Host a Spring Dinner Party in Style!

Host a Fabulous Spring Dinner Party! Pizzazzerie.com

Guess what? I’m a contributor for Parade Magazine! Yep, their food section (Community Table) is a fabulous resource for recipes and yours truly is a contributor! I realized that I hadn’t announced that little tidbit here on the blog (ack!) so consider this the formal hooray! It’s such an honor to create content and share fabulous ideas across the web in the food and entertaining arena. Like how to throw the perfect spring dinner party? What to serve? Got you covered! These 9 refreshing recipes are the perfect blend of fruity and fun for a delicious evening with friends.

Enjoy! Cheers,
Courtney

Watercolor Graffiti Cookies {Sweetapolita Bakebook}

Sweetapolita Bake Book!
Watercolor Graffiti Easter Cookies
Watercolor Graffiti Easter Cookies

How gorgeous are these Watercolor Graffiti Easter Cookies? This sweet cookie recipe is from my friend Rosie’s new book The Sweetapolita Bakebook, which comes out next Tuesday, April 7th! I'm so thrilled to get to share this sample recipe, it is so easy and so delicious. I'll admit, Rosie's cakes and desserts are like works of art so I was nervous that mine wouldn't hold up to her elegant designs. … { read more }

Celebrating 5: Tickled Pink Cocktail

Tickled Pink Cocktail Recipe, Pizzazzerie.com
Tickled Pink Cocktail Recipe, Pizzazzerie.com
Tickled Pink Cocktail Recipe, Pizzazzerie.com

Once a year, I take a post to celebrate something I'm very proud of - Pizzazzerie's birthday! Yep, this little site here turned 5 this week! WOW! I truly cannot even believe that a little thought I had while driving home from my corporate job (that I desperately wanted out of) one day has turned into my full-time job and allowed me opportunities I never thought I would have. I'm so proud of the … { read more }

St. Patrick’s Day: Shamrock Sour Cocktail

St. Patrick's Day Cocktail - The Shamrock Sour | Pizzazzerie.com
Shamrock Drink Stirrers
St. Patrick's Day Cocktail - The Shamrock Sour | Pizzazzerie.com

If you follow my posts for Homes.com, you might have noticed this Shamrock Sour!  I've been getting into the green spirit for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday with this delicious cocktail! Yes, green beer might be the norm for this Irish celebration, but this Shamrock Sour is so good that I’m sure it will quickly become your favorite St. Paddy’s day beverage. I decided to put a twist … { read more }

{Real Sweet Book} Black and White Pancake Cake

Real Sweet, cookbook by Shauna Sever
Black and White Pancake Cake from Real Sweet | Pizzazzerie.com

Are y'all ready for a serious treat today? How gorgeous is this Black and White Pancake Cake! First off, the idea of a pancake cake is downright amazing. Why NOT turn this breakfast treat into a celebration dessert? Shauna Sever totally speaks my love language: sugar. Not just any sugar though. Shauna's latest book Real Sweet is full of over 80 crave-worthy treats made with natural sugars! Hooray! … { read more }

Chocolate Cadbury Egg Easter Cupcakes

Cadbury Egg Chocolate Easter Cupcakes | Pizzazzerie.com
Cadbury Egg Chocolate Easter Cupcakes | Pizzazzerie.com
Cadbury Egg Chocolate Easter Cupcakes | Pizzazzerie.com

Oops, I did it again. I put Cadbury Eggs in a cupcake. I just couldn't help myself. It's not the first time. I did it a couple of years ago for these pretty little aqua cupcakes but I decided the world needed a fully chocolate (with caramel) drizzle version that was even easier to make. Enter these Chocolate Cadbury Egg Easter Cupcakes! You can make these with a baby attached to your foot, trust … { read more }

12 St. Patrick’s Day Party Treats

12 St. Patrick's Day Party Treats, Pizzazzerie.com
12 St. Patrick's Day Party Treats, Pizzazzerie.com
12 St. Patrick's Day Party Treats, Pizzazzerie.com

What better holiday than an excuse to wear green, eat green treats, and celebrate all things Irish!? Ok, so it's no surprise that I'm a big holiday fan but I truly love St. Patrick's Day! There's so much excitement in the air as we happily close the doors to the frigid weather, begin to dream about warmer days, and why not take the time to host a little dinner party? Or perhaps your kids are … { read more }

12 Oscar Party Recipes to Make This Sunday

12 OSCAR PARTY RECIPES TO MAKE THIS SUNDAY, Pizzazzerie.com
Oscar Worthy Appetizers on Pizzazzerie.com
Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates, Oscar Party Food

One of my favorite nights of the year! The Oscars! I can't believe they're just days away. It's time to grab your girlfriends and throw a star-studded night. Ok, so the "famous" stars may only be gracing your TV screen but your party food? It will be award-winning for sure. I've collected 12 of my favorite Oscar night party recipes just waiting for your viewing party! Set up an easy viewing party … { read more }

Cinnamon Sugar Stars & Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Cinnamon Sugar Stars with Chocolate Dipping Sauce, perfect for the Oscars + Award Season! Pizzazzerie.com
Cinnamon Sugar Stars with Chocolate Dipping Sauce, perfect for the Oscars + Award Season! Pizzazzerie.com
Cinnamon Sugar Stars with Chocolate Dipping Sauce, perfect for the Oscars + Award Season! Pizzazzerie.com

With the Oscars less than a week away, I wanted to share my favorite little treat to enjoy while watching the star-studded event - Cinnamon Sugar Stars and Chocolate Dipping Sauce! They're similar to churros if you have ever had them, they're ready in minutes, and oh so delicious. They're the perfect star-shaped food to serve to guests to enjoy while watching the award show. I love party recipes … { read more }

Valentine’s Day Striped White Chocolate Mousse Cups

Valentine's Day Striped White Chocolate Mousse Cups
Valentine's Day Striped White Chocolate Mousse Cups
Valentine's Day Striped White Chocolate Mousse Cups

Are you all ready for Valentine's Day?! I have one more little treat idea for you! Why not get a little fancy this year and swap conversation hearts for pink- and white-striped mousse cups. I love the striped effect of this pretty little dessert, but what I love even more is how simple it is to make! They’re sure to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day! These striped white chocolate mousse cups … { read more }