Change nothing new for Kraft

The proposed acquisition of Kraft Foods by H.J. Heinz Co. to form the Kraft Heinz Co. is only the latest in a series of moves, sales, purchases and spin-offs that dot Kraft's history. Here are a few highlights:

1903 — J.L. Kraft buys wholesale cheese, sells it to stores

1914 — Kraft and his brothers buy a cheese plant in Stockton, Ill.

Winning recipe?

A Chicago-based analyst who follows Kraft Foods Group said the proposed acquisition by H.J. Heinz Co. could help open up new markets for Kraft products.

"Our initial take is that the deal stands to enhance Kraft's narrow economic moat," said Erin Lash, an analyst for Morningstar Inc.

My Amish Home: A rainy trip to see some waterfalls

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing birds is come; and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land." Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Meg Makes: Simple, hearty sandwich always hits spot

Life is busy these days for nearly everyone I know.

That's why I'm always relieved to have a go-to dinner on a busy night that's still tasty. Three-cheese Tuna Bumsteads have always fit that bill for my family.

They're nothing fancy, but they hit the spot.

Three-Cheese Tuna Bumsteads

2 cans tuna in water, drained

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Hangover-free wine?

URBANA — From the school that gave us YouTube, the MRI and plasma screens comes a new breakthrough that will likely have people across the globe raising a glass of chardonnay or pinot noir.

University of Illinois scientists have engineered a "jailbreaking" yeast that could greatly increase the benefits of wine and reduce the toxic byproducts that cause a hangover.

Common Ground plans will change building around

CHAMPAIGN — Folks will likely get a new perspective of a familiar downtown Champaign building once Common Ground Food Co-Op moves in.

The food co-op, which already has a store at Urbana's Lincoln Square, plans to open a second location on the west side of the former Sullivan Chevrolet building.

Common Ground considered several locations

CHAMPAIGN — Common Ground Food Co-Op considered spaces in south Champaign, west Champaign — and even other spaces downtown — before deciding on the former Sullivan Chevrolet building.

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.

My Amish Home: Despite the mud, new buggy's a beauty

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14

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.