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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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overhead view of an evening tea party table with turkey chili, cornbread, salad, crackers, and tea.

An Effortless Evening Tea Party

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We typically think of hosting our tea gatherings in the morning or afternoon, but sometimes the best fit for our schedule is right after work, in the evening. You can host an effortless evening tea party with these simple but heartful menu and entertainment suggestions. Stress-Free Food Commit to just an hour or so for […]

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Parmesan Rind Soup

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

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bright green curried pea soup in blue and white toile dishes

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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This Broccoli Stilton Soup recipe is rich and thick and savory, a wonderful soup to warm the cockles and nourish the soul.

Thick and Savory Broccoli Stilton Soup

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There are certain soups that beg for a cold wintry day to truly strut their stuff, and Broccoli Stilton Soup is one of them. Rich and thick and savory, it is a wonderful soup recipe to warm the cockles and nourish the soul. Gather Comforting Ingredients Stilton cheese is a beautiful blue cheese, creamy and […]

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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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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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Cold Soup Bar

Cold Soup Bar for Your Next Party

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Soup isn’t just for stormy nights or chilly winter afternoons. Add in a cool factor and make a Cold Soup Bar for your next picnic or party. Cold soups are both scrumptious and refreshing on a hot summer’s day. From smooth fruity concoctions to savory vegetable bases, the options for nourishing and delightful cold soups […]

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A Trio of Unusual Root Vegetable Soup Recipes

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Rain fell beautifully this morning as I fried onions and peeled potatoes and collected the things I needed to make soups with unusual root vegetables. While most of us are familiar with carrots, turnips, beets, and taters, there are some other less familiar but equally wonderful root veggies that taste marvelous and work brilliantly in […]

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Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe

Warm + Comforting Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe

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

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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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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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Asparagus Spinach Soup recipe

Perfect Spring Soup: Cream of Spinach and Asparagus Soup Recipe

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Things are beginning to thaw out, and spring vegetables are starting to make their bright and vibrant appearance on grocery store shelves. We’re all excited to start tossing together big salads and firing up the grill, but the fact of the matter is that we still have a few cold days ahead of us. What […]

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Tea and Soup Pairings to Ward Off the Winter Blues

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Nothing says “comfort” on a winter day quite like a bowl of soup or a cup of hot tea. So why choose between the two when you can have both? Here are some of our favorite tea and soup combos. Perfect Partners When it comes to pairing soups and tea, the usual convention of matching […]

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Chilled Avocado & Yogurt Soup with Tomato Salsa

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Here at Plum Deluxe, we are no strangers to soup recipes — in particular, cold soups, which are much more than gazpacho. We believe soup is a year-round recipe; in fact, chilled soups can not only cool you down on a hot day, but can also be a great conversation piece for those guests not […]

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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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Perfect Bread for Soup: Crusty Olive Rosemary Loaf

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In the midst of winter, few things are as nourishing and comforting as homemade soup and warm, crusty bread — especially when that bread is fresh out of the oven, still warm, and slathered in butter. Homemade bread can seem a little daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. This Crusty Olive Rosemary loaf is […]

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Taco Tortilla Soup with Tabasco Chipotle Topping

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This feature was brought to you by TABASCO. Here at Plum Deluxe, we love soup — so much, we have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to it. Personally, one of my favorites is tortilla soup. It’s sort of like taco night, but you can use a spoon. This recipe is my own spin on the […]

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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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Soup’s On! 3 Soup Recipes to Warm Your Body and Comfort Your Soul

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Have you had enough of winter yet? We have! Our Portland office has seen lots of rain, ice, and even a few inches of snow, while our East Coast editors have been buried under over a foot of powder. And while we know spring is on its way, we’re noshing on some of our favorite […]

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Soup for the Beer Lover’s Soul: Pairings for Your Favorite Brews

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Soup can be rather difficult to pair with beer, but it doesn’t need to be. The next time you’re craving a glass of ice cold, foamy beer with your bowl of chili but don’t know what to choose, don’t worry about bouquets and overtones, just focus on the ingredients in the bowl and the origins […]

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Two Spanish Stews to Warm Up the Winter Nights

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As the days become shorter and the colder weather begins to rear its ugly head, there are few better ways to spend an evening than by indulging in a luxurious stew to warm body, heart, and mind. We all have our favourites, those recipes we go back to year after year to seek refuge from […]

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It’s a Pumpkin Party! Pumpkin Chili with Ginger Pumpkin Bites

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On autumn’s arrival, I lament the fact that many of our local farmer’s markets close down, taking their wonderfully fresh fruits and veggies with them. The big highlight for me, though, is the arrival of pumpkin season. We’ve talked about cooking with pumpkin before, but I’m a realist, and I think cooking a pumpkin is […]

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