Food blogs can be dangerous things, as well as great resources. For instance, they can distract you from your work with mouth-watering photographs and drool-inspiring descriptions of food. The greater problem for me is that there are so many recipes out there that I want to try, that my “to do list” (not to mention my bookmark folder) is a little out of control. To resolve this problem, I’m starting up a new feature of Bites from other Blogs, so that you can all check out some of the recipes that have caught my eye recently and – assuming that your own list isn’t too out of control yet – give them a try, even if I don’t have a chance to try them for a while.
- First up is the Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake from Smitten Kitchen, which looks like one of the most intense cheesecakes I’ve ever laid eyes on.
- Baking and Books made some simple, yet addictive, Spiced Sugar Coins from a new favorite book – The Essential Baker.
- The Spinach and Feta Gozlemes from Milk and Cookies may sound unfamiliar, but the filled and grilled flatbreads sound like an outstanding summer snack or meal.
- Peabody‘s Peanut Butter and Jelly Tarts reminds me of those first days back to school after summer break – and I bet they would pack well in lunchboxes (for grownups and kids alike).
- If you frequently halve cookie recipes for smaller batches, you might want to bookmark the Chocolate Chip Cookies, Half Batch at Cookie Madness before the next craving strikes.
- The Blackberry Scones from everybody likes sandwiches look like the perfect way to incorporate berries into breakfast in a way that doesn’t involve tossing them into a bowl of cereal.
Finally, if you’re not in the mood for cooking, you can vicariously indulge in some deep-fried fair food at the Indiana State Fair, where both Deep Fried Pepsi and 12-inch corndogs are staples (Deep Fried Pepsi, if you haven’t heard of it before, is funnel cake batter that uses pepsi instead of water or milk. It caught on after the popularity of Deep Fried Coke last summer).