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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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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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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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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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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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Three coconut praline pecans sit on a floral plate in front of a mug of tea and a plate full of pecans.

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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Overhead view of a raspberry galette with tea syrup on a baking tray.

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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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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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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Overhead view a bundt-shaped hibiscus cake recipe on a white floral plate.

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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Overhead view of a pan of easy Portuguese egg tart recipe on a wooden table.

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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Overhead view of a slice of chocolate orange tart on a dark blue floral plate surrounded by a colorful cloth, a cup of tea, the rest of the tart on a white and blue plate, and a bowl of oranges.

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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Overhead view of an ooey gooey bar on a floral plate with a cup of tea brewing on the side.

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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Overhead view of a loaf of strawberry cream cheese tea bread next to a slice of bread on a blue and red floral plate and a cup of loose leaf tea.

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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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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A square of maple fudge sits on a bright floral plate along with a knife. In the background are a pan of maple fudge, a wooden cutting board with chunks of dried maple syrup, and a bowl of maple dust.

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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Overhead view of a plate of homemade cinnamon twists on a red floral plate, with a cup of cinnamon maple glaze and a mug of loose leaf tea on the side.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Overhead view of a blue plate of apple slump surrounded by apples, oranges, a cup of tea, and apple slump baked in a red crock.

Cinnamon Rum Apple Slump Recipe

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I love trying old-fashioned American desserts, and this apple slump recipe delights me with its quirky name and homey simplicity. A slump is simply baked fruit with a dumpling crust that “slumps” around the fruit as it cooks. Also known as a grunt or pandowdy, a slump is pure comfort food, especially when served hot […]

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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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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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Overhead view of a slice of grapefruit bread resting on a blue and white plate, surrounded by a cup of tea, pewter heart scoop, loaf of bread, and bag of loose leaf tea.

Citrus and Cardamom Grapefruit Bread

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Fine summer mornings are ideal for leisurely outdoor meals of fresh fruit, endless cups of tea, and warm slices of a lovely loaf cake like grapefruit bread, bright with citrus flavor and fragrant with cardamom. Whether you’re looking for something special for a Saturday morning breakfast, or a hint of sweetness for Sunday morning brunch, […]

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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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Two scoops of Earl Grey Cardamom Ice Cream sprinkled with pistachios in a glass dish.

Spice and Ice: Earl Grey Cardamom Ice Cream

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Summertime is for sunshine and frozen treats. If you like chai or Earl Grey tea, you’ll love this lightly spiced spin on kulfi, which is a type of Indian ice cream. Nothing beats homemade dessert. You can enjoy this Earl Grey cardamom ice cream as a sweet ending to an Indian meal, but any occasion […]

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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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Overhead view of an Earl Grey cheesecake on a blue floral plate, accented with ferns.

Earl Grey Cheesecake with Ginger Cookie Crust

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Earl Grey cheesecake is the new favorite cheesecake in our farmhouse these days. With its luscious fragrance that fills the whole house while it’s baking to its creamy texture and delicate flavor, we are smitten. There are many wonderful cheesecake recipes in this world, like this lovely Minty Chocolate Chip Cheesecake or these delectable Pumpkin […]

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overhead view of gourmet vanilla cupcakes in a cake tin with a bowl of whipped honey buttercream frosting and an iced cupcake on a red and white floral plate.

Gourmet Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe with Honey Buttercream Frosting

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As winter snows start to melt and bare branches burst forth with buds, this gourmet vanilla cupcakes recipe topped with a lavish swirl of whipped honey buttercream frosting is just the ticket for a celebration of spring and the hope of sunshine and warm weather. It’s a lovely treat to banish away the last vestiges […]

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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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When you think about cookie ingredients, avocados probably don’t spring to mind. This avocado cookie recipe that tastes like a brownie is going to change that!

Fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookie Recipe

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When you think about cookie ingredients, avocados probably don’t spring to mind. And that’s a shame. This fudgy avocado cookie recipe that tastes like a decadent brownie is going to change that! Make these rich, fudgy, dense, and intensely chocolatey cookies, and no one will know that this avocado cookie recipe swaps out mashed avocado […]

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These Butternut Squash Creme Brulee Pots are pure comfort food on a cold winter’s night, with the richness of the custard brightened by sweet roasted butternut squash.

Butternut Squash Creme Brulee Pots

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The holidays are great occasions to take time-honored recipes and make them new by turning them on their heads. Crème brulee is nearly always a sweet dessert with a melted sugar crust, but it’s so easy to turn it into savory goodness with vegetables, cheese, and fragrant herbs. These Butternut Squash Creme Brulee Pots are […]

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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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With the tender, buttery crumb of coffee cake paired with fragrant ginger and strong molasses, this Gingerbread Coffee Cake is a recipe made in heaven.

Heaven Is This Gingerbread Coffee Cake Recipe

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Gingerbread Coffee Cake is a recipe made in heaven. With the tender, buttery crumb of coffee cake paired with fragrant ginger and strong molasses, it is made better only by the addition of a nutty streusel topping rich with butter and brown sugar. While coffee cake is generally served with a big pot of coffee, […]

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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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Dia de los Muertos Tea Party with Mexican Cinnamon Drink

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Skulls made out of sugar may seem like a bizarre feature for a fabulous tea party, but on Dia de los Muertos — The Day of the Dead — they are perfectly suited for a treasured day of remembrance and partying. Far from a macabre ritual with hints of Halloween ghoulishness, Dia de los Muertos […]

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Pumpkin Spice: Hot Buttered Rum and White Chocolate Truffles

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Pumpkin Spice Season is here! How can you tell? First, it’s hard to miss the store displays of pumpkin spice everything, from coffee to chips to beer to room deodorizers. I’m pretty sure I spotted some pumpkin-flavored cat treats in Target. Back-to-school displays are emptied and replaced with Halloween costumes, and folks are breaking out […]

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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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Diner Themed Party Ideas

3 Ideas for a Diner Themed Party

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Diners are known for their friendly charm and down-home hospitality offered in nostalgic, retro style. Serving American food such as hamburgers, French fries, sandwiches, and soups, they offer hearty fare at a reasonable price. You can host a friendly diner themed party with these three easy ideas. Checkers and a Jukebox Anything checkered is reminiscent of a diner setting; […]

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Best Apple Crisp Recipe In the World

The Best Apple Crisp Recipe In the World

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Apple crisp has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, and to me, the best apple crisp recipe in the world is one that includes nuts and cinnamon in the buttery, crumbly topping. Apple pie-style desserts are beloved throughout the world. In Germany, sliced apples are boiled with water, cinnamon, […]

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Fluffy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Fluffy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Few foods say summer more than strawberry shortcake piled high with ripe berries. When you steep the berries in syrup made with our luscious Celebration Blend Darjeeling tea, this fluffy strawberry shortcake recipe is elevated from simple to sublime. Shortcake It all starts with a light, flaky shortcake, rich with butter and fragrant with vanilla. […]

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Easy Tea Party Desserts

Easy Tea Party Desserts: Tea-Infused Coconut Custard

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Some of us are born Martha Stewarts. Hostessing is our game, and whipping together an intricate, detailed tea party hardly requires batting an eye. For the rest of us, though? Simple, elegant, and easy-peasy is a little more attainable, allowing for the perfect warm + welcoming party atmosphere without the planning-panic that can so frequently […]

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Greek Yogurt with Balsamic Drizzle

Greek Yogurt Dessert with Balsamic Drizzle

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Sometimes it’s great to have an elaborate dessert with finicky processes and a long list of hard-to-find ingredients, but often I want something simple yet utterly delicious — like this Greek Yogurt with Balsamic Drizzle. A while back a dear friend gave me a bottle of Caramelized Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar that was so luscious I […]

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Iced Hot Chocolate

The Ultimate Iced Hot Chocolate How-To Guide

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If you fancy hot chocolate but can’t bear the thought of steaming mugs of that delectable beverage in the heat of summer, here’s your ultimate how-to guide to making iced hot chocolate. Iced Hot Chocolate is simply hot chocolate that is either poured directly over ice or has been chilled until it’s nearly ice cold, […]

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Lemon Blueberry Tea Bread

Lemon Blueberry Tea Bread

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Tea bread is such a scrumptious addition to afternoon tea or coffee. Quick and easy to make, it fills the house with luscious smells as it bakes, tempting everyone in the vicinity to pop into the kitchen for a cuppa and a chat. A basic tea bread recipe is simply a sweet bread, aromatic with […]

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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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Three Creative Crepe Recipes

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The first time I went to Paris, I was on the tightest of tight budgets, so I skipped the fancy restaurants and lived on crepes (and quiche) from street vendors. I’ve been in love with crepes ever since. Not the thick, rubbery ones sometimes passed off as crepes, but the thin, delicate, slightly sweet ones […]

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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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matcha tea layer cake

Sweet Spring Matcha Layer Cake

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If you like tea and dessert, you’ll love this traditional layer cake with matcha green tea buttercream icing. It makes a perfect dessert course for your next tea party. Bake the Cake The type of cake you use is up to you, but I like the way a good yellow cake balances out the sweetness […]

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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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tea ice cream social

Host a Positivi-Tea and Ice Cream Social

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We can never be filled too full with words of encouragement and affirmations from those near and dear to us. Invite your own posse over for an afternoon of affirmation — and maybe share the love with some new friends, too — by hosting a Positivi-Tea & Ice Cream Social. Gathering friends together for hot […]

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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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spiced coconut panna cotta

Spiced Coconut Panna Cotta

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As winter tightens its grip, comforting desserts are just the ticket to cheer the heart and brighten dark days. Spiced Coconut Panna Cotta with Moreno Cherries is a luscious choice for those who need dairy free and gluten free options. Although this dessert is the color of snow, the coconut flavor will bring to mind […]

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fondue party

How to Host a Fondue Party

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Some food traditions are best left to the distant past, but a good fondue is not one of them. Fondue is not only downright delectable, it is convivial and interesting, a marvelous way to catch up with old friends while dipping all sorts of scrumptious things in smooth as silk chocolate. Throwing a fondue party […]

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dairy free truffles

How to Make Dairy Free Chocolate Truffles

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Decadent and creamy truffles were the first chocolates I ever made by myself. Tasting that first truffle, biting through the powdery cocoa coating into the meltingly soft center, was sheer bliss. This week I ventured into new territory making dairy free chocolate truffles. Rather than using cream or butter to achieve that luscious truffle flavor […]

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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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Dark Chocolate Seed + Nut Bites

Dark Chocolate Seed + Nut Bites

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Pining for something healthy yet decadent this season? Look no further than these delicious and versatile Dark Chocolate Seed and Nut Bites. Although the holidays are often filled with sugar-laden treats, these tasty morsels are only as sweet as the chocolate you use to make them. Choose a rich, dark chocolate or bittersweet chocolate instead […]

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Smoked Vanilla Cinnamon Almonds

Smoked Vanilla Cinnamon Almonds Recipe

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There are few things that delight me more in autumn than the smell of spiced roasted nuts. I have yet to meet a roasted nut I did not swoon over, especially when they’re glistening with a buttery cinnamon glaze heady with the mingled aromas of smoke and vanilla. Yesterday massive dark clouds rolled in, making […]

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savory afternoon tea menu

Savory Three-Course Afternoon Tea Menu

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

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Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

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Salted Caramel Rice Krispies take a simple, sweet standby and turn it into a fragrant, swoon-worthy treat. The best part is, it only takes a wee bit more effort than traditional Rice Krispies. One Treat, Three Methods There are several ways you can make these beauties, and it all starts with the irresistible buttery sauce […]

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tea infused cake

Hazelnut Tea Infused Cake

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While I love a fancy dessert as much as the next person, sometimes I just want something simple and plain but delicious, like a moist and tender tea infused cake. A nice butter cake provides a wonderful base for all sorts of lovely infusions from tea and coffee to flowers and spice. For cake with […]

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Vanilla Self-Saucing Pudding Cake

Vanilla Self-Saucing Pudding Cake

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When it comes to comfort food desserts, few things beat a self-saucing pudding cake. It’s like a bit of magic the way boiling water poured over cake batter transforms into a moist, tender cake with a lusciously creamy, pudding-like sauce on the bottom. Add a drizzle of fresh cream or a dollop of ice cream […]

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earl grey butter cookies

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Earl Grey Butter Cookies Recipe

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Growing up in a large Danish family, butter cookies were a vital part of our celebrations and family shindigs. I love them fat and crumbly from the tin, thin and crispy out of my grandmother’s oven, or round and soft with a jewel-like candied fruit pressed into the center. This week as the skies clouded […]

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earl grey brownies

Fudgey Earl Grey Brownies with Earl Grey Drizzle

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Love Earl Grey tea? Adore gooey, chocolatey brownies? Then you’ll go absolutely wild for this Earl Grey Brownies with Earl Grey Drizzle recipe. Earl Grey tea has a long and storied history beginning in the early 1800s. It is thought that the tea blend was developed in England to imitate the more expensive types of […]

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vanilla hazelnut cake

Vanilla Cake with Hazelnut Crumble

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Vanilla and hazelnuts are two of my favorite flavors, and combing them into one luscious vanilla hazelnut cake is downright marvelous. I’ve been on a vanilla kick lately, adding it to hot tea and iced tea, drizzling a bit in my coffee, and folding it into every bit of baking I’ve done this week. The […]

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tea party cupcakes

Tea Party Cupcakes

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A tea party is fun any time of year, but when the summer sun is shining and gardens are full of green grass and gorgeous flowers, it is especially marvelous. Tea cups are an essential part of a tea party. They not only provide handy holders for the beloved steaming beverage, but their unique shapes […]

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coconut meringue cookie bites

Coconut Meringue Cookie Bites Recipe

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When the weather heats up, heavy, creamy desserts can seem a bit too much. Instead, reach for a light, airy confection like these coconut meringue cookie bites that tantalize the taste buds without sitting heavy in the stomach. They’re also naturally gluten free and vegetarian! Meringues are blissfully easy to make, melt in your mouth […]

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Eton Mess Recipe

Eton Mess Recipe with Earl Grey Strawberries

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There’s something ethereal and a bit fairytale-ish about meringue desserts, especially this delightful Eton Mess with Earl Grey Strawberries recipe. To me, Eton Mess is a charmingly irreverent play on the elegant pavlova, a large meringue filled with cream and topped with fresh fruits. Eton Mess is, as its name suggests, messy — but in […]

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orange gelatin recipe

Orange Gelatin Recipe with Whipped Cream and Candied Ginger

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Gelatin molds are such pretty things, glistening like jewels as they wibble and wobble on their way to the table. Often regarded as children’s fare, gelatin made from scratch can easily be transformed into an elegant, adult dessert. Far from the garishly colored, sugar-laden gelatin of childhood, this Orange Gelatin with Whipped Cream and Candied […]

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