For delicious, make-ahead, summertime meals, nothing beats a slow cooker. It's the only tool you'll need to transform simple ingredients and lean cuts of meat into filling, flavorful dishes.
Small pearl tapioca combined with coconut milk and fresh pineapple makes a simple tropics-inspired treat. The key to success is using small pearl tapioca, not instant or minute tapioca. Fresh mango or papaya works equally well as a substitute for the fresh pineapple.