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.
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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.