Meg Makes

Meg Makes

Recipe for apple peanut butter cookies

I needed a quick dessert recipe for a dish to take to a bonfire last weekend.
I found this recipe for Apple Peanut Butter Cookies in a magazine I brought home from our most recent Taste of Home Cooking School.
The recipe was pretty simple, and the cookies were soft and chewy.

Fridge problems a reminder to be grateful

Even after a month, I still find myself thinking a lot about the SNAP Hunger Challenge.

It comes to mind when I make time to cook and plan meals, when I write food stories for the newspaper and when I blog.

A cowgirl's dilemma: boots in the office?


This summer, I bought a gorgeous pair of cowboy boots from Pard's in Urbana.

The News-Gazette can be used as chicken bedding

Why did the chicken cross the road? To sleep in The News-Gazette.

Refashioning gives a DIY approach to looking good

Lately, I've been checking out some blogs on which people write about altering clothing, or “refashioning.”


Dena Strong's recipe for Butternut Squash Ravioli

Here's another recipes from Champaign resident Dena Strong. We did a story about Strong today in the Food section, where you can find more of her recipes. You might also remember Dena from the recipe for Green Tea Brownies I blogged about last week.

House people - the kind who relax at the top of a ladder




Yesterday, after a long day at work, I found myself on my 14-foot ladder, sanding and priming siding. For the first time all day, I was thinking about nothing but smooth, even strokes.