CONTEST: Who loves BBQ Sauce???

I do! I do! I do! Who loves supporting local companies and businesses??? I do! So with that said, I am pleased to bring you my first ever contest. Woohoo!!!  On top of that, what better thing to kick off the first contest with than some of the most amazing BBQ Sauce ever! I’m so…

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Am I allowed to call myself a Published Food Critic now?

I’m published! I’m published! I’m published! If you’ve been following The Onyx Plate on Facebook and Twitter, you might already know this little bit of information…and you very well might be tired of hearing about it. My apologies if so. Otherwise, I’m super excited and extremely proud of myself. Did I just say that? I…

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Dreams of a Restaurant of Kindness…

In the grand scheme of life, we are put here to be good human beings. I am finding more and more that kindness is actually catching on. It’s becoming “trendy” might I venture to say? Seemingly, people are more aware of the human condition than ever before. We know that our neighbor was laid off…

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Lions and Trees on plates, Oh My!

For many of you that know me or have been following my blog, you know how important my family is to me. Today was an extremely warming day. Not just that it was above 90 degrees here in the humid South, but because I spent half the day with my most wonderful Grandma. Every year,…

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Are you following Fresh.Local.Good food group as well?

I just wanted to pop in real quick and make sure you were aware of the other blog I am writing.  Don’t worry, I haven’t stopped The Onyx Plate.  *smiles*  I just don’t want you to miss out on the amazing food I’m writing about with the Fresh.Local.Good food group! Go to the site and…

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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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First try…Poached Eggs and Hollandaise…SUCCESS! (kinda)

You never know when you will be inspired. New things come around the bend at every turn, and you really have to be prepared for what you’re thrown. Now, I’ll be honest, the idea of making my own poached egg scared the crap out of me. Much less, making a Hollandaise sauce was giving me…

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Pecan Peanut Butter Waffles

I posted this to The Onyx Plate’s FB page last night, but just in case you are not following me on Facebook (which you need to *wink*), I wanted to make sure you were able to see it. In true Onyx Plate loving style…I ended up with heart shaped Pecan Peanut Butter Waffles topped with…

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Culinary Weekend in Asheville, NC: Tupelo Honey Café

This is definitely one of those posts where I say to proceed with an open mind and form your own opinion. This is solely my opinion, and I am saddened that the below is true. But….it is. There is this restaurant that I have heard absolutely nothing but brilliant things about in Asheville. In fact,…

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My New Project! Fresh. Local. Good. food group Blog!

I know it’s been a while since I have posted, and please forgive me. Between introducing a new kitten to a well established older cat in our home, long days of work and exercise, and now a dabble of a cold, it has surely been busy. But that’s all the ho-hum of what’s been going…

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