Cheesecake was my favorite cake growing up. My sister, lover of salty things, would eat the crust, and I would eat the filling. My aunt Pam's cheesecake is legendary in our family, and to make Amanda happy she added a one inch crust to hers. That combination of salty, sweet, and decadently creamy is still a must for me, and in a really over the top moment, I decided adding pretzels to the whole thing was a good idea. Well, in practice it turned out to be an excellent idea. Salty, sweet, and creamy indeed. This recipe is almost silly it's so delicious.