Thanksgiving Appetizer: Turkey Spinach + Artichoke Dip

The best turkey spinach and artichoke dip! Must make for Thanksgiving recipe!
The best turkey spinach and artichoke dip! Must make for Thanksgiving recipe!
The best turkey spinach and artichoke dip! Must make for Thanksgiving recipe!

Football is on, the family has gathered, and it’s time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays! So much of Thanksgiving is geared towards the “big meal”, the turkey, and the desserts. What we often forget are all the times spent enjoying company the day before Thanksgiving and leading up to the feast. Avoid lots of onlookers in the kitchen hoping for “just a bite” of the fixings by offering up a tasty … { read more }

Twist on a Thanksgiving Classic: Pecan Pie Cake

Pecan Pie CAKE! So good!
Pecan Pie Cake - So good and perfect for Thanksgiving! Pizzazzerie.com
Pecan Pie Cake - So good and perfect for Thanksgiving! Pizzazzerie.com

When I think of Thanksgiving, my mind immediately jumps to the delicious desserts like pumpkin and pecan pies. Shocking, huh? We have a divided house when it comes to pies. Half of us think pumpkin pie hung the moon and the other half is all pecan. I like to switch back and forth every year, crazy I know. This year, I partnered with Safeway, Vons, Randalls, and Tom Thumb stores to put a twist on … { read more }

Mini Caramel Apple Crisp Donuts

Dip donuts into caramel glaze!
Mini Caramel Apple Crisp Donuts - too cute and so yummy!
Mini Caramel Apple Crisp Donuts - too cute and so yummy!

Gah, I just love disguising desserts as breakfast. I also love combining treats like a caramel apple crisp and donuts! Behold my caramel apple crisp donuts! I actually made these last year but realized I hadn't shared the recipe here on Pizzazzerie so here we go! Apple crisps are a family favorite from childhood. I can still remember my Mom going around the table asking everyone what dessert they … { read more }

Easy + Cute Thanksgiving Fortune Cookies

Fortune cookies for Thanksgiving!
Give Fortune Cookies for Thanksgiving!
Make your own fortune cookies!

November is here! It's my birthday month and Thanksgiving month! I'm excited to share one of my favorite little treat ideas for the holiday. It's the perfect way to say “thanks” this Thanksgiving? I'm going to teach you how to make cute and delicious decorated fortune cookies filled with your own, personalized messages! Serve them up as favors at your Thanksgiving or place one on each dinner plate … { read more }

NYC-Style Black and White Cupcakes

Delicious moist yellow cupcakes topped with black and white glaze!
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Delicious and easy black and white cupcakes, taste just like the cookies!

I interrupt the regular scheduled programming of holiday entertaining ideas to bring you a year-round treat that I've been dreaming about making for months! One of my favorite New York City treats are black and white cookies. You know the half white and half black cookies? My husband calls them the Seinfeld cookies. I never watched Seinfeld (I know I know). I'm actually headed to NYC later this … { read more }

“Build a Spooky Skeleton” Halloween Party

Adorable 'Build Your own Skeleton" Party using CHEETOS! #cheetoshalloween
Adorable 'Build Your own Skeleton" Party using CHEETOS! #cheetoshalloween
Adorable 'Build Your own Skeleton" Party using CHEETOS! #cheetoshalloween

Halloween parties are truly my absolute favorite! I love the fun color palettes, the spooky treats, and decorations! I just have to share this neat treat idea that is perfect for the whole family. CHEETOS® Bag of Bones Snacks are limited edition and out now! I set up a cute little Halloween party all around the "build your spooky skeleton" idea. These are what I like to call a "party pleaser" - … { read more }

Salted Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

Salted Pumpkin Fudge is SO GOOD! This recipe is easy and delicious!
Salted Pumpkin Fudge is SO GOOD! This recipe is easy and delicious!
Salted Pumpkin Fudge is SO GOOD! This recipe is easy and delicious!

If you love salted caramel treats, then you must try salted pumpkin fudge! My husband and I disagree on the whole "salted" obsession. I love it. He isn't so sure but I'm slowly moving him over to the dark side one treat at a time. He even loved this salted pumpkin fudge. It's the perfect combination of my love for pumpkin in the fall and salted yummy-ness. Fudge is naturally a very sweet and rich … { read more }

Monster Eye Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Monster Eye Asparagus Tart, cute for a Halloween dinner! Pizzazzerie.com
Monster Eye Asparagus Tart, cute for a Halloween dinner! Pizzazzerie.com
Monster Eye Asparagus Tart, cute for a Halloween dinner! Pizzazzerie.com

Say it three times fast. Monster Eye Asparagus Gruyere Tart! :) So I'm all about the sugar (I mean, all 3 of my cookbooks are dessert focused) but everyyy once in a long while, I allow a savory recipe to slip through the cracks. Enter this cute Halloween idea! It's simple to make, oh so delicious, and perfect for a Halloween party. It might even encourage the kids to eat a green vegetable! Haha! … { read more }

Apple Cinnamon Butter Bars

Apple Cinnamon Butter Bars - My family's favorite! Pizzazzerie.com
Apple Cinnamon Butter Bars - My family's favorite! Pizzazzerie.com
Apple Cinnamon Butter Bars - My family's favorite! Pizzazzerie.com

Apple cinnamon, y'all! I've always loved this fall-favorite flavor combo, but for some reason this year, it's just at the top of my love list. A few years ago, my brother and sister-in-law and I stayed in a mountain cabin in Georgia near an apple orchard. They had a store on site full of apple-everything. Literally. Apple products for days. Apple butter, apple pie bars, apple fritters, it was … { read more }

Delicious & Easy Apple Cake Recipe

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BEST EVER Apple Cake Recipe!
BEST EVER Apple Cake Recipe!

With the arrival of fall comes the best season for delicious desserts from pumpkin and caramel to apple and maple. I’m so excited to kick off this tasty time of year with my favorite easy apple cake recipe. It’s a family favorite that has been passed down for generations. As a little girl, I can remember sitting around our dining room table with my grandfather as we ate this apple cake together! I … { read more }