Best Recipe for Making Grass {Frosting}

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Hi all~  Let me start with the need to put the word “grass”  in quotes or my favorite, parentheses because in Colorado, “grass” has an entirely different meaning!  Ha!   Over the past year,   I have made batches of frosting in my  attempts to make the  “grass” frosting spread  all over Pinterest.  I have adjusted the butter, used  shortening, and worked with meringue powder!  And, my frosting never was firm enough to resemble grass. I always ended up with 6 cups of green (in this case it’s yellow, but it’s for a visual)!

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And, then I found this recipe, that was just slightly different than ALL of the other buttercream recipes.  Of course,  my sister would suggest that maybe this is the best frosting because  I actually FOLLOWED the recipe!  Either way, this recipe from My Baking Addiction worked best!   I didn’t have clear vanilla so I used coconut extract?  Can I do that?

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I am so excited! I love it! Scroll below for  my slightly adapted  recipe.  I  used the Wilton Icing Tip #233. I found mine at Michael’s.

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Best Buttercream Recipe for Grass Frosting
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Recipe type: Frosting
Cuisine: Frosting
 
Best buttercream recipe to make grass frosting!!
Ingredients
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt (I omitted)
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract (I used clear coconut extract)
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar, sifted (big surprise here- I didn’t sift) ! ha!
  • 4-6 tablespoons heavy cream or milk ( I used skim milk)
  • I placed icing in refrigerator for an hour to firm it up.
Instructions
  1. I just mixed all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy!
  2. I cut this recipe in half because of my history of running icing. I still used 4 tablespoons of skim milk and it was perfect.

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Sweet Mini Bell Peppers… might just be the perfect snack!

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While volunteering in my son’s class I noticed one of of his friends was snacking on sweet mini bell peppers. His mother is a genius.  Peppers are nutrient dense; rich in vitamins A and C.  If that isn’t enough, they contain phytochemicals which are naturally occurring compounds found in plants.

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But, here is why I love them as a snack:  no mess, no sticky fingers and no complaints!  I don’t even have to chop them up.  The berry box colander is from Crate & Barrel and you can check it out HERE.  I have two because I thought if I had pretty colanders to store the fruits and veggies, the family may be enticed to eat them! I was right- or maybe our  Bernese Mountain Dog  is getting some extra veggies and fruits in his diet from his “half” siblings!

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