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Recipe: Vanilla White Chocolate Eggnog

I was going to make white chocolate tapioca pudding, but it turned out that my tapioca was stale, so it didn’t thicken. After noting that the result was basically white chocolate eggnog, I decided to actually try making vanilla white

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Recipe: Dark Chocolate Pudding

When I posted my pumpkin pudding recipe I said I’d probably try a chocolate variation next. So here you go! Most chocolate pudding recipes use cocoa powder instead of chocolate bars for a super-smooth texture. I wanted to be able

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Recipe: Pumpkin Pudding

Have a half cup of pumpkin puree left over from making Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s something to do with it! I’m a huge fan of custards, puddings, creams, etc. I realized I had a can of pumpkin puree sitting around that

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Recipe: Eggnog Gelatin

I am an eggnog fiend. I love making it, but I find that there are decent brands available in the supermarket too if I’m not up to doing it from scratch. For this recipe you’ll need four cups (one quart)

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Food: Jazzing up my soup

Last Saturday I went to a mushroom festival in Pennsylvania. It was fantastic! Full of delicious treats and inexpensive and unusual varieties of mushrooms. I brought three pounds of ‘shrooms home and turned 1 lb into bisque, as well as

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Recipe: Orange Creamsicle (Tapioca) Custard Gone Wild

I went to an Asian grocery and, due to my love of all things tapioca, bought large pearl tapioca. Including a batch of mixed colored tapioca bubbles. I tried to use them like their small pearl cousins, and it just

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Turning off the lights

I never expected to be saying these words, but after 15 years of marriage (plus five for dating), I’m getting a divorce. I don’t expect to come back here, but I’ll leave it up for now in case it’s useful

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Review: “Marshmallows”, Eileen Talanian

Pros: In love with this book Cons: Had mild issues Rating: 5 out of 5 I could wax poetic about marshmallows all day long. Even longer if we’re talking a semi-toasted marshmallow that’s got a little black crunch to it

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Short Take: Premiala’s highly heat-resistant gloves

Pros: Very heat resistant; glove style makes them more versatile Cons: Still need to be careful not to let them get wet Rating: 5 out of 5 BBQ Gloves Heat Resistant 932F – Best for Cooking, Barbecue, Baking, Grilling, Charcoal,

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Review: “Super Foods Every Day,” Sue Quinn

Pros: Tasty! Cons: recipes for one; number of servings; “potential benefits” Rating: 3 out of 5 Sue Quinn’s Super Foods Every Day: Recipes Using Kale, Blueberries, Chia Seeds, Cacao, and Other Ingredients that Promote Whole-Body Health includes some surprisingly good

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