It could be moving, a bigger kitchen, or pregnancy, but one (or all three) have contributed to my increased urge to bake. In the past two weeks, I've made many several kinds of cookies and decided to try my hand at making cheesecake. Cheesecake is one of those recipes which has always intimidated me. My mom is the superstar cheesecake maker in our family, so I've never felt the need to learn how to make this delicious dessert. However, reading through my latest Real Simple magazine, I spied this recipe for "easy" cheesecake and decided it was high time to conquer my fears and make this dessert. Surprisingly, the recipe was in fact quite simple and yielded a nice fluffy, flavorful cheesecake. Not the prettiest, but not too shabby for my first try!