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 }

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Pizzazzerie.com - SO good!
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Pizzazzerie.com - SO good!
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Pizzazzerie.com - SO good!

Now that the holidays are upon us, it's time to celebrate with some new baking recipes! I love red velvet cake and I love chocolate chip cookies so it's really a wonder why I hadn't already combined these two into the perfect little cookie bar! No better time than Christmas season, right? The thing is, these Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars aren't just your typical chocolate chip cookies on … { read more }

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 }

9 Easy & Cute Halloween Cupcakes

9 Cute and Easy Halloween Cupcake Ideas just in time for Halloween!

So we talked about Halloween cocktails last week.  Now it's time to talk about the SWEET treats! Namely, cupcakes because truly, who doesn't love a cupcake? I've chosen 9 of my absolute favorites for parties (or taking to the office, classroom parties, family movie nights, you get the idea). I'm a wee bit partial to my own spider web cupcakes, but those black cat cupcakes are so cute!  Click … { 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 }