I LOVE LOVE LOVE when some of the most yummiest treats are also the most easiest to make. Ten years ago my friend Nancy gave each woman in our small group a beautifully packaged container of Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies. This was the first time I had ever had this “crazy good” treat. From the first bite I was hooked but also intrigued by what it was made of. When she told me how she made it I couldn’t believe it because it was such an easy recipe yet the combination of all the ingredients produced such a wonderful taste.
One of the most common questions that I get from my readers is about buttercream frosting, so I figured this would be the perfect topic for my second Fundamentals post. Although I have made several types of buttercream frosting recipes, the recipe I am going post is by far my favorite due to its flavor, simplicity, and smooth texture. Essentially, this buttercream recipe can be infused with many different flavors to accompany your dessert. There are many variations of recipes for buttercream; however, I prefer using unsalted butter for the fat component because I find it to be less greasy than buttercream made with shortening. However, to each their own, if you’re a shortening fan, see the notes in the printable recipe box for this adaptation.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Oh. My. God. If you could take perfection, roll it in a ball, and dip it chocolate, this would be it.