Meg Makes (May 2011)

Meg Makes (May 2011)

Working hard for sports day

One of the best afternoons at the end of the year at my elementary school – good old Clara Peterson in Paxton – was sports day.

Recipe for slow-cooker chicken and waffles

When I checked out Gooseberry Patch's "Autumn With Family and Friends" cookbook from the library, a recipe for chicken and waffles stood out.

Where did you ride out last night's storm?

OK, so I have to ask – if you're local, where did you ride out last night's tornado sirens?


Boneyard's Second Street basin a great place for outdoor lunch

OK, readers, I believe I've found the perfect outdoors lunch spot in Champaign, and it's the new Second Street basin of the Boneyard Creek.

Memories of college move-out have me appreciating life now

A comment on a blog post got me thinking about college (specifically about all the moving involved.)

What would you order for your last meal?

One of the pleasures of my job is contacting people, requesting they answer our Getting Personal questions and editing their responses for grammar and punctuation.

Lessons learned through American Girl doll ownership

When News-Gazette families columnist and blogger Julie Wurth wrote about her daughter's experiences with American Girl dolls last fall, I fondly recounted my experience as an American Girl doll owner.