Cheesecake A Most Wonderful Desert

Cheesecake is probably the most wonderful desert for just any occasion, they are so thick, rich and creamy and most enjoyed by everyone, children alike.
The flavors that there are to choose from are sometimes staggering and trying to pick a favorite can be mind boggling, how can anyone just pick one as their favorite?
You can add so many different toppings to them, and you can make a cheesecake from almost any kind of cheese such as Cream cheese, Cottage cheese, Farmers cheese, Ricotta cheese and probably a few more I’m sure.
Cheesecake can be made almost anytime and then frozen or even kept in your refrigerator for a few days and then served at your party.
Some cheesecakes are made to be sweet and then some are made to be not so sweet depending on your taste and the type and grade of the cheese that you are using.
The best way to serve a cheesecake is at room temperature, this way you can enjoy the full flavor of the cake.

Three No-Nos in Thailand

Do NOT in anyway shape or form say or do ANYTHING that would be considered as being injurious to the dignity of the royal family. This includes but is not limited to saying anything bad about the king, stepping on or defacing Thai money or anything with the image of the King on it.

The Thais love their King. Remember this and act accordingly.

Don’t raise your voice or show anger. This has to do with face and if you cannot control yourself you will look like the ignorant tourist you really are.

Don’t hurt anyone especially a Thai. You will be held responsible and you really do not want to have to deal with the Thai police. It will cost YOU.

DO Smile A LOT and enjoy your trip.

Anyone else have suggestions in this vein, please feel free to add comments. They are most welcome.

Maritime Museum San Diego

Since 1948, the Maritime Museum located in San Diego
has served the city in many big ways. The museum here
is dedicated to collecting and preserving the rich
maritime heritage and historic values of the city –
then presenting it to the public.

The biggest attraction to the museum is the historic
ships. Here, you’ll find five great examples of
maritime vessels – Berkeley, Californian, Medea,
Pilot, and the Star of India.

All across the museum you can find many examples of
Naval technology and ships of the past. The guides
at the Maritime Museum are very friendly and helpful,
willing to answer any question that you may have.

Nearby to the museum, you have several attractions
and things to see. With the museum being in the
downtown area of San Diego, it’s very close to some
of the other things that San Diego is so very well
known for.

If you happen to be on vacation in San Diego, make
sure you visit the Maritime Museum. Kids love to
see the ships on display, as well as the USS Midway
Aircraft Carrier Museum, which is a short walk from
the Maritime Museum.

Leasing and your credit score.

Your credit score is part of the leasing decision. When you apply for a
lease, your lease company will typically look at your credit score to
decide whether you to approve the application.

The leasing contract stipulates that you make regular, monthly payments
over your lease term. The credit score you lease company requests
identifies how likely you are to make such payments. It is simply a number
calculated according to a model that takes into account your payment
history, any amounts you owe and credit currently in use.

It is very important to keep a good credit-score, usually above 700, to
qualify for a lease or any other lending decision. Start by ordering your
credit report from Fair Isaac Corp, the company that creates your credit
score. If erroneous data is held about you, then contact the creditor
responsible and get such information corrected.
Your payment history is the single most important factor in determining
your credit score, so get in the habit of paying everything you owe on time
and keep the balances low in your credit cards.

Brownies and Glaze

(NC)—This recipe was prepared by Camelback and Central, 1403 2nd Avenue, New York, New York.
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons sweet butter
3 ounces baking chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s Glaze
Mix together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Melt butter and chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water. Remove from heat; add sugar, eggs, nuts, vanilla, flour mixture and Jack Daniel’s Whiskey; mix well. Preheat oven to 350ºC. Pour batter into a greased 8×10-inch cake pan. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until firm. Remove from oven; top with Glaze.
Jack Daniel’s Glaze
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
11/2 teaspoons boiling water
11/2 tablespoons Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients; stir until smooth. Brush on or pour over brownies.
– News Canada