Meg Makes

Meg Makes

Tips for getting organized during the holidays

Today, I thought I'd share this list of holiday tips I received as a story pitch. They come from Lorie Marrero.

A variety of cool DIY projects

It's been a while since I've written about any do-it-yourself projects – a combination of being busy and not wanting to reveal homemade Christmas presents.

Lucky for me, plenty of other bloggers are still making things and writing about them. A couple of these items can be used year-round, but several are holiday-centered.

Breaking out the gift guides

It seems like everywhere I look, I'm seeing gift guides. They're in magazines, on blogs and sooner than you realize, they'll be popping up in The News-Gazette.

Easy recipe: Black Beans for One

I know this time of year is busy and stressful for almost everyone, and of course, I'm no exception.

Recipe for snowbunny slaw

This recipe is from local cook Dena Strong, who explains how she developed it in the guest post below. I can't get excited about the propect of snow, but this slaw does sound good.

Different side dishes for Thanksgiving

Again, I promise it won't be all holidays, all the time on my blog for the next two months.

However, a reader did ask me recently if I have any suggestions for not-so-traditional Thanksgiving dishes. I took a quick look through our archives and found a Kitchen Chat column written last year by staff writer Lynda Zimmer. Here are some recipes she featured.

Music from 'The Messiah' brings back warm memories

One question in our Sunday Getting Personal feature is when interviewees describe whether they're becoming more like their parents.

Recipe for yam risotto

This morning was less dramatic than yesterday's mouse-inspired fright fest.

A mouse in the house and recipe for squash soup

My cat, Sassy, is a wild little thing.

I adopted her about two years ago and am guessing she's about 2 ½. She still acts like a kitten – tearing around my house, carrying toys in her mouth and generally having a bad (but cute) attitude.