When I think special food I think about my mothers cheese cake. I always associate it wih the holidays.It was made with cream cheese and eggs andreall vanilla and sugar. Then she would bake that part in a gram cracker crust. The next step was to sprinkle cinnamon over the top. Shed mix up sour cream sugar vanilla and lemon juice . this made the top layer of the cheese cake.
I made the same cheese cake for my family only we had it more often than holidays , but always on the holidays . Now my children carry on asa holiday dish it is always included.