Meg Makes (January 2013)

Meg Makes (January 2013)

Recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole

Recently, I received a copy of "101 Farmhouse Favorites," a new cookbook from Gooseberry Patch.

How to make homemade peanut butter

Cassandra Schowengerdt, who works in The News-Gazette's marketing department, recently mentioned that she made homemade peanut butter.

Let me run that by you again - homemade peanut butter. I've made a few things from scratch, but nothing as mind-blowing - or as simple - as this.

 

Recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls

I've always wanted to make cinnamon rolls but somehow never got around it, until this weekend.

We were scheduled to meet my sister pretty early Saturday morning to help her with some home improvement projects. The idea of toting along some warm breakfast food sounded really appealing.

We now have a salvaged sink (complete with a bright blue base) in our basement

For a long time - several years, at least - we've had a huge, double-basin, cast-iron kitchen sink sitting in our garage. It was just waiting for the day that we'd get motivated enough to install it in our unfinished basement as a salvaged laundry sink.

Some photos of the most adorable 1950s-inspired kitchen ever

For Christmas, Rob and I got a got a subscription to Old House Interiors.

Our April 2013 issue just arrived, and in it is an article about kitchen curtains.

One of the kitchens pictured had adorable red and white polka dot curtains, '50s style cabinets featuring adorable red hardware and white subway tile with a red border. It's a color scheme I love.

Signing up to be a bone marrow donor was an easy process

I frequently give blood at Community Blood Services of Illinois in Urbana, but yesterday, I accomplished two things while I was there.

A collection of sweet recipes that call for hazelnuts

I usually pride myself on being a sensible shopper. I made lists, prioritize, watch for sales and so on. But when I get to Beachy's, my favorite Amish bulk food store, it's like I can't stop myself from chucking things into my cart.

Recipe for brown sugar-mustard glazed ham

Just as fellow food-blogger Jeannette Beck writes about finally being done with ham leftovers, I'm blogging about how Rob made a delicious glazed ham last night.

Recipe for homemade curry powder

When I was planning my most recent trip to Beachy's, my favorite Amish bulk food store, I flipped through my "Better than Store-bought" cookbook to see if ther