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San Sebastian Burnt Basque Cheesecake, 28th Birthdays and China

This light and fluffy, crustless, Basque cheesecake with an almost burnt top, is said to be a cross between a New York slice and a flan. Coming from Spain, where this San Sebastian cheesecake is famous, it is served with a glass of sherry. Today I’m enjoying this San Sebastian burnt basque cheesecake recipe. If …

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Sichuan Shredded Chinese Potatoes

Sichuan Shredded Chinese Potatoes are spicy-spicy good! I never even knew there were Chinese potato dishes until I went to China! What a great discovery! Sichuan potatoes were new to me until I went to China.  Spiced with Sichuan peppercorns, these potatoes are simple and quick to make. Upon doing some research I discovered that …

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Saffron Herb Rice with Currants and Guilin and Yangshuo

“This saffron herb rice with currants and pomegranate seeds is not only pretty it tastes great too!” 2018 is in full swing and though I’ve been busy you wouldn’t know it from this blog. As I mentioned 2017 did not end on a high note and I was definitely not in holiday mode. Try as …

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Apple Cake with Streusel and Caramel Sauce (Passover)

Apple Cake with Streusel and Caramel Sauce begins with a simple matzo meal crust. It is then topped with almost a fresh apple pie filling and then spread with more of the crust batter, sprinkled with streusel and finished with a simply insane caramel sauce. There are a zillion types of apple cake. There are …

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