Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie
peanut butter chocolate pie
Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Did you know that this Saturday (January 24th) is National Peanut Butter Day? Truly, what better day exists than a day devoted to the fabulousness of peanut butter? I knew I had to come up with the perfect way to celebrate such a delicious day so behold, peanut butter chocolate pie! It’s an easy, no-bake recipe that’s a perfect year-round treat. Might I also suggest these peanut butter toffee … { read more }

Valentine’s Day: Strawberries and Champagne Margarita

Valentine's Day Margarita - Strawberries & Champagne Margarita! Pizzazzerie.com
Valentine's Day Margarita - Strawberries & Champagne Margarita! Pizzazzerie.com
Valentine's Day Strawberries & Champagne Margarita!

You read it right. Strawberries and Champagne = Margarita of my Valentine's loving dreams. I don't know why I never thought of it before really, I think I thought you couldn't add something like champagne to an already-alcoholic cocktail. But wait, who sets these rules? Cupid said I could do it so behold -- my new fave margarita, just in time for February 14th! Or...any day of the year. I whipped … { read more }

The Happy List

Meal Planning Notepad from Target
Baby Pizzazzerie
Ralph Waldo Emerson on Enthusiasm

Welcome to the second edition of The Happy List (if you missed my introduction of this new blog feature, click here)! A lot of things made me very happy this week. I'm still getting back into the swing of things from the holidays, getting my editorial calendar all ready for 2015, and I'm in the midst of a home blog office redo (more on that soon). I hope you had a fabulous week as well. Here is my … { read more }

Girl Scout Poke Cake Cupcakes

Girl Scout Poke Cake Cupcakes
Girl Scout Poke Cake Cupcakes
Girl Scout Poke Cake Cupcakes

Hey Pizzazzerie readers!  It's Cara from One Swell Studio here! Were you a Girl Scout growing up?  I was!  My favorite part (other than earning badges & crafting) was definitely the cookies.  Not so much the selling of the cookies-- but definitely the eating of the cookies.  My childhood favorite was the Trefoils Shortbread.  Currently, I'm a Samoas-loving gal.  I'm pretty sure everyone has a … { read more }

Peanut Butter Toffee Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Toffee Cupcakes, the cupcakes taste just like the inside of a peanut butter cookie and the frosting is dynamite! Pizzazzerie.com
Peanut Butter Toffee Cupcakes, the cupcakes taste just like the inside of a peanut butter cookie and the frosting is dynamite! Pizzazzerie.com
Peanut Butter Toffee Cupcakes, the cupcakes taste just like the inside of a peanut butter cookie and the frosting is dynamite! Pizzazzerie.com

For everyone already off the boat for their New Year's resolutions, I present to you...peanut butter toffee cupcakes (hooray!!). These delicious cupcakes combine two of my absolute favorite flavors: peanut butter and toffee. My family is obsessed with toffee so I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a peanut butter cupcake topped with peanut butter frosting. Why? Because why not, that's why ;) … { read more }

The Happy List

Pizzazzerie's Candy Making For Kids Treats

{photo via my book Candy Making For Kids} A new year, a new idea! I'd love to share a few of my favorite finds from around the web that make me oh so happy! I am lucky to have a fabulous group of blogging friends who are always sharing ridiculously talented ideas for recipes, entertaining, parties, and more. I often share their cute ideas on my social media accounts {instagram, twitter, … { read more }

{Party Recipe} Shrimp Tostada Bites

Easy + Delicious Shrimp Tostada Bites, perfect for a party! Pizzazzerie.com
Make mini tortilla rounds!
Easy + Delicious Shrimp Tostada Bites, perfect for a party! Pizzazzerie.com

Happy January, y'all! I can't believe the holidays are over, but of course...around here, there's always a reason to celebrate! Whether it's a birthday, a baby shower, game night, or just a festive dinner with the family, I wanted to share my easy recipe for shrimp tostada bites! They're easy to make for a crowd, always the first to disappear at my parties, and quite colorful might I add! They're … { read more }

Gold Wishbone New Year’s Eve Favors

Gold New Year's Wishbone Favor Idea! Pizzazzerie.com
How to make a gold wishbone for New Year's!
Gold New Year's Wishbone Favor Idea! Pizzazzerie.com

I'll be taking the next couple of days off but before I go, I wanted to share one last idea! Looking for a simple favor or decor idea for your New Year's Eve party or just a sweet little favor for a neighbor or friend? Look no further! I love this easy and simple idea (from my Mom!) for a gold wishbone favor. You can give it as a little ornament, use as a napkin ring or place setting favor, or … { read more }

Pink Glam New Year’s Eve Party

Pink Glam New Year's Eve Party | Pizzazzerie.com
Pink Glam New Year's Eve Party | Pizzazzerie.com
Pink Glam New Year's Eve Party | Pizzazzerie.com

Only a couple more days left in 2014, make them great ones! Plan a little pink glam New Year's Eve's party full of fun confetti boxes, lots of bubbly, and a few sweet treats too! It’s really quite easy with a little preparation to host a fabulous party right at home for the big night. You can party all night while watching the ball drop and avoiding long lines – win/win! In full countdown style, … { read more }

Chic Gold New Year’s Eve Tablescape

Gold Place Cards for New Year's Eve Tablescape | Pizzazzerie.com
Gold and white new year's eve tablescape! Pizzazzerie.com
Gold and White New Year's Eve Party | Pizzazzerie.com

As you can tell (from these champagne cupcakes and this NYE party... oh and this one too) that I'm a weee bit obsessed with all things New Year's Eve over here. I mean really, it's the celebration of one year and the anticipation of all there is to look forward to in the next year - what's not to love? Plus, it's the perfect excuse to grab some friends and throw a dinner party! This gold New … { read more }