"I'm a college student who was introduced to the kitchen when I was very young," reports Michael Gagliardi of Bell Canyon, California. "My favorite thing is baking desserts—because I like the sweet reward at the end."
I lived on a dairy farm when I was young and my mom always had a lot of sour cream to use. She never wasted any, and this cheesecake was one of my family's favorites. It's great topped with blackberry sauce.
Combining two of our favorite desserts, this is a traditional holiday treat in my Italian family. We're always certain to pass down the recipe to the next generation.—Marie McConnell, Shelbyville, Illinois