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About cruisingfun

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  • First Name
    Terry
  • Gender
    Female
  • State
    Texas
  • Country
    United States

Cruising

  • Cruises Sailed
    18+
  • Favorite Cruise Line
    Oceania
  • Favorite Shipboard Activity
    Ocean watching
  • Favorite Itinerary
    Mediterranean
  • Favorite Port Activity
    Walking & sightseeing
  • Last Cruise Date
    2009-03-28
  1. Description Quick and easy to make cheesecake. No water baths or springform pans needed Ingredients 9" pie plate, buttered 2 - 8oz packages cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup plus 3 Tbsp white sugar 3 extra large eggs 2 tsp vanilla (I use Mexican vanilla) 1 8oz carton sour cream Fruit topping if desired Steps Preheat oven to 350°. Butter pie plate Beat together cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, eggs and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth. Pour mixture into buttered, 9" pie plate. Bake in 350° oven 25 to 35 minutes, or until puffy and brown around the edges. When done it should spring back when lightly touched with fingertip in the center. Cool cheesecake at room temperature 20 minutes. It will sink slightly. Throughly mix together the sour cream, 3 Tbsp sugar and 1 teaspoon Vanilla. Spead over cooled cheesecake to about 1/2 inch from edge. Continue to bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes Cool. Serve with fruit (Strawberries, Blueberries etc) on top, on the side or as a garnish.
  2. Hi Skipper: Congratulations on booking the cruise to South America. Would love to do a South American cruise either on Oceania or maybe try Azamara. Enjoy your Oceania cruise Terry
  3. Hi Skipper: I sailed on Oceania Cruise Line's ship, Nautica this past August. It was the same itinerary that JohnG wrote about (Barcelona to Athens). The staff treated us with exceptional courtesy. We loved the fact that there were no photographers always sticking those cameras in your faces. After a full-day of sightseeing in Florence, we were welcomed back to the ship with the band playing, cold towels to freshen up with and cold water to drink. It was great being in a smoke-free Casino even if it was small. They had penny slot machines. I would not hesitate to sail on Oceania in the future. I am almost dreading my Carnival Cruise in January because the experience will be so different. Wished Oceania would sail out of Galveston. I have some pictures and have scanned in the daily program for the day at sea, the bar menu and laundry pricing on the following website: http://picasaweb.google.com/AACruise Terry
  4. Hi Cheryl: It is difficult to find reasonably price hotel's in Galveston. My daughter went to Texas A&M at Galveston for 4 years and most of the time when we went down to visit we ended up staying in Texas City (about 20 miles north). You could try using Priceline to find a hotel. I looked on Google Maps for the address of your hotel. It didn't appear to be in a "bad" part of town. Did you check http://www.galveston.com/default.asp for hotels? They showed the following events occuring during November: NOVEMBER Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Gala Lone Star Motorcycle Rally This mind-blowing Galveston Park Board sponsored event is a four-day Island-wide affair attracting more than 250,000 bikers and motorcycle admirers. The largest of its kind in Texas, the rally features motorcycle processions, drag racing on the sand, Lil' Hawg races, live entertainment, poker runs, concept vehicles and much more! Galveston.com and Company Epicurean Evening The Galveston.com & Company "Great Taste of the Gulf" Epicurean Evening takes place each year, where guests have the opportunity to sample some of the Gulf Coast's finest cuisine and beverages from Galveston County's top restaurateurs, hoteliers and dedicated suppliers. Strand Christmas Tree Lighting Held at Saengerfest Park, 23rd & Strand Downtown Farmers Market Held at Saengerfest Park, 23rd & Strand, the second Saturday of every month Annual Greek Festival I have a feeling that the Motorcycle Rally will be going on during the time that you plan to be there. There were a few events that my daughter & her friends would get of Galveston for the weekend. The motorcycle was one of those events. Enjoy your cruise Terry
  5. Good Morning: If your ship overnights at Maui (and I believe it does), then I would take the Sunrise excursion to Mt. Halekala. It is amazing to see the sun rising above this inactive volcano. If you decide on this tour, then please bring gloves and a jacket as it downright cold. My husband & I were there in June and at daybreak the temperature was right around freezing. Here is link to the National Park website: http://www.nps.gov/hale There is also a vineyard on Maui, Tedeschi Winery. They have a tasting room and offer a short tour of the winery. The Maui Splash wine is made from pineapple juice and is actually very good. Not too sweet. Terry
  6. Sunbeam: Thanks for the camera information. My husband & I are looking for a new digital camera to use on our Oceania cruise this summer. I have an old Sony Mavica that uses floppy disks, but none of our new computers have a floppy disk drive. My daughter's boyfriend has the Olympus Digital camera that you can use underwater, so we are leaning towards that one. Also considering the Pentax Underwater Digital Camera. But the Olypmus pictures are a little better. Thanks again, Terry
  7. Thanks for sharing the pictures. The ship looks great. What brand of digital camera did you use? Terry
  8. Hi Tonia: I don't have a good recipe for Knishes since I have never made them. I found the following web site that has 15 different types of Knishes: http://www.jewishrecipes.org/recipes/knish/index.html If you ever get to Houston, you need to eat at Kenny & Ziggy's: [url=http://www.kennyandziggys.com/]http://www.kennyandziggys.com/ Their Knishes are very good. Food portions are large, so either go hungry or share a dinner. Terry
  9. Thanks Howard for the recipe. I have tried making Matzo Brie before but it never has tasted the way my Mom fixed it. I'll try your recipe in the morning Terry
  10. Good Morning: About the only time I can think of that the cruise lines will require full payment is if you booked your cruise within 60-70 days or so prior to departure. I looked on the Royal Caribbean website for answers (FAQ's) and found the following: Final payment of the balance must be received at Royal Caribbean's offices at least 60 days prior to the sailing date for 3, 4, or 5-night cruise vacations and 70 days prior to the sailing date for 7-night or longer cruise vacations. The payment schedule for groups is different from that of individuals. You will usually receive cruise and air documents no later than 28 days before the start of your cruise. For all holiday sailings, (Christmas and New Year's), payment is due 90 days prior to sailing. It may be that your travel company does not want the accounting headaches that can occur with frequent payments. Terry
  11. Hi: I really don't know what the exact difference is between Mexican Vanilla and pure vanilla (not the diluted extract). I do know that you need to be careful when buying vanilla in Mexico since some brands contain Coumadin. Hope you enjoy the recipe Terry
  12. Title<] :: No-crust Cheesecake Author<] :: cruisingfun Category<] :: Desserts Ingredients<] :: [*]9" pie plate, buttered [*]2 - 8oz packages cream cheese, softened [*]2/3 cup plus 3 Tbsp white sugar [*]3 extra large eggs [*]2 tsp vanilla (I use Mexican vanilla) [*]1 8oz carton sour cream [*] [*]Fruit topping if desired [*] [*] Description<] :: Quick and easy to make cheesecake. No water baths or springform pans needed Preheat oven to 350°. Butter pie plate Beat together cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, eggs and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth. Pour mixture into buttered, 9" pie plate. Bake in 350° oven 25 to 35 minutes, or until puffy and brown around the edges. When done it should spring back when lightly touched with fingertip in the center. Cool cheesecake at room temperature 20 minutes. It will sink slightly. Throughly mix together the sour cream, 3 Tbsp sugar and 1 teaspoon Vanilla. Spead over cooled cheesecake to about 1/2 inch from edge. Continue to bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes Cool. Serve with fruit (Strawberries, Blueberries etc) on top, on the side or as a garnish. View Recipe
  13. Hi Keith & Rita: Congratulations on purchasing another timeshare week If you ever want to buy a timeshare in Orlando, have I got a deal for you! Terry
  14. I really don't know how Jason keeps this website updated and attends school. He does a great job. His parents should be very proud of him Terry
  15. Thanks Jason Believe it or not I never noticed the "Planning" section. Great information Terry
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