Crimson Frost: A Winter Cocktail

Crimson Frost Cocktail |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

Vanilla Autumn Spice |

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 |

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

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream via StrictlyDelicious

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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