Fiesta Margarita Recipe

14 of My Favorite Cinco de Mayo Recipes!

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 sharing my 14 favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes over on … { read more }

Strawberry Basil Juleps for the Kentucky Derby!

Strawberry Basil Juleps for the Kentucky Derby!

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 taste-testing the traditional mint julep before … { read more }

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 inspire you to set up your own festive cocktail … { read more }

Mother's Day Treats

8 Sweet Mother’s Day Recipes!

Mother's Day is right around the corner! A day devoted ALL to Moms, my kind of day! I'll be celebrating my 2nd Mother's Day (yay) and these 8 recipes are a delicious way to celebrate Mom. So instead of wandering around the picked-over card aisle, make her something delicious! Hint hint hubs, that strawberry cake? Calling my name! So grab that apron and make Mom a little something sweet! View these ideas and more in my latest for Parade Magazine … { read more }


Blakely’s Pink & White Garden 1st Birthday Party

My baby turned ONE! I cannot count the number of children's parties I have featured and shared with you over the last five+ years here on Pizzazzerie and TODAY, I get to share my own little girl's 1st birthday party. I'm so! Keeping in theme with her pink and white nursery (and my pink and white baby shower) -- I'm just not quite ready to give up that baby pink color yet! -- I chose a pink & white garden 1st birthday party. I … { read more }

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Host a Spring Dinner Party in Style!

Guess what? I'm a contributor for Parade Magazine! Yep, their food section (Community Table) is a fabulous resource for recipes and yours truly is a contributor! I realized that I hadn't announced that little tidbit here on the blog (ack!) so consider this the formal hooray! It's such an honor to create content and share fabulous ideas across the web in the food and entertaining arena. Like how to throw the perfect spring dinner party? What to … { read more }