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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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Recipe: White Chocolate-Raspberry Decadence

We found some gorgeous raspberries on sale this week, and I had a package of frozen puff pastry in the freezer; this inspired me to make the following. It has four parts: white chocolate pudding; whipped cream; fresh raspberries; puff

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Creamsicle Cloud Pudding

I’ve been playing around with gelatin-based desserts lately. They’re easy, they’re cold, and they’re yummy. I don’t like all the artificial stuff and super-sugary nature of the pre-packaged Jell-o mixes, however. So when I found an orange sherbet Jello “salad”

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Blue Moon Pudding

I love looking around the house for ingredients we aren’t using, or need to use up, and figuring out how to put them together into something interesting. Here’s a silky pudding I made last night: Blue Moon Pudding (serves 4,

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"Rosie’s Bakery All Butter Fresh Cream Sugar Packed No Holds Barred Baking Book," by Judy Rosenberg

This book tempts me to give it a 5, but I’m going to stick with a 4. The layout bugs me, as does the rampant cuteness. The recipes, however, are almost entirely first-rate.

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"Dessert Circus at Home," by Jacques Torres

Jacques brings you professional-level pastries of great beauty and flavor, but this book was designed for the home cook, not a pastry chef. While a beginning cook probably won’t want to dive right in to the puff pastry, there’s plenty in here that even the very occasional baker will feel comfortable making.

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