If you are a cheesecake lover, I bet one of those pieces is just screaming out for you to reach into the computer and pick it up.
2cupsgraham cracker crumbs
4-8ouncepackages cream cheesesoftened
1cupsugar plus 1/4 cup for crust
Combine melted butter, crumbs, and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir until well combined and crumbly. Press into bottom of a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for ten minutes, or until very lightly browned.
In mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, lemon juice, sugar, and vanilla. Mix until well combined and creamy - or until you get tired of fooling with it. A few lumps won't kill anyone. :)
Pour over crust and bake at 300 for 55 minutes or until set in the center. *Notice I lowered the temperature from when I baked the crust - that's one of those important steps :).
Cool and then refrigerate several hours before serving. Cut into twelve squares.
Serve alongside your toppings bar for a dessert everyone is sure to love!