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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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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Homemade Garlic Salt

Homemade Garlic Salt | StrictlyDelicious.com

I’m obsessed with flavored salts. Since I usually season my food very simply, flavored salts give me a secret additional flavor essence that amplifies the taste of whatever I’m cooking. I use my rosemary salt on and in EVERYTHING, and now this homemade garlic salt is subject to the same fate. I put this garlic… 

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Homemade Hibiscus Syrup

Homemade Hibiscus Syrup via StrictlyDelicious.com

I laughed yesterday when I saw this syrup being sold as an expensive product at a specialty cooking store. Because today, we’re going to learn how to make Hibiscus Syrup at home, so there’s no need to spend a lot of money for a small amount of syrup at a fancy store! Are you familiar… 

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How to Make the Most of Citrus Season Before It’s Gone

How to Make the Most of Citrus Season | StrictlyDelicious

I’m sure you’ve seen the opulent piles of gorgeous yellow lemons, ruby red grapefruit, and succulent oranges at the grocery store. It has been a beautiful and bountiful citrus season! These late winter gems have likely been featured in a number of your meals, desserts, and drinks lately, but what will we do when the season is… 

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