Edible Homemade Christmas Gift Guide

Lavender Lemon Infused Honey | StrictlyDelicious.com

GUYS. Where the FREAK did the time go?? How are we already at the end of 2015?! And, more importantly, HOW ARE WE ALREADY JUST A WEEK FROM CHRISTMAS?!?! I’m craaazzzy about Christmas; it is by far my favorite time of year. I count down to the holiday season every year, often not waiting for… 

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Easy Rum Raisin Fudge

Easy Rum Raisin Fudge | StrictlyDelicious.com

Fudge. The complicated, temperamental holiday candy that everyone loves to eat but hates to make! And even more complicated than fickle (but delicious) traditional chocolate fudge is its decadent cousin — vanilla fudge. But even though it might seem like it, I’m not trying to scare you off! I’m trying to tell you how exciting it… 

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How to Make Spiced Preserved Lemons

Spiced Preserved Lemons | StrictlyDelicious.com

Have you heard of preserved lemons? I hadn’t until a few weeks ago when I went to one of my favorite local restaurants and ordered an appetizer of roasted Brussels sprouts that were made with diced preserved lemons. The bright zesty bursts of lemon peel in an otherwise savory, earthy dish caught my attention and… 

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Homemade Raspberry Mint Green Tea Blend

Homemade Raspberry Mint Green Tea Blend | StrictlyDelicious.com

How was your Thanksgiving holiday? Mine was perfect; it was a relaxing, indulgent set of four days spent just me and my mom. On Thanksgiving day we joined my aunt, uncle, and younger cousin for a very adult, low-key Thanksgiving dinner. Although I was originally disappointed that I wouldn’t get to see my entire extended… 

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Earl Grey “Kahlua”

Earl Grey "Kahlua" | This dark, rich, vanilla-scented liqueur brews earl grey tea instead of coffee for a divine, unique twist on homemade kahlua! via StrictlyDelicious.com

I’m just going to say the one thing that {quote} adults {unquote} are not supposed to say: I really don’t like coffee! I know I know; I’m (arguably) a grown-up with a college degree, monthly rent, and a car note. I work a 9-5 job every Monday through Friday. “Adults” like me are supposed to survive… 

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Shiitake Mushroom Salt

Shiitake Mushroom Salt | StrictlyDelicious.com

This is the first post in an unofficial series I’ll be doing over the next few weeks with recipes for aaallll kinds of spectacular homemade gifts. I’m doing this one first because: It is sooo delicious I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you This shiitake salt needs to go on ALL of… 

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Preparing Fall & Winter Vegetables

Preparing Fall Vegetables | StrictlyDelicious.com

If you’re anything like me and you have taste buds and a heart, fall produce is your favorite time of year. (Yes, I realize that doesn’t make sense. But it’s exactly what I meant to say.) Autumn brings us a bounty of incredible vegetables including sweet and savory hard squashes, versatile cauliflower, sweet potatoes, dark… 

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How to Cook Perfect Pork Chops

How to Cook Perfect Pork Chops | StrictlyDelicious.com

For a loooong time, I avoided buying and cooking pork chops. That’s because I had been turned off so many times by tough, stringy, dry pork chops that were just about as tender as a shoe sole! I knew the meat was inexpensive, and it was the perfect dinner solution when you couldn’t decide between poultry or… 

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How to Make Crispy Pork Belly

How to Make Crispy Pork Belly | StrictlyDelicious.com

I remember the first time I had pork belly. A little bit before I tried it for the first time, my dad and sister enjoyed pork belly at a restaurant they’d gone to when he visited her at college. When they came to visit me the next weekend, my dad tried to explain to me this… 

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How to Sauté Zucchini Noodles

Easy Zucchini Noodle Beef Pho via StrictlyDelicious.com

I think it is so cool when my little blog inspires people to try new things in the kitchen. A few people have told me that they’ve made the decision to purchase a spiralizer since they see how many vegetable noodle recipes I have on my blog! I think that is just the coolest thing ever! But then my… 

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