Meg Makes

Meg Makes

Turning a retro radio into an iPod dock

I may have mentioned before that I'm thinking about hosting a late '50s themed holiday party.

Recipe for green tea brownies

Next week, we're running a Food story about local cook Dena Strong and some of her recipes for squash.

Dena is a powerhouse of original recipes, and sent me a few others to post on my blog. Below is her write-up of a recipe for green-tea brownies. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.




Looking for understated fall decor

 If you haven't figured it out, I love home decorating – especially with things I can make myself.

However, I've been sort of stumped when it comes to decorating for fall. I have some pumpkins and gourdy-squashy things in my garden I'll eventually get moved to my front porch.

Slow-cooked oatmeal a filling breakfast on cool mornings

Fall's cool mornings are the perfect time for one of my favorite things – oatmeal cooked overnight in the slow cooker. I made a batch last night, and it really hit the spot.

The recipe is pretty basic and flexible:

- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

- 4 cups water




Colorful jelly jar cake stand is cute and easily made

 Mason and jelly jars, colorful dishes and cake stands are all kitchen items I love.

Takes the Cake: A family tradition of chocolate pie

This guest entry is from my co-worker, Erin Lippitz, baker extraordinaire. If you remember, she's responsible for that low-fat banana bread recipe I posted a while back.

Making do by baking chocolate cookies

I know I've professed to be more reasonable about food at my house, but my post-SNAP activity this weekend was baking chocolate cookies.

Reflections on the SNAP Hunger Challenge

 I spent a good amount of last week feeling crabby and somewhat hungry, but I'm so glad I participated in the SNAP Hunger Challenge.

While it's nice not to have to obsessively count the cost of my meals and snacks these past couple days, the challenge opened my eyes.