Healthy Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie via StrictlyDelicious

Easy, Delicious Things to Make for your Valentine

Okay, so I had this whole recipe post planned for you for today. Well, the post was actually supposed to go up Friday but then I was sick, and of course I forgot my SD card at work so I couldn’t take the photos for you over the weekend! But never fear, my dears; even… 

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Finding Your Voice Again |

Finding Your Voice Again

I have felt silenced for a very long time. For a while I felt like some of the people I valued silenced me. Then I felt as though I silenced myself. Then the turmoil of life caused turmoil inside my head that silenced me. Now I feel as though leading powers of government and society are… 

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Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse |

Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse

Do you have a superhero friend in your life? A friend who, just by living her (or his) every day life, they inspire you and love you and make you want to be a better person? A friend whose tenacity, strength, and inner beauty lift you up just a little (or a lot!) every time you’re around… 

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Paprika Bacon Skillet Chicken |

Paprika Bacon Skillet Chicken

Oh my… I wish these photos could be scratch and sniff! This smell all up in my kitchen… Is driving me to bacon-y garlicky roasty delirium! Has spring fever hit you yet?? It’s hitting me hard, to the point where I don’t want to go to bed at night because I’m so excited to be… 

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Spring Greens & Gorgonzola Omelette |

Spring Greens & Gorgonzola Omelette

Happy weekend! I’m proud of every one of us. We made it through another week! And do you know how we should celebrate? One of two ways: 1. A perfectly creamy, veggie-studded, gooey blue cheesy omelette as breakfast for dinner, or 2. A perfectly creamy, veggie studded, gooey blue cheesy omelette as breakfast for breakfast!… 

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One Sheet Charred Meyer Lemon Roasted Chicken and Asparagus |

10 Weeknight Spring Dinners

Steamed Clams with Creamy Bacon & Fennel Broth If I could pick up clams every day on my way home from work I would make this every single night. And I would slurp the broth. I would lick the bowl. I love this easy, delicious clam dish! Try it over pasta or with a loaf of… 

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Creamy Buttermilk Tomato Soup |

Creamy Buttermilk Tomato Soup

Guyyysssss… What happened to spring?!! I thought we’d endured all of the snow and blustering weather we were due! For goodness’ sake, it’s April! By April, the weather is supposed to have gotten its stuff together and be giving us all of the streaming sunshine and budding flowers and gentle rain showers it’s been holding out… 

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Steamed Clams with Creamy Bacon & Fennel Broth |

Steamed Clams with Creamy Bacon & Fennel Broth

The fact that I can eat clams will never cease to amaze me. My entire life, I thought I was allergic to all seafood and I would never dare to touch it even with a ten foot pole. Growing up in Maryland, the heart of the East Coast seafood world, my seafood allergy felt like torture. It was… 

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One-Skillet Italian Roasted Chicken and Vegetables | Strictly

One-Skillet Italian Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Oooo boy do I have some healthy, delicious, comfort food for you today! Before you tell me you’re done with comfort food because it’s (finally) April and it’s spring and you’ve (finally) packed away your sweaters and wool socks and brought out your breezy shirts and open-toed shoes, let me assure you this is comfort food designed… 

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Spicy Chocolate-Covered Oranges with Smoked Salt |

Spicy Chocolate-Covered Oranges with Smoked Salt

Ahhh this sweet snack is ALL THAT!!! (Oh boy; did I just show my age…??) These spicy chocolate-covered oranges sprinkled with smoked salt are the perfect blend of salty, sweet, crunchy, savory, spicy, and juicy! And don’t you worry if you aren’t a huge fan of spicy food. We’re stirring just a little bit of… 

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Coffee Rubbed Tenderloin |

Coffee & Black Pepper Rubbed Tenderloin Roast

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about eating beef tenderloin that makes me feel so indulgent and luxurious. Maybe it’s the stigma surrounding “filet mignon,” that it’s a special occasion meat saved for adults, romantic dinners, and candlelight. (Not to mention the price!) Maybe it’s that pretty pink meat that’s butter soft and takes so… 

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