Classic Muddy Buddies (Puppy Chow)

Muddy Buddies are quick and easy, no bake sweet treat that is a combination of cereal, chocolate and peanut butter and tossed in powdered sugar. It’s snack attack perfection! Whether you call it puppy chow or muddy buddies or reindeer chow this is crowd favorite.

I have several great muddy recipes on the site.  Like Vanilla Coconut Muddy Buddies and this Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies,  but I don’t have the original muddy buddies?  That had to change because these things are just so addicting and make the perfect quick no bake treat.

Classic muddy buddies, is cereal mixed with chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar.

The Best Muddy Buddies

This recipe truly is a classic! This recipe has been around for ages it seems like, it’s known far and wide and it’s the base for so many variations as you can see from my site.This is such a fabulous crowd pleaser. You can take it anywhere for anything,  any party, dessert, … Read more

Letter from the Editor: Kiecker speaks out after rising to the top as FSIS Administrator

Opinion

The Meat & Poultry Daily News recently did a question and answer session with Paul Kiecker, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Administrator since last March 12.  It’s worth reading in its entirety at M&P,  and I am going to steal some quotes here.

Kiecker certainly deserves the attention for rising to the top of one of these civil agencies as it is no small feat.

I lived in a Seattle suburb for several years where our mayor was the retired top administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He was my all-time favorite as a mayor because he feared nothing, supported his department heads, and made timely decisions.

At its core, the federal civil service is supposed to reward and promote based on merit. Those who rise to the top should be the “best of the best.” And the system produces some really interesting people.   

We saw that … Read more

Robusta Coffee Details And Well being Benefits

The superior flavor that Arabica espresso beans produce in a cup of coffee is well-known. A really a lot frothy concoction of your regular coffee is now in your hands. Be happy to add in ice cubes into your milk should you discover the Dalgona Espresso too thick on your liking. The entire process runs on a 1:1:1 ratio, so should you add yet one more tbsp of prompt then you definitely’ll need to do the same for the sugar and sizzling water. Dalgona espresso is a whipped, frothy iced espresso drink made with prompt espresso, sugar, water, and milk. Also referred to as “whipped coffee”, “frothy espresso”, or “fluffy espresso”, dalgona coffee has two distinct layers produced from whipped espresso cream sitting on prime of iced milk. The longer the coffee bean is roasted, the darker it becomes. Because the coffee bean roasts, it is chemically altered; starches are … Read more

The James Beard Foundation Announces Some Awards, After Announcing It Wouldn’t Announce Any Awards

James Beard Foundation [official photo]

I’m confused

In late August, the James Beard Foundation announced that no Restaurant and Chef Awards would be handed out during the organization’s highly anticipated September 25 ceremony. The organization pointed to the restaurant industry’s precarious position during the coronavirus pandemic, and wrote in a press release that “substantial and sustained upheaval in the community has created an environment in which the Foundation believes the assignment of Awards will do little to further the industry in its current uphill battle.”

But in an increasingly bizarre turn of events, it seems the foundation will actually be announcing several awards. The New York Times reports that during the no-awards award ceremony on the 25th, the foundation planned to announce winners in the three Outstanding Restaurant Design categories, including Outstanding Design of Alternative Eating and Drinking Places, a new category this year.

According to the Times, Lori … Read more

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

Combine cream cheese with pumpkin and a few amazing ingredients to get a delicious truffle. Creamy melt in your mouth richness with all the flavors of fall, it’s the perfect decadent dessert!

I love the spice that comes from the gingersnaps in this recipe. Ginger is such a great flavor to bake with, try these other ginger rich recipes.  Perfect Gingerbread Cookies, Best Ever Molasses Cookies, or Gingerdoodles.

Cream cheese, pumpkin and gingersnaps combine to make amazing pumpkin truffles.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles are the perfect dessert when you want something sweet and full of those sweet fall flavors but you don’t want a whole piece of pie. Pumpkin and cream cheese are a match made in heaven and the richness of these truffles is irresistible.

These are perfect for a quick but impressive dessert and although they take a little time, they are quite simple to make. Rolling the truffles in the … Read more