Meg Makes: A cookie recipe worth tracking down

Today's recipe comes from my colleague, Della Runyan. She made these cookies and shared them at work, and I immediately tracked her down and asked for the recipe. She said they're a favorite in her family.

My Amish Home: A snowstorm to welcome me back to work

"Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning, and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil." Joel 2:12-13

To Your Health: Zucchini a versatile veggie for March


Though zucchini is officially classified as a summer squash, it is easy to find at the store year-round.

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable and tastes great sauteed, baked into a casserole, added to soups, dipped raw into dip or added to the top of a salad. And the extra bonus: Zucchini's flowers (aka squash blossoms) are also edible!

China's trading partners alarmed by food import controls

BEIJING (AP) — China's trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports — including such low-risk items as wine and chocolate — that Washington and Europe say could disrupt billions of dollars in commerce.

Weekend Planner: A bit of kiddin' around

To Prairie Fruits Farm, spring on the farm means "Babies and Breakfast," an open house that serves up local foods and visits with the adorable baby goats. The first one takes place from 9 a.m. to noon today, and visitors will be invited to see the more than 100 baby Nubian and LaMancha goats born this spring, a record for the homestead creamery that opened in 2005 at 4410 N. Lincoln Ave, C.

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Few customers, lots of talk at Illini Republicans' bake sale

URBANA — While their "affirmative-action bake sale" drew a large crowd to their table on the quad Tuesday, the Illini Republicans weren't selling a whole lot of cookies.

"We've sold a few," said member Jakub Balicki, a UI freshman.

Heinz running ads inspired by TV's 'Mad Men'

NEW YORK (AP) — Heinz is launching ketchup ads inspired by the former TV show "Mad Men."

The idea of the campaign, which shows foods like french fries and hamburgers up close without any condiments, is to underscore that they need ketchup to be complete.

My Amish Home: Surgery-imposed vacation almost over

"Lord, I cry unto thee: Make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Meg Makes: Hey, Mac, get a load of this chili

I never encountered chili mac, the combination of macaroni and cheese and chili, until I was an adult. But I'm making up for lost time — I find this comfort food has two of my favorite flavors and versatility.