My Amish Home: Good times mixed in with bad weather

"Then he said to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it in my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." John 20:27-29

Five local chefs taming wild ingredients for annual dinner

MONTICELLO — Five well-known local chefs will prepare dishes — made with wild ingredients foraged from the Allerton Park forest and fields — for the third annual Forest-to-Mansion Dinner on Sunday at the Allerton Mansion.

Entertainment listings, April 27-May 4, 2017


This weekend


What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.

Meg Makes: Friendly baking produces great custard

I had a fun weekend with my baking friends, after what felt like too long a break. This was one of the recipes we tried.

The original came from Rachael Ray, but my friends and I doctored it up with extra spices and vanilla.

My Amish Home: Never put a quilt in a garbage bag

"And Samuel said, hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams, for rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry." 1 Samuel 15:22-23

Entertainment listings, April 20-27, 2017


This weekend

AG DAY 2017

Meg Makes: Lemons, poppy seeds make a deliciously sour cake

My husband's birthday was last week, and he requested a lemon cake as a part of our celebration. I decided poppy seeds would be the perfect complement and set out to find a recipe.

I ended up combining a couple — the first steps of this one come from a far-more-complicated version that called for separating the eggs and whipping the egg whites before baking.

My Amish Home: Reveling in the new life spring brings

"The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." Psalm 34: 16-18

To Your Health: Punch up April's stovetop beans with onions

Do you have a favorite onion variety?

My favorites depend on the time of year: green onions in spring, Vidalia or sweet onions in summer.

Onions are usually a food that we grow into enjoying over time. It is not surprising, because many varieties have a strong flavor and, after all, cutting them can make you get a little teary-eyed.

Entertainment listings, April 13-20, 2017



What: Bring your basket and flashlight and join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. For ages 18 and older. Be on the lookout for the bronze, silver and gold eggs for a chance to win prize packages.

When: Register on-site, 7:15 to 8 p.m.; egg pursuit, 8:10 p.m. April 14.