Fruit

Here’s What 1 Pound of Strawberries Looks Like — Educate Your Eye

You're in the grocery store and need to pick up a pound of strawberries, and you need to do it without a scale or one of those handy clamshell containers that will tell you all you need to know. No worries — this is how you eyeball a pound of strawberries.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Hawaiian Brisket Sandwiches — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Imagine pillowy-soft Hawaiian rolls piled high with slices of tender beef brisket and sweet pineapple, all topped with a crunchy cabbage slaw. Are you hungry yet? These tasty little sandwiches can be yours for the eating as a weeknight dinner or for your next party or tailgate. All it takes is a piece of brisket, some pantry staples for a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce, and a long stint in a slow cooker. Eat these outside on the patio because these sandwiches get messy in the best possible way.

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Pair Dates with These Foods for a Delicious Snack — Snack Intelligence

Sticky, sweet dates have many wonderful uses. They can be chopped up for a salad, blended into a smoothie, or even made into caramels. They don't, however, actually need that much fussing to be enjoyed. All on their own, they make for a pretty good snack. Add just one more ingredient to the equation and you've got a snack that's truly great.

Even better, you don't need to go out of your way to buy anything special. These fancied-up dates call for pantry ingredients that transform the dried fruit into something that not only feels like a treat for yourself, but can also be served to company. Here are seven combinations we love.

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An Obvious but Helpful Primer on Prepping Strawberries — Ingredient Intelligence

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It's early June, which means one thing: Strawberry season is here! This time of year, I can't get enough of these deeply flavored, rich berries. I love them so much, I can barely wait until I get home from the farmers market to gobble them up — but I know that to truly get the most out of my berry haul, they need a little bit of prep work.

You've probably done this before, but a quick refresher never hurt.

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The Best Part of Strawberry Season May Be This Louisiana Beer — Beer

My sister went to college at Tulane University in New Orleans. Each summer she'd come home bragging about the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, a weekend-long, mystical-sounding party of music, games, rides, and, of course, strawberries.

I was always envious of this celebration, but on the plus side I have her to thank for learning about what is now one of my very favorite parts of strawberry season: strawberry beer, specifically Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager.

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How To Make Banoffee Pie — Baking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Banoffee pie, as in "banana toffee pie," strikes an amusing balance between buttery rich sweetness and everyday fruit flavors. This playfulness is exactly what makes it extraordinary. This no-bake pie cuts into a buttery cookie crust full of a creamy brown sugar-flavored toffee filling. Just try saying that three times fast! Topping the sumptuous toffee filling with seemingly ordinary bananas and barely sweetened whipped cream brings balance back to every bite. Be assured this is still one seriously sweet dessert, but one that leaves a wake of ardent admirers in its wake.

Learn how to whip up a picture-perfect crumb crust and a sweet toffee filling, and make the best banoffee pie you'll ever have with this recipe.

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