Meg Makes

Meg Makes

Meg Makes: Thanksgiving leftovers recipe for Hot Turkey Sandwiches

This recipe comes from Champaign resident Jennifer Wilson, who submitted several wonderful-sounding recipes to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers. I'll be sharing more of them as this week progresses.

(She also took the photo, and it's used with permission.)

Meg Makes: Recipe for Personal Pot Pies, to be made with Thanksgiving leftovers

I haven't had a chance to write here as much as I would have liked about Thanksgiving-related food, but that's about to change.

Meg Makes: Giving thanks today for safety through the storm

With everything going on in our area, I keep forgetting that Thanksgiving is next week.

Meg Makes: Recipe for Lemon Roast Chicken

Rob and I both work strange schedules, which can sometimes lead to difficulty in meal planning.

So it is a special occasion - although not an infrequent one - that Rob has dinner ready when I get home from work so we can eat together.

Meg Makes: Easiest, most delicious recipe for homemade applesauce ever

Rob's mom recently gave us an enormous bag of apples grown by one of her friends.

The apples are amazingly delicious - sweet, tart and firm. I decided to attempt a simple, homemade applesauce, and it turned out better than I could have dreamed. Plus, it's just about the easiest possible thing you can do with apples, save for washing and eating them raw.

Meg Makes: Old-fashioned weather stripping fills the gap in our bungalow's original front door

I know weatherstripping isn't a blog topic that's going to get everyone excited.

However, when you have an old house and have tried just about every kind of weatherstripping sold in the winterization aisle, you feel like shouting from the rooftops when you have a workable solution.

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.