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Tapioca Bread Recipe for Gluten Free Sandwich Bliss

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Making a good gluten-free sandwich bread can be difficult, but this tapioca bread recipe with smoked paprika and nigella seeds makes it downright easy. Not only is it tender and flavorful, it also holds its shape when slicing and doesn’t crumble when layered with delicious fillings for a scrumptious sandwich. The use of tapioca starch […]

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Jammie Dodgers Recipe

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Whether you’re a fan of Dr. Who, Roger the Dodger, or just like a good cookie, Jammie Dodgers are a delicious accompaniment to your next cup of tea. These beloved English biscuits are tender and buttery and layered with a luscious and cheery red jam. While most cookies are best still warm from the oven, […]

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Stay Cozy with Easy Instant Pot Chai

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Chai aficionados would often say the only proper way to prepare a cup of chai is in a pot on the stove with tea, spices, milk, and sweetener simmered together for perfection. Many people find peace and comfort in the process of making tea. Then there are those of us who just don’t have the […]

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A Thai Tea Pie Recipe for Your Holiday Gatherings

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Throughout fall you will find an abundance of pumpkin spice flavored everything. From food and drinks to decor, it seems everyone is in the mood for getting cozy and enjoying the spices of the season. This Thai tea pie recipe is a great alternative to pumpkin pie but still has that lovely orange color we […]

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Overhead view of a loaf and two slices of spiced banana bread along with a bag of plum deluxe loose leaf tea on a wooden table.

Dutch Breakfast: A Cozy Spiced Banana Bread Recipe

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Ontbijtkoek, or “breakfast cake” as it is translated from Dutch, is a popular breakfast snack in the Netherlands. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as something you should have for breakfast every day, this spiced cake makes for a lovely seasonal treat! Today we’ll be taking a twist on the traditional version and making a […]

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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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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer Recipe

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It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins. They’ve become synonymous with this time of year, when the leaves turn to rich bright colors and crackle underfoot. Perhaps your favorite part of fall is the abundance of pumpkin spice treats. Plum Deluxe has some wonderful fall tea flavors, such as Pumpkin Spice, Apple Cinnamon Warmth, Full Moon […]

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A white mug of tea sits next to a cinnamon swirl apple pie on a wooden table.

A Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie Recipe that Won’t Let You Down

Apple pies are one of my favorite desserts. They’re a fantastic comfort food, perfect for entertaining or just enjoying by yourself. The humble apple pie has been making homes happy and bellies full for a long time now. Rightly so — they’re delicious! Another favorite of mine is cinnamon rolls. There’s something about buttery cinnamon […]

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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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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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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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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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Eat Your Tea: Burmese Tea Leaf Salad Recipe

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Myanmar is a country that uses “have you eaten?” as a greeting rather than “hello,” so you know that good food is a cultural priority. It was there this summer that I stumbled upon my latest food obsession, and your next culinary adventure: the Burmese Tea Leaf Salad. Also known as lahpet thoke in Burmese, […]

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A glass jar full of black tea smoothie garnished with mint leaves sits on a rough wooden table.

Start Your Day Right With a Cool Black Tea Smoothie

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Sometimes, the best thing for a summer morning boost is a power-packed, refreshing smoothie. You don’t need to abandon your daily tea routine just because you’re craving a smoothie, though. Enjoy the best of both worlds by whipping up a black tea smoothie! What Is a Black Tea Smoothie? There are two routes you can […]

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Three tea sandwiches are arranged on a white floral plate along with a sprig of parsley.

Tea Party Planning: How to Make Party Sandwiches Ahead of Time

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Summer is a fantastic time of year for entertaining. The longer days and warmer weather makes for beautiful days filled with your favorite people. However, on really hot days you may not be wanting to throw a party that involves getting anywhere near an oven! Today’s post is for you. Whether it’s a casual garden […]

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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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Side view of a glass of pina colada frozen iced tea with a pineapple and blue flower garnish.

Chill Out: Four Ways to Enjoy Frozen Iced Tea

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Sometimes, iced tea just doesn’t cut it. As we get into the hottest of summer days, you may find yourself looking for something even colder than iced tea. May we recommend frozen iced tea? Frozen iced tea can come in several forms, but when made correctly, still carries that burst of flavor and energy you’ve […]

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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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Lavender Tea Blends: What’s the Best Lavender Tea?

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Lavender is dreamy, especially during hot, lazy months when it feels like these barefoot days might stretch on forever. More than just an olfactory delight, these blooms add something uniquely special to teas. The best lavender tea blends are hand-picked and lovingly combined with complimentary flavors. Why Lavender Is Seldom Alone in Teas As you […]

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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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How To Make Sun Brewed Iced Tea

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There’s nothing quite as satisfying in summertime as a refreshing glass of iced tea. When you have a sunny afternoon in front of you and some strong, fruity black tea in your tea cupboard, you can make the weather work for you, and make yourself some sun brewed iced tea! Best Teas for Sun Tea […]

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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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Overhead view of a glass of iced black tea with a wedge of grapefruit next to a pile of loose leaf black tea on a wooden board.

Best Black Tea for Iced Tea

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One of the best parts of warmer weather is iced tea! If you’re a black tea lover who is getting ready for some summery drinks, then you’ve come to the right article. Today, we’re going to talk about the best black tea for iced tea! Obviously, the best black tea for iced tea is a […]

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Closeup side view of a summer raspberry cake topped with Norwegian raspberry snow and fresh raspberries.

Summer Raspberry Cake Recipe

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A summer raspberry cake recipe is such a delightful way to celebrate the return of sunshine, green grass, and endless blue skies. Sprightly and tart with notes of lemon and ginger and a sweet, creamy topping, this cake is a delicious blend of summer flavors, the ideal thing to take on a summer picnic. The […]

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A clear, Turkish style glass full of iced tea sits on a crochet floral coaster in front of a stack of books.

How Healthy Iced Tea Can Help You Beat the Heat

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Who doesn’t love summer? Several years ago, my hand would have shot up. That is, until a friend in India put a bug in my ear about the many ways tea could keep me cooler on hot summer days. Since discovering the cooling bliss of healthy iced tea, I don’t bat an eye at even […]

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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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Bulletproof Tea Recipe

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Do you ever wish you had a tea that could give you all the powers of a superhero like Superman or Captain Marvel? A bulletproof tea recipe that made you impervious to all man made weapons? Me too, honestly. Unfortunately, this is not that recipe. If I ever find one, I promise I’ll share it […]

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Sweet & Crunchy Coconut Praline Pecans

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While a slice of pecan pie may be a mighty fine thing, indeed, sometimes you want a bite-size something that’s even better than pie, like coconut praline pecans. These little morsels are truly decadent, with buttery coconut and crunchy pecan pieces smothered in a rich syrup that hardens into a divine, melt-in-your-mouth (not in your […]

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Tea Gifts For Dad: How to Pick The Best Father’s Day Tea Gifts

One email I commonly receive is help picking tea gifts for dad.  And let’s be honest: a sampling of loose tea with a packet of shortbread or some other sweet treat is by far a better father’s day tea gift than a tie or jar of store-brand peanuts.  Just sayin’. But, dads and fatherly figures can […]

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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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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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Easy Galette Recipe with Raspberries and Tea Syrup

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A galette is such a fun pastry to make, and this easy galette recipe with raspberries and tea syrup is simplicity itself. A galette is like a free-form pie or tart where pastry is folded up over a filling of fruit. If making a pie from scratch seems daunting, give the galette a try and […]

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Our Best Italian Tea Cookies Recipe

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I love how the smell of Italian tea cookies conjure up happy memories of festive gatherings and holiday parties, especially these lovelies made with our Best Italian Tea Cookies Recipe. As I pulled them out of the oven today, I couldn’t stop smiling as I dusted them with powdered sugar snow and inhaled deeply of […]

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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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Afternoon Almond Tea Cookies

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It’s not easy to find recipes that easily transition between gluten and gluten-free, but this recipe for Afternoon Almond Tea Cookies fits the bill beautifully. Before baking, this cookie dough is quite sloppy, not firming up until it’s had a cooling stint in the refrigerator. This part of the process firms it up nicely (thanks, […]

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Spicy Tea Marinade for Chicken

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Chicken is such a wonderfully versatile thing, perfectly suited to a variety of marinades — such as our Spicy Comfort Blend Tea Marinade for Chicken. Far too often, tea is relegated to the realm of Hot Drink Only, but it can be used in so many other creative and delicious ways. With its delicate aromas […]

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Take your tiramisu game in an entirely new, and utterly delicious, direction, by turning it into this Earl grey strawberry tea tiramisu.

Strawberry Earl Grey Tea Tiramisu Recipe

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Tiramisu is one of those desserts it’s difficult to mess up. How could you go wrong with ladyfingers soaked in strong coffee, then pillowed by layers of luscious mascarpone blended with a heady liqueur? Quite simply, you can’t. You can, however, take it in an entirely new, and utterly delicious, direction, by turning it into […]

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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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English tea biscuits are stacked in front of a red mug of tea on a wooden table.

Homemade English Tea Biscuits Recipe Better than Store Bought

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I have loved English tea biscuits ever since I was a little girl and they were handed to me in Sunday School along with a paper cup of grape juice. These days I prefer them with a large mug of black tea sweetened with honey and whitened with a bit of milk. They are the […]

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Vanilla Hibiscus Cake Recipe for Your Next Tea Party

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Hibiscus is one of those amazing things that delights with not only its taste, but also its color and fragrance. We get to celebrate two of those three things in our hibiscus cake recipe, otherwise known to us as the Magical Disappearing Color Cake. When I first made this cake, I had visions of the […]

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Three Homemade Cookies Made with Tea

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Homemade cookies with a cup of tea are lovely any time of day, but cookies made with tea are even more special. Baking with tea is a delicious way to infuse cookies with both fragrance and flavor and, if you mix in the tea leaves as well, you have a cookie that is scrumptious, beautiful, […]

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Easy Portuguese Egg Tart Recipe

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Anything that includes egg custard is pure comfort food to me, and when it’s encased in a buttery puff pastry like our easy Portuguese egg tart recipe, the comfort level goes through the roof. Portuguese egg tarts (pasteis de nata) are a specialty of Portugal, a rich egg custard nestled in a delicate pastry and […]

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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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Overhead view of brownie bites, mini sandwiches, and other best snacks with tea in a teacup on the side.

The Best Snacks With Tea

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Right now, I’m having some gluten free toast with a cup of Strawberries and Cream tea. I love having tea and toast together. Tea and snacks come in infinite combinations, and every tea drinker seems to have that one tea-and-food combination that we pull out when we need a self-care afternoon. Here are some of […]

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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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What to Make with Matcha Powder

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Matcha has recently become a bit of a trend in the foodie world. Matcha ice cream, cookies, and cakes are popping up left and right. Want to get equipped for the upcoming matchapocalypse? Here are a few ideas of what to make with matcha powder. While it has become popular in the west in the […]

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Chocolate Orange Tart with Shortbread Crust

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Sometimes a decadent dessert is just the thing for sharing with a dear friend or celebrating the end of a rough day, and this chocolate orange tart would be a welcome sight for either occasion. This tart is deceptively simple to make, but its layers of flavors and textures make it an elegant companion for […]

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Three mini napoleons are arranged on a blue floral plate with a teapot and cup of tea in the background.

Trio of Mini Desserts for a Tea Party

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Making dessert for a get-together is always delightful, but making mini desserts for a tea party is pure, unadulterated fun. I don’t know what it is about miniature desserts that are so endearing, but I love them. From perfectly iced petit fours in a rainbow of pastels to tiny cream tarts topped with even tinier […]

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What Is Breakfast Blend Tea?

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I am not a morning person. When I stumble down the stairs in the morning, I need something to jumpstart my day. Since I don’t drink coffee, this something is usually a black tea of some kind. Luckily for me, there is a whole subcategory of teas developed for the purpose of giving you a […]

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Tea Treats for Two: Ooey Gooey Bars Recipe

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Sharing tea with a dear friend is always a good idea, especially when you have tea treats for two, like this ooey gooey bars recipe. There are times when restraint is in order, and saying no to dessert is a sensible option, but when you’re cozying in with a good friend for a long chat […]

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Fancy Grilled Cheese Ideas for Grownup People

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A grilled cheese tea party is pure comfort food fun, but with fancy grilled cheese ideas for grownup people, it becomes a festive celebration of good bread, divine cheese, and lusciously decadent extras. I’ve loved grilled cheese sandwiches since I was a little girl. Back then they were simple affairs, brown bread, butter, and cheddar […]

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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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Strawberry Tea Bread with Almond Cream Cheese Filling

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I do love a good tea bread, tender and fragrant, and this strawberry tea bread with almond cream cheese filling is not only delicious, it’s like a danish from heaven. Made with a rich, buttery dough laced with cinnamon, this tea bread is layered with a ribbon of decadent almond cream cheese filling and topped […]

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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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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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Overhead view of a baking tray and two floral plates full of gingerbread spice coconut macaroons.

Gingerbread Spice Coconut Macaroons Recipe

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This gingerbread spice coconut macaroons recipe takes traditional coconut macaroons and gives them a heady boost of fragrance and flavor with a generous infusion of gingerbread spices. Ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg — they’re all warming flavors that pair wonderfully with buttery coconut. I’ve always loved receiving plates piled high with all sorts of cookies such […]

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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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Maple Fudge Recipe with Maple Syrup

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The holidays just don’t seem right without at least one square of rich, creamy fudge, and this maple fudge recipe with maple syrup serves up a square that is fragrant, sweet, and utterly decadent. I’ve loved fudge since I was a little girl, eating each piece slowly, a nibble at time, letting its sugary goodness […]

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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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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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Homemade Cinnamon Twists with Maple Glaze

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Cinnamon and winter holidays go hand in hand, and these fragrant homemade cinnamon twists with cinnamon maple glaze are beautiful additions to a Yuletide brunch or afternoon tea. I love making these early in the morning so my household can wake up to the smell of cinnamon-laced bread filling the entire house. They are beautiful […]

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Two rosemary honey shortbread cookies and a tea infuser full of loose leaf tea sit on a plate.

How To Host a Cookie Decorating Tea Party – With Rosemary Honeyed Shortbread Recipe

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As the year begins to come to a close and the days are getting shorter and chillier, what better way to celebrate the season of togetherness (and delicious treats!) than to host a cookie decorating tea party? Today, we’ll walk through all the necessary steps to make your party as seamlessly simple as it is […]

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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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Overhead view of a pan of baked sweet potato sonker with a pitcher of milk dip on the side.

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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Hearty Party Fare: Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

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As the days shorten and temperatures plummet, comfort foods like shepherd’s pie with cauliflower mash are just the ticket for warming the bones and cheering the soul. Shepherd’s Pie, often misspelled “shepards pie,” is a lovely dish made up of three layers that combine beautifully and make for hearty party fare with friends on a […]

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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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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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Overhead view of a kuchen baked in a red cast iron pot.

Easy Kuchen Recipe with Maple Spice Filling

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Kuchen is pure comfort to me, and this easy kuchen recipe makes it so simple to whip up a fragrant cake in time for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Kuchen is simply the German word for cake, and it comes in all sorts of variations. The most popular varieties are fruity and spicy. The fruity […]

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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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Overhead view of a square pan of apple pandowdy surrounded by apples and a wooden rolling pin.

Apple Pandowdy Recipe with Yogurt Pastry Crust

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Old-fashioned desserts with quirky names always delight me, and this Apple Pandowdy Recipe is one of the best. Lusciously tender apples enveloped in a brown sugar sauce and topped with buttery pastry make a dessert of ultimate comfort and sublime deliciousness. The origins of the pandowdy go back to the early days of America, when […]

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Overview of peach cardamom scone next to a bag of tea a plate of scones, butter, and loose leaf tea

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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Overhead view of a strawberry buckle cake on a blue and white platter, with a cup of tea and bag of loose leaf tea on the side.

Old Fashioned Strawberry Buckle Cake

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Strawberry Buckle Cake is a lovely old-fashioned recipe from the early days of American cooking. It’s simply a coffee cake-type batter studded with fresh, seasonal fruit. Although the origin of the name is lost to time, many believe it refers to how the batter buckles around the fruit that softens and breaks down during the […]

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