Meg Makes (February 2013)

Some neat ideas for crochet baby blankets

It seems like many people I know are expecting babies soon, or expect to be expecting in the near future.


Recipe for Mom Crego’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Today, I'm going to feature the recipe I also used in my Meg Makes print column - a recipe for Mom Crego’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting.

Please note - the recipe in the paper left out the size of cake pan to be used. You should bake it in a 9-by-13 pan. I apologize for leaving that out.

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How I made a stovetop air freshener that smells like orange, rosemary and lavender

I know I can't be the only person who forgets a food item at the back of her fridge and then wonders what the heck that smell is.

This morning, I rediscovered such an item and Rob disposed of it in our outside trash can. But, it was too late. A terrible smell wafted through our kitchen. And because our house is small, I knew it wouldn't be long before the whole place stank.


Recipe for Three-Cheese Tuna Bumsteads

I have fond childhood memories of my mom making tuna bumsteads, which are open-face tuna-salad sandwiches with cheese melted on the top.

As an adult, I appreciate them because they're warm and hearty, and can be made in 10 minutes or less. Sure, it's not exactly an elegant meal, but that's OK with me.


How to make wooden, vertical shelf dividers for storing cookie sheets

A recent birthday gift of some wonderful, heavy-duty cookie sheets had Rob reconfiguring our vertical kitchen storage this week.


How to make homemade almond butter

Cassandra Schowengerdt, my coworker who made homemade peanut butter, recently tried the same with almonds and had fantastic results.


Rob's recipe for Italian meatballs

For my birthday earlier this week, Rob offered to make whatever I wanted for dinner. I requested Italian meatballs (Rob is half Italian and his mom has some amazing Italian recipes).

The meatballs were delicious, and Rob was able to jot down a version of the recipe, even though his mom and grandma don't usually measure the ingredients when they make the meatballs.


How I made two cute red-and-white dishcloths for a bridal shower

One of my best friends is getting married in a month, and I recently attended a bridal shower for her.


Takes the Cake: Erin's recipe and instructions for homemade Hostess cupcakes

Today is my 27th birthday, which means I have two more years of getting older before I'm eternally 29.

To celebrate, my baking coworker Erin Lippitz made homemade Hostess-style cupcakes, complete with cream filling and an icing squiggle across the top. They are awesome.


Free crochet pattern for puff-stitch infinity scarf

As you can tell from my recent blog posts (including a container for holding crochet toys and a Valentine's


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