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Breakfast in Bed Black Tea (Blackberry / Hazelnut)

Luxuriate in the feeling of breakfast in bed. $7/oz.

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There’s nothing more luxurious feeling than breakfast in bed, so we decided it was time to put that feeling into your cuppa via  a blackberry vanilla tea with hazelnut. Combining the flavors of toasted hazelnut, tart blackberries, and fresh Ceylon black tea with hints of a vanilla gives us the cozy comforter feels– all topped […]

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Afternoon “High Tea” White Tea (Peach / Pear)

Relax with friends & hot scones and this lovely weekend tea. Lightly caffeinated. $7/oz.

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Inspired by the light, fruity flavors of many European teahouse “high tea” teas, our signature afternoon “high tea” blend uses white tea base flavored with our favorite fruits: white peach tea and white pear tea. This makes this tea perfect to enjoy with foods, family, and friends. Lightly caffeinated with a touch of apricot and […]

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British Strawberry Scones

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Scones are wonderful any time of year, but these British strawberry scones are especially delightful on a warm summer morning or sultry afternoon. Tender, buttery, and generously sized, these scones are studded with oodles of fresh, ripe strawberries that get even juicier and more flavorsome through the baking process. With a lavish helping of vanilla […]

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Peach Cardamom Scones

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As fall settles in with cold winds and frosty mornings, I crave baked goods like these fragrant and buttery Peach Cardamom Scones. Tender, fragrant dough filled with juicy peach pieces, these Peach Cardamom Scones will fill your mouth with a burst of flavor in every bite. These delightful scones made from cardamom and maple-infused dough […]

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A brown sugar scone sits on a floral plate next to a block of butter and a brown sugar latte.

Brown Sugar Scones for Teatime Comfort

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On a lazy Saturday afternoon, you can’t choose much better than brown sugar scones for teatime comfort. Tender and buttery with a crispy brown sugar topping, these beauties are pure comfort, especially when served warm with a creamy Cinnamon Brown Sugar Tea Latte. Brown Sugar Scones These light and tender scones are a showcase for […]

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Overhead view of a tray of chocolate zucchini scones.

Decadent Chocolate Zucchini Scones with Blueberries

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Who doesn’t love a good chocolate scone? Chocolate scones are some of our favorite luxurious scones, though they can often come with a side of guilt because of it. So, in an effort to squash that guilt, we are working overtime here to bring you a decadent — yet slightly healthier — chocolate scone. We […]

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A split sweet potato scone is slathered in butter and served with a cup of tea.

Sweet Potato Scones Recipe

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As spring inches its way towards summer, heading outdoors for afternoon tea is becoming a sheer pleasure, especially when it includes the following Sweet Potato Scones recipe. The color of these beauties is spectacular. Unlike most scones, which need a bit of extra time in the oven to achieve a golden top, these have that […]

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These blueberry orange scones are perfectly tender and flakey, with traditional flavors and a wonderful caramelized sugar topping.

Blueberry Orange Scones Recipe

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Ever wonder how coffee shops get those perfectly flakey and tender scones with that delicious caramelized sugar on top? Well, after hundreds of scones baked and taste-tested, we’ve got the secrets to the perfect scone. These blueberry orange scones are a perfect example of how to create an ideal scone with traditional flavors and that […]

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Buttered Wheat and Honey Scones Recipe

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Scones fresh from the oven are comfort food, plain and simple. This honey scones recipe is spiced with a hint of ginger and slathered with salted butter to take comfort to a whole new level. I find that honey goes beautifully with the heartier flavor of whole wheat flour, so I used half whole wheat […]

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Gluten Free Raspberry Scones

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In my book, scones are pure comfort food, like a warm hug that envelopes body and spirit — especially on chilly spring mornings when winter seems to be hanging on for dear life. These gluten free raspberry scones with orange flower water are truly delightful for such moments. With tart raspberries lending a fruity zing […]

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Overhead view of a vegan banana oat scone on a light blue plate, with a bag of loose leaf tea, a tea infuser, and a mug on a wooden table.

Vegan Banana Oat Scones with Maple Glaze

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Around here there is no shortage of love for scones. Just check out all our scone recipes! We love that they can be made in so many different ways, from savory to sweet or even spicy. Once in a while we even like to make them a bit more on the healthy side, like with […]

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Chocolate Cranberry Scones

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Scones

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In the world of scones there are infinite possibilities when it comes to flavors. There are sweet scones, and savory scones, and then there are decadent scones. These dark chocolate cranberry scones fall under the decadent scone category. Over the years we’ve shared a number of different scone recipes, from fruity to cheesy, and even […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Scones with Maple Butter Glaze

Pumpkin Scones with Spiked Orange-Pumpkin Iced Tea

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Pumpkin and spice and everything nice make this pairing of Spiked Orange-Pumpkin Iced Tea and rich, tender Spiced Pumpkin Scones a perfect combo for fall brunch or tea time. You can make the tea in advance and let it cool overnight, saving you prep time. Scones are always best made the day they’re served, but […]

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Closeup of a fried scone, split in half and slathered with butter, on a fancy floral plate with a heart shaped scoop of jam.

Quick and Easy Fried Scone Recipe

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I’ve been a scone fan for as long as I can remember, but until today, I’d never tried a fried scone recipe, and now I wonder where they’ve been all my life. Joining the ranks of popular fried foods such as churros and sopapillas, fried scones are scrumptious, especially served piping hot and spread with […]

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Scones for a Grainless Tea Time

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I have always loved grains. I was lucky enough to grow up with a mom who enjoyed playing in the kitchen, and I also became a vegetarian in my teens (a 25-year stint that is now over), so I was exposed to and ate many different grains from an early age. Later, as I did […]

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Gluten Free Blueberry + Rosemary Scones

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Scones and tea go together like, well scones and tea. In other words, they were just made for each other. Here at Plum Deluxe we like to take great pairings like this to new heights by adding herbs, spices, and other ingredients that complement some of our favorite signature teas. In this case we created […]

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Strawberry Honey Yogurt Scones Recipe

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This feature was brought to you by Yulu Yogurt. People always ask me what foods I miss the most from living in Europe — something maybe people who haven’t lived there for a long time would know about. My immediate response is always dairy products. In fact, I would say that dairy products are better […]

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These decadent red velvet scones are the perfect thing to remind you to slow down and take a break.

Red Velvet Scones with Cream Cheese Frosting

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With the cooler weather upon us and the holidays up and coming, these red velvet scones are the perfect thing to remind you to take a break. They are wonderfully chocolatey and indulgent when warmed up and paired with tea. Make up a batch to have on hand for those times this season when their […]

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Carrot Cake Scones Drizzled with Honey

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Carrot cake is one of the most unique and flavorful cake variations available. Its spicy nature is perfect for fall with its cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom spices; however, it is one of those deserts that seems to only be enjoyed around spring time, specifically Easter. As the summer moves on, this delicious desert gets forgotten […]

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Three chai chocolate chip scones are stacked on top of each other on a wire cooling rack.

Chai Chocolate Chip Scones: Easy and Healthy Recipe

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Have you ever tried chai and chocolate together? If not, you are truly missing out. This is one combination that we insist you try immediately — preferably by making these chai chocolate chip scones. Easy to love for so many reasons, they’re sure to become a tea time favorite. The Perfect Sweet & Spicy Balance […]

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Overhead view of eight freshly baked maple walnut scones on a parchment-lined baking tray.

Sweet & Nutty Perfection: Maple Walnut Scones

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Maple and walnut are a quintessential American combination, so of course we thought it was high time we added a maple walnut scone recipe to our repertoire. I call this a quintessential American combination for a number of reasons. First off, it’s a well-known and well-loved flavor pairing here in the States. Secondly, there is […]

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Jam oozes out of a round scone with a bite out of it.

Simple Strawberry Jam Scones

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There have been numerous times around the Plum Deluxe staff homes when we just wanted a good scone but didn’t have a heck of a lot around the house to make them with. I mean, a plain scone is fine, but sometimes you want a little sweetness. Enter: these simple strawberry jam scones. A jam […]

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Dessert or Brunch Recipe? Both: Apricot Chocolate Chip Scones

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As many of you know I am obsessed with baking, so it’s probably not a surprise to you that one of my favorite kitchen items is my cast iron scone pan that I got as a gift many years ago. If there is any one baked food product I am specifically obsessed with, it’s scones. […]

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Savory Cheese Scone Recipe: Parmesean Wheat w/Tomato Goat Cheese Spread

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Afternoon tea is often marked by cakes, jams, tarts, and sugared cream, but some days a savory tea is just the thing to warm up an afternoon. A savory cheese scone recipe can play a starring role with their flaky, buttery insides that are an excellent base for sumptuous cheesy spreads. Hold the Cream, Pass […]

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Overhead view of a parchment-lined baking tray full of eight baked apricot lavender scones.

Apricot Lavender Scone Recipe

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Lavender is one of those underutilized flavors that we fully believe deserves more attention in the kitchen than it typically gets. We love to utilize this intoxicating herb not only in our tea blends but also in our baking. This apricot lavender scone recipe is just the latest in our quest to help make lavender […]

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We are making a bold statement: This broccoli cheddar scone recipe is, in fact, the best savory scone recipe you will have this year, maybe even ever.

Broccoli Cheddar Scones: The Best Savory Scone Recipe You’ll Have All Year

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Yes, we are making a bold statement with the title of this post. However, when you combine classic flavor combinations such as broccoli and cheddar with a perfect buttermilk scone recipe it makes a pretty amazing scone. That’s why we aren’t losing sleep over the claim that this broccoli cheddar scone recipe is, in fact, […]

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Overhead view of a warming cream tea with cups of tea, scones, and miniature baked goods served on green and white plates.

How to Have the Perfect Warming Cream Tea

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During an English summer, one thing that we Brits love to do is to have a cream tea. Sit back with the sun on our faces, a scone slathered in cream and jam (or as you call it, jelly), and sip a nice cup of hot tea. But who’s to say that a warming cream […]

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Soup and a Scone (with Maple Scone Recipe)

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Typically scones are thought of as something that comes out sweet, and not savory. However, sometimes something a little more savory is what really hits the spot. This maple scone recipe with bacon is a perfect example of how to make a scone savory. A basic scone recipe is given a salty-sweet upgrade with the […]

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Baked scone cookies sit on a tray next to a cup of loose leaf tea.

Dark Chocolate & Sour Cherry Scone Cookies

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Scone cookies are my new favorite thing to bake. Delicious morsels with the butteriness of a scone and the chewiness of a cookie, scone cookies are a versatile twist on old standbys. I’d never heard of them until recently, but was intrigued by the concept, so I did some research to figure out just what […]

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An Ode to Roasted Strawberries

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I’d always preferred my berries fresh, until I the day I bit into a succulent roasted strawberry. It was a revelation: The tartness of the fresh strawberry had disappeared and in its place was a wine-rich depth of flavor that at once mellowed and intensified. I was smitten. I still love fresh strawberries, especially those […]

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Perfectly Pumpkin Seeds: Getting Sweet and Savory with Pepitas

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Pumpkin seeds are pint-sized powerhouses of nutrition and a delicious addition to the hors d’ouevres table at your next dinner party. Loaded with magnesium and zinc, you can rest easy as you set out platters of pumpkin seed nibbles knowing your guests are getting mouthfuls of deliciousness and a zing of nutrition at the same […]

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National Tea Day and 8 Other Tea Holidays You Should Celebrate

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For a lot of us tea-lovers who drink tea on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget that tea can be a cause for celebration. That’s why tea holidays exist. National Tea Day and these eight other days invite us to sit back, relax, and remember what made us love the drink so much in […]

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"Tea Party" Around the World: In Search of the Best Afternoon Tea

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What do sophistication, smoked salmon and scones all have in common? High Tea of course! More popular than ever, the High Tea party allows you to get dressed up, go somewhere nice and gossip over scones with jam and cream. Beginning with a glass of sparkling wine or champagne and followed by a tea of […]

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Overhead view of a plate of fruit and tea sandwiches surrounded by a robin's egg blue teapot and a purple and white floral teacup full of tea on a vintage white and green cloth.

5 Things You’ll Need (and enjoy!) for a Traditional Tea Party

Like many of you, I drink tea all the time. I go through the rituals of heating water and steeping leaves several times a day. But sometimes, I want to set aside a special time to gather friends and celebrate my favorite drink. Tea parties are steeped in tradition, and can feel a bit stuffy […]

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A white teapot and teacups, scones, loose leaf tea, and a silver spoon that says "Curiouser and Curiouser" are laid out on a wooden table.

Communi-tea Roundup: Serving Tea to a Crowd

While I’d be the first to tell you that tea is an appropriate beverage all year ‘round, there’s something especially lovely about serving tea in the springtime. Whether it’s the longer days, perfect for sipping a cold brew on your porch, or maybe just the awakening and re-connecting after a long winter that perfectly lends […]

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Coconut: A Summer Indulgence for Cooking and Health

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Unless a localvore lives in a tropical climate, coconut will not be on their plate. With the love of all things local trending (which tickles me pink), we’ve gotta make wiggle room for some things, don’tcha think? Indulgence is necessary (someone noteworthy must have said that), and coconut seems to fit the bill. It’s the […]

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Overhead view of three tea party salads on brightly colored floral plates on a wooden table, surrounded by greens.

3 Tea Party Salads for Your Next Soiree

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Tea parties are delightful with their platters of cookies, sweet scones, and tender cakes, but now and then it’s nice to have a healthier version replete with gorgeous tea party salads that delight the eye as well as the taste buds. Just because a tea party features salads instead of desserts does not mean that […]

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Breaking Breakfast: Irish vs English Breakfast Tea

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English and Irish Breakfast teas have been staples in many a home’s tea cupboard for generations. Its strong shot of caffeine and bracing tannins are an excellent companion to a hearty morning meal. But what, exactly, constitutes a breakfast tea, anyway? And what’s the difference between the varieties? Here’s the lowdown on the Irish Breakfast […]

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Pretty, Good Eats: Edible Flowers for Cooking, Baking, and Drinking

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For a moment, let’s skip the talk about locally grown vegetables and fruits. Instead we’ll find a bit of inspiration in what’s blooming, maybe in your own backyard. Let’s chitchat about edible flowers. Flowers add rich colors, subtle to spicy flavors, have diverse uses, and will add a bit of magic to summer entertaining. You […]

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A brightly colored blue and red teacup with a geometric design sits on a table in the foreground, with a tiered tray of fruits and sweets and more teacups in the background.

A New Generation of Tea Drinkers: How to Host a Teen Tea Party

In years gone by, the tea party was a rite of passage for many young people, but in today’s society many teens may never experience the joy of a tea party. Hosting a teen tea party is a wonderful opportunity to gather together a group of young folks and make them feel special. Help your […]

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Mugs full of soup and fried onions are arranged on a wooden table along with a plate of grated cheese and fresh onions.

Two Dinner Party Soups to Comfort Your Soul

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While it’s fun to plan a lavish dinner party with all the trimmings, sometimes comfort food is in order, and dinner party soups fit the bill beautifully. From Macaroni and Cheese Soup with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and springy Curried Pea Soup to Thick and Savory Broccoli Stilton Soup or Caramelized Carrot Sweet Potato Soup, the […]

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Foodie’s Guide to Amsterdam

High season is approaching here in Europe, and hopefully many of you will be finding your way to Amsterdam, one of my favourite cities and a place very special to me.  Despite being a great place for shopping, the city is a gustatory paradise, and if you are “in the know” (and avoid the terrible […]

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A clear glass cup of tea is surrounded by orange and red tea jello jigglers next to a thick book on a fuzzy purple blanket.

Cool Treats for Hot Days: Tea Jello Jigglers

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Whether it’s hot tea or iced tea, an accompanying sweet treat always seems to make those relaxing moments even more enjoyable. Remember Jello Jigglers from the ‘80s and ‘90s? These tea jello jigglers are a refreshing new take that’s sure to add some fruity fun. It might sound like tea wouldn’t add much flavor to […]

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Two tomato tea sandwiches sit on a brown and white plate with a brown mug full of tea in the background.

Tomato Tea Sandwiches for a Summer Soiree

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There is nothing quite like the fresh, juicy, sweet taste of summer tomatoes. So, with summer upon us we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the humble tomato by sharing with you our favorite simple summer tomato tea sandwiches. Celebratory Summer Tea Menu Around here we love any excuse to throw a party, so […]

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Sweet Potato Sonker with Milk Dip

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I am always charmed by quirkily named recipes, and Sweet Potato Sonker is a delight. Native to North Carolina, the sonker is a traditional dessert that is simply fruit or sweet potatoes in a luscious filling encased with pastry or dough, something akin to a deep dish pie or cobbler. It is set apart from […]

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Nutty and Sweet: Maple and Pecan Cookies

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We have found your new favorite cookie. These maple and pecan cookies are the perfect combination of soft and chewy with just a bit of nutty crunch — not to mention they are sweetened with maple syrup, which give them a comforting woodsy flavor. They make a great addition to nearly any menu. It’s not […]

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Overhead view of a jar of spiced pear jam on a wooden table with slices of bread and a cup of loose leaf tea.

Better Than Grandma’s Pear Preserves: Spiced Pear Jam Recipe

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If you loved Grandma’s pear preserves growing up, you will swoon over this spiced pear jam. Smooth, sweet, and lightly spiced, it is a luscious spread for your morning toast or afternoon scones straight out of the oven. Fragrant with cardamom and cinnamon, this spiced pear jam also has a special twist thanks to the […]

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Apples and Blue Cheese Sweet Potato Bites

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Looking for something a little different to serve for your next party? Why not try these sweet potato bites with apples and blue cheese? They come together quickly and are packed with flavor. These savory little bites will go a long way to livening up your usual spread. Starting with sweet potato chips as the […]

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Things to Know Before Baking With Tea

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Tea and baked goods are one of those time-honored combinations that we can’t help but love. Tea parties have, for centuries, been synonymous with everything from scones to specialty breads, cookies, and pastries. However, the idea of incorporating tea into the baked good itself is a newer trend that results in numerous delightful combinations of […]

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Monte Cristo Tea Sandwiches for Brunch Munching

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Here at Plum Deluxe we love a good tea sandwich. Tea is kind of our thing, after all, so a small, easy to serve sandwich that is made to be the perfect accompaniment to tea is always good in our book. While we love tried-and-true traditional tea sandwiches with things like cream cheese, smoked salmon, […]

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Parmesan Peppercorn Party Dip

Parmesan Peppercorn Party Dip

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Parmesan cheese and peppercorns are natural companions, making everything from savory scones to pasta taste infinitely better. One of my favorite ways to combine them is in a Parmesan Peppercorn Party Dip. This is creamy, cheesy heaven with a hint of heat to make things interesting. This dip is delicious with so many things. We’ve […]

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Savory Three-Course Afternoon Tea Menu

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While afternoon tea often features delectable but sugar-laden, high carb items, it does not need to. With a little ingenuity you can create a savory three-course afternoon tea menu that is every bit as delicious — but wonderfully healthy and nourishing to body and soul. First Course: Soup Instead of starting with tea sandwiches, I […]

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Mixed Summer Berry Tea Jelly Recipe

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Summertime is berry season, and throughout these warmer months a multitude of different berries become ready for harvest in a seemingly unending succession of sweetness. Preserving these berries at the height of their flavor and freshness becomes of the utmost importance, since once the weather starts to cool down there will be no more berries […]

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Fresh + Fruity Tea Sandwich Recipes — Plus Perfect Tea Pairings

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Who doesn’t love tea sandwiches? They’re perfectly sized for mess-free nibbling, and they’re just fun to eat. Most tea sandwich recipes focus on savory ingredients, like egg salad, but let’s not forget the sweet! Any time you have a bounty of fresh fruit that is just dying to join you at tea time is a […]

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The Language of Tea: From Gezelligheid to Elevenses

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What’s in a name? I mean, a tea party, by any other term, is still a tea party, right? Maybe, or maybe not. Sometimes, it’s something deeper. Grab yourself a cuppa, and let’s explore the language of tea from around the world! Stay Cozy, My Friends When we invite someone to tea — or are […]

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Two Green Tea Treats to Revolutionize Your Tea Time

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At tea time — or any other time, really — a bit of a nibble really hits the spot. Cakes and cookies are all well and good, but sometimes it’s nice to stir things up. Instead of scones, how about a scrumptious chocolate bark made with almonds and green tea? Or maybe you’d like to […]

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Get Fruity With It: Simple Fruit Syrups for Sublime Flavor

With the bounty of spring and summer fruits only a couple of months away, now is a great time to use up the last of the frozen fruit still tucked away in the freezer. Fruit syrups are a simple and delicious way to capture the flavors of the warm seasons without spending hours rolling out […]

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Road Trip Car Snack Recipe: Cinnamon Chip Muffins

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This recipe is the first in a new recipes series coming here to Plum Deluxe, gourmet car snacks. On the road, I really love to have nice, homemade snacks to enjoy when hunger strikes. Baked goods are one of the best things to enjoy when traveling, as a little calorie boost can help for when […]

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Pop the Bubbly: A Foodie’s Guide to Champagne Pairings

Mostly, we think of champagne – or, for purposes of this piece, I should say sparkling wine, as a special occasion drink, to be popped to toast the best of circumstances. If you’ve read our free book, How to be an Everyday Epicure, you’ll know that we’re all about celebrating the little things every day, […]

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Foodie’s Guide to the Best Restaurants in Pasadena

Well we talked about what to do in Pasadena. But a traveler’s gotta eat, and did you know that Pasadena is one of Calfornia’s biggest culinary centers? It is the birthplace of Julia Child, home of the famous See’s Candy, and also is where you’ll find the California School of Culinary Arts, one of only […]

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Foodie's Guide to Vancouver

If you read my roundup of Vancouver sightseeing then you’ll know it is no secret: Vancouver is awesome. But man oh man, check out my suggestions for some of the best food in Vancouver. It is virtually impossible to have a bad meal in this town. Best Ice Cream in Vancouver

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