Mini Strawberry Shortcake Milkshakes!

Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day, enjoy a milkshake!
Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake!!
Strawberry Shortcake MILKSHAKE recipe!

Did you know that today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day?! High five to whoever placed that holiday on the map! They clearly had the right idea about life. Everyone needs a good strawberry shortcake in their life. More specifically, everyone needs a strawberry shortcake MILKSHAKE in their life. Oh yes, it's delicious, refreshing, and tastes just like a frozen strawberry shortcake. Cheers to … { read more }

Serve up a Stylish Cheese Tasting!

Liven up summer with a garden cheese tasting party!
Serve up cheese tastings on cake stands?! Genius!
How to style a cheese plate (using a cute cake stand) by Pizzazzerie.com

One thing is for sure, we love cheese around here! Partnering with Kraft Cracker Barrel cheese this summer has not only given us tons of practice at perfecting a stylish cheese plate, but it has also taught us so much about the craftsmanship of high quality cheeses that are full of flavor and perfect for snacking! We've shown you how to serve up a cheese judging party, host a wine + cheese bridal … { read more }

{Party Food} Red Velvet Fudge Pie

Red Velvet Fudge Pie! OH so delicious!
Red Velvet Fudge Pie! OH so delicious!

Love this recipe? Try my Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars and Red Velvet Oreo Chocolate Cake too! This is a simple recipe for a red velvet fudge pie that is perfect for celebrations of all sorts! Now I love all things "mini" but opted to make a full-size pie this time around, but I do think these would be quite cute in "mini" sizes for easy party eating. This recipe uses a red velvet cake mix … { read more }

{Recipe} Patriotic Strawberry Pies!

Patriotic Pies, cute little red, white, and blue dessert!
Patriotic Pies, cute little red, white, and blue dessert!
Patriotic Pies, cute little red, white, and blue dessert!

Summer brings with it lots of patriotic celebrations from Memorial Day and July 4th to wrapping up the season with Labor Day! I wanted to share a simple + sweet recipe for strawberry pies, patriotic style! They're perfect for a casual family dinner or cute enough for a big BBQ bash! You can personalize them (blueberries would be a great blue alternative) or keep with the recipe below. Either way, … { read more }

Ooey Gooey Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars!

Ooey Gooey Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars!
Ooey Gooey Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars!

I recently asked one of my best friends: "What is your favorite dessert?" to which she aptly responds "just one?!". That's why she's my bestie. Anyway, she replies with Tres Leches Cake! Yum. However, that doesn't fly too well and since I am seeing her this weekend, I decided to make her some dulce de leche cookie bars instead. Close enough, right? Right. They're super easy (they use refrigerated … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

{Party Food} Grilled BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos!

Grilled BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos! Recipe on Pizzazzerie.com
Grilled BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos!
Grilled BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos!

Summer is on the horizon and that means one thing around here: SUMMER PATIO PARTIES! Ok, let me rephrase. Patio is where I'm doing my summer parties but backyards, beaches, poolsides, parks, you name it! It's time to heat up the grill and enjoy a summer celebration. We all need a few go-to party food recipes in our collection for those last-minute gatherings. I keep Alexia Sweet Potato Fries in my … { read more }

Recipe Inspiration: Foodie Recipes App!

Chocolate Swiss Roll
Foodie.com's Spring Issue!
Foodie.com

Browsing recipes is pretty much at the TOP of my hobby list. I love looking for casual weekday dinner ideas but also seasonally inspired dishes to serve at celebrations. One of my favorite places to browse recipes is Foodie.com. I definitely pride myself in being a "foodie" so this site is just perfect. You can categorize your recipe finds too. Below is a shot at my Foodie.com screen so you have … { read more }

Frostings Cookbook on Pre-Order + Free Calendar!

Praise for Frostings by Courtney Whitmore
If you love Frosting, you NEED this book!
Cake Design! Frostings book by Courtney Whitmore pizzazzerie.com

Oh my word, I wish you could have all been here with me last weekend when my early author copy of Frostings arrived. I am pretty sure I scared the FedEx guy. A lot. I was completely 110% giddy. This book was such a labor of love.I began working on it while I was engaged and shot it late last summer here in Nashville with Kyle Dreier (who also photographed my Push-Up Pops book). I had the gorgeous … { read more }