Meg Makes (December 2011)

Meg Makes (December 2011)

Recipe for Luke's Peanut Butter Balls

Last night, we had our friend and neighbor Luke Shepherd over for dinner.

Celebrating our first anniversary with Monopoly and time together

By some amazing miracle, Rob and I both have some significant vacation time this week and next.

We've been basking in each other's company, as Rob is away from home a lot for work.

Mike Howie's recipe for pasties, a meat-and-potato pie

Here's a guest post from News-Gazette Online Editor Mike Howie. I never imagined my blog would reference strippers, but ... it's there if you read it. - Meg


Anita Dukeman's memories of a Polish Christmas, with recipe for pierogi

Here's a Christmas-themed post from guest blogger Anita Dukeman.


How to make a stuffingless squeaker toy for your dog

Ever since we decorated our stockings a few weeks ago, a small red-and-white striped miniature

Updated: Spritz cookies newest addition to longtime cookie-baking tradition

Dec. 19, 2011 update: I posted this recipe last year, but after baking cookies with these people again Saturday, I couldn't resist reposting it. This time, we used peppermint extract instead of almond, and the result was so good. Yum. I highly recommend these.


Original post: Dec. 14, 2010

A simpler Monkey Bread recipe with more caramel crunch

After I found a recipe online for Monkey Bread and made it for a newsroom brunch this week, my friend sent me her mom's recipe.

Vintage Christmas tree stand means buying our first live tree

I love vintage items and I love Christmas.

Recipe for Monkey Bread from scratch

It's funny how foods can take you back to a certain time and place, even bring back the way you were feeling when you ate a certain dish.

Anita Dukeman's recipe for Chicken and Broccoli Stiry-Fry

Last week, guest blogger Anita Dukeman gave us some history of stir-frying and a recipe for Moo Shu Pork. Here's the other recipe she made with her students at Arthur High School the day they talked about stir-fry.