My Amish Home: Maintaining yard means wrestling a beast

"In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust, let me never be ashamed: deliver in me they righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me and guide me. ...

Meg Makes: No better time of year for beer-can chicken

Beer-can chicken is a summer favorite in my house. It's easy enough, but changing up the marinade and rub can transform this entree into something truly special.

Fish sauce, which you can increasingly find in the grocery store, gives the marinade a great, unexpected flavor. A paprika rub makes the outside taste good, too.

Getting out of the business

URBANA — After about 45 years of serving food — everything from ice cream sodas and deli sandwiches then to chicken saltimbocca and pan seared duck breast today — restaurateur Allen Strong says he wants to do something else.

Sleepy Creek owners sell business

OAKWOOD — The owners of Sleepy Creek Vineyards announced Friday that they have sold the winery they built from the ground up to a local couple, Erik and Janet Plotner.

#SundaySneak: Second Smoothie King coming next month

CHAMPAIGN — Smoothie King is opening a second store in Champaign.

Store manager Paige Garrison said the new location — 1904 S. Neil St., across the street from the Carriage Center development — will open in mid-August.

Entertainment listings, July 14-21, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Just 1 question: What's important about nutrition?

DANVILLE — This week, 15 Danville schools students are sharpening their culinary chops at "Cooking for Success," the school district's first culinary camp for Kids.

My Amish Home: Back to the mines for husband Erwin

"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolators, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." Revelation 22:14-15

Meg Makes: Egg salad a cool entree for a hot day

This summer, I'm training for a marathon, which means I'm constantly hungry.

In my quest for healthy, filling meals, I've started eating more eggs. They're full of protein, easy to cook and inexpensive.

This egg salad is a wonderful way to use them, and as a bonus, is a cool entree for a hot day.

It's originally from Gooseberry Patch's "Homestyle in a Hurry" cookbook.