My Amish Home: March saw mix of sunshine, dreariness

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:10-12

Meg Makes: Be the star of your potluck with this cake

I've mentioned my competitive spirit before, and it definitely extends to the bring-a-dish holiday meals.

I want my dish to be the best.

Easter is this weekend, and those of you who celebrate it might consider whipping up this gooey butter cake for your celebratory meal.

It's delicious, but it's easy, too.

Sandra Mason: Steer clear of icebergs

To my palate, iceberg lettuce is as flavorful as a Red Delicious apple. True to its iceberg name, it has a lot of crunch but not a lot of flavor.

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.

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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.