Meg Makes (October 2013)

Meg Makes (October 2013)

Meg Makes: Recipe for No-sugar-added Steel-cut Oatmeal

This fall, for health reasons, I’ve cut way back on my sugar consumption.

While I’m disappointed not to be sipping any pumpkin pie latte or eating slices of apple pie at this time of year, I did come up with a breakfast recipe that still tastes of autumn but doesn’t include added sugar.

Meg Makes: Easy recipe for Smoked Sausage and Brussels Sprouts

Sometimes, an easy dinner that tastes really good can make my whole day better.

That was the case recently when I made this dish, which I have cleverly titled Smoked Sausage and Brussels Sprouts.

Meg Makes: Lebanese recipe for Roasted Chicken Za'atar

As I wrote yesterday, Rob and I tried cooking Lebanese food for the first time this weekend and really enjoyed it.

Meg Makes: Lebanese recipe for Butternut Squash Wedges and Tahini Sauce

Rob and I first tried Lebanese food a few years ago, when a cafe in downtown Champaign used to sell it a few evenings a week.

I believe that's no longer the case, but that hasn't stopped us, especially Rob, from rhapsodizing about the dishes we ate there.

Making a crocheted Tree of Life afghan for a wedding gift

I made this afghan, using Lion Brand Yarn's Tree of Life crochet pattern, this summer to give as a fall wedding gift.

It is huge - it would fit nicely on a double bed - and it turned into a gift I thought was perfect for a special bride and her new husband.

Planning for some fun DIY projects for the fall while seeking your Thanksgiving recipes

Do-it-yourself and cooking projects at our house have been limited this fall, mostly because I've been really busy and Rob has been dealing with a hand injury for the last three weeks.

(The photo shows Milou not caring how busy I am - could I please walk him, already?)

Taste of Home magazines available at News-Gazette, community newspapers

Hey everyone, I mentioned last week that we have available Taste of Home magazines for those who didn't get them at our event last week.

Taste of Home Cooking School recap and a recipe for Vegetable Meatball Stew

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Taste of Home Cooking Show in Urbana on Tuesday night. I had a great time, and I hope you did, too.

Hope to see you at the Taste of Home Cooking School tonight

I've been really busy writing about K-12 education in Champaign-Urbana lately, but I wanted to remind you that tonight, I'll also be hanging out at the Taste of Home Cooking School in Urbana.