This is my base cheesecake recipe for most all my cheesecake recipes. It is wonderful plain, but when you add a fruit topping or to make it more decadent top with warm caramel, hot fudge and toasted pecans. Another refreshing touch is to change out the extracts, try lemon, or almond for a great twist. All in all this is a wonderful base recipe and so easy. Mini Chocolate chips are a nice add-in as well. As you see I can go on and on, but if you try this recipe and come up with different combinations I would love to hear about them. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!