Elegant Sugared Pastry Stars & Chocolate Mousse Dessert!

Sugared Pastry Stars + Chocolate Mousse!
Sugared Pastry Stars + Chocolate Mousse!
Sugared Pastry Stars + Chocolate Mousse!

With the holidays upon us, we're all full of candies and Christmas cookies, right? For my next project for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry (see all my previous ones here), I put my focus on dreaming up an elegant, fancier dessert that doesn't take hours to make but will WOW your guests. I love these sugared pastry stars and easy chocolate mousse served in mini martinis with tasting spoons! It's ready … { read more }

{FREEBIE} Dear Santa Stationery!

FREE "Dear Santa" Stationery Download from Pizzazzerie.com!

Christmas is TWO weeks away and if you're anything like me there are still lots of Christmas traditions you'd like to fit in! One of those traditions, if you have little ones, might be writing letters to Santa. We've decided to make it easy on you and have provided some adorable "Dear Santa" stationery as a FREE download! All you have to do is click the link below and print from your home computer … { read more }

12 Christmas Treats & Party Ideas!

Free Holiday Printables
Reindeer Pops for Christmas! EASY!
A holiday themed baking party!

With so many fabulous Christmas ideas for parties + treats out there, I wanted to do a little round-up of some of my favorites from this year and last! Just scroll through (they're in no particular order) and click away to get inspired to create something magical this holiday season... The best English Toffee with sea salt! {RECIPE HERE} Create a peppermint cupcake stand to display your fave … { read more }

“Santa’s Little Helper” Holiday Party!

Fun + Festive Santa's Helper Party Photos + Inspiration!
Fun + Festive Santa's Helper Party Photos + Inspiration!
Fun + Festive Santa's Helper Party Photos + Inspiration!

Can you believe it? Christmas is right around the corner, y'all! BUT, there is still plenty of time and lots of fun to be had! Jennifer from The Pear Events was so kind to send this "Santa's Little Helper" playdate our way and we are SO excited to share it with you! From the jingle bells on the juice bottles to the snow bunnies skiing down the donut slopes, it's hard to pick a favorite element, … { read more }

Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls Recipe!

EASY Oreo Cookie Balls topped with crushed peppermint!
EASY Oreo Cookie Balls topped with crushed peppermint!
Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls!

Are you ready for one of the most deliciously addictive recipes ever this holiday season? These Oreo Cookie Balls are my husband's favorite. He likes them so much that I had to be sure to make them when he wasn't around or there wouldn't be any left to photograph! They're THAT good! And oh so versatile. I dipped mine in white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes but you could also roll … { read more }

Holiday Recipe: Red Velvet Walnut Truffles

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Red Velvet Walnut Truffle Recipe - EASY
Red Velvet Walnut Truffle Recipe - EASY

So if you've been a reader of Pizzazzerie for a long time, then you know I'm a total red-velvet lover! From red velvet truffle bars, red velvet fudge pie, and red velvet truffle cake! So with the holiday season upon us, it was only natural to bring back my love for red velvet with a delicious bite-size candy that is perfect for packaging for gifts or serving up on a tray for family and friends. … { read more }

*Giveaway* Win a Silhouette Cameo!

Win a Silhouette! Cute Silhouette Ideas!
Win a Silhouette Cameo Crafting Machine from Pizzazzerie

Guess what?! I'm giving away one of my favorite crafting machines - the Silhouette Cameo! Similar to a home printer, it plugs into your computer and uses a little blade to cut and craft away! It can cut vinyl, paper, cardstock, even fabric! I even made a bumper sticker out of the vinyl - so many options! Plus, it cuts up to 12 inches x 10 feet! The software comes with the machine and allows you to … { read more }

Peppermint Christmas Baking Party!

Peppermint Baking Christmas Party!
Peppermint Christmas Baking Party!
Peppermint Christmas Baking Party

Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away? I know there are lots of treats being baked and cookies being decorated! This is a Peppermint Christmas Baking Party I designed for Michael's using their cute holiday items! I wanted it to have a "little girl's baking" feel so when I saw there peppermint stripe baking aprons, I knew they would be perfect! I also used their red and white striped … { read more }

Tutorial: How to Make a Peppermint Cupcake Stand!

How to make a Peppermint Cupcake Stand!
Candy Canes for Peppermint Cupcake Stand
Tutorial for Peppermint Cupcake Stand!

After seeing these cute peppermint trays we featured by Tutto Bella, I wanted to find a way to make it a stand (I have a big obsession with anything on a stand and collect cake stands). Candy canes make the perfect holder! You can make these cute peppermint cupcake stands with just a few simple items! Set them on dessert tables or serve your holiday dessert on its own unique little cupcake … { read more }

{Giveaway} Warm Berry Cider & Mistletoe Cocktail Recipes!

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Berry Cider Holiday Drink Recipe

Tis the season for cranberry cocktails (and mocktails)! Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash makes a fitting accompaniment to holiday sips (and it's made with real sugar). It's just the perfect amount of cranberry flavor and fizz. I made their Warm Berry Cider recipe and then I made my own "Mistletoe Cocktail" below! Try out one or both with your family and friends this holiday season or serve up one of … { read more }