I want be notified from Google Reader via email each time a new item shows up in one of my rss feeds. Is that possible?
This IFTTT recipe gets you most of the way there. You just need to tag all of the feeds from which you want this email alert with a particular tag. (Since feeds can have multiple tags, you could tag all of them if you want.)
For every new item in Google Reader with a specific tag, sends an email message from your Gmail account to an address you have specified.