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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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Review: “The Naked Cookbook,” Tess Ward

Pros: Good food Cons: The attitude and confusion Rating: 2.5 out of 5 There are some wonderful recipes (stuffed avocadoes and avocado soup in particular), but also some problems. The table of contents uses utterly useless labels: pure, raw, stripped,

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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: “Happy Cooking,” Giada De Laurentiis

Pros: So delicious! Cons: Some recipes could use a little tweaking Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Giada De Laurentiis’s Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count … Without Stressing Out attempts to provide us with delicious foods that we don’t have

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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: “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: “My New Roots,” Sarah Britton

Pros: Lots of pretty pictures and some creative healthy dishes Cons: Variable quality Rating: 4 out of 5 My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season, by Sarah Britton, is a good cookbook–it just isn’t a great one. It’s

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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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Review: “Fika” (cookbook), Brones & Kindvall

Pros: Sooo delicious! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Fika: The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break is an absolutely delicious cookbook! It explains that

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