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Have you ever looked at a dish of lovely sweetness and known, beyond a doubt, that you would love it even before it touched your lips?

This is how I feel about tapioca pudding. I only recently had it for the first time despite knowing for eons that I would love it.

And I did.

I don’t know what possessed me to finally buy it but there I was a few weeks ago in the grocery store gently placing a bag of tapioca in my shopping cart.

While the calendar may say spring Mother Nature is saying something altogether different so this weekend I decided we needed a lovely creamy dessert to keep us warm and fuzzy (on the inside).

I pulled out my bag of tapioca and made the most beautiful pudding.

The recipe I used is from Bob’s Red Mill (maker of the tapioca I purchased).

When I served my pudding, I dolloped on a spoonful of a delicious Italian cherry jam that I am enjoying these days. So. Good.

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This is my entry for Magazine Mondays even though it’s not technically from a magazine. But who’s going to tell on me???

For those of you that don’t know Magazine Mondays is an event I created to help us all deal with those magazine piles that can sometimes seem overwhelming. This is your chance to finally try all those recipes you’ve clipped!

Here’s who joins me this week:

Tina of Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel head Manor made Quick Mushroom Ragu from the March/April 2011 issue of Cook’s Illustrated.

Tia of Buttercream Barbie made Sunshine Cinnamon Rolls from Southern Living.

Have a great week, everyone!

Ciao!