Crimson Frost: A Winter Cocktail

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Winter’s first snow came in Sunday and this coming weekend we’re due for a real and true snow storm!!! Although I’m carefully making a grocery list of the final essentials I need to stock up on before the storm hits us, I’m pretty excited about this season’s first real Richmond snowstorm! (You know… I’m excited… 

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Vanilla Ginger Pear Champagne Sparkler

Vanilla Ginger Pear Champagne Sparkler | StrictlyDelicious.com

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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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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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… 

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Brûléed Grapefruit with Vanilla Rosemary Sugar

Brûléed Grapefruit with Vanilla Rosemary Sugar | StrictlyDelicious.com

Oooohhhhh ma GOODNESS. This is quite possibly the most delicious breakfast (/dessert/snack) I have ever made. And it is without a doubt the best allergy-safe breakfast I have ever made. You’re probably familiar with broiled grapefruit. You top a segmented grapefruit half with sugar or honey, stick it in a hot oven, and let that sweetness melts… 

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How to Drink More Water: Flavored Sparkling Water Four Ways

How to Drink More Water: Flavored Sparkling Water Four Ways | StrictlyDelicious.com

Eating healthy is so important to me. I know that the kind of food I put into my body is the kind of energy that will come out, so I eat as many healthy, clean, fresh vegetables and pastured meats as possible. (Of course, in the past year this has become a requirement!) But, as I think… 

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DIY: Vanilla Autumn Spice

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This is not your mama’s pumpkin spice! I’ve never been that girl who goes wild over pumpkin spice everything when fall comes, but this season I am just loving the warm flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in everything! Growing up, my favorite breakfast on weekends or no-school days was oatmeal. It was something easy that I… 

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Maple Vanilla Sunflower Seed Butter

Maple Vanilla Sunflower Seed Butter | StrictlyDelicious.com

I wouldn’t know personally, but peanut butter seems like a wonderful thing. It looks yummy, it goes great in desserts and smoothies, and I have quite a few friends that shotgun it spoon to mouth on the regular. Buuuuut, it’s one of those things that I’ve never wished I wasn’t allergic to. Shrimp, pistachios, salmon, almonds,… 

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A 21st Celebration! Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

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Last week was my sister’s 21st birthday. I can’t believe she’s turned 21! It’s something I’ve been waiting for for years, but I still can’t believe it’s here! I can’t wait call her up one day and say, “Want to go to happy hour?” And then we’ll go sit at the bar drinking cocktails, munching on appetizers, and… 

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Roasted Strawberry-Vanilla Yogurt ‘Milkshake’

Roasted Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt 'Milkshake' via StrictlyDelicious

I know, I know. This summer you’ve seen me post Strawberry Pudding Cake, Strawberry Martinis, Strawberry Pie Cookie Bars, Strawberry Smoothies, and a salad featuring strawberries. And, yes, I know that most bloggers are starting to post fall recipes with apples and pumpkin and stuff. And here I am, with yet another strawberry recipe. Well I’m… 

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