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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Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Ribs |

The Best of 2015

Happy New Year beautiful readers!!! I can’t believe that it is already 2016. As someone who spends most of her time planning for the future, looking ahead, and trying to improve the next time I do something, I don’t spend a lot of time reflecting on the past. However, this new year season, surrounded by… 

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Vanilla Ginger Pear Champagne Sparkler |

Vanilla Ginger Pear Champagne Sparkler

I hope that you’re having a wonderful Christmas enjoying time with loved ones and cookies and all of the sparkling green, red, and gold things! I’m doing the same, but I just had to get you one more sparkling thing–this sweet and spicy champagne cocktail before Christmas came to a close. I owe it to… 

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10-Minute London Broil with Preserved Lemon Chimichurri |

10-Minute London Broil with Preserved Lemon Chimichurri

In the midst of a season of holiday drinks, desserts, and super rich comfort food, I’ve found that my body lately has been begging for something fresh and simple. Now I’m not at all complaining about the amount of cheese and butter I’ve been consuming lately, but my body (and my waistline) is desperately seeking… 

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Skillet Chicken with Preserved Lemon & Garlic Cream Sauce |

Skillet Chicken with Preserved Lemon & Garlic Cream Sauce

Okay so… Skillet chicken. It’s nothing new, and the “recipe” for it has been making its way around the internet for years now. And for good reason. With just three ingredients and a cast-iron skillet, you can make the most decadent, crispy, crunchy, golden-skinned chicken you could ever desire. The method is simple. Heat about… 

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Lavender Lemon Infused Honey |

Edible Homemade Christmas Gift Guide

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

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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Spiced Preserved Lemons |

How to Make Spiced Preserved Lemons

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

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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My Surprise Birthday Vacation to The Clifton Inn |

Happy Thanksgiving: A Silly Poem from StrictlyDelicious

As I look back over this year that I’ve had And all of the reasons I have to be glad I find family and friends at the top of the list But there are some other things I’d be sad if I missed Those things are this blog and my spoons and my bowls And… 

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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

Earl Grey “Kahlua”

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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