Jocelyn Brubaker has had a life-long love affair with baking. Through the years, that developed into an overwhelming love for cheesecake. She decided she would find ways to incorporate cheesecake into many different desserts. She was kind enough to put together over 75 of her favorite recipes into a very beautiful book with plenty of helpful extras in it. Brubaker has an introduction to her cooking and blogging life, then an overview of the equipment one should have to make all these wonderful recipes, a section on basic baking tips, and a series of recipes for basics such as brownies, pie crust, lemon curd, and caramel dip or topping, which is YUM! Sections with 12 cheesecake and 9 no-bake cheesecake recipes follow. Don’t miss the Caramel Pecan Cheesecake. As if not enough, there are sections with Cheesecake Brownies, Cheesecake Pies, Breakfast Cheesecakes (Yes! For breakfast!), and Out-of-the-box Cheesecake Desserts. Each recipe has prep time, baking time, how many servings, ingredients, instructions, gorgeous photos, and a very personal paragraph with the story of the dish. If you love cheesecake, and who doesn’t, you will love this cookbook. It is terrific.
Reviewed By: Rosi Hollinbeck