Pumpkin “Pie Cakes” for Michaels!

Pizzazzerie for Michaels: Pumpkin Pie Cakes

I'm a bakeware + party stylist for Michaels and my latest project is up! Check out their projects section of Michaels.com to see lots of fabulous holiday ideas. You'll find my latest project - tasty Pumpkin "pie cakes" - on the cupcake section here. … { read more }

How to make Mini Chocolate Chip Pecan Pies!

How to make mini chocolate chip pecan pies with a ravioli cutter!
How to make mini chocolate chip pecan pies with a ravioli cutter!
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Let the holiday baking season begin! I have been waiting for a long time to find the perfect recipe for my ravioli cutter! YES, I said ravioli cutter and baking. I started using my ravioli cutters to make cookies back when I was in graduate school (then it was sugar cookie dough and nutella), and it's still one of my favorite ways to make cookies. This time around, I incorporated Diamond of … { read more }

12 CUTE Halloween Party TREATS!

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I can't even BELIEVE that Halloween is a little over a week away! Aah! As you get ready for fall festivals, neighborhood Halloween parties, trick-or-treaters, etc: consider these 12 cute Halloween party treats to serve up! Some are cute, some are a little spooky, but they are ALL delicious for sure. LINKS TO RECIPES! Clockwise (Top to Bottom, Left to Right) Chocolate Witch Hats Frankenstein … { read more }

{Recipe} Chocolate Espresso Ganache Tarts!

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chocolate espresso ganache tart
Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Espresso Machine

Being a blogger has its perks. Like when Philips Saeco asked if I wanted to try out their Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine. Why yes, I sure do! I'm not a huge fan of plain ol' coffee but a spruced up pumpkin spice latte (which this can make like no other) or a rich hazelnut espresso? Heck yes. In fact, my husband loves it so much that it's the first thing he does in the morning and when he … { read more }

{Halloween Recipe} Puff Pastry Mummies!

How to make Halloween Mummies out of Puff Pastry on Pizzazzerie.com
How to make Puff Pastry Mummies for Halloween on Pizzazzerie
How to Make Halloween Puff Pastry Mummies! Pizzazzerie.com

You might remember my recent post about puff pastry with the recipe for Pumpkin-Praline Mousse Cornucopias! I was¬†thrilled to be asked by Pepperidge Farm to participate in their Puff Pastry Challenge. I made their cornucopia recipe a couple of weeks ago but this time, I got to create my own! I love a challenge! Working with puff pastry, however, is hardly a challenge because it's truly one of my … { read more }

How to Make Pumpkin-Praline Mousse Cornucopias with Puff Pastry!

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Fall baking is absolutely my favorite. The flavors of pumpkin, maple, cinnamon, apple, etc are just delish! There are so many unique combinations you can bake up + so many sweet treats to try. So, when Pepperidge Farm asked me if I wanted to participate in their Puff Pastry Challenge - I was thrilled! I'm excited to help showcase a couple of recipes to show how easy it is to achieve "Puffection" … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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

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Sweet! Magazine Cover on Pizzazzerie

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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, … { read more }