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Whip up a batch of strawberry cheesecake bars from scratch — it's the perfect dessert for a crowd.

Food writer Kristin Donnelly’s new cookbook brings back the old-school potluck dinner with contemporary new recipes. Just because it has to be portable, universally pleasing and easy enough to make in large batches doesn’t mean you’re stuck with beige casseroles and boring side dishes. Pick up a copy of Modern Potluck and feed that crowd right!

Potluck Prep: The unsliced cheesecake bar can be refrigerated in the pan for up to 4 days. Sliced bars can be individually wrapped and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Jam Variation: To flavor the jam, try adding one of the following: ¼ teaspoon pink peppercorns; 1 thyme sprig (which you remove before eating); ½ teaspoon dried lavender; or a tiny pinch of ground cardamom.

Reprinted with permission from Modern Potluck