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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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Review: “Food52 Vegan,” Gena Hamshaw

Pros: Delicious food; lovely photos Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 I’m not vegan, but I believe that good vegan and vegetarian cookbooks can provide wonderful vegetable-based recipes. It’s a great way to find excellent side dishes, or reduce

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Review: “Kitchen Matrix,” Mark Bittman

Pros: Truly a source of great possibilities Cons: One real change needed… Rating: 4 out of 5 I was totally stoked to get a review copy of Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix: More Than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix

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Review: “A Bone to Pick,” Mark Bittman

Pros: Many excellent points; thought-provoking Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 Mark Bittman’s A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, and more is a collection

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Review: “Genius Recipes,” Kristen Miglore

Pros: Best blueberry pie ever! Cons: Definitely not a book about taking shortcuts. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Kristen Miglore’s Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook is about finding the little (and not-so-little) tricks

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Review: “No-Churn Ice Cream,” Leslie Bilderback

Pros: Some truly delicious ice cream! Cons: Problems in flavors and instructions Rating: 3 out of 5 No-Churn Ice Cream: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats is a promising title by Leslie Bilderback. Sure, I have an ice cream

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