Basic and New York Style Cheesecakes

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New York Cheesecake

by on December 24, 2011 · 11 comments


If you haven’t perfected classic New York style cheesecake, here’s a recipe worth trying in the new year. I’ve made it twice in the past two weeks and think it might be our new go-to cheesecake. Or at least I hope. I need to stop hopping from one cheesecake recipe to another. This one is […]


Published on December 24, 2011
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Hollywood Cheesecake — Small Batch

by on September 9, 2011 · 11 comments

Hollywood Cheesecake

In light of some very exciting travel plans next week which I hope will bring lots of fun things to write about, today’s recipe is called Hollywood Cheesecake. It’s actually a very old recipe, but I’d never tried it;  and with its simple proportions, it was the perfect recipe for experimentation.   Rather than make […]


Published on September 9, 2011
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This cheesecake is adapted from a vintage back-of-the Argo cornstarch recipe. It’s been updated over the years and there’s a new version on Argo’s web site, but this seems to be the recipe people love because I kept seeing requests for it on lost recipe forums.  It had been in my files forever and I’d been […]


Published on November 4, 2009
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Alton Brown’s Awesome Cheesecake

by on July 16, 2009 · 25 comments


Today wasn’t the greatest, but one good thing came out of it – a terrific cheesecake! I started this recipe shortly before the air conditioner broke and resumed once it was fixed. It was an attempt to use up a bunch of cream cheese which I bought by accident last week, but his afterthought-cheesecake turned […]


Published on July 16, 2009
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Ultra Creamy Deluxe Cheesecake

by on July 26, 2008 · 18 comments

Creamy Cheesecake

The cheesecake was a success and 100% free of cracks. Todd liked it and Emma seemed to, but after trying it, I knew why it had been so long since I’d made it. This cheesecake is ultra creamy. It stands up perfectly, but the texture is very smooth and creamy with less “give” then other […]


Published on July 26, 2008
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Junior’s Style Cheesecake

by on October 14, 2007 · 9 comments


Last week we had dessert at a restaurant called Junior’s. Junior’s is famous for a lot of things, but what most people know them for is their thick, dense, creamy cheesecake with a sponge cake crust. While the sponge cake crust is certainly delicious and a great way to make a cheesecake stand out from […]


Published on October 14, 2007
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The Best Cheesecake Ever

by on December 6, 2005 · 12 comments

For Fuzz’s second birthday, I decided to make a Hello Kitty cake. So being the combination neurotic mother/obsessive baker that I am, I auditioned various cake recipes, tested out icings, and of course, practiced carving the cake into shapes. Each new and improved Hello Kitty cake would go to Todd’s office, where he’d place it […]


Published on December 6, 2005
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Nigella’s London Cheesecake

by on November 9, 2005 · 7 comments

This recipe from How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking is one of my favorites. It’s very dense and the extra egg yolks give it a bold, cornflower-yellow color. It’s also hard to screw up. Just make sure you don’t over-beat the eggs (I stir mine in with a […]


Published on November 9, 2005