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Mitzi’s Ramblings

Even duct tape can’t fix stupid…but it can muffle the sound; Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice;  I don’t have white hair.  I have “wisdom highlights”.  I’m just very wise; The kids text me “plz” which is shorter than please.  I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes”; If…

Pear Clafoutis with Honey

This recipe comes from Jean Pierre Moullé; the executive chef of Chez Panisse, (a famous, small restaurant in Berkeley. Ca.) The full story can be found in my book, The Accidental Baker: a cake for every crisis. Fragrant, juicy pears are fanned onto a buttery tart shell. Add  a French custard, (Clafoutis), pour over the…

Get Out Your Walking Shoes

Sit back and get ready to enjoy a quiet and gentle read in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (2012) by Rachel Joyce. Harold, 65 and recently retired, was only walking a letter to the mailbox at the end of the road.  At least that was his intention.  He had written a simple note to…

Crème Brûlée, is a wonderful smooth custard: just the perfect finish for your Christmas dinner.

Crème Brûlée dessert is a favorite of upscale restaurants and Chicane’s of Sebring is a good example of how to do it right. However, you can create this delicious dessert successfully in your home kitchen. Just follow the easy directions below, paying attention to the small details. Crème Brûlée Preheat oven 325 degrees F 6-6oz.…