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 }

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 }

{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 }

New Year’s Eve Dessert: Bubbly Champagne Cupcakes

Bubbly Champagne Cupcakes for New Year's Eve! pizzazzerie.com
Bubbly Champagne Cupcakes for New Year's Eve! pizzazzerie.com
How to decorate champagne cupcakes for New Year's Eve! Pizzazzerie.com

Who is ready for New Year's Eve?! It's one of my favorite nights of the year. That's not because I go out and party all night (my 20-something self has long since changed over to stay-at-home dinner party nights with friends) but one thing hasn't changed, I love to celebrate with some bubbly! Pop that champagne, y'all! So, when I was thinking about sharing a festive New Year's Eve recipe with all … { read more }

{Recipe} Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes

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Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes! Pizzazzerie.com
Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes! Pizzazzerie.com

Gearing up for Blakey's first Christmas around these parts, last minute present shopping, and trying to actually relax but, I'm back with a super simple caramel gingerbread cupcake recipe that will be the bell of your jingle ball! I hope you'll try it and if you do, tag me @Pizzazzerie on Instagram so I can see your sweet cupcakes! Whether you are entertaining friends at home or just whipping up a … { read more }

{Recipe} Southern Brown Sugar Pie

Southern Brown Sugar Pie! If you've never tried this brown sugar pie, it's a must!
Southern Brown Sugar Pie! If you've never tried this brown sugar pie, it's a must!
Southern Brown Sugar Pie! If you've never tried this brown sugar pie, it's a must!

It recently came to my attention that brown sugar pie is not a commonly known dessert. "What?!", I thought! The world doesn't know about BROWN SUGAR PIE?! Well I intend to change that, one Pizzazzerie reader at at time. This pie is a family tradition that my mother made for every holiday, her parents made for every holiday, and generations back. Southern brown sugar pie is very similar to chess … { read more }

The Best Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Totally amazing gingerbread cinnamon rolls!
The best gingerbread cinnamon rolls.
If you like cinnamon rolls, you HAVE to try this easy recipe for Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to share this recipe for gingerbread cinnamon rolls with you! I've made it three times in a week and a half, it's that good. I took a batch to my Mom's for her to try too. One of my favorite holiday flavors is gingerbread so I really wanted to put a twist on the classic cinnamon rolls by infusing them with the rich flavors of molasses, brown sugar, and ginger! … { read more }

Mini Gingerbread Hazelnut Crunch Trifles

Gingerbread Hazelnut Crunch Trifles - SO good!
Gingerbread Hazelnut Crunch Trifles - SO good!
Gingerbread Hazelnut Crunch Trifles - SO good!

With Christmas around the corner, tis the season for gingerbread! It’s one of my favorite flavors for the season, and I paired it with a hazelnut crunch topping on mini trifles for the ultimate mini dessert sure to wow your friends and family at holiday parties this year. Not hosting a party? Just serve up these fancies to your family on Christmas Eve around your fireplace while sharing your … { read more }

Chocolate Peppermint Mini Party Cakes

Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie.om
The cutest peppermint chocolate mini cakes for Christmas parties and holiday celebrations!
The cutest peppermint chocolate mini cakes for Christmas parties and holiday celebrations!

It's December! Snow, Christmas trees, lights, parties, and of course - holiday desserts! My fave! You know I love a good "mini" dessert (I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to them). This year, I decided Christmas needed chocolate peppermint mini cakes. They literally couldn't be easier to make and served up on fancy dishes, they're the perfect party treat! I'm hosting a few dinner parties this … { read more }