Meg Makes: Turn garden's bounty into hearty salsa

My mom makes — and cans — a killer homemade salsa with produce from her garden. She's running into the end of the growing season, though, so her usual recipe (which calls for 20 cups of diced tomatoes) didn't cut it this weekend.

Krannert's opening-night event: 'Good fun, good food, good music'

URBANA — Megan Dietrich likes Krannert Center's Opening Night Party so much, she's volunteered to work it the past three years.

This year, she's at it again, this time as a props artist who is decorating the lobby today for the party, which gets underway early Friday evening.

Meg Makes: Turn up heat with Southwestern flair

My husband and I have been enjoying dinners with a decidedly Southwestern tilt this summer. It's probably because ingredients like peppers and tomatoes are in ample supply.

My Amish Home: No time for cheese when 'The Quilt' unfinished

"Now all of these things happened unto them for examples, and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

To Your Health: Cooked right, potatoes can be part of healthy diet

By Beth Peralta

Many of our favorite foods feature the same vegetable: mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, French fries, hash browns, potato pancakes. I'm sure you notice that we're talking potatoes!

Potatoes are often misunderstood as being an unhealthful addition to a meal. However, the potato can be a healthy meal base or side dish; the secret lies in how you cook it!

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My Amish Home: This summer weather needs to make up its mind

"Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, And my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he. Before me, there was no God formed; neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord, and beside me there is no savior.

Meg Makes: Welcoming apple season with pork chops

Apple season is just around the corner, so my husband and I decided to enjoy one of our favorite fall meals a little early: pork chops with Granny Smith apples.

My Amish Home: There's such a thing as too much sleep

"And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, 'Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?' Jesus answered, 'Neither hath this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

Meg Makes: Stromboli hides its deliciousness within

It's no secret that my husband is the best cook in my household and does a lot more cooking than I do.

So I was delighted when I arrived home from work recently to find he'd made stromboli. This turnover comes out of the oven looking like a simple loaf of bread but is full of meat and cheese.