I’m back!  It’s a new day, fresh start, and a new food focus!  Don’t worry, I’ll never abandon my love of Southern food and goodness.  It’s just going to be a little bit adapted, going forward.  Think of it as a way to keep myself and my husband focused on moving forward in a healthier…

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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 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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Picky Eaters: Are they really that Picky?

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. One wise individual suggested Picky Eaters. I thought and thought about how to write about…

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Caking with Mom: Stir Baby, Stir…

You must stir, stir, stir.   There are things that you know you shouldn’t have in the mix.  Air bubbles in your batter are like the bad kid in the group.  The one that encourages everyone else to misbehave…..Air bubbles in cake batter are not your best friends.  Just like in life, you must continue to…

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Caking with Mom: Foreplay of Baking

Everyone knows you need to have the oven the right temperature before baking your items or the end result just won’t be any good, and may cause unnecessary frustration.  That’s why preheating is the foreplay of baking.  (Some of the entries in the series will be short and sweet.  Some will be full of words. …

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A note to my readers…

I’M STILL HERE!  I’ve just been taking time to enjoy life lately.  As I had posted about in the past, electronics take up too much of our time in life.  We don’t take time to smell the world around us enough.  I have been lately, and I want to smell it more often (maybe not…

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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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The Masterpiece that is Life…

You ever have those days where you just feel like not being sugar-coated?  I have those days occasionally.  Those days where the world has turned against you.  Your tire has become flat, you locked yourself out of your car, you dropped a bag of groceries and broke your eggs, or you missed an important phone…

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