Chrissy Teigen offers a variation on the Caprese salad

This May 23, 2016 photo shows a caprese salad with crispy prosciutto, from a cookbook by swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen and styled by Sarah Abrams, at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Adapted by Elizabeth Karmel from Teigen 's "Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat," the salad calls for tomatoes in different shapes and sizes - some slices, some wedges - served with arugla and crunchy, hammy, prosciutto crisps. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Caprese salad of fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes is universally loved.

Scrambled eggs baked in muffin tins make mornings easier

This May 2016 photo shows bake-ahead morning egg cups in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

When it comes to healthy eating, good intentions and willpower can only take us so far. That’s why I believe strongly in making the healthy choice the easy choice, especially when it comes to morning decisions.

Summer squash makes flavorful ‘pasta’ dish

This July 18, 2016 photo shows zucchini ribbon "pasta" in lemon cream sauce in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. Still, why not take advantage of its bounty? Here I slice the squash into long ribbons and employ it as “pasta.” Use a mandoline (be sure to use the guard that comes with it), although a Y-shaped peeler will also work. The resulting “pasta” is more flavorful and less caloric than pasta itself.

Asian beef-and-mushroom burgers

This May 14, 2016 photo shows an Asian-flavored beef burger with chopped mushrooms in New Milford, Conn. The recipe includes Ponzu, a citrus-based sauce used often in Japanese cooking. (AP Photo/Katie Workman)

In grilling season, there’s probably no food more popular than burgers. And while many kinds of burgers have become mainstream, from turkey to tuna to vegetarian, beef remains king.

Reducing mosquitos in gardens helps control disease

This May 3, 2016 photo shows a fountain in a yard near Langley, Wash., which harbored mosquito larvae until it was emptied, cleaned and then powered up where it became a popular site for bird life. The number one mosquito control practice is eliminating any standing water that serves as a breeding site. (Dean Fosdick via AP )

Mid-summer is shirt-sleeve weather, an enjoyable time of year to be out and about with family and friends. But it also is the heart of mosquito season, so beware the escalating health risks caused by their bites.

Outdoor art installations celebrate Glass House

This undated photo provided by The Glass House shows part of the art exhibit titled "Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden," at The Glass House in New Canaan, Conn. (Richard Barnes/The Glass House via AP)

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Philip Johnson’s Glass House, built in this leafy corner of Connecticut in 1949, was always about more than architecture. While Johnson and his partner David Whitney lived in the house, they turned it and the grounds into a haven for avant-garde art.


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