The other day I was thinking that I hadn't made anything for fun in while. So I decided I wanted to try something I had never done before. My first thought was cheesecake. After checking out my cookbooks, I realized there's 10 different kinds of cheesecakes! My favorite though, is New York Style Cheesecake. Mmmmm...(drool...) Anyways, I thought I would give it a try and it turned out PERFECT!! No cracks and super creamy :-) New York Style Cheesecake is called this because of the way it's cooked. It's cooked at 500 degrees for 15 minutes and then at 200 degrees for an hour. That's the reason for the dark golden brown color on the top of the cheesecake. I even made my own crust! It's a shortbread crust that turned out pretty good too, but next time I will do a graham cracker crust.
P.S. these wonderful pictures were taken with my AWESOME new Canon S5 digital camera that was a Christmas gift from Blake and my dad :-)