Meg Makes: Morning eggs can be spicy, portable

I'm a loyal devotee of eggs for breakfast, and they've recently gotten some press for getting back on the dietary good list.

I find they keep me full longer in the mornings than other options, and take a shorter time to cook than stove-top oatmeal. If you have some extra time, though, this recipe for breakfast burritos is a tasty way to dress them up.

Weekend planner: One sweet tradition

Due to the weather, Forest Glen Preserve won't have much maple syrup to sell this year. But its popular Maple Syrup Open House and Pancake/Sausage Dinner will take place, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sugar Bush, where syrup is processed, and Gannett Outdoor Education Center, where dinner is served. Go early. "We serve 900.

Black Dog update March 13, 2015

A lot has changed in the last three months at the Black Dog location under construction in downtown Champaign. Here's a look inside. See earlier updates from Sept. 12, 2014 here, and Dec. 14, 2014 here.

Big Serve event Sunday

SAVOY — Some help is on the way from a local church for hundreds of Champaign County families going hungry.

First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy will hold its annual Big Serve food-packing event Sunday, and could still use more volunteers to help with the work, said Michael Madden, the church's communication director.

Entertainment listings, March 12-19, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend


My Amish Home: Now that was my kind of snowstorm

"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness" 2 Peter 1:4-6

Meg Makes: Birthdays abound; it's cake season

It's birthday season in my family, which means two things: celebrating the people I love, and cake.

I love cake. I embrace a complicated version, as I wrote about last week, but easy works for me, as well. Doctored up and paired with a killer homemade frosting, cake made from a mix is certainly welcome in my kitchen.

Sunday sneak peek: Piccadilly moves over for international grocery

CHAMPAIGN — The Piccadilly Beverage Shop on North Prospect Avenue has shrunk in size to make way for a new international grocery store next door.

Asian Supermarket is expected to open in late March or sometime in April.

It's owned by Guiping Lin, who also owns the B Spirits liquor store at 306 W. Main St., U, and the Prospect Piccadilly shop.

Meg Makes: Friends make tricky recipes a snap

My baking friends and I got together recently, and I had one mission in mind: to conquer a ridiculously complicated recipe I'd encountered via NPR last year.

My Amish Home: Painful month over; here comes March

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings; and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me." John 14:23-24

February 2015 is history, then comes March.