20 Amazing Fruit Cupcakes!

All the best Fruit Cupcake Recipes

Fruit lovers, this one is for you! It's no secret that I post a lot of ooey gooey chocolate recipes, but summer has me yearning for all things fruit! Naturally, cupcakes are a fabulous party dessert so why not whip up a dozen fruity cupcakes for a weekend party! Celebrating any summer birthdays? Pool parties? End-of-school gatherings? You can't go wrong with these delicious recipes. Hop on over … { read more }

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Peach Fuzzy Navel Margarita

seagrams escapes garden party
Peach Fuzzy Navel Margarita, delicious twist on the classic for Cinco de Mayo | Pizzazzerie.com
Peach Fuzzy Navel Margarita, delicious twist on the classic for Cinco de Mayo | Pizzazzerie.com

Last year, Cinco de Mayo was spent with a lot of newborn rocking and zero margarita sipping. This year, however, I’m fully partaking in some fiesta festivities! I’ll be sipping on a Seagram's Escapes inspired Peach Fuzzy Navel Margarita, to be exact! I’m excited to share a little Cinco de Mayo setup and delicious (and easy) recipe with y’all today. I hope you’re inspired to enjoy the day and … { read more }

14 of My Favorite Cinco de Mayo Recipes!

Fiesta Margarita Recipe
BEST Cinco de Mayo Recipes, get your Fiesta on!

Get your fiesta on because Cinco de Mayo is in TWO days! I don't know about y'all, but that sucker snuck up on me! It's actually one of my favorite days to celebrate because - hello - Mexican food is my all-time favorite and the weather is just warm enough to enjoy but not a billion degrees yet. This year, I'll be enjoying a backyard patio party with friends and tacos. Lots of tacos. I'm … { read more }

Strawberry Basil Juleps for the Kentucky Derby!

Strawberry Basil Juleps for the Kentucky Derby! Pizzazzerie.com
Strawberry Basil Juleps for the Kentucky Derby! Pizzazzerie.com
Strawberry Basil Juleps for the Kentucky Derby! Pizzazzerie.com

Try this Strawberry Basil Julep for the Kentucky Derby! If there is one thing synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, it’s the classic mint julep and donning over-the-top big hats. This year, I’ll be hosting a little mint julep party while watching the races. I really want to serve a signature mint julep with a bit of a “twist”. I’m excited to share the recipe with all of you! I highly recommend … { read more }

Style a Mint Julep Bar for the Kentucky Derby

Style a Mint Julep Bar for the Kentucky Derby!
Style a Mint Julep Bar for the Kentucky Derby!
Style a Mint Julep Bar for the Kentucky Derby!

The races are just two days away! Are you hosting a viewing party? It’s time to gear up for the Kentucky Derby horse race with a little celebration. The most iconic association with the famous race is none other than the mint julep. The Derby’s signature cocktail is a delicious blend of simple syrup, bourbon, and fresh mint. To mark the occasion, I’ve styled up a mint julep bar (tea car style) to … { read more }

Watercolor Graffiti Cookies {Sweetapolita Bakebook}

Sweetapolita Bake Book!
Watercolor Graffiti Easter Cookies
Watercolor Graffiti Easter Cookies

How gorgeous are these Watercolor Graffiti Easter Cookies? This sweet cookie recipe is from my friend Rosie’s new book The Sweetapolita Bakebook, which comes out next Tuesday, April 7th! I'm so thrilled to get to share this sample recipe, it is so easy and so delicious. I'll admit, Rosie's cakes and desserts are like works of art so I was nervous that mine wouldn't hold up to her elegant designs. … { read more }

Celebrating 5: Tickled Pink Cocktail

Tickled Pink Cocktail Recipe, Pizzazzerie.com
Tickled Pink Cocktail Recipe, Pizzazzerie.com
Tickled Pink Cocktail Recipe, Pizzazzerie.com

Once a year, I take a post to celebrate something I'm very proud of - Pizzazzerie's birthday! Yep, this little site here turned 5 this week! WOW! I truly cannot even believe that a little thought I had while driving home from my corporate job (that I desperately wanted out of) one day has turned into my full-time job and allowed me opportunities I never thought I would have. I'm so proud of the … { read more }

St. Patrick’s Day: Shamrock Sour Cocktail

St. Patrick's Day Cocktail - The Shamrock Sour | Pizzazzerie.com
Shamrock Drink Stirrers
St. Patrick's Day Cocktail - The Shamrock Sour | Pizzazzerie.com

If you follow my posts for Homes.com, you might have noticed this Shamrock Sour!  I've been getting into the green spirit for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday with this delicious cocktail! Yes, green beer might be the norm for this Irish celebration, but this Shamrock Sour is so good that I’m sure it will quickly become your favorite St. Paddy’s day beverage. I decided to put a twist … { read more }

{Real Sweet Book} Black and White Pancake Cake

Real Sweet, cookbook by Shauna Sever
Black and White Pancake Cake from Real Sweet | Pizzazzerie.com

Are y'all ready for a serious treat today? How gorgeous is this Black and White Pancake Cake! First off, the idea of a pancake cake is downright amazing. Why NOT turn this breakfast treat into a celebration dessert? Shauna Sever totally speaks my love language: sugar. Not just any sugar though. Shauna's latest book Real Sweet is full of over 80 crave-worthy treats made with natural sugars! Hooray! … { read more }

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Appetizer

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus | Pizzazzerie.com
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus | Pizzazzerie.com
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus | Pizzazzerie.com

As hostesses, my number one piece of advice is to have a good arsenal of go-to party recipes. Not only is this a must-have for planned parties but also for last-minute drop-in guests. Pick a few recipes, print them out or store them on your phone "notes" and keep the ingredients stocked so you're just a few minutes away from a delicious appetizer or dessert. This party recipe is one of my go-to … { read more }