Happy Mother’s Day and Weathervane in Chapel Hill

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 beyond words.  She is my rock and the reason I go out everyday and try…

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The Most Wonderful Part…Mom

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 that year, and there are things I would do over and over again if given…

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Sundays with Friends: My friend Jen and her Peanut Butter Balls…

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 get this to you before Christmas, but we all know how busy the Holidays can…

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Believing in Humanity…and Curtis Stone, too!

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 exchange smiles with, or it’s the server at your dinner table…we all meet for a…

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The Onyx Plate’s Delicious Quiche!

Sun-Dried Tomatoes….Mmmmm! Spinach…..Mmmmm! Green Onions…..Mmmmm! Cheese…..Mmmmm! Eggs…..Mmmmm! BACON??!!??!!?!!!!!!!…..DOUBLE Mmmm! What more could you ask for in a good hearty quiche. Not to mention….I used Paula Deen’s base of her quiche to create the egg-mixture. Can we say “Alright ya’ll” all-together now? *smiles* This has to be one of the best things I think I have…

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Sundays with Friends: Corn, Fritters, and LOVE

Today’s “Sundays with Friends” comes from a very special woman in my life….Mom.  I told her recently that I wouldn’t change a single thing about any situation we have ever been in together, because I knew as long as she was there, everything was going to turn out alright.  She has done and continues to…

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Apples for Strawberries

There’s always those moments in life that you don’t want to repeat. Then there are the moments in life that you would repeat over and over again. This past Wednesday was one of those days. As you may have already realized, I went to pick Strawberries this past Wednesday. I don’t ever remember doing this…

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Caking with Mom: The Final Touch of Love

In the end, just like in life, it’s the little added touches that make everything worthwhile.  Whether it is something as simple as a kind smile added to your day from a stranger, or a special delivery coming in the mail.  It’s all about the special touches of life you and others add daily. Here,…

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Caking with Mom: Tying up some booties…

With every beautiful sweater cake, you need to make sure all details are done.  Right down to the seam on the front and down to the tie on the ribbon of the booties.  Yes, I said booties.  *smiles*  Super cute booties to match the super cute baby sweater. Sadly, only one post left for this…

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Caking with Mom: Design Time!

Ok, folks.  This is the first of the last three Caking with Mom postings.  I am so thankful for everyone that has read every single one of these in the series.  Your support is truly appreciated.  And, I can honestly say this experience has left me with a better understanding of how much work goes…

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Caking with Mom: Your Lines Must Be Straight!

I know I have mentioned in past posts that food doesn’t always have to be perfect.  Cookies don’t have to be perfectly round because it is homemade love, etc.  But, those are COOKIES people!  Not, cake.  A cake done to perfection says it is made with love and care as well in a different way. …

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Caking with Mom: Let the Icing Begin with the Crumbcoat!

Look at the Crumbcoat as the foundation for a beautiful masterpiece.  You take a blob of the icing and plop (yes, I just used blob and plop in the same sentence) it on the top of your cake.  You then slather the icing all over the top of the cake evenly and on the sides…

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