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Refreshing Salad Niçoise highlights flavors popular in the city of Nice. Along with tender fillets of tuna, the colorful medley includes French green beans, tomatoes, hard-cooked eggs, onions, and olives atop a bed of greens. Find the recipes for our favorite Gallic dishes at https://bit.ly/frenchfoodessentials.
Salad Niçoise
Refreshing Salad Niçoise highlights flavors popular in the city of Nice. Along with tender fillets of tuna, the colorful medley includes French green beans, tomatoes, hard-cooked eggs, onions, and olives atop a bed of greens. Find the recipes for our favorite Gallic dishes at https://bit.ly/frenchfoodessentials.
Cherished for its captivating color, irresistible fragrance, and therapeutic virtues, lavender introduces an unmistakable aura of peace into one’s world. Whether deliciously incorporated into recipes like these Lavender Crème Fraîche Cupcakes, bath products, or one’s décor, these humble buds are sure to enchant. Discover five of our favorite ways for using its charm in everyday life at https://bit.ly/5lavenderideas.
Five Ideas for Incorporating Lavender into Your Day
Cherished for its captivating color, irresistible fragrance, and therapeutic virtues, lavender introduces an unmistakable aura of peace into one’s world. Whether deliciously incorporated into recipes like these Lavender Crème Fraîche Cupcakes, bath products, or one’s décor, these humble buds are sure to enchant. Discover five of our favorite ways for using its charm in everyday life at https://bit.ly/5lavenderideas.
Through the years, noted authors, chefs, and influencers have brought Gallic fare to the pages of Victoria magazine. Whether they have shared recipes from their own tables or inspired our test kitchens to create unique dishes, the influence of these bon vivants lingers in mouthwatering fare infused with the flavors of France. Discover five of our favorite specialties such as Tartes aux Fraises from featured connoisseurs at https://bit.ly/tastes-from-tastemakers.
Tartes aux Fraises
Through the years, noted authors, chefs, and influencers have brought Gallic fare to the pages of Victoria magazine. Whether they have shared recipes from their own tables or inspired our test kitchens to create unique dishes, the influence of these bon vivants lingers in mouthwatering fare infused with the flavors of France. Discover five of our favorite specialties such as Tartes aux Fraises from featured connoisseurs at https://bit.ly/tastes-from-tastemakers.
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Blackberry-Thyme Macarons
Could the afternoon hold a more sublime experience than savoring a delectable lavender-hued Blackberry-Thyme Macarons while sipping a favorite blend? Find the recipe, along with a bounty of other refreshing macaron flavors, at https://bit.ly/heavenlymacarons.
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Mini Avocado Toasts
When the warmth of spring coaxes forth an array of vibrant floral splendor across the landscape, dress the table in brilliant bouquets and petal-strewn china to greet the morning with a seasonal celebration. Find a cache of delightful spring brunch recipes, including our Mini Avocado Toasts, at https://bit.ly/springbrunchmenu.
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A Note of Floral Beauty
Taking cues from musical scores with a botanical theme, our festive menu showcases a bouquet of blossoms. Presented in an alcove of the garden, this symphony of flavors is certain to leave a lasting impression. Among the offerings, find the recipe for our Rose Petal Cheesecake at https://bit.ly/notefloralbeauty.
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Our Seven Favorite Floral Recipes
With a bounty of jewel-toned blossoms at hand, the season of rejuvenation is best celebrated around a table laden with floral-infused recipes. Find the recipe for this Lavender Chamomile Tiered Cake and a fête of blooming delights at https://bit.ly/victoriafloralrecipes.
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Easter on the Lawn
Celebrate Easter's arrival with a gathering as jubilant as the land’s glorious reawakening. Brimming with enjoyable fare and seasonal delights, this fête is sure to enchant all who are welcomed for an afternoon of feasting and fellowship. Find inspiration at https://bit.ly/Easter-on-the-lawn.
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Our Five Favorite Spring-Inspired Desserts
Beautiful blooms gaily greet us, and warmer environs whisper to any who listen, spring has surely arrived. As we open our kitchen windows to welcome this beloved season indoors, allow the bounty of this blissful time to inspire your sweetest confections. Find spring-inspired dessert recipes to remind you of the pure delight this cherished reawakening brings at https://bit.ly/victoria-spring-desserts.
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Buttermilk-Zucchini Soup
Throw the doors open wide and celebrate this season of rebirth with an intimate gathering that brims with the bright, refreshing flavors of early spring. Find garden-inspired recipes, including our chilled Buttermilk-Zucchini Soup, at https://bit.ly/spring-return.
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Five Favorite Homemade Valentine Sweets
Nothing expresses the sweet sentiments of love and admiration quite like the gift of a homemade sugary treat. Tell dear ones how special they are to you this Valentine’s Day by sharing one of our five favorite Valentine’s Day recipes—from blushing pink macarons to traditional chocolates crafted by hand. Find the recipes at https://bit.ly/Valentine-sweets.
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Five Favorite Homemade Valentine Sweets
Nothing expresses the sweet sentiments of love and admiration quite like the gift of a homemade sugary treat. Tell dear ones how special they are to you this Valentine’s Day by sharing one of our five favorite Valentine’s Day recipes—from blushing pink macarons to traditional chocolates crafted by hand. Find the recipes at https://bit.ly/Valentine-sweets.
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A Valentine Tea
Whether shared as a celebration of young love or as an occasion to honor lasting relationships, our tantalizing menu for a Valentine's tea presents an ode to romance. Over fragrant cups of tea, treasure the company of dear ones who gather to sample our feast of sentimental favorites that is certain to cause hearts to flutter. Find recipes at https://bit.ly/valentine-tea.
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Before the Hearth: A Cozy Winter Meal
Fill the long hours of a cold, dark winter evening with the inviting warmth and comforting glow of an intimate dinner for four. Positioning the table near the fireplace sets the scene for a cozy meal—the crackling blaze lending a gentle cadence to the friendly banter among those gathered. Find recipes for cozy fare at https://bit.ly/cozy-meal.
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Celebrating a New Year
As the page turns to reveal a fresh calendar twinkling with possibility, gather loved ones for feasting and fellowship amid nostalgic reflections of the past twelve months and toast to the exciting opportunities still to come. Find inspiration for welcoming in the New Year and the recipe for this dazzling Champagne and Grapefruit Layer Cake at https://bit.ly/New-Year-Celebration.
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Our Top 10 Posts of 2023
From delectable recipes and inviting destinations to unforgettable interiors, join us as we revisit our most popular online features of 2023. Discover them at https://bit.ly/Top-10-2023.
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Five Favorite Christmas Cookies
These stamped designs embellish anise-spiced German springerles that are ideal for keeping, for sharing, or even as an offering to Santa on Christmas Eve. Find the recipes for these and four more of our favorite holiday cookies at https://bit.ly/favorite-Christmas-cookies.
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Dreaming of Gingerbread
Whether Yuletide cravings encompass frosted cookies, a dark and moist cake flavored with molasses, or new twists on tried-and-true presentations of those classic desserts, gingerbread offerings promise culinary delight with a delectable mingling of sweetness and spice. Find recipes and easy-to-download recipe cards at https://bit.ly/gingerbread-recipes.
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Our 7 Favorite Christmas Cakes
Would a holiday gathering still be preserved in the annals of family history without a sideboard laden with a gracious bounty of homemade sweets? In our classic recipes, Grandmother’s legacy of hospitality endures. Find seven sugary creations to inspire your own festivities this season at https://bit.ly/Christmas-cakes.
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Happy Thanksgiving from Victoria Magazine
On this Thanksgiving, our hearts brim with gratitude for each of you. We extend wishes for a joyful day of celebration and offer a few more sweet finales for today's traditional feast. We also pay homage to our forefathers' role in commemorating Thanksgiving as a cherished American holiday at https://bit.ly/Thanksgiving-heritage.
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A Thanksgiving Feast
When shadows fall and the table glows with candlelight and affection, offer guests Perfect Pumpkin Pie and an opportunity to reflect upon their most cherished blessings. Find this recipe and more for a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast at https://bit.ly/Thanksgiving-feast.
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Seasonal Side Dishes: Top 5 Favorite Sides for Thanksgiving
Although the turkey often gets the most attention during holiday-menu planning, the trimmings can bring just as much harvest flavor to your celebration. Fresh and delicious, these unforgettable side dishes might just steal the spotlight on your Thanksgiving table. Find recipes at https://bit.ly/Thanksgiving-side-dishes.
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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Root Vegetables
Cool evenings call for classic cuisine like our Roasted Chicken Thighs with Root Vegetables, presented with an herbed medley of Brussels sprouts, carrots, garlic, and golden beets. Enjoy this meal with buttery Garlic Knots or other heartwarming fare.
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Mushroom Gourmet
Ranging in character from comfortingly demure to intriguingly full-bodied, mushrooms impart an unmistakable sense of umami, a pleasing savory flavor recognized more widely in recent years as the fifth distinctive category of taste. Find recipes highlighting this versatile ingredient at https://bit.ly/gourmet-mushroom-recipes.
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Pumpkin–White Chocolate Hot Chocolate
Worth savoring while stars twinkle above, Pumpkin–White Chocolate Hot Chocolate offers a sweet beginning to a delicious evening shared beneath a brilliant night sky. Find the recipe, along with a collection of other pumpkin-flavored fare, at https://bit.ly/recipes-for-pumpkin.
an autumn brunch with apples, oranges and white flowers on a table
An Early Autumn Brunch
The warm aroma of Apple and Spice Wassail offers a gracious welcome to loved ones gathered on the first cool morning of fall. Find a festive brunch menu brimming with seasonal flavors at https://bit.ly/autumn-brunch.
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In Celebration of Apples
A perennial orchard favorite, apples promise a quintessential taste of fall. Enjoy their sweetness plucked from the tree and eaten fresh out of hand, or explore the culinary possibilities by cooking the iconic fruit until tender and juicy. Find recipes inspired by the season at https://bit.ly/celebration-apples.
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Soup Pairings
Topped with crumbles of bacon, shredded Cheddar cheese, and chopped chives, this potato and corn soup becomes a memorable meal when served alongside a complementary appetizer, salad, or dessert. Find some of our favorite soup pairings at https://bit.ly/soup-pairings.
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Sweet Tastes of Bergamot: Earl Grey Desserts
Showcasing a creamy frosting of caramelized white chocolate buttercream, swirling pools of decadent lavender ganache, and a sprinkling of edible blossoms, Chocolate Bergamot Layer Cake is a feast of beauty. Find this recipe and other Earl Grey infused sweets at https://bit.ly/earl-grey-desserts.
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Peaches Sublime
Is there anything more intoxicating than the fragrance of a perfectly ripe peach? These velvety orbs enchant us with their soft blush and promise of sweetness. Here, our recipes for Peach Kuchen, White Peach Sangria, and more bring out the best in this glorious symbol of summertime. Find them at https://bit.ly/peaches-sublime. 🍑🍃
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Tropical Fruit Indulgences
Bursting with sunshine, luscious fruits extend a culinary invitation to explore exotic isles. Discover recipes for these Miniature Coconut Cream–Macadamia Nut Tarts topped with a bright assortment of fruit as well as other tropical inspired indulgences at https://bit.ly/tropical-fruit-treats. 🌴☀️
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Drawing on the natural resources of Nantucket, private chef and artisan Kaity Farrell of Fare Isle develops recipes and wares inspired by her coastal hideaway and infuses each dish with her signature romantic style. Find the recipes for her Wild Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Cake and other sumptuous summer fare at https://bit.ly/2KJzWZc.
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Summertime Slices: Refreshing Watermelon Treats
Sweet cubes of watermelon mingle with feta cheese, cucumber, refreshing mint and spicy arugula drizzled with a peach-balsamic glaze and roasted pepitas to form a refreshing salad perfect for sharing with friends on days when temperatures soar. Find the recipe for this and other watermelon treats at https://bit.ly/summertime-slices.
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Summertime Slices: Refreshing Watermelon Treats
Sweet cubes of watermelon mingle with feta cheese, cucumber, refreshing mint and spicy arugula drizzled with a peach-balsamic glaze and roasted pepitas to form a refreshing salad perfect for sharing with friends on days when temperatures soar. Find the recipe for this and other watermelon treats at https://bit.ly/summertime-slices.
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Crème de la Glacé
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with frosty favorites updated with a twist. Here, glistening ribbons of Cherry-Port Compote enliven a decadent Port Wine-Cherry Ripple Gelato. Find the recipe for this and four other chilled confections at https://bit.ly/creme-de-la-glace. 🍨🍒
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Our Favorite Pies for Indulgent Summertime
The sweet aroma of a freshly baked Peach-Blackberry Pie, cooling in front of a sunlit window, wafts through the kitchen and stirs the palate and heartstrings. Find our favorite summer pie recipes at https://bit.ly/bestsummerpies.
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The Softer Side of Summer
Since one cannot pluck a cloud from the sky to dress the table, a pretty cloth made of snow-white eyelet makes a suitable stand-in. From crisp ticking and fine-spun linen to forever-favorite eyelet, the season’s carefree fabrics mirror the lighthearted spirit of the halcyon days of summer and add an extra layer of charm to all they adorn. See more of these soft linens and inspired settings at https://bit.ly/softer-side-summer.