{Recipe} Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes

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Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes! Pizzazzerie.com
Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes! Pizzazzerie.com

Gearing up for Blakey's first Christmas around these parts, last minute present shopping, and trying to actually relax but, I'm back with a super simple caramel gingerbread cupcake recipe that will be the bell of your jingle ball! I hope you'll try it and if you do, tag me @Pizzazzerie on Instagram so I can see your sweet cupcakes! Whether you are entertaining friends at home or just whipping up a … { read more }

{Recipe} Southern Brown Sugar Pie

Southern Brown Sugar Pie! If you've never tried this brown sugar pie, it's a must!
Southern Brown Sugar Pie! If you've never tried this brown sugar pie, it's a must!
Southern Brown Sugar Pie! If you've never tried this brown sugar pie, it's a must!

It recently came to my attention that brown sugar pie is not a commonly known dessert. "What?!", I thought! The world doesn't know about BROWN SUGAR PIE?! Well I intend to change that, one Pizzazzerie reader at at time. This pie is a family tradition that my mother made for every holiday, her parents made for every holiday, and generations back. Southern brown sugar pie is very similar to chess … { read more }

Mini Gingerbread Hazelnut Crunch Trifles

Gingerbread Hazelnut Crunch Trifles - SO good!
Gingerbread Hazelnut Crunch Trifles - SO good!
Gingerbread Hazelnut Crunch Trifles - SO good!

With Christmas around the corner, tis the season for gingerbread! It’s one of my favorite flavors for the season, and I paired it with a hazelnut crunch topping on mini trifles for the ultimate mini dessert sure to wow your friends and family at holiday parties this year. Not hosting a party? Just serve up these fancies to your family on Christmas Eve around your fireplace while sharing your … { read more }

Chocolate Peppermint Mini Party Cakes

Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie.om
The cutest peppermint chocolate mini cakes for Christmas parties and holiday celebrations!
The cutest peppermint chocolate mini cakes for Christmas parties and holiday celebrations!

It's December! Snow, Christmas trees, lights, parties, and of course - holiday desserts! My fave! You know I love a good "mini" dessert (I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to them). This year, I decided Christmas needed chocolate peppermint mini cakes. They literally couldn't be easier to make and served up on fancy dishes, they're the perfect party treat! I'm hosting a few dinner parties this … { read more }

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Pizzazzerie.com - SO good!
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Pizzazzerie.com - SO good!
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Pizzazzerie.com - SO good!

Now that the holidays are upon us, it's time to celebrate with some new baking recipes! I love red velvet cake and I love chocolate chip cookies so it's really a wonder why I hadn't already combined these two into the perfect little cookie bar! No better time than Christmas season, right? The thing is, these Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars aren't just your typical chocolate chip cookies on … { read more }

Twist on a Thanksgiving Classic: Pecan Pie Cake

Pecan Pie CAKE! So good!
Pecan Pie Cake - So good and perfect for Thanksgiving! Pizzazzerie.com
Pecan Pie Cake - So good and perfect for Thanksgiving! Pizzazzerie.com

When I think of Thanksgiving, my mind immediately jumps to the delicious desserts like pumpkin and pecan pies. Shocking, huh? We have a divided house when it comes to pies. Half of us think pumpkin pie hung the moon and the other half is all pecan. I like to switch back and forth every year, crazy I know. This year, I partnered with Safeway, Vons, Randalls, and Tom Thumb stores to put a twist on … { read more }

Mini Caramel Apple Crisp Donuts

Dip donuts into caramel glaze!
Mini Caramel Apple Crisp Donuts - too cute and so yummy!
Mini Caramel Apple Crisp Donuts - too cute and so yummy!

Gah, I just love disguising desserts as breakfast. I also love combining treats like a caramel apple crisp and donuts! Behold my caramel apple crisp donuts! I actually made these last year but realized I hadn't shared the recipe here on Pizzazzerie so here we go! Apple crisps are a family favorite from childhood. I can still remember my Mom going around the table asking everyone what dessert they … { read more }

NYC-Style Black and White Cupcakes

Delicious moist yellow cupcakes topped with black and white glaze!
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Delicious and easy black and white cupcakes, taste just like the cookies!

I interrupt the regular scheduled programming of holiday entertaining ideas to bring you a year-round treat that I've been dreaming about making for months! One of my favorite New York City treats are black and white cookies. You know the half white and half black cookies? My husband calls them the Seinfeld cookies. I never watched Seinfeld (I know I know). I'm actually headed to NYC later this … { read more }

Salted Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

Salted Pumpkin Fudge is SO GOOD! This recipe is easy and delicious!
Salted Pumpkin Fudge is SO GOOD! This recipe is easy and delicious!
Salted Pumpkin Fudge is SO GOOD! This recipe is easy and delicious!

If you love salted caramel treats, then you must try salted pumpkin fudge! My husband and I disagree on the whole "salted" obsession. I love it. He isn't so sure but I'm slowly moving him over to the dark side one treat at a time. He even loved this salted pumpkin fudge. It's the perfect combination of my love for pumpkin in the fall and salted yummy-ness. Fudge is naturally a very sweet and rich … { read more }

Apple Cinnamon Butter Bars

Apple Cinnamon Butter Bars - My family's favorite! Pizzazzerie.com
Apple Cinnamon Butter Bars - My family's favorite! Pizzazzerie.com
Apple Cinnamon Butter Bars - My family's favorite! Pizzazzerie.com

Apple cinnamon, y'all! I've always loved this fall-favorite flavor combo, but for some reason this year, it's just at the top of my love list. A few years ago, my brother and sister-in-law and I stayed in a mountain cabin in Georgia near an apple orchard. They had a store on site full of apple-everything. Literally. Apple products for days. Apple butter, apple pie bars, apple fritters, it was … { read more }