Meg Makes

Meg Makes

Kim Strickland's recipe for Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

Kim Strickland, one of my best friends, now lives in Alabama but is a Paxton native. When I put out a call for both pumpkin-y and Thanksgiving recipes, she sent me this one. She said it's amazing.

Lisa Storm Fink's recipe for Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes, plus links to some other potato side-dish recipes

Lisa Storm Fink was kind enough to send me this recipe and links to several others on her blog when I mentioned a while back that I'd like to feature more side-dish recipes for my Heaping Harvest of Recipes series.

Cassandra Schowengerdt's recipe for Brie baked in puff pastry with dried cherries, pecans and rosemary

OK, technically, this is Pepperidge Farm's recipe for baked Brie. But I was talking to Cassandra Schowengerdt, who works in The News-Gazette's marketing department, and she mentioned how good this is.

Recipe for whole-wheat pumpkin pancakes

This isn't exactly a recipe you can use for Thanksgiving dinner, but it's a tasty treat you could make the morning after Thanksgiving or in the days following.

A few semi-homemade ideas for pumpkin desserts

Heaping Harvest of RecipesI tend to be the kind of person who loves to try to make things from scratch.

Recipes for all-homemade pumpkin ice cream sundaes

When I was planning my turducken menu a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to serve a autumn-ish dessert.

Patty Smith's recipe for Chocolate Cream Pie

Urbana resident Patty Smith sent me this recipe for Chocolate Cream Pie, an updated version of her Grandma Jo's.

"I remember it as always being a special treat at Thanksgiving," Smith wrote in her email. "How (did) she ever had time to do everything, plus make this pie?"

Karen Wisegarver's recipe for Corn and Broccoli Casserole

Farmer City resident Karen Wisegarver sent me this delicious-looking recipe, which she originally got from Mr. Food. She said it's a great alternative to a standard green-bean casserole.

JoAnne Geigner's recipe for Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Heaping Harvest of RecipesJoAnne Geigner is an Urbana resident - she's also the spokeswoman of the Urbana school district, which I cover.

Mary Dickinson's recipe for Craisin Cinnamon Goat Cheese Log

Heaping Harvest of RecipesMy mother-in-law, Mary Dickinson of Loda, has been making this appetizer for about as long as I've been coming around for holidays.