Fourth of July Party Snacks

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With the 4th of July right around the corner, you might be looking for simple but tasty snack ideas for your family and friends! I’m super excited about the new flavor of CRACKER JACK® popcorn – Chocolate & Caramel! It’s so yummy, and it’s perfectly fitting for those summer snack moments because it requires no prep – buy a bag, pour in a festive bowl and you’re ready to enjoy! Chocolate + Caramel + Easy? Love it!

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Growing up in Charleston, SC, my brother and I would always enjoy CRACKER JACK popcorn at RiverDogs’ baseball games and trips to Sullivan’s Island beach. I love finding the “surprise” inside. I can’t wait until Blakely is old enough to enjoy these memories too.

I’m totally enamored with snacks that combine flavors, so this new CRACKER JACK Chocolate & Caramel flavored popcorn is right up my alley. It’s also a great fit in a balanced diet as I’m sure to stay mindful about how much I’m munching, even though it’s oh so delicious.

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Serve CRACKER JACK Chocolate & Caramel flavored popcorn at your July 4th parties! I added a little pizzazz by using cupcake toppers stuck down into bowls of the popcorn for some festive flair. You can pick up mini American flags at the craft store for more red, white and blue décor.

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My family is all about surprises! If you love surprises too, check out the CRACKER JACK Surprise Inside Project where CRACKER JACK will fulfill some lucky winners’ small surprises and deliver them in custom Cracker Jack-branded boxes! Enter now through July 31 for your chance to surprise someone thanks to CRACKER JACK.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with Frito-Lay. All opinions expressed are my own.  

Treasure Hunting for Outdoor Summer Parties!

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Pier 1 Bowl and Fruit

Happy Monday, Y'all! So remember when I shared that I was designing a fabulous outdoor summer party with the help of Pier 1? I'm back to share how I found the perfect pieces to pull the party together. The "treasure hunting" experience for any of my party designs is always my favorite. Sometimes it's something as simple as a bowl of oranges that can spark an entire party style. So I hopped in the … { Continue Reading }

{Baby Love} Pretty Fabric Name Garland

Adorable Fabric Name Garland!
Adorable Fabric Name Garland!
Adorable Fabric Name Garland!

I love stories of women who have started businesses (especially with their moms!) and are rocking + rolling! That is exactly what Ana Marques is doing all the way over in Lisbon, Portugal! Ana created some free summer printables for us a few years ago. I'm so excited about her current endeavor - Love Pretty Garlands! The sweetness is too much to handle. She and her Mom make each garland by hand. … { Continue Reading }

Date Night In & Lay’s Kettle Cooked Giveaway!

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Date Night with Hubs! #LaysKettleCooked
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Hi, Y’all! I’m sure as many of you know, I had a baby just 6 weeks ago. AAH I can’t even believe it has already been 6 weeks. Needless to say, the past month and a half has been filled with total chaos from diaper runs to all-nighters and everything in between. One thing my husband and I have not had time for is date night so we’ve gotten a little creative by enjoying some “at home date nights” … { Continue Reading }

Delicious Mini Ice Cream Pies

Mini Ice Cream Pies - SO EASY
Mini Ice Cream Pies - SO EASY
Mini Ice Cream Pies - SO EASY

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to share a simple yet cute dessert that you can create for parties, special occasions, or just a delicious dessert for friends and family! These mini pies are made with Blue Bunny’s Bunny Tracks Ice Cream and loaded with tasty flavors like chocolate and peanuts! I love how easy these are to make and how tasty they are! Everyone loves an … { Continue Reading }

Glorious Layered Desserts Cookbook!

Pumpkin Caramel Banana Layered Dessert!
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By now y'all know I like desserts, right? RIGHT! So I'm thrilled to share this dessert cookbook - Glorious Layered Desserts - by my friend Glory of Glorious Treats. Her site is ah-mazing and her sweet treats are truly works of art. I've loved getting to know her over the past few years and adore her talent for developing the sweetest recipes and making them look just darling! This is Glory's first … { Continue Reading }

White Cheddar, Artichoke, & Bacon Dip!

ADDICTIVE RECIPE: Baked White Cheddar, Bacon, Artichoke Dip!
ADDICTIVE RECIPE: Baked White Cheddar, Bacon, Artichoke Dip!
Aged Reserve Cheddar Cheese for a delicious and easy holiday dip!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away? I'm super thrilled as we are in my favorite season of the year - fall! From the crisp air to the gorgeous sunset colored leaves, there are also so many opportunities for gathering together with family and friends to watch a holiday movie, a big football game, or simply just to enjoy a delicious meal. This appetizer recipe is a new … { Continue Reading }

Football Fun & Tasty Tailgate Ideas!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buffalo Wild Wings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. So if you've been hanging around Pizzazzerie, it's not hard to see that I'm quite a big football fan! Ok, more specifically, TAILGATE fan! I love all the pre-game fun, tasty treats, and gearing up for the big game. I was super excited when Buffalo Wild Wings asked me to show … { Continue Reading }

Football Tailgate Inspiration with Swoozie’s!

Host a Football Tailgate: Inspiration and Photos!
Host a Football Tailgate: Inspiration and Photos!
Host a Football Tailgate: Inspiration and Photos!

It's my favorite time of the year! FOOTBALL SEASON! Let me tell you, football season is about as exciting as Christmas in my household. Thanks to Swoozie's, I'm here to show you some tailgating inspiration from tailgate treats to some staple entertaining pieces that you'll use season after season. These are easy ideas that will make a big impact at your tailgate (or home viewing party)! Below … { Continue Reading }

{Join Me!} Puff Pastry Twitter Party with Top Chef’s Gail Simmons!

Join Pizzazzerie along with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons for a Twitter Party! Win Prizes!

On behalf of Pizzazzerie and Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, I am delighted to invite you all to a super fabulous Twitter party that I will be hosting tomorrow, July 17th, at 1pm Eastern (12pm CST)! I’ll be chatting with Top Chef judge Gail Simmons about her best summer entertaining tips – I hope you’ll join us on Twitter to ask Gail some questions of your own, and to compete for a chance to win some … { Continue Reading }