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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

How to Become a Better Cook: More Than Sugar is Sweet

More Than Sugar Is Sweet | StrictlyDelicious.com

Here we are again, back in the 8th post in our blog series: How to Become a Better Cook. This series is to teach people how to become more comfortable and more proficient in the kitchen, no matter where your skill level is. Today we’re conducting a review of some natural sweeteners. I want people to… 

Read More »

Kombucha Arnold Palmer

Kombucha Arnold Palmer via StrictlyDelicious.com

This “recipe” is so simple, I don’t think I can actually call it a recipe! It’s more like a serving suggestion. But boy oh boy do I suggest the heck out of this serving! This take on an Arnold Palmer uses kombucha as the tea, which means your favorite refreshing cold drink just got a lot… 

Read More »

AIP Pie Crust

AIP Pie Crust | A simple, four-ingredient flaky pie crust that's gluten, grain, dairy, and coconut-free, and is safe for the paleo diet and auto-immune protocol! via StrictlyDelicious.com

We all know that I think desserts are the key to a happy life. And while I’ve been able to create cake, fruit crumble, and even cookie recipe that are safe for me while on the auto-immune protocol, one of the things I’ve been missing terribly was an AIP pie crust. Cake gets boring after a… 

Read More »

Hibiscus Vanilla Ice Cream Float

Hibiscus Vanilla Ice Cream Float | StrictlyDelicious.com

Do you have an ice cream brand loyalty? I do, ever since I first noticed that some of the pints I bought from my local convenience store in college were labeled “frozen dairy dessert” instead of “ice cream…” And after discovering all of my allergies, it became essential that I start reading labels to figure… 

Read More »