Meg Makes

Meg Makes

How I made a cute little container for crochet toy rabbit food

For Christmas, I crocheted our niece a picnic basket and some play food.

She had a birthday recently, so I figured I'd add to her toy food collection.

A great idea for organzing magnetic chip clips in your kitchen

Robert K. O'Daniell, my friend and former coworker, recently shared a smart solution for coralling magnetic chip clips in his kitchen.

Some ideas for accessories to boost your dog's style

I used to work in The News-Gazette's features department, and my sister would occasionally, teasingly, ask me if I'd covered a cat fashion show yet.

(The question was a nod to Anchorman, which is a hilarious movie about a TV newsroom.)

Recipe for spicy and smoky oven-baked chicken nuggets

Rob has been perfecting his recipe for homemade, oven-baked chicken nuggets. They're really good, so I thought I'd share.

(They're even better when fresh out of the oven and dipped in this homemade ranch dressing, as we figured out the other night.)

Recipe for delicious, homemade ranch dressing

If you're still sticking to your New Year's resolution for healthy eating, you might want to skip this blog post.

This recipe for homemade ranch dressing decidedly does not fit in that category.

Some cute, DIY Valentine's Day garlands

I've been busy crocheting a few gifts lately, but I've also been thinking about making a few Valentine's Day garlands.

Pinterest is full of them, and there are so many cute ideas out there. Here are a few. Have you done any Valentine's Day decorating yet?


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.