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Butterfly Pea Flowers

Transform tea & lemonade to a magical blue hue. $5 per 1/2 oz flowers.

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Note:  flowers are sold by the 1/2 oz. Butterfly pea flowers, a magical flower native to Asia, transform any cup of tea or glass of lemonade into a vibrant blue hue due to the natural pigments in the tea.  The addition of any high acid ingredient, such as lemon or lime, increases the wonderful blue […]

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Happy Hour Herbal Tea (Hibiscus / Lime)

Make every tea moment a happy hour. $7/oz.

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Sometimes the mood just calls for a cup of a tart, refreshing hibiscus tea.  We’re taking it to the next level with the addition of grounding honeybush tea, a pinch of lemon verbena, and a splash of lime extract.  The result?  A hibiscus lime tea that’s all but guaranteed to make your tea moments happy […]

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Vanilla Toddy Black Tea (Spiced Cranberry/Orange)

A surprise bonus blend for the winter - only $6, while supplies last.

Tis the season of celebration, so we’re celebrating you with this bonus limited-edition tea, available December and January – it’s a sneak peek at the teas we feature in our tea club, and this case, on discount too.  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! With the invigorating spices and aromas of cranberry and citrus, with […]

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Blackberry Mojito tea

Blackberry Mojito Black Tea (Lime / Maple / Spearmint)

Put a bit of pizzazz into your tea time. $7/oz

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Inspired by the cocktail of the same name, our blackberry mojito tea will add some pizzazz to your tea time.  The hallmarks of a refreshing mojito are lime and spearmint, which we added a few blackberries and also a splash of maple (mojitos generally have powdered sugar – we thought this was a lovely substitute).   It’s sweet […]

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Overhead view of two teacups full of tea, tea infusers, teaspoons, sugar, and conversation prompts arranged on an array of pink, floral, and crochet lace linens.

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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Ways to Use Loose Leaf Tea

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Here at Plum Deluxe, any time is tea time! But did you realize there’s more to it than just the beverage? As our resident tea fanatic, I am happy to provide you with a bazillion (okay, 42) ways to use loose leaf tea, arranged in alphabetical order for your pleasure. Some are for drinking, some […]

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How to Make Iced Tea with Loose Leaf Tea

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Few things feel so good during warm weather as a nice, cold glass of iced tea. Just sipping it brings back memories of my mom’s sun tea, which was brewed by the gallon all summer long. Whether you’re an iced tea veteran or a beginner just exploring the world beyond the tea pot, this is […]

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Vanilla Butternut Masala Chai

Full Moon Chai (Vanilla Butternut Masala Chai)

Inspired by the cycles of the moon. Vibrant and flavor-packed masala chai. $7

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Full Moon Chai was one of our original blends, now back with even more creative energy.  We’ve taken our classic, signature masala vanilla chai tea and added a splash of vanilla butternut extract. This simple twist adds a depth, warmth, and vibrancy to your traditional chai, and also gives the flavor a hint of sweetness […]

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As you begin your search for new tea like Teavana, let's compare popular Teavana tea flavors to similar Plum Deluxe blends and help you connect with a new source for tasty tea.

Where to Find Tea Like Teavana

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It is a specific kind of disappointment when a product you like gets discontinued and you can no longer find it on the shelves or in stock. When that happens, you have to embark on a trial basis with similar products, hoping one of them is the right fit for you. Maybe this is all […]

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Tea concentrate is poured into a mason jar sitting on a wooden table.

How to Make a Tea Concentrate

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There are times in our lives when we just can’t seem to slow down enough to enjoy a carefully prepared cup of tea. For times like this, we need a tea concentrate. Consolidate that tea crafting time by creating numerous cups all at once, to be enjoyed later without as much prep. Not only will […]

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Two glasses of sparkling iced tea with green tea and lemonade are garnished with lemons and fresh basil.

Carbonated Tea Recipe: How To Make Sparkling Iced Tea

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As far as drinks go, iced tea is a pretty classic choice that we love — but as you know we sometimes we like to add a little something special to standard recipes. In this case we are opting for a carbonated tea recipe for our little something special. We will show you how to […]

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Overhead view of two glasses of iced Moroccan mint tea.

12 Summer Iced Tea Recipes

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The summer brings warm weather, which means that iced tea season is upon us. To help make the hot months cool and flavorful, here are twelve summer iced tea recipes! These recipes are broken into three of my favorite iced tea types: creamy, latte “fogs;” sweet and tart Arnold Palmers; and smooth and cool Moroccan […]

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Two glasses of bubble tea sit on a counter with a bowl of green straws in the background.

Boba Shop Delights: How to Make Bubble Tea at Home

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Have you ever wished you knew how to make bubble tea so you could enjoy it at home? With this bubble tea recipe, you’ll be able to make endless flavor combinations with all your favorite tastes. What is Boba or Bubble Tea? Bubble tea is a Taiwanese drink usually made of black or green tea, […]

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Spirited Infusions with a Twist: 5 Favorite Tea Cocktails to Try at Home

Tea is rich in antioxidant benefits, naturally sugar-free (a teaspoon of tea brewed with water only contains 2 calories), contains the calming amino acid L-theanine, and is quite impressive when it comes to its lustrous history, deep cultural roots, and veritable characteristics. It is the most widely drunk beverage in the world beside water. Here […]

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Tea-Infused Pomegranate Celebration Cocktail

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Get ready to celebrate with a fun and festive Pomegranate Celebration Cocktail! Our new favorite way to toast friends and loved ones is a blend of gin, tea, and winter-time fruits, with chilled Prosecco floated on the top for a bubbly finish. It’s both sweet and tart, with hints of blueberry and pomegranate and herbal […]

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“Conversation Starter” Tea: An Earl Grey Cocktail

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When I’m enjoying a cup of Earl Grey tea, I tend to go for a London fog (e.g. Earl Grey latte).  But did you know that Earl Grey makes a fabulous cocktail base?  Much better than those sugary, preservative-laden cocktail syrups. Try this easy-peasy Earl Grey cocktail recipe that is just perfect for a dinner […]

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Novel Idea Tea Cocktail Recipe

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Our Reading Nook Blend tea was the first Plum Deluxe tea, and has always been a best seller. It’s just a fun, floral black tea. It’s also the tea Plum Deluxe gets the most requests for using in recipes. Today, I’m sharing a creative tea cocktail that’s great for happy hour regardless of the season; […]

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Three different green tea shots in fancy glassware sit on a wooden board with shrubbery in the background. They are surrounded by citrus slices, decorative snowflakes, evergreen boughs, pinecones, and twinkle lights.

Cheers! Green Tea Shots to Help You Party All Night

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The season of merrymaking and full calendars is upon us. Parties, shopping, and outings, all topped with extra errands and tasks on the to-do lists, are inevitable for anyone who throws themselves into the holiday season. We look forward to it all year, and yet all the hustle and bustle can be draining. So while […]

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A pitcher full or fruit and iced tea sangria is in the foreground along with thinly sliced lemons on a floral plate. A glass of sangria and daisies are in the background.

Arnold Palmer Iced Tea Sangria

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As summer temperatures soar each afternoon, a tall glass of iced tea sangria is a luscious way to bid farewell to the heat of the day and beckon a balmy summer evening. A delightful blend of wine, sweetened tea, and fresh fruit, iced tea sangria is not only a refreshing drink, it is beautiful to […]

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A white floral teacup and saucer sits on top of a book next to a package of Plum Deluxe loose leaf tea on an outdoor patio table.

12 Great Spring Teas to Enjoy Right Now

Spring is just around the corner! With the warmer weather thawing your toes at last, it’s a great time to swap out those beautiful winter teas for something more in keeping with the season. Yes, this is the natural time for our floral teas, but floral teas aren’t the only ones you could be sipping […]

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A trio of tea and orange juice drinks sits on a checkered cloth.

Tea and Orange Juice: 3 Citrus-Infused Drinks

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Tea and orange juice may not be the combination that first comes to mind when you are thinking up new recipes for your next brunch, but we think it’s a combination you should definitely try. So, we paired orange juice with three of our favorite teas to create a delicious trio of drinks that are […]

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chocolate spiked hot tea in a pink Hello Gorgeous mug with a white teapot and chunks of chocolate

Spiked Hot Tea: A Trio of Warming Winter Toddies

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In my home, growing up, there were two remedies to treat a cold: sleep, and a hot toddy. Now, in my adulthood, I turn to a cozy, spiked hot tea for more than just the sniffles. A traditional hot toddy typically consists of a simply brewed black tea, lemon and honey, and an ounce or […]

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Fancy Tea Ice Cubes to Chill You Out

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Welcome back to summer! Or, as we like to call it, iced tea season. This year, we’re taking our iced tea (and other chilly drinks) to a whole new level, and we’re inviting you along for the ride. So let’s talk details. Let’s talk about your ice cubes. Fancy Ice Trays First things first, you’ll […]

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What Liquor Goes With Tea

What Liquor Goes With Tea

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Here at Plum Deluxe we think tea can pretty much go with anything. This is because there are so many varieties of tea and an infinite number of tea blends that it’s pretty easy to find a pairing that works. We have paired tea with cheeses and tea with soups, and now we are talking […]

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Mint Condition Cocktail Favorites: Brighten Up Classic Cocktail Recipes with Fresh Mint for a Summer Sensation

Throwing a midsummer’s eve cocktail party or simply serving drinks with dinner? Surprise your guests with these updated versions of favorite cocktails flavored with fresh mint, the “hospitality herb.” Fresh mint — and fresh is nonnegotiable in these cocktails; don’t be tempted to use the dried stuff — adds a sweet, lively, aromatic element that […]

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Two glasses of passion fruit agua fresca sit on a wooden cutting board next to a sprig of mint and a bag of loose leaf tea. Sparkling water is being poured from a bottle into one of the glasses.

Sweet & Fruity Sips: Green Tea Passion Fruit Agua Fresca

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Summer is here and that means long days full of sunshine and the chance to make happy memories with friends and family. Are you an entertainer who loves having people around to your home? Maybe you’re looking for a nice drink to cool down and relax in this warmer weather? This Green Tea Passion Fruit […]

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Green Tea Sangria

Garden Grove Green Tea Sangria

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Looking for the perfect accompaniment to your warm weather cocktail hour or backyard barbecue? This green tea sangria recipe makes use of seasonal fruits and sweet, light rosé wine to invoke the feelings and flavors of summer. Any kind of icy cold green tea works wonderfully to make a refreshing sangria, but we thought we’d […]

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3 Cocktail & Sparkling Water Soda Syrups We Love

I’ve talked at length about my daily fruit-inspired spa water drinks and, for the evenings, the infamous white wine spritzer. No matter if you take your water fizzy or flat, or you’re craving a creative cocktail, what about those times you want a little more of a flavor boost? Skip those cheap mixers and syrups […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cider Cocktail and Sorbet

Pumpkin Spice Cider Cocktail and Sorbet

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Fall is apple cider time! Here are two recipes that make the most of the season’s apple cider — be sure to get freshly pressed cider if possible. The Pumpkin Spice Cider Cocktail is a cold cocktail featuring the addition of pumpkin spice tea. It’s extra autumn-y! You’ll want to use the cider reduction that […]

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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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Hot Toddy Recipe Basics: Warm Up With This Medicinal Cocktail

The hot toddy has a reputation as a medicinal, go-to-when-you’re-sick kind of beverage. While it can still be great for that (it’s sort of history’s version of NyQuil — but tastier), today’s more modern twists make it a terrific cold-weather cocktail. Here’s how to whip up some hot toddy goodness for yourself in three easy […]

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arnold palmer cocktail recipe

3 Arnold Palmer Drink Recipes With a Cocktail Twist

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Step aside, sweet tea! The Arnold Palmer is teeing up to be the go-to summertime punch. What’s an Arnold Palmer, you may ask? It’s a blend of iced tea and lemonade named after the famous professional golfer, who was known to order the drink at country club bars. We are utterly besotted with them, especially […]

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Summertime Watermelon Tea Refresher

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The heat is beating down, and it’s prime time for cool sips and summer fruits. If you’ve been salivating over sun-kissed watermelon and Southern sweet tea, then this Summertime Watermelon Tea Refresher is the tea drink you’ve been waiting for — and it comes as a tea cocktail, too! It’s perfect for picnics, family gatherings, […]

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A Freshly Minted Cocktail for Year-round Enjoyment

When we first blended our Evergreen Mint Tea, I was blown away by its extraordinarily minty — yet well-balanced — potency. But I confess, I don’t normally drink mint tea straight up, so I decided to do a little experimentation. The results? My friends, this tea makes a Really. Good. Grasshopper. (Teahopper? Mintyhopper?) The creme […]

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Cocktail DIY: How To Make Your Own Flavored Vodka

Vodka has the uncanny — and rather well-known — ability to leech flavor and color from anything steeped in it. And flavored vodka is good for a great many things, from cocktails to cooking to generally just impressing your friends. To make your own, all you need is a little imagination! (Ok, you’ll need a […]

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Relax, Baby: The Best Brunch Cocktail Recipes (with a Twist)

Why is brunch the best meal of the week? Because you can’t get it wrong. You can wear pajamas or pearls. Want dessert with your eggs? You got it! Want a cocktail or two with your French toast? Super! Brunch understands. Brunch just wants you to be happy. And that’s why brunch rules. Spiked and […]

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How to Make Infused Lemonade

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When the hot days roll around, my interest piques for lemonades and Arnold Palmers. Even on a cooler, grey day, there’s something about an infused lemonade that brightens the mood — and even better if you can share with a friend. I have a slight serious obsession with lavender lemonade. And I have opinions on […]

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A tall glass of chai affogato sits on a wooden board next to a pile of chai spices and a green pitcher.

Cool Chai Desserts for Warm Weather

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There’s something so comforting about the spicy taste of a good chai tea. While chai is typically a tea that’s associated with winter weather and crackling fires, there’s no reason to avoid these flavors in warmer weather! Today’s post is going to show you the perfect chai desserts to enjoy this summer. Chai Tea Affogato […]

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A large jar and glass of citrus white sangria sits on a table next to a platter of oranges, lemons, and limes with a background of daisies.

Green Tea and Citrus White Sangria

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Sangria is a wonderful summer drink, and this Citrus White Sangria is so exquisitely refreshing and zingy, you may want to keep a pitcher handy for leisurely sipping on every sweltering afternoon. As the sun sinks lower in the sky and the hope of cooler evening temperatures inches closer, an icy glass of Citrus White […]

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A clear glass pitcher of pineapple agua fresca sits on a wooden slab next to a glass of agua fresca and several sprigs of fresh mint.

Sweet & Refreshing Pineapple Agua Fresca

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When we’re hot, we often want nothing more than to cool down. While we could take a dip in a swimming pool or crank the air conditioner, sometimes the best way too cool ourselves is from the inside out: With a refreshing drink. Today we’re going to be making a pineapple agua fresca. If you […]

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The Perfect Vanilla MarTEAni

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I don’t know about you, but as much as I love a good cup of tea, as soon as 5:00 hits I’m ready for something a bit… stronger. Yes, dear readers, I am talking about vodka, and I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way. If you, too, are ready to turn […]

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Overhead view of a fruit shortcake with fresh strawberries, dusted with powdered sugar on a white plate. A cup of sugar plum tea syrup sit next to it on a wooden board.

Summertime Sugar Plum Fruit Shortcake Recipe

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Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to enjoy seasonal fruit in new ways. Try your favorite fresh fruit in this pretty fruit shortcake recipe flavored with Plum Deluxe’s own Sugar Plum tea. Creamy Drop Biscuit Shortcakes These shortcakes start with a lightly sweet cream drop biscuit made with heavy cream instead of butter. This […]

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Spice Is Nice: Three Perfect Chai Cocktails

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It’s my favorite time of year: chai season! Actually, if you know anything about me you know I think any time or season is perfect for chai, but the crisp air and spicy scents of fall make the autumn months even more so. To celebrate, I thought I’d share some of my very special, very […]

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Summer Switch: Cold Versions of Favorite Hot Drinks

When the temperatures start to rise and we pack away the jackets and long sleeves, we also replace our warm, winter drinks with summer thirst quenchers. Here are some refreshing cold counterparts to our favorite hot beverages. Cold-brewed Coffee Cold-brewed coffee (also called toddy coffee) is new to me, but I’m hooked. As a fan […]

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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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a bowl of cocktail meatballs covered in sauce sits in the foreground while spicy popcorn and marinated olives and cheese rest in the background

Three Easy Snacks to Bring to a Party

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We have all had that moment: You’re headed out to a party and suddenly it dawns on you that you’ve completely forgotten to bring any kind of dish to share. Now, it’s always ok to show up with a bottle of wine to share as well, but sometimes you just need a last-minute party snack. […]

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Be Bubbly! 3 Trendy Twists on Champagne & Sparkling Wine Cocktails

Nothing sets a mood like a chilled glass of sparkling wine. Sparkling wines can easily elevate any occasion or turn a moment romantic, as well as whet your appetite before dinner. If you’re looking for a few unexpected twists to liven up your bubbly, look no further. Let’s explore three new ways to create or […]

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Coconut Lime Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

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The perfect summer cookie his here and ready to party. These laid-back coconut lime cookies are reminiscent of those fine-feeling beachy cocktails that we are all familiar with — but of course a little sweeter. Lime and coconut are a classic combination that are nearly as old as time, and for good reason, since they […]

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Spicy Guacamole Shrimp Cups

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We are always on the hunt for creative, delicious, and, of course, easy to share appetizers. We want something that is not only easy to eat and make but can also really catch your eye and tantalize your taste buds. These spicy shrimp guacamole cups are just the thing that really checks all of our […]

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spinach artichoke dip bites

Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites

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Who doesn’t love spinach artichoke dip? It has been a staple at many restaurants and home gatherings for generations. The combination of the tangy and flavorful vegetables with the mixture of cheeses creates the perfect storm of comfort food that is enjoyed by so many. So we think you’ll go nuts for these spinach artichoke […]

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chai monkey bread recipe

The Best and Easiest Chai Monkey Bread Recipe

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Monkey bread is one of those things that brings back delightful childhood memories of sticky fingers and full-bellied bliss. Growing up in my house, holiday mornings were not complete without the warm, sweet, and sugary presence of Monkey Bread straight from the oven. Now as an adult I am a firm believer that every get-together […]

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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 Charleston, SC

After exploring the beautiful streets of Charleston, or exploring the historic Plantations in Charleston, you will no doubt have worked up an appetite. Have no fears – Charleston has long been South Carolina’s culinary hot spot, with its own set of celebrity chefs, it restaurants, and unique cuisine. Here are some of the best Charleston […]

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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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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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10 of The Top Champagne Bars in the World

Nothing feels more like a luxurious treat than a flute of champagne (or, if you must, sparkling wine).  And what a fun experience to kick back and sample than in some of the world’s best champagne bars.   Whether it’s one glass, a flight, or a dinner pairing, you’ll be in good hands at each […]

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How Appetizing: Pear Brie Bites

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As the cooler temperatures start to make their appearance, all those favorite summer appetizers like chips and guacamole are starting simply not to cut it any more. This time of year we start craving something a little warmer, creamier, and decadent. However, we still aren’t looking for something quite so heavy as cocktail meatballs or […]

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You'll want to serve up this yummy trio of brunch sliders at your next late-morning gathering.

Trio of Brunch Sliders

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Brunch is one of our favorite meals, for the obvious reason that it goes well with tea. However, we also love it for its versatility. Brunch is probably the only time that it’s socially acceptable to serve prime rib, pasta, bagels, French toast, and dessert all together. Not to mention the usual imbibing of cocktails […]

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Best Wines for Mulling Spices

Best Wines for Mulling Spices

It’s the season we pull out all the stops for things warm and comforting, for cinnamon and vanilla, for clove and ginger. It’s the time for giant mugs of hot cocoa, steaming cups of tea, and fortifying mulled wine — a long-standing traditional drink for cold climates that marries the warmth of alcohol with the […]

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A Boozy Guide to the 10 Best Bars in Amsterdam

Understandably, my roundup of the best food in Amsterdam was a huge hit. And I’ve also covered day trips from Amsterdam. But everyone knows I loved living in Amsterdam, and I keep getting emails asking about the hottest places to grab a drink. Ok, you ask, you get – here are my personal recommendations for […]

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Sweet and Spicy Chai Rice Pudding

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During the colder months, my beverage of choice is, inevitably, chai. It’s lovely piping hot in a mug with milk or mixed in a variety of cocktails. I love it so much, I usually blend a huge batch and give it away to people for Christmas. But chai is good for more than just drinking; […]

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Coconut Cherry Macaroons

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Coconut cherry macaroons are a classic holiday cookie that we think should make an appearance year round. Not only are they delicious, but they are also traditionally pretty easy to whip up, making them a convenient choice for more than just the holidays. The combination of sweetened coconut and fresh cherries in these cookies make […]

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Baked Apple Casserole with Chocolate Oat Topping

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There’s something supremely comforting about apples baked with spices and brown sugar. On a cold winter’s day, baked apple casserole with chocolate oat topping takes comfort to new levels of deliciousness. Baked apple casserole is simply sliced apples mixed with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon then baked with a crunchy topping. It is lovely served […]

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We decided to take this classic and dress it up to make a fancy mac and cheese recipe just for adults with a blend of creamy cheeses, paprika, and bacon.

Fancy Mac and Cheese Recipe for Your Grownup Party Needs

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Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese? It’s an age-old classic that many of us have fond memories of from childhood. But who says that mac and cheese has to be relegated to the kids table? We decided to take this classic and dress it up to make a fancy mac and cheese recipe just for […]

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How the Glogg Stole Christmas: Sweden’s Recipe for Holiday Cheer

Scoot over cider, hot chocolate,  tea, and coffee, it’s time to make room for another luscious hot beverage on the holiday drinks menu: glogg. Don’t let the name fool you. Behind that earthy, grunty sort of name is a heavenly brew enjoyed by Scandinavians around the world every Christmas. Glogg is mulled wine with a […]

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Yummy Minty Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe

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Few flavors pair so beautifully together than mint and chocolate. There’s hot chocolate with mint tea. Or a chocolate mint cocktail. And need I mention mint chocolate ice cream?! Your dinner party guests will be thankful for your hospitality when they see this beautiful mint chocolate cheesecake recipe come out of your kitchen at the […]

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Milk and Cookies for Big Kids: 4 Ways to Upgrade Your Moo

Ok, so brownies and port aren’t really your thing and you’re craving the traditional plate of cookies with milk. Except… you’re a grownup now, so why have just plain milk? Here’s how to upgrade your moo for 21-and-up enjoyment. The Basics Getting “adult” on your glass of milk doesn’t have to be hard. The simple […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Absinthe but were Afraid to Ask

Absinthe. La fée verte. The Green Fairy. What began as a medicine became a craze that sparked almost 100 years of controversy. In the 1800s, it was so popular that happy hour was named after it; by the early 1900s, it was maligned and vilified to the point that it was banned in most of […]

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Foodie’s Guide to Providence, RI

As we already explored, there are tons of things to do in Providence, Rhode Island, one of America’s most creative capitals. But one needs energy to get up and down those hills and explore all the shops and museums. But don’t worry – with a lineup of world class restaurants and unique cafes, Providence has […]

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Getting Fancy With Infused Sugars

Want to take your sweet tooth to the next level? Infused sugars are easy to make and can be utilized in a number of deliciously awesome ways. Stir them into hot beverages, shake them up in cocktails, or sprinkle them over baked goods. They also make great little gifts when poured into a tin and […]

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Lunch Is In the Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide to Foraging

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I’m not what you’d call a survivalist; living off the land Bear Grylls-style has never been my thing. I mean, I like grocery stores as much as the next person. However, the idea that there could be delicious, edible, and free eats outside, all around me, without my ever knowing it — well, that’s just […]

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Sneak Peek: Recipes from our Drink Your Chocolate Guide

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We’ve just released our latest guide, Drink Your Chocolate to much fanfare. Available for both Kindle and downloadable/printable PDF, Drink Your Chocolate contains recipes and recommendations for chocolate in all drinkable forms – coffee, tea, wine, vodka, beer, and more. We also have a 3-course tasting menu – each course contains a healthy dose of […]

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3 Cooking Retreats Across America

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking class?  I have.  And although hardly an expert, I am a good cook.  Yet I yearn to up my game with instruction from a professional instructor.  While many good cooking schools exist, the idea of taking one at a B&B, Ranch, or Farm piqued my interest enough […]

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