Entertainment listings, May 28-June 4, 2015

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Meg Makes: Spice up your chicken with Mexican flavor

This recipe comes from my friend Erin Lippitz of Urbana, who is known for her baking expertise.

This one, though, is an entree centering around chicken.

Her husband originally saw it on "Pati's Mexican Table" on the Create Channel, which is a PBS channel, but Erin made some changes to the original.

She said she got the "You can make this again" nod from her husband, Tom.

My Amish Home: Waiting on weather to make up its mind

"As for man, his days are as grass: As the flower of the field, so he flourisheth, for the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children." Psalm 103:15-17

My Amish Home: Garden battles cold to come into bloom

"Not everyone that sayeth to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father, who is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name cast out devils?

Meg Makes: Cookies can be both crunchy, cake-y

Lemon is a popular flavor in my household, especially during the summer.

We decided to try these lemon cookies, based on an original from, before the weather got too hot to bake.

I liked the walnut crunch they provided, and my husband liked their cake-y texture. They'd be good topped with a simple glaze, too.

Lemon-Walnut Cookies

Organization offers good reasons to visit Campustown this summer

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Center Partnership has a message for you: Don't be afraid to visit Campustown. Particularly in the summer.

To attract more people, the organization has planned a "new, improved and pumped up" 13 Thursdays, a series of entertainment, activities and shopping promotions in Campustown that will run from Thursday through Aug. 20.

Wyldewood Cellars: Family business has made its way to St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH — Tracie Trotter has just finished bottling 300 gallons of elderberry wine, the family specialty that has found a home in St. Joseph.

Some call the elderberry the "Englishman's grape" for its hundreds of years in making a tasty beverage far from the Mediterranean.

Entertainment listings, May 14-21, 2015

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Sleepy Creek Vineyards: 'Making wine comfortable'

The new wine at Sleepy Creek Vineyards is called Lunacy.

"It's a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh," says co-owner Joe Taylor.

Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" is on the label. The wine has a special story.

"Two years ago there was a drought and a late harvest," Taylor says.