Nicole Krasinski didn't grow up in a particularly dessert-heavy household, but tapioca pudding, one of the few desserts she remembers eating regularly, was a post-dinner constant. When she opened State Bird Provisions in San Francisco with her husband, Stuart Brioza, pastry chef and co-owner Krasinski turned to the tender pearls of her youth. In this iteration, she stirs dulce de leche into tapioca-studded pudding and tops it with more dulce de leche and fresh strawberries. It’s a dessert that’s both simple to make and impossible to stop eating. Pearls of wisdom indeed.