Author: Sydney Liles

Cornbread

This is a really good cornbread recipe. I use unsweetened, unflavored almond milk so it is lactose free. It is awesome as muffins but bakes really nicely in an iron skillet as well. Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal…

Orange Shortbread Cookies

Orange Shortbread Cookies I love twitter. I read some of the most interesting stories linked from there. Recently, NPR posted a story about shortbread cookies. It is a sweet story Orange Shortbread Cookies from recent NPR story http://www.npr.org/2013/12/06/249277869/a-tale-of-two-cookies-the-brass-sisters-holiday-shortbread]) and since…

Hazelnut Crisps

Hazelnut Crisps (from flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/cljacobs/319970055/) My dog’s name is Hazel. She is named after the Hazelnut tree. One night in a fit of boredom I googled Hazelnut Cookies Recipe and started browsing. This recipe stood out as having yummy potential.…

New England Gingersnaps

New England Gingersnaps (from the Christmas Cookies Oxmoor House http://www.abebooks.com/Christmas-Cookies-Oxmoor-House-Alabama/291409388/bd) I have a lot of cookbooks and I have one just for Christmas cookies that I have had for years. Believe it or not, this is the only recipe I…

And they’re off…

This morning marked the beginning of the 2013 Iron Butt Rally. I am not riding this year, so I am posting pictures of the event. These appear largely without comment. I hope these pictures capture the atmosphere. It was a…

The Easter Dinner Menu

There have been requests for my menu for Easter Dinner. So, I am posting it here. (Warning: this is not vegetarian!) Our family loves a good feast. We have a feast on Thanksgiving (turkey and all the trimmings and way…