Or maybe it is because Smitten Kitchen makes everything so easy, even I can do it!
I followed her recipe to a t. So there's no need for me to repost the recipe. She is a genius.
So start with a lot of this.
Which becomes this. Sample, to umm, check that it's safe. Ya know, for everyone else.
My first graham cracker crust. Not bad without a food processor. I broke up the crumbs while catching up on some teevee on Hulu. Great for those suspense filled episodes of The Real Housewives of NJ!
I assumed it was done when the crack appeared. I was right. It was semi-jiggly in the center and the edges looked perfectly toasty.
This cheesecake is AHhhh-MAZING!