I mentioned yesterday that I would post my recipe for Cheesecake, so here it is. The first time I made this cheesecake was a special occasion. A certain handsome Italian guy was coming for dinner. It was our second date. The main course was fondue, and cheesecake was what I served for dessert. I topped it with strawberry glaze and sliced strawberries. Turned out he loved cheesecake, but disliked strawberries, so he scooped all the lovely fruit and glaze off his piece. In spite of the strawberries we got married a couple of years later. ;-)
Since then it has been made for various family gatherings and special occasions. I taught my little sister how to make it and my oldest niece. It is now firmly entrenched as a family favorite. And it will be dessert at our Easter dinner this Sunday.
(One of my sisters took this picture)
Here it is in the center of the dessert table at my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary luncheon a couple of years ago. My little sister stayed up all night and made 3 of these cheesecakes for the event. This one fell a little, but not bad for a 4 am cheesecake. :-)