Meg Makes

Meg Makes

Recipe for Apple Date Cake

A week ago, Rob and I processed for freezing almost five gallons of apples from my Grandma Thilmony's pie apple tree.

I made my first apple treat this weekend with an Apple Date Cake. The recipe came from my late grandma, Mary Stange.

Meg Makes: Stripping the paint off of our cool old locker

I was talking to a friend last weekend after I bought a cool old locker from the PACA architectural salvage warehouse.

Recipe for Zucchini Chicken Cornbread Casserole

If you read the print version of The News-Gazette, you might have seen this recipe in yesterday's Food pages.

Exciting announcement: Taste of Home Cooking School show coming to Urbana in October

I have an exciting announcement today: The News-Gazette, The News-Gazette Community Newspapers and County Market are sponsoring a Taste of Home Cooking School show on Oct. 1 in Urbana.

I’ll be on stage at the show, so I probably will mention it frequently here over the next several weeks.

Recipe for Melissa Merli's favorite blueberry cobbler

Today, I'm sharing a blueberry cobbler recipe recommended by N-G features writer Melissa Merli.

It's from "The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook," by Jean Hewitt.

Meg Makes: My plans for the painted locker I lugged home from the salvage warehouse

I have wanted a genuine school locker for my house for as long as I've had a house, to be totally honest.

Recipe for a Fresh Fruit Tart

Today’s recipe for a Fresh Fruit Tart comes from Cassandra Schowengerdt, who works in marketing at The News-Gazette.
She tweaked it from a recipe from a cookbook called “The Food of Italy: Region by Region,” by Claudia Roden.

Meg Makes: Assembling our DIY storage bed, and the pros and cons of having one

Rob and I started seriously thinking about building a storage bed in May and by June, Rob was making good progress on the

Recipe for homemade lemon shake-ups

I grew up in Paxton, and some of my fondest memories are from its Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Pells Park.