Michelle Stiles

"The Beauty of Life" is a blog written by me, Michelle Stiles, "Lady Stiles." I am a 24 25 26 27 or something-year-old daughter of a logger and a mother who could live on fake mash potatoes and powered gravy. I grew up eating exciting things like maccaroni and cheese from a box and washing it down with Kool-Aide made with double the sugar. Yeah I am okay with this and the number of super sized Big Macs I consumed at a young age, the years they are going to take off my life because I will never have to gag down another glass of sugar laden red food coloring again. While I must admit that mac and cheese is mighty fine after a day of climbing.

I have moved on to a healthier life style and want to share the pleasure from food with you.

Some time ago I married a homesick Texan, I have my work cut out for me. This girl never heard of chicken and dumplings before before meeting John. I channel his southern heritage into my Scandinavian background. I tend to stear clear of of those fried crunchy pig thingies and he gags at the smell of pickled fish. I get all giddy at the thought of new things and am inspired by people places and new tastes. At the end ofg the day I love southern food more and more these days.

I started baking at a young age, making cookies, the insatiable interest for baking continues. This blog was created in 2008 to share my adventures in the kitchen, mostly baking, a little cooking when I get sugar headaches, or when I run out of flour, and the outdoor adventures that make me one hungry lady.