Happy National Cheesecake Day

Did you hear? It’s today! Whoever thought up such a holiday should be sainted. What a brilliant idea. I absolutely adore cheesecake. I usually reserve it for very special occasions because I cannot resist it. Can NOT. I’ll eat enough to make myself totally sick. It’s just too delicious. Maybe you don’t have the cheesecake sickness like I do and can make it more often without weighing 1000 pounds. I’m so jealous of your self control. I dug into the Bakerlady vault and found few of my favorite recipes to help you celebrate! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

My favorite to make for Thanksgiving with my family. A perfect pumpkin pie-y taste with a cool creamy topping and a gingersnap crust.

Lemon Cheesecake

The most delicious cheesecake ever. Straight out of Bon Appetit magazine (circa 1989). Light lemon cheesecake with a gorgeous lemon curd swirled thru the top!

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

A no bake cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on top.

Mini Cheesecakes

Perfect for parties, and having a little bite of my favorite dessert. Adorable mini cheesecakes with all your favorite flavor including a mini graham cracker crust, topped with your favorite pie filling.

Lemon Cheesecake

I distinctly remember my mom making this cheesecake when I was a kid. Iit was gorgeous, and I remember thinking that lemon desserts were better than chocolate. I still prefer lemony deliciousness over just about anything else. This recipe is from the May 1989 issue of Bon Appétit magazine (which you can purchase online for “only” $14.95). Thankfully, my mom keeps everything – especially stuff that has amazing recipes within. I went to visit her a while back, found the magazine in one of her many shelves of cookbooks and copied down the recipe. Now that I’ve made it myself, I have no idea how my mom did it. She had 5 kids! Where did she find the time or energy for this? Making this recipe completely destroyed my kitchen. However, recreating something with such a strong childhood link was totally worth it to me. [Read more…]

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