Deanna O'Byrne on Zaarly

Deanna O'Byrne

Kansas City, MO

Reviewed 28 times
Saved 26 times

My Story…

I grew up spending all day in the kitchen with my grandma, engulfed in amazing smells and rewarded with incredible bites at dinner. On Sundays, my uncle would hold court about what spice blends to mix together to bring out the best in whatever he was grilling, slow roasting or throwing on a salad.

Fast forward 25 years... My husband and I move to an urban chic block of crazy neighbors who are rehabbing houses. And there's one incredibly talented renaissance man who has a way with food, especially smoked meats. Seriously, Mike Foss* was a barbecue god. Mike's recipes were meant to be shared, and I believe that old smoky curmudgeon is smiling upon me for sharing them with you...

*Foss was a beloved neighbor and friend who loved good barbecue and sharing it. He was a charter member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society and placed consistently within the top five coveted spots in area barbecue contests; TWICE as Grand Champion of the American Royal Barbecue Competition.

Reviews written by Deanna O'Byrne

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Review of Linda Williams August 23, 2013

Love Linda's truffle cake--my daughter requested it for her birthday: so happy to get it for her... Yum!

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Review of Greg Foss July 02, 2013

Always great to work with Greg!

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Review of Greg Foss June 13, 2013

Working with Greg was easy peasy! Enjoy the rub!!

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Review of John Lochert June 03, 2013

John was great. Replaced the shattered glass front on my iPhone 4S while I waited. Was very pleasant & I was fascinated watching him work. I'll definitely recommend him to friends!

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Review of Aaron, Donna, Toby & Garrett May 23, 2013

Love working with you all! So excited to try the butter on fresh bread!!

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Review of Shannon Kimball May 23, 2013

Shannon's great to work with--LOVE the ivory sauce!

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Review of Aaron, Donna, Toby & Garrett May 23, 2013

You guys are so much fun to work with! Hope you enjoy the Foss Rub as much as we enjoy your eggs and butter!

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Review of Charlene Bateman May 23, 2013

Great meeting Charlene at the Bazaar! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.

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Review of Moira May 23, 2013

Great to meet you at the Bazaar! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.

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Review of Leslie Burke May 23, 2013

Leslie's spunky and fun to work with-thanks, enjoy the popcorn!

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Review of Sylvia Smith May 23, 2013

Great meeting you at the Bazaar! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.

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Review of Jacob May 23, 2013

Great working with you at the Bazaar! You rock--love your music! Hope you enjoy the Foss Rub!

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Review of DeCarlo May 23, 2013

Great meeting you at the Bazaar! Thanks and enjoy the popcorn.

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Review of Dan Wise May 23, 2013

Great meeting you! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub!

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Review of Don Mathews May 23, 2013

Great meeting you! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.

Your goodies are so yummy!

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Review of ruth kartman May 23, 2013

Always great to work with Ruth! Enjoy the popcorn!!

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Review of C. G. May 23, 2013

It was great meeting you at the Bazaar! Enjoy the Foss Rub.

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Review of Leslie Burke May 23, 2013

LOVE working with Leslie!

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Review of Dan Burke May 23, 2013

Dan's always great to work with-so sweet!

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Review of Aaron, Donna, Toby & Garrett May 23, 2013

Your butter is heavenly!

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Review of Sarah Hughey May 23, 2013

Enjoyed meeting Sarah at the Bazaar-very friendly!

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Review of Craig Jones May 23, 2013

Love the mixed nuts my husband bought at the Bazaar--they're already gone!

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Review of Stephanie May 23, 2013

Great meeting Stephanie at the Bazaar-enjoy the Foss Rub!

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Review of OliveTree May 23, 2013

Always great working with you! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.

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Review of Frannie Franks Coffee Cakes May 23, 2013

Yum! Your coffee cakes are heavenly!

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Review of Karen V May 23, 2013

Enjoyed meeting Karen at the Bazaar. Thanks and see you at the next bazaar!

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Review of Nora May 23, 2013

Pleasure meeting Nora at the Bazaar. Hope you enjoy the Foss Rub!

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Review of Angie Twitchel May 23, 2013

Great working with Angie at the Bazaar. Thanks for your order!

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Review of ellyn bigus May 23, 2013

Great to meet you!

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Review of ellyn bigus May 23, 2013

I enjoyed meeting Ellyn at the Bazaar. Thank for your order-hope to see you at the next Bazaar!

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Review of Nicole Forsythe May 23, 2013

So glad you made it to the Bazaar! Enjoy all of your goodies!

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Review of Nicole Forsythe May 23, 2013

Always great to work with Nicole. Thanks and enjoy the popcorn!!

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Review of Nicole Forsythe May 23, 2013

Nicole is great to work with! Thanks and enjoy the rub!

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Review of Lisa Parra May 23, 2013

Lisa's always great to work with-very spunky! Thank you and enjoy the Foss Rub!

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Review of Yona Martin May 23, 2013

Great meeting Yona at the Bazaar--thank you and enjoy the Foss Rub!

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Review of Renee Martin May 23, 2013

Renee was great to work with. Enjoy the Foss Rub!

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Review of Linda Williams May 04, 2013

Linda's treats are always awesome! Chocolate Truffle cake and key lime tarts are always a big hit, and her braided bread rocks! Love her stuff and working with her-so sweet!

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Review of Devon Barnes April 18, 2013

Devon's chocolate dipped strawberries were a huge hit for our progressive dinner dessert. They were super fresh, beautifully decorated and delivered to our door just hours before guests arrived. Wonderful!

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Review of Shari Stewart Weyrauch March 29, 2013

Shari's great to work with and her toffee is off-the-charts wonderful! So fresh & yummy goodness.

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Review of Milk & Honey March 28, 2013

The macaroons are great-I can't decide if pistachio or lemon is my favorite. Yum!!

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Review of Deborah Lackey March 28, 2013

Always great working with Debbie!

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Review of Aaron, Donna, Toby & Garrett March 28, 2013

Aaron, Donna, Toby & Garrett were great to work with. And my new butter is so yummy!

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Review of OliveTree March 28, 2013

Mindy was very helpful. I can't wait to try the blackberry vinaigrette on stuff!

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Review of OliveTree March 28, 2013

Mindy is great-so friendly and helpful!

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Review of Chi-Hua Chien March 18, 2013

It was great to work with Chi-Hua. Responded quickly-looking forward to working with you again in the future.

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Review of Sean O'Byrne March 18, 2013

Sean's great to work with. Knows exactly what he wants & responds quickly.

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Review of Zaarly Team March 11, 2013

So excited to be working with the Zaarly team on this event. Hope everything went well. Thanks for bringing me in on this-you guys are so much fun to work with!

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Review of Dean Jones March 10, 2013

Great working with Dean!

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Review of Devon Barnes March 10, 2013

Devon's great to work with. Always so cheerful & energized!

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Review of Luke March 10, 2013

Very cheerful-Great to work with. Thanks, Luke.

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Review of Yummylicious Cookie Company March 08, 2013

Can't wait to make the cookies Taylor dropped of today-my favorite and so yummy! So speedy & sweet-thanks again!

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Review of Bo Fishback February 28, 2013

I love working with Bo-that his is so excited about sharing Foss Rub with the people he loves as much as I am! So fun!

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Review of tom brink February 26, 2013

Tom was great to work with-he even shoveled his walk for me-thanks, Tom!

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Review of Manos Chocolates February 26, 2013

Zac was great-had some great comments and even brought me chocolates!

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Review of Ryan Irwin February 26, 2013

Thank you- it was great to meet you!

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Review of Thomas Stein February 25, 2013

Thank you! It was great to meet you yesterday-I hope you enjoy the MSG Free rub. It's great on sweet potatoes!

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Review of stein February 25, 2013

Thank you! Great to meet you yesterday!

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Review of Jodi Danziger February 25, 2013

Thank you! I hope you enjoy the rub!

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Review of Lisa Giloti February 25, 2013

Thank you!

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Review of Jennifer February 25, 2013

Thank you again. Enjoy the msg free rub--I love it on veggies and in pasta dishes.

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Review of Yummylicious Cookie Company February 25, 2013

Can't wait to try the mixes I brought home today.

Deanna O'Byrne on Zaarly
Review of Yummylicious Cookie Company February 25, 2013

I love that 'yummy' is right there in the name because oh my goodnes, that is what they are! The peanut butter you were sampling today at the Zaarly Bazaar were really good, but you were right, I did need to try that white chocolate walnut cranberry cookie - YUMMY!! I heart those!

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Review of Devon Barnes February 25, 2013

LOVE the bacon in Devon's pralines & caramel corn mixes-really, bacon does make everything better!!

And Devon just as sweet to work with as her yummy treats are!

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Review of Pat J Robins February 23, 2013

Pat's great fun to work with and always got a smile and hang loose attitude!

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Review of Bo Fishback February 23, 2013

Bo is great to work with. We hit a little snag with delivery (Snowpocalypse!!) and he was totally flexible on waiting another day. Can't wait to send some more spices his way!

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