Takes the Cake: Recipe for Cake-and-Ganache Trifle

Today, I'm excited to share a new concoction from my favorite cake baker and frequent guest blogger, Erin Lippitz.

To your health: To get into eating more veggies, try going for a dip

By Leia Kedem

If you know a picky eater, chances are he or she probably doesn't like too many vegetables.

It's not just stubbornness (although some folks probably are); several kinds of vegetables have compounds that can have a bitter taste.

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival features Kansas and more

URBANA — If you're going to have a Sweetcorn Festival, you couldn't pick a more Midwestern band than Kansas to headline it.

Besides the bands and Motor Muster car show, the star of the event Friday and Saturday is corn itself.

Taste of Home recipe for Chicken Cheese Lasagna

As I promised a few weeks ago, I'm running lots of Taste of Home recipes in preparation for the Taste of Home Cooking School, which will be at The Vineyard Church in Urbana Oct. 1

Taste of Home recipe for Chicken, Pear and Gorgonzola Tarts

In case you haven't heard, I am still excited about the Oct. 1 Taste of Home Cooking School, which will be at The Vineyard Church in Urbana. To celebrate, I'm sharing lots of Taste of Home recipes between now and then.

Nursing home dining facilities pass muster

By Acton Gorton/CU-Citizen

Some good news for retirees living in Champaign County nursing homes: None of the in-house kitchens and dining facilities have failed health inspections in the past two years.

The best scoring nursing home is Illini Heritage Rehab and Health Care Center, located at 1315B Curt Drive, C, with an average score of 93.5 points.

Taste of Home's recipe for Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I’m getting really excited about the Taste of Home Cooking School show, which is scheduled for Oct. 1 at The Vineyard Church in Urbana.

State fair shares the fun

Whether it's calling pigs or husbands, Abe Lincoln On A Stick or serving up a range of musical acts, agricultural competitions or fragrant foodstuffs, the Illinois State Fair tries to have something for everyone on its 366 acres.

The 2013 fair, the 160th, offers Ke$ha and her succinct hit "We R Who We R" on Aug. 17 at the grandstand.

Meg Makes: A update on possibly the best-ever summer dessert, Blueberry-Lime Cobbler

Until last night, I was pretty firm in my belief that Blueberry Peach Crisp was the most delicious, summery dessert I've ever made.

It's Your Business: Restaurant delivery service arrives in Champaign

A new restaurant delivery service, Mr. Delivery, has opened in Champaign.

The company, first established in 1992 in South Africa, now has 50 locations around the world. It is coordinating delivery in at least 12 U.S. locations with plans to expand to 20 by the end of this year.

What makes Mr. Delivery different?