My Amish Home | Ready for spring, but not the work it brings

"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand up his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Meg Makes | A pork roast worthy of Sunday dinner

My husband recently made this for a Sunday dinner, and it knocked my socks off.

We eat plenty of pork in our house, but this one was something special. I think it was a combination of his savory marinade and his strategy to cook it at high heat first, then turn it down for a slow roast.

It had plenty of flavor, and it was moist, too.

To Your Health | Lettuce provides flavor, nutrition in Southwest Salad

Lettuce is the second-most popular vegetable in our country, with each person eating an average of 12.3 pounds in 2016. If this statistic seems surprising to you, think about all the meals and recipes where we add lettuce — sandwiches, burgers, wraps, tacos and more.

Today's Special | CoreLife Eatery bringing healthy dishes to Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A restaurant featuring a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes is opening this coming week.

CoreLife Eatery officially opens at 2512 N. Prospect Ave. (in front of the Champaign Walmart) on March 23, but the restaurant will hold a special preview "donation day" from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 22 to raise money for the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.

'World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade' set for second jaunt in Urbana

URBANA — It's not too late to get in shape for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day celebration — the official kind.

Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin took to the elliptical machine to prepare for her role as grand marshal of the second annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, which steps off at 5 p.m.

It starts on Main Street and extends one entire block, from Broadway to Race.

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Walmart's online same-day grocery ready for prime time

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is expanding its same-day online grocery delivery service to more than 40 percent of U.S. households, or 100 metro areas, by year-end as it tries to keep pace with online leader

The service is currently available in six markets.

My Amish Home | Cleaning out buggy on a nice March day

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Meg Makes | This mac and cheese beats the box

My mom, Carol Thilmony, recently shared this recipe. It's an excellent comfort food on a chilly evening, and an easy alternative to a boxed mix.

You can make this with the pasta and cheese of your choosing, and the breadcrumbs at the end are optional, as well.


12 ounces elbow macaroni or other small pasta

3 tablespoons butter

Wedge closing March 25; cites competition from food trucks

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CHAMPAIGN — Downtown tequila bar and grill Wedge announced it will be closing before the end of the month, citing competition from food trucks.