A Nautical Cape Cod Tablescape!

This post brought to you by World Market . All opinions are 100% mine. With summer in full force, I'm enjoying lots of outside dinners and parties on the patio. I love grilling out and hosting casual, relaxed dinners but every now and then, I love to spice it up with a theme. When I saw the Nautical Outdoor Entertaining at World Market, I was sold. I knew I had to host a "Nautical Cape Cod" … { read more }

Decadent Triple Toffee Brownie Bars!

Triple Toffee Brownie Bars made with a secret ingredient!
Triple Toffee Brownie Bars made with a secret ingredient!
Triple Toffee Brownie Bars made with a secret ingredient!

If you've seen this recipe of mine (White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes) then you know my love for baking with coffee creamers. They offer a whole new world of flavor ideas for baked goods! So when International Delight asked me to put my creative recipe skills to use again, I was thrilled! This recipe is totally decadent, amazingly delicious, and full of rich, toffee flavor! The International … { read more }

Host a Summer Garden Dinner Party!

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Pina Colada from BACARDI Mixers!
Basil Blender, the perfect frozen summer drink!

Summer is in full-force and that also means lots of backyard dinner parties! I’m so thrilled to have partnered with BACARDI® Mixers to celebrate summer entertaining. It gets even better! After diving into my personality + the “Pizzazzerie” brand, BACARDI® Mixers Mixologists created a cocktail just for me! The drink was created in honor of my love for sweet drinks and at-home entertaining. It’s … { read more }

Mini Strawberry Shortcake Milkshakes!

Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day, enjoy a milkshake!
Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake!!
Strawberry Shortcake MILKSHAKE recipe!

Did you know that today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day?! High five to whoever placed that holiday on the map! They clearly had the right idea about life. Everyone needs a good strawberry shortcake in their life. More specifically, everyone needs a strawberry shortcake MILKSHAKE in their life. Oh yes, it's delicious, refreshing, and tastes just like a frozen strawberry shortcake. Cheers to … { read more }

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 … { read more }

{Party Food} Red Velvet Fudge Pie

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

Love this recipe? Try my Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars and Red Velvet Oreo Chocolate Cake too! 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 … { read more }

Top 10 Cool + Refreshing Summertime Cocktails

Delicious Summertime Cocktails!

GET YOUR SUMMER COCKTAIL RECIPES! Watermelon Margaritas from ValSoCal Sweet as a Peach Cocktail from Amber Housley for SMP  Red, White & Bubbly from The Dinnervine June Bug from Better Homes and Garden Grownup Rootbeer Floats from Creative Cullinary Grapefruit Mojito from Iowa Girl Eats Cherry Beer Margaritas from The Blond Cook Tennessee Iced Water 1 ounce citron vodka 1 ounce … { read more }

Summer Eats: Mini Grilled Pizzas!

How to make mini grilled pizzas!

Summer is the perfect time to get outside + enjoy the grill! I've teamed up with Flavors of Summer, spearheaded by Vidalia Onions, to bring you lots of fresh and fun summer ideas! This is one of my favorites because everyone can make their own personal pizzas with their favorite toppings. Head over here to get the recipe + details.. I always love your comments so leave me one here if you plan … { read more }

{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, … { read more }

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 … { read more }