Recently I've found myself annoyingly distracted by those list-based articles with catchy titles like "10 Things You Didn't Know About Cheese" or "7 Things You Do That Are Probably Annoying" or "8 Great Uses For Wheat Berries".
Sometimes the article is interesting.. more often it's just a list and I probably should have been sleeping instead of reading stuff on the internet. Darn those catchy titles and their time wasting ways!
I've decided to make my own post with a similar title for those of you who are also sucked in by such headlines. It gives the impression that these are recipes that I wouldn't post about because of some moral objection or taste preference. However, I have few food related morals and I'll eat just about anything so it's actually a list of recipes that are from my column at the Globe and Mail instead of on my blog.
So, here are five recipes that aren't on my blog (but are still really really yummy)
Number one (pictured above): S'more cookies! Soft cookies with chewy edges that are loaded with chunks of chocolate, graham crackers, and toasted marshmallows. I made a ton of these before I was happy with the recipe, luckily they were really easy to give away.
2. Alfajores: Creamy dulce de leche sandwiched between two lightly sweetened shortbread cookies. This is the recipe that made me fall in love with shortbread dough.. could any cookie be easier or more versatile?
3. Mango Key Lime Pie: Part of the condensed milk in the recipe is replaced with pureed mango, plus there is coconut in the graham cracker crust. It's citrusy, tropical, tart, and creamy.. one of my favorites.
4. Apple Cheddar Muffins: Apple and cheddar is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I can't get enough of the sweet and savory.. especially when its baked into a warm little muffin.
5. No-Bake Chocolate Cookies: The grown-up version of the childhood classic. More cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips with hints of orange zest.
I suppose that I should have picked my Top 5 or my Least Favorite Five to make this an even more compelling list (if that's even possible) but this is just a randomly chosen five recipes that I really enjoyed creating and wanted to share with you all!