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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How to Become a Better Cook: My Pantry Staples

How to Become a Better Cook: My Pantry Staples |

Happy Friday, everybody! This has been a wild and crazy week, and it’s not over yet. But it’s Friday!!! In case you haven’t seen, yesterday we celebrated the first year (plus a month, cause I’m silly) of StrictlyDelicious and everything that’s happened on this blog in the past year. If you haven’t already, PLEASE take… 

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How to Become a Better Cook: A Guide to Basic Herbs

How to Become a Better Cook: A guide to Fresh Herbs | Rosemary

We’re rolling now! Welcome to the third post in our series on how to become a better cook. In this series we’re learning new skills, as well as ways to improve old skills to help beginner and experienced chefs alike make more magic in the kitchen. Today we’re going to talk about fresh herbs. Fresh… 

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Easy Smothered Chicken

Easy Smothered Chicken | via

Say goodbye to dry, bland chicken breasts and hello to moist, cheesy chicken bliss. There is something about cheese that makes everything it touches automatically feel like comfort food. Even these healthy, simple chicken breasts feel sexy and indulgent when they’re smothered with layers of melty mozzarella! This cheese and herb smothered chicken is another… 

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Healthy Mediterranean Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

Healthy Mediterranean Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake |

This pasta bake is BOMB. Last weekend I was scrolling through Pinterest and scrolled past a few different pasta bake dinner recipes. I immediately got jealous. Why should I have to be deprived of such an easy, delicious, CHEESY dinner just because I can’t have pasta sauces or pasta??? Well, a normal person would say,… 

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Paleo Mushroom Herb Baked Meatballs

Paleo Mushroom Herb Baked Meatballs |

From kindergarten through seventh grade, I went to a small private school. During the same time period, I also walked around with my nose stuck deep in a book. I mean that quite literally. I read every single thing I could get my hands on. My mom jokes that when she used to ground me… 

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Roasted Peach Caprese Salad

Roasted Peach Caprese Salad via StrictlyDelicious

Before I learned of my tomato allergy, caprese salads were one of my favorite summer dishes. I loooooved the thick slices of succulent tomatoes and creamy cheese with sweet green basil stuffed in the layers every which way. Ooohhh OH I would eat those babies all summer long, and twice on Sundays. Since moving to Richmond I… 

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Blueberry Basil Blender Lemonade

Blueberry Basil Blender Lemonade via StrictlyDelicious

Ever since I discovered blender lemonade earlier this summer, I have been completely hooked. It’s so crazy easy to make lemonade this way, and it’s some of the best lemonade I’ve ever had! It’s so flavorful and frothy and just all around wonderful. And because it’s made with whole fruit in a blender (as opposed to juiced… 

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Pasta Cacio e Pepe with Bay Scallops

Pasta Cacio e Pepe with Bay Scallops via StrictlyDelicious

For all its ease and versatility, I don’t really make pasta much. I know it’s a quick weeknight dinner; I know it’s a crowd favorite, etc. etc. But, especially since learning of my tomato allergy (no more tomato sauce!), pasta has been a severely neglected dish in my kitchen. Well, trying this week to make a… 

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