{Join Me!} Puff Pastry Twitter Party with Top Chef’s Gail Simmons!

Join Pizzazzerie along with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons for a Twitter Party! Win Prizes!

On behalf of Pizzazzerie and Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, I am delighted to invite you all to a super fabulous Twitter party that I will be hosting tomorrow, July 17th, at 1pm Eastern (12pm CST)! I’ll be chatting with Top Chef judge Gail Simmons about her best summer entertaining tips – I hope you’ll join us on Twitter to ask Gail some questions of your own, and to compete for a chance to win some … { Continue Reading }

Road Trip Snacks: Cheese & Fruit Skewers!

Fruit and Cheese Kid's Snacks
Fruit and Cheese Kid's Snacks
Fruit and Cheese Kid's Snacks

Now that summer is in full-swing, you might find yourself on the road quite a bit to visit family or a much-needed vacation. We could all use a few little snack ideas for packing some "better for you" snacks (and help us avoid fast food)! Pick up some fruit and Cracker Barrel Cheese for these easy to make snack skewers. These are perfect for the kids (or adults too)! What I love about this snack … { Continue Reading }

Grilling Twitter Party with Better Homes and Gardens!

#BHGGrilling Twitter Party!

Join me for a Summer Grilling Twitter Party THIS Tuesday (tomorrow) from 7:00-8:00 pm CST! Hosted by my dear friend Michael of Inspired By Charm and sponsored by the fabulous Coleman, we'll be sharing loads of fun tips to make this the best summer grilling season yet! Plus, there will be over $1000 in prizes given out (wahoo!) incuding a grill! So you definitely don't want to miss it. You can chat … { Continue Reading }

A Nautical Cape Cod Tablescape!

This post brought to you by World Market . All opinions are 100% mine. With summer in full force, I'm enjoying lots of outside dinners and parties on the patio. I love grilling out and hosting casual, relaxed dinners but every now and then, I love to spice it up with a theme. When I saw the Nautical Outdoor Entertaining at World Market, I was sold. I knew I had to host a "Nautical Cape Cod" … { Continue Reading }

Cheese Tour of New York City!

Mac and cheese
Murray's Cheese Shop
Staten Island NYC Pizza

As you might have read here or here, I've been working with Kraft Cracker Barrel Cheese and learning so much about the culture of cheese making. Last weekend, I enjoyed a little cheese trip throughout NYC and it was - as you can imagine - delicious. So if you're visiting NYC soon, then take a few tips from my trip and add some of these unique stops to your culinary tour. I hope it provides you … { Continue Reading }

Frostings Book Giveaway + Pinterest Party Tonight!

Pinterest Summer Entertaining Party
Praise for Frostings
Win a copy of Frostings on Pizzazzerie.com

Join me TONIGHT for a fun Pinterest Party with Jenny Raulli from Bloom Designs Online and Jenny Dixon of Craft That Party and enter below to win a copy of my new book Frostings (will ship July 1st, the day it releases)! All the details of the party are above, and yes, you read that right! Tori Spelling will be joining the group of bloggers to share her creative ideas too! So hop on by tonight and … { Continue Reading }

How to Host a Cheese Judging Party!

Cheese Judging party score sheet
tasting-2
How to judge cheese

Looking for an excuse to get together with friends and enjoy some wine and cheese? Host a Cheese Judging Party with a variety of cheeses and let your friends pick their favorites. I'm excited to be working with Kraft's Cracker Barrel Cheeses on a variety of entertaining ideas like this one! Read on for tips and ideas for hosting your own Cheese Judging Party! Let's get started shall we? How to … { Continue Reading }

Teeny Tiny Ice Cream Cake Cones!

CUTEST itty bitty cake cones!
Inside of an itty bitty cake cone!
Itty Bitty Cake Cones!

I've been "all things ice cream" lately so when I saw this itty bitty mini cones (seriously, so tiny and cute), I knew I had to whip up a little dessert idea with them! I've actually never made cake cones. So I thought this was the perfect chance for me to try them out and make a cute little mini treat. Place your mini ice cream cones in a mini muffin tin. Excuse the fact that mine looks like … { Continue Reading }

Styled Floral Favors for Martha Stewart Weddings!

Floral Truffle Favor!
Pizzazzerie featured on @MarthaWeddings

You might have seen our little news here, and I'm over-the-top excited that the feature went live on Martha Stewart Weddings! When the editors first contacted me, I was completely ecstatic. Create and style a project for MS Weddings? Of COURSE! The project features the hues from this spring's issue - cornflower blue + melon orange. Very pretty and perfect for spring. I decided to come up with a … { Continue Reading }

Fun News for Bloggers, Designers, Crafters, etc!

Graphics for Bloggers, Designers, etc!
Graphics Shop for Bloggers, Crafters, Party Designers, KoriClark.com

SO excited to share this EXCITING new shop that has opened up from my dear friend Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails. Kori has helped me with more projects than I can even name (from the logo for Spiced to my Rehearsal Dinner). She's a total party rockstar and someone I truly admire. This graphics shop idea has been in the works for a bit so I'm SO EXCITED it's open! Are you a blogger, party … { Continue Reading }