Vegetable kebabs with a crisp exterior and juicy interior

Grilled Vegetable Kebabs (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

Vegetables on their own can be a great option for grilled kebabs, because they cook quickly and, when done right, offer a crisp, charred exterior and a juicy, tender interior.

Cheesecake without the fuss? Enter the no-bake cheesecake

Icebox Cheesecake (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

Sometimes we want the essence of a cheesecake with less fuss, and we want the tang of a cream cheese-based cake without the weight. Enter no-bake cheesecake

Ledyard strawberry supper a community affair

Ledyard Congregational Church volunters work to hull freshly picked strawberries for their annual Strawberry Supper. (photo courtesy of Carol Ganz)

The dinner feeds on average 250-300 people and has been going strong for at least 80 years thanks to a multigenerational effort by the congregation.

Langoustine, lobster and crab — oh my: Summer living requires seafood

Creamy seafood rolls on buttered brioche (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Sun and seafood. The combination always boosts our souls.

Food tip: Carne Pizza, Daddy Jack's, New London

Food tip Carne Pizza Daddy Jack's, New London Given that there are 4.3 pizza establishments in Connecticut for every one resident — most of them pretty darned good — it's got to be special to single one pie out. Yes, the Carne Pizza at Daddy Jack's.

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