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Indulge your sweet tooth on National Truffle Day

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May 2 is National Truffle Day—as if we needed an excuse to make these delectable confections. If anyone can offer a fun and laid-back book about making chocolates, it’s the Queen of the Chocolate Turtle and owner of Turtle Alley chocolate shop, Hallie Baker. In fact, the mastermind behind these scrumptious critters, who loves to hide everything from cranberries to chilies under those chocolaty turtle shells, encourages experimentation and making a mess in the comfort of your own kitchen. She also teaches the rules of baking—but don’t worry, anyone can do this with a little know-how.  Baker is not above telling first-time chocolate bark makers to rely on a chocolate thermometer and other tools to make tempering chocolate easier. Her…

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