How to Make Donut-Shaped Pies!

Donut Shaped Mini Cherry and Apple Pies
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I like pie. I like donuts. I also like baking the "wrong" item in the "wrong" pan. Why not? So began my attempt to make pie donuts. Or donut pies? Pienuts? Dopies? I don't care what you call them but I'm calling them delish. Q: "Aren't they just mini pies with a hole in it?" A: "No no no! You go make a mini pie, cut a hole out of it, then tell me what happens. Now you could cut the hole … { Continue Reading }

Sweet! Magazine + How to Achieve a Perfectly Smooth Cake!

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You know I love all things new in the cake world! I just finished shooting my next book - Frostings - it will release Spring 2013! I can't wait. Speaking of frosting and cake, I was tickled to receive an email about the new Sweet! Cakes, Bakes, & Pretty Makes magazine! It hit newsstands 3 days ago (September 20, 2012) and is available in the US, UK, and online for the iPad! You can also buy it … { Continue Reading }

Candy Making For Kids: SAMPLE RECIPE!

Halloween Candy Making For Kids by Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie

With Halloween on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to share a sample recipe from my latest book CANDY MAKING FOR KIDS! It's really fun to eat candy, right? But try making the candy, spending time in the kitchen with your kids, and truly making a memory out of the "sweet" treats! That's why I love this book! It encourages kids to stretch their imagination in the kitchen with candy (but not … { Continue Reading }

9 Football Shaped Foods + Treats!

9 Football Shaped Food + Treat Pictures from Pizzazzerie

Football-shaped food: what could be better? Headed to a tailgate this fall or just watching the game at home with family? Enjoy these football party food recipes that will surely have the crowd cheering! 1. Peanut Butter Football Dip: Dips are a great treat to bring to a tailgate! This one is a SWEET peanut butter dip! yum! 2. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs: One of my personal faves, … { Continue Reading }

How to Make Mojito Popsicles!

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Summer might be on it's way out the door but it's time for one last summer fling (hello Labor Day). The heat is definitely still around (at least here in Tennessee) so I whipped up some boozy popsicles to beat the heat. BACARDI was nice enough to send over some of their new Classic Cocktails Light to try in both Pina Colada and Mojito flavors. Perfect, I think, for my popsicle flavors! These … { Continue Reading }

{Recipe} Cookies ‘n Cream Marshmallows

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I recently shared a phone pic of these cookies 'n cream marshmallows that I made and received lots of comments requesting the recipe. You ask... I deliver! They are truly SO easy! The only "hard" thing is owning a candy thermometer. I got mine at Williams-Sonoma (you can buy one here on Amazon). After that, it's easy as pie, seriously. INGREDIENTS 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1 cup ice … { Continue Reading }

{Recipe} Pizzelle Nutella S’mores!

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When I discovered this Pizzelle maker, I was absolutely positive I had to try it out and make s'mores with the little cookies. One of my bridesmaids + best friends is in town so we took on this sweet project. We loveeeee Nutella so that was our natural choice for "chocolate". The maker produces a bit smaller cookie than the normal pizzelle. I love this because they're perfect for individual … { Continue Reading }

Oh My YUM: Cake Batter Banana Splits!

MINI CAKE BATTER BANANA SPLITS
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Where are my CAKE BATTER fans? If you're an avid Pizzazzerie reader, you might remember this post that I made of some delish cake batter treats. Well, it's time to enjoy this fabulous flavor - banana split style! Summer is the perfect time to enjoy some ice cream so I created a simple way to turn this old-fashioned treat into a decadent, cake batter-flavored delight! WHAT YOU'LL … { Continue Reading }

{Recipes} BALLPARK Cupcakes!

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Ya'll are in for a TREAT today! We have Tessa of The Frosted Cake Shop swinging in to share some Ballpark-themed cupcakes sure to please the crowds! From Cracker Jacks to Beer + Nuts, you'll have all the recipes you need for baseball park inspired cupcakes! The recipes are listed with cake + frosting ingredients, and they are to be made in the typical "cupcake" fashion (however, let us know if you … { Continue Reading }

3 Delish Hot Dog Topping Recipes

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Amidst the wedding madness, my Mom and I hosted a little cookout with a HOT DOG topping bar! We're sharing our 3 recipes created for the party! Chili isn't the only fun topping you can add to a hot dog. We tried some more unusual flavors to top Hebrew National Hot Dogs and our friends loved the outcome - "the 3 P's": Pizza, Peach, + Pepper!  PIZZA SALSA 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes 2 tablespoons … { Continue Reading }