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 … { Continue Reading }

{Party Food} Red Velvet Fudge Pie

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

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 but you can use this recipe here if you'd rather not use a cake mix. I appreciate having a few simple … { Continue Reading }

{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, … { Continue Reading }

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 … { 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 }

{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 … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Churro Truffles!

Rolling churro truffles! Taste just like churros!
Truffles that taste just like CHURROS! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo
taste JUST like Churros but in Truffle form!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I love Cinco de Mayo. Seriously love. Mexican food is my all-time fave and the bright colors, parties, and margaritas? Hello. It doesn't get much better than that! Well, except for churro truffles! Churros are fried-dough pastries rolled in cinnamon sugar and often conducive to Cinco de Mayo. I happen to love making mini versions of things and though I could have … { Continue Reading }