I have this idea and it might be a little silly, but I want your opinion. I’ve been trying to think of ways to interact with my readers (aka you) because frankly, you’re all so amazing and I’d love to get to know you better! I don’t know if this idea has been done before or is currently being done on a different blog, but here goes.
My idea is that readers, preferably those without food blogs of their own, submit their recipes to me. Once a month, I’ll pick a recipe, bake it, photograph it and post about it. All the credit will go to the reader, of course, and the post could become popular enough to be listed as one of my site’s Popular Posts! The reader’s recipe will also be stored in the navigation menu above, where I’ll create a new tab for “Reader Recipes” or something of that nature.
I like the idea that those of you who don’t have a website can still have your recipe featured on a website and hey, if your friends or coworkers ask for your recipe you can always skip the pen and paper and direct them here! Like I said, I’d really love some feedback on this, so take a second and leave a comment letting me know what you think. I want to know the good and the bad!
Now, on to this week’s recipe. Polka Dot Cheesecake Brownies! Aren’t they cute?! I’ve been dying to make this recipe since the end of July. I knew I wanted the recipe to coincide with a holiday so I could color coordinate. Since that time, there’s only really been Labor Day and I didn’t want to do red, white and blue. So I held out for Halloween and I’m so glad I did because these came out perfectly!
Just be sure to read the instructions carefully, especially the part about spooning the cheesecake batter onto the brownies. It’s really important to spoon SMALL amounts evenly on top of the brownie layer. Admittedly, these were really the only two pieces that turned out for me because I got impatient (as usual), took my spatula and plopped all the cheesecake batter right into the middle of the brownies. BIG MISTAKE. All the cheesecake batter sank to the bottom and pushed the brownie layer to the sides! Talk about panic in the kitchen. Just be glad you don’t live with me on baking day.
Baking day this week was particularly bad in that I almost had an epic fail with these brownies AND I cut my tongue while licking the knife that I used to cut the brownies. FYI – bad idea. Not only did I have a bleeding tongue, but to top it off I got scolded by my darling hubby who
went on a rampage proceeded to lecture me about how he saw me doing that and was going to tell me to stop, but then refrained because I’m an adult and if I wanted to lick a knife and cut off my tongue then so be it… blah blah blah. I really wasn’t listening to what he was saying because, well, my tongue was spewing blood (okay, I’m probably being a bit dramatic) and I was getting reprimanded like a little baby.
So anyways, I hope you enjoy these! If you do, let me know! I’d really prefer to be kept in the dark though if you don’t like these. Haha!