Latest articles by Jessica Marcy for Plum Deluxe

Jessica Marcy

Overhead view of two cinnamon chip scone sticks on a light blue plate next to a brown earthenware mug of tea on a wooden table.

Cinnamon Chip Scone Sticks Recipe

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Scones sticks are a recent discovery around here, and we are basically obsessed. They are a kind of cross between scones and biscotti, meaning that they are dry yet soft — and perfect for dunking! This, of course, makes them a fabulous accompaniment to all of our teas. We think these cinnamon chip scone sticks […]

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Overhead view of a single dark chocolate red currant scone on a blue and white plate, an earthenware mug of tea, and a plate piled with more scones, all on a dark wooden table.

Dark Chocolate Red Currant Scones Recipe

Red currants are one of those little-known fruits that pack a big punch. I was thrilled when, met with an abundance of these little jeweled fruits, I needed to come up with a great recipe to use them in. While I love them in jams and jellies, I eventually settled on scones because, well, I […]

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Overhead view of a loaf of apple walnut bread, a cup of tea, a bag and scoop of loose leaf tea, and a slice of bread on a light wooden table.

Our Favorite Autumn Apple Walnut Bread Recipe

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Apples are synonymous with the autumn season, as is baking, which is why we decided to bring them together in our favorite apple walnut bread recipe. This is a classic, comforting autumn recipe that is sure to warm you and your guests from the inside out. While fall is our favorite time of year to […]

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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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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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Closeup of a lemon elderberry cake with a slice cut out. You can see all three yellow cake layers with purple frosting in between.

A Lemon Elderberry Cake Recipe to Boost Your Day

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We know that both lemons and elderberries are great for immune support. Similarly, cake is great for emotional support. So we thought we would support our overall well-being with a fabulous combination of lemon, elderberry, and cake. While we can’t be positive that this lemon elderberry cake recipe will actually deliver on both ideas, we […]

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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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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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Overhead view of an Irish apple cake with a slice cut out of it. The slice sits on a gray plate to the side.

Irish Apple Cake Recipe for Afternoon Tea

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The Irish are nearly as well known for their afternoon tea as the English are, so it only makes sense that they have their own take on afternoon tea accompaniments. This Irish Apple Cake is a perfect example of that; it’s a much more rustic and authentically Irish-style cake than the delicate style of cakes […]

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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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Three blue and white mugs filled with the best pea salad recipe ever are displayed on a blue and white platter on a wooden table.

Spring Salad with Peas and Prosciutto

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Spring is around the corner and we are getting so excited to start serving more fresh, spring-y recipes. ‘Tis the season for all things green! In the process of rounding up some amazing food to share with you, we stumbled on what we think is the best pea salad recipe ever. I mean, anything with […]

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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 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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A cast iron pan full of cinnamon rolls with apples sits on a wooden table with a green tea towel.

Cinnamon Rolls with Apples Recipe

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For us, cinnamon rolls are a wintery treat that we just love for so many reasons — mostly because they please both children and adults alike. They also pair quite well with many traditional holiday dishes, since cinnamon and sugar are the main ingredients celebrated in these little babies. With this cinnamon rolls with apples […]

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Cardamom Caramel Brittle with Almonds

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Holidays or not, we think it’s always a great time to try out fun new candy recipes. Candy is always a staple at the holiday, and classics like truffles and brittle are always a welcomed treat. We love a classic caramel brittle recipe, but in typical Plum Deluxe fashion we came up with a fun […]

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Overhead view of a serving of old fashioned bread pudding with caramel sauce on a white square plate.

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

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An old fashioned bread pudding is one of those old time-y desserts that you don’t see around too often anymore, and we feel that it deserves another shot at the lime light. It’s one of those super easy, ooey-gooey treats that is impossible not to like, especially with warm caramel sauce drizzled over the top. […]

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A slice of homemade spice cake sits on its side on a plate.

Homemade Spice Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

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You don’t really need an excuse to make an exquisite cake, but why not use these chilly fall days? We figure it’s as good an excuse as any other. We have been hard at work developing this homemade spice cake recipe to ensure that it meets all our fall flavor requirements. It was no easy […]

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Closeup side view of pear brie bites sitting on a black plate.

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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Two apple butter ham and cheese tea sandwiches are stacked on a white plate with floral border.

Apple Butter Ham and Cheese Tea Sandwiches

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Ham and cheese is a classic combination that’s been around for a long, long time. So, naturally ham and cheese tea sandwiches are a common site at tea parties. As you know, here at Plum Deluxe we like to add our own spin to the classics, and this time around we are adding a single […]

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Closeup of a plate of coconut cherry macaroons.

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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Overhead view of a roasted strawberry beet salad with balsamic dressing.

Roasted Strawberry Beet Salad

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Around here we love strawberries, and we love beets. They are both naturally sweet and delicious, which makes them extra special in our book. So when the idea popped up to combine these ingredients using a couple of our favorite recipes, we were totally on board and this roasted strawberry beet salad was born. Using […]

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Closeup of a stack of three maple and pecan cookies with a larger plate of cookies in the background.

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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A row of goat cheese and honey stuffed cherry tomatoes sits on a plate.

Two Bite-Sized Stuffed Cherry Tomato Recipes

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Cherry tomatoes are the host’s dream when it comes to simple appetizers that pack a punch. These two stuffed cherry tomato recipes are just the right size for a single bite, making them the perfect vessel for a number of delicious fillings. Not to mention, the bright red color makes them stand out on just […]

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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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Tea sandwiches and cookies are arranged on a tiered server. Bowls of berries and olives and jars of iced tea surround it on a blue tablecloth.

How to Throw a Summer Tea Party

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While we here at Plum Deluxe believe that any time is a good time for a tea party, summer really has stolen our hearts. When hosting a summer tea party you have so many options. Hot or cold? Inside or outside? To play games, or not to play games? The options are only as limited […]

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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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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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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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How To Make Thai Tea from Scratch

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Thai iced tea, which originates in Thailand, has become an incredibly popular drink here in the U.S. First introduced in Thai restaurants across the country, its deep color and sweet, creamy flavor make it an easy drink to enjoy. But don’t think you have to venture to one of these establishments just for a glass […]

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Closeup of a hand holding a tea cookie with icing and lavender buds. A plate of cookies stands in the background.

Tea Cookie Recipes With Icing

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Who doesn’t love a good cookie? We sure do, and we think that tea cookies are always a delightful addition to just about any gathering — especially, of course, a tea party. A perfectly sweet cookie is always a great pairing for just about any type of tea. There are about as many types of […]

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Overhead view of three easy prosciutto appetizers – prosciutto with asparagus, mozzarella, and melon – on a white platter.

3 Easy Prosciutto (Make Ahead) Appetizers to Delight Party Guests

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Prosciutto is one of those things where a little goes a long way, but it’s also never enough. You know what we are saying, right? The stuff is delicious and while just a little bit of it can really boost a dish, we could probably eat a whole pound on our own without batting an […]

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Closeup of a mini chicken and waffles appetizer with honey mustard dipping sauce.

Mini Chicken and Waffles Appetizer with Two Dipping Sauces

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Chicken and waffles is a well-loved American classic, there’s no doubt. However, we decided to give this homey southern dish more than one fun new twist that will make it the biggest a hit at your next party or potluck. First, we made this entree into an easy-to-handle mini chicken and waffles appetizer. Then we […]

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honey vinaigrette dressing is poured onto a strawberry blueberry salad with walnuts.

Strawberry Blueberry Salad Recipe with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

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April means that spring is in full swing. Birds are flitting about, early spring blooms are pushing their way out from the newly defrosted ground. We are all getting excited for warmer weather, fun spring activities, and of course all the amazing flavors of spring — like the ones found in this strawberry blueberry salad […]

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Two Different Pasta Salads Your Party Guests Will Never Forget 

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Pasta salad is possibly one of our most favorite dishes to bring to a party. However, we are not talking about the tired old tricolor pasta salad with Italian dressing, cheese, and some vegetables. You know the one — it shows up at every event and it’s good, but that is not the pasta salad […]

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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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Apple Bread with Crumb Topping

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Consider this your new favorite coffee cake, except it’s technically a bread. This apple bread with crumb topping is so moist and sweet you probably couldn’t tell the difference any way. It’s the perfect thing for a quick breakfast, snack, or after dinner treat. You just might end up having it for all three and […]

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Parmesan Rind Soup

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Freshly grated Parmesan cheese is one of those ingredients that can very quickly make a dish seem fancier. Not only does it add complexity of flavor, but it’s also pretty. The flakes of savory cheese waft down onto a pile of pasta with delicious homemade sauce, or atop a soup for a little something different. […]

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Savory Squash Quiche with Spinach and Gruyere

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Quiche is a long-loved brunch staple, and with good reason: It is easy to prepare, healthy, and typically delicious. Additionally, it’s incredibly easy to switch up the main ingredients based on what you have on hand or what’s in season. This time of year squash tends to be the star of the show, so we […]

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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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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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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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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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This build-your-own bagel party is the perfect thing for your next brunch menu or afternoon tea party.

How to Set Up a Build-Your-Own Bagel Party

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Is there a better way to serve brunch to a large group than a build-your-own bar? We aren’t thinking so. After trying out this brunch bagel party setup we are convinced that this is how we should tackle all large brunch gatherings going forward. There’s a bagel and topping combination out there for just about […]

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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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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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Mulled Wine & Pizza Party with Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Mulled Wine & Pizza Party with Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Wine and pizza are a classic pairing, but as fall rolls in we thought it would be fun to kick it up a notch by combining homemade mulled wine and pizza to create a fun fall pizza party. It’s the perfect last-chance way to finish up the outdoor entertaining season. With the beautiful fall colors […]

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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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Easy Peppermint Patty Recipe

Easy Peppermint Patty Recipe

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Everyone loves candy. I mean, sure, we all might have our different preferences, but there’s something out there for everyone. Learning to make candies at home can prove to be a fun and easy way to make serving them or giving them as gifts just a little more special. After all, who wouldn’t be happy […]

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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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Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

Caramelized Carrot Sweet Potato Soup

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This classic fall soup is wonderfully flavorful, creamy, and comforting. The use of root vegetables — which are just ready to be harvested at this time of year and stored to be used all winter long — means that you can recreate this caramelized carrot sweet potato soup recipe for months to come. By roasting […]

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chai infused apple butter recipe

Chai Infused Apple Butter

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As we move into fall, apples are becoming available in abundance. Every year we like to do what we can to preserve their amazing flavor during its peak. Aside from the usual crumbles (like this Spicy Orange Apple Crumble), coffee cakes, and pies (or almost pies) we also like to put away a few jars […]

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Sweet and Spicy Corn Dip

Sweet and Spicy Corn Dip

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This is a simple southwestern style corn dip recipe that is addictively good, wonderfully bright, and comes together in just minutes. It’s the perfect thing to serve for an early fall get together or a potluck. This time of year sweet corn is at its height of flavor and available everywhere, so of course we […]

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sweet potato dinner rolls

Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

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Dinner rolls tend to be a staple at dinner parties year round, which means that they are pretty easy to get tired of, especially if you are making the same recipe over and over again. That’s why we love this super easy sweet potato dinner roll recipe. It’s a fun way to add some new […]

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Sweet Potato Nachos

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos with Avocado Crema

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Nachos are one of our favorite summer dishes. They can be anything from an appetizer to a whole meal depending on how involved you want to get. They are completely customizable and make a great addition to your next cook-out menu. We love these Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos because they are a little on the […]

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how to make tea for kids

How to Make Tea for Kids

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Kids can be picky eaters, there’s no doubt about that, but like any parent we all want our kids to be both happy and healthy. Learning how to make tea for kids can be an easy way to introduce them to a healthy and satisfying drink that they can love. Sometimes it feels like trying […]

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bruschetta bar

How to Create a Build-Your-Own Bruschetta Bar

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While you all know we love a good party, throwing an entire dinner party can be a lot of work! Sometimes we just want to invite “our people” over for some company and good food. The options to make this happen are to either cook everything yourself, which can be a bit grueling, especially in […]

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spicy shrimp guacamole cups

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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baking with tea

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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Honey Lavender Tea Cake

Earl Grey Honey Lavender Tea Cake Recipe

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Earl Grey tea is one of the most popular black teas available and with its hint of bergamot it lends itself beautifully to a myriad of fun desserts and baked goods — like this Earl Grey Honey Tea Cake with Lavender Buttercream. For this particular recipe we used Plum Deluxe’s Mindful Morning Earl Grey creme […]

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strawberry peach pico recipe

Perfect Summer Strawberry Peach Pico Recipe

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Summer is fast approaching. It’s a time of year when salsa seems to be on every single menu, and why not? It’s an easy, delicious appetizer that almost anyone can enjoy, even with most dietary restrictions. However, it can be easy to get a little tired of the same thing all season, so we decided […]

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lemon meringue bites recipe

Sweet + Citrusy Lemon Meringue Bites

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Tea parties always conjure thoughts of pretty table settings, fine china, and small bites. It’s true that most of the items served at traditional tea parties are small, and that’s for good reason. These kinds of get-togethers are meant to be a break from the day, where people come together to visit with each other […]

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monte cristo tea sandwich

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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tea brined chicken wings

Tea Brined Chicken Wings to Up Your Grilling Game

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These are not your typical chicken wings. First off, they are not breaded or fried, or slathered with sauce or served with a mandatory side of blue cheese dip. (Not that we will hold it against you if you love blue cheese, we are pretty partial as well, it’s just not mandatory in this case.) […]

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Sweet + Nutty Pistachio Maple Muesli

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Looking for a healthy, energy-packed breakfast? This Pistachio Maple Muesli recipe is packed with all-natural, feel-good ingredients and just a hint of sweetness — almost no processing involved. There’s a great balance of protein, carbs, and fiber without being super heavy in your stomach, so you can have a bowl and jump into whatever activities […]

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lemon poppy seed tea bread

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread

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This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is one of those decadent types of bread that is really more like cake in disguise than anything else. It’s perfectly sweet with a bit of tart and a glaze that’s to die for. The poppy seeds give it a bit of texture and color that’s a fun addition. Tea […]

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balsamic beet salad

Beet It: Balsamic Beet Salad

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Beets are one of those unique vegetables that you either love or hate; there’s very rarely anyone on the fence about the flavor of beets. Touted as “nature’s candy,” this vibrant purple root vegetable generally has a bright and very sweet flavor. Beets have such a rich color that they have often been used to […]

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matcha mousse

Marvelous Matcha Mousse

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Matcha is something that, by now, I’m sure we have all heard of. It’s been the “it” thing for a while and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing its roll any time soon. This finely milled green tea powder has been a staple in Japan since the twelfth century when it became the focus of […]

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smores dip

Oven Baked S’mores Dip

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S’mores are the all-time favorite outdoor summer dessert. Just the mention of a s’more conjures up images of cool summer nights and toasty fires, with fresh-cut roasting sticks. I bet that by now you can almost smell the fire and even start to taste the gooey deliciousness of roasted marshmallows and melty chocolate smashed between […]

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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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Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce Recipe

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This is a special recipe that goes out to all the squash haters out there. That’s because we have the recipe that will change your tune: creamy butternut squash pasta sauce. This creamy and decadent butternut squash sauce is a complete show stopper. It has an amazing sweet and salty flavor and the creaminess of […]

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wild rice lentil salad recipe

Warming Winter Wild Rice and Lentil Salad

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What is a winter salad, you ask? That’s a very good question and, truth be told, we aren’t really sure ourselves — but we’re going with it because it sounds like fun. Yes, I just described a salad as fun. With Thanksgiving and Christmas and all of the holiday get-togethers, we are pretty much surrounded […]

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cherry hand pies recipe

Cheery Holiday Party Cherry Hand Pie Recipe

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The holidays are all about the sweet treats. Am I right or am I right? I’m sure that we all agree that I’m right. Here at Plum Deluxe we hold desserts in high esteem. I mean there’s just something so delightful about sitting down with a steaming cup of tea and a little something sweet […]

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Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe

Warm + Comforting Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe

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As we move toward the start of winter we also move into one of the most hectic times of the year. With the holidays right around the corner we are all a little too busy to spend the time making the slow-cooked, warm, and comforting dishes that we are also craving this time of year. […]

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Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Mushrooms, Spinach, & Rice

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Squash is one of those quintessential autumn foods that, here in the US, we have all come to recognize. It comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, making for some very fun and festive vegetables, often used not only in cuisine but also as decorations during the holidays. One of our favorite […]

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carrot cake scones recipe

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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autumn arugula salad

Autumn Arugula Salad with Acorn Squash and Candied Pecans

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Well, it’s full on fall around here. The leaves have changed to all shades of vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges; it’s a kaleidoscope of color as they dance their way to the ground to be crunched under tiny, warm boots on the way to classes. It’s the time of year when you need lots of […]

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