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Overhead view of a loaf of tapioca bread sprinkled with nigella seeds, in a parchment-lined pan on a wooden table.

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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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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Overhead view of almond tea cookies on plates and a baking tray, with a bowl of almond and cup of tea on the side.

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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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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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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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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Dark Chocolate & Sour Cherry Scone Cookies

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

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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 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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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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overhead view of gluten free raspberry scones on a flowered plate and wooden cutting board

Gluten Free Raspberry Scones

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

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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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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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Curried Pea Soup for Zest and Warmth

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As the dark days of winter get colder, I like to add warming spices to nearly everything I make, including that nourishing stand-by, pea soup. Pea soup often gets a bad rap with its insipid color and distinct lack of zing. But this curried pea soup, made with frozen or fresh peas instead of dried […]

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When you’re planning your cold-weather parties with friends and family, turn to this warming winter foods list for easy and creative small menus.

Warming Winter Foods List for Easy Entertaining

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When you’re planning your cold-weather parties with friends and family, turn to this warming winter foods list for easy and creative small menus. Menu duos offer simplicity to your planning when hosting a party, and they highlight for your guests memorable tastes to truly savor. Gluten Free: Chicken and Dumplings & Rice Salad This hearty […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Scones for a Grainless Tea Time

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

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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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2 Savory Vegetables Tarts with Gluten Free Crust

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I’m a big fan of savory tarts. Not simply because they’re delicious, but because they’re endlessly versatile, easy to make, and they work equally well with regular or gluten-free crusts. Here are two vegetarian tart recipes perfect for brunch or your next tea time. The Crust Savory tarts start with a par-baked crust that becomes […]

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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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buckwheat tea loaf

Maple Pecan Buckwheat Tea Loaf

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This afternoon, as cool winds blew through our farm, I baked a comforting gluten-free Maple Pecan Buckwheat Tea Loaf. Light yet substantial and oh-so-fragrant, it is a delicious thing to make and serve for afternoon tea. My husband and I settled in with thick, warm slices slathered with butter and felt the stress of the […]

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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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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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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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3 gluten free breakfasts

3 Gluten Free Breakfasts for Your Holiday Weekend

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Starting a holiday weekend with friends and family will be a breeze with these three delicious and varied gluten-free breakfasts. Smoothie Bowl Bar Welcome sleepy guests on a lazy Saturday morning with a burst of nutrition by providing an array of inspiring ingredients for a Smoothie Bowl Bar. Blitz up a great smoothie base of […]

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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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Parmesan Peppercorn Party Dip

Parmesan Peppercorn Party Dip

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

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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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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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gluten free chicken dumplings

Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

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As rain pours down this morning, I’m dreaming of gluten free chicken and dumplings for lunch. And maybe dinner, too. If you’re looking for comfort and sheer pleasure in a dish, this is one that ticks both boxes every time. Start With the Broth A pot of good chicken and dumplings always starts with an […]

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Comforting Supper: Tuna Risotto Recipe with Peas + Fresh Lemon

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Everyone has their own comfort food, but if you’re looking for a comforting dinner that’s still healthy and relatively easy to put together, this Tuna Risotto recipe with peas and fresh lemon makes for a great choice, and it’s not quite as heavy as other dishes. Peas are a classic risotto pairing, but today, let’s […]

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Cooking with Tea: Chamomile Corn Chowder

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Here at Plum Deluxe, we are obsessed with ways to use tea.  In every shipment of our tea of the month club, we feature recipes using the tea, as well as food pairings and other creative culinary combinations. One of my friends in the tea world, Annelies Zijderveld, has released a new book, Steeped: Recipes Infused […]

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Gluten-Free Honey Butter Cinnamon Rolls

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This feature was brought to you by MELT® Organic. We recently had almost the full Plum Deluxe crew all in one spot to brainstorm and plan for the months ahead. Of course, we wanted to make the most of early morning productive time, but we wanted to have a quiet, private space for conversation. Two […]

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Gluten Free Party Rice Balls

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This feature was brought to you by our sponsor, Minute® Rice. The opinions reflected here are that of the author. There’s something to be said for the satisfaction of enjoying a hot snack, whether that’s a midday treat or welcoming your dinner guests. One of my favorites is arancini — Italian rice balls. They’re full […]

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3 Crispy, Crunchy, and Delicious Gluten-Free Crackers for Your Next Cocktail Bash

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Whether or not you avoid gluten-containing products in your diet, you’ll love this trio of easy-to-make gluten-free snack crackers! If you’re searching for a gluten-free cracker that doesn’t taste like cardboard to serve with your cheese platter, try the Herbed Amaranth Crackers. When you’re craving a salty snack you don’t have to sneak, whip up […]

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Roasted Squash with Cider Sauce

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I had an amazing vegetarian dish at Stoudt’s Brewery in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, on a recent visit. I am afraid they will rotate it off the menu and had to try my hand at it at home. Let’s be honest, when I made this Roasted Squash with Cider Sauce dish it was one of those days […]

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Chill Out: 3 Cold Soups for Summer Indulgence

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I remember the first time we tried a chilled soup. I say “we” but I mean my husband, Dan. We were on a cruise and the notion of a chilled soup seemed too foreign to me (a Greek gal who loves a piping hot, savory bowl). It was a berry soup and my husband enjoyed […]

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Holiday Free for All: An Allergen-friendly Recipe Roundup

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Here at Plum Deluxe, we talk quite a bit about dealing with food allergies and preferences. That could be because quite a few of our staff members have them! And no matter your reasons for eating the way you do, everyone deserves something delicious. Whether you’re playing host or being a guest this holiday season, […]

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How to Host Guests with Dietary Restrictions (Without Being a Jerk)

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In college, my favorite day was Thursday, because that was the day made-to-order paninis were served at my dorm. But one day, my best friend, who is Jewish, was handed somebody else’s order of ham and swiss on wheat. She unknowingly bit into that sucker and immediately recoiled. I felt so awful, but I couldn’t […]

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