Holiday Entertaining {Cantina Style} & Giveaway!

Frito-Lay Holiday Recipes
Stuffed Peppers featuring Tostitos Cantina Thin & Crispy tortilla chips and Tostitos Cantina Chipotle Restaurant Style Salsa #FritoLayHoliday
Cantina Egg Rolls #FritoLayHoliday

I’m back to share even more festive and fun holiday entertaining recipes featuring Frito-Lay snacks. If you missed our first round-up, hop over here (the dip + drink recipes are delish). Plus, visit the “Holiday Inspiration from Frito-Lay” Pinterest board I created  to share our holiday entertaining ideas with you. Today’s recipes feature two new additions to the Tostitos® tortilla … { read more }

{Recipe} Gingerbread Pecan Bread Pudding!

Gingerbread Bread Pudding!
GINGERBREAD BREAD PUDDING! totally delish! #alexiafoods
Alexia Pecan Gingerbread Bread Pudding

My house smells like CHRISTMAS, finally! I'm so excited to share this recipe because my husband absolutely LOVES IT (bread pudding is his favorite dessert). Ironically, I thought I didn't like bread pudding until I had THIS bread pudding. I got creative in the kitchen with all my spices to whip up this Gingerbread Pecan Bread Pudding! As an Alexia Tastemaker, I've had the honor of developing some … { read more }

How to Make Hershey’s Hot Cocoa Push-Up Pops!

Hershey's Hot Cocoa Push-Up Pops by Pizzazzerie!
Hot Cocoa Push-Up Pops!
Hershey Hot Cocoa Push-Up Pops by Pizzazzerie.com

So last month I had the pleasure of visiting Hershey's HQ (total chocolate heaven). I was itching to make a push-up pop with their delicious goodies so I decided on a Hershey's Hot Cocoa Push-Up Pop! The weather is getting colder (not cold enough however, I want snow). Really though, why is it so warm? Instead of pondering climate change, let's ponder chocolate, shall we? I used the Hershey's … { read more }

Party Recipe: Mini Hash Brown Crust Quiche!

Mini Quiche with a twist: HASH BROWN crusts!
Did you know you can use hash browns to make crust?
BEST QUICHE RECIPE: Uses Hash Browns as the crust!

If you're looking for a go-to recipe for a holiday brunch, breakfast, or party, you have to try these mini hash brown crust quiche! I've been working with Alexia this season to create some delicious recipes for you (like these sweet potato crostinis). I wanted to challenge myself to use their hash browns in a unique way that is perfect for entertaining. My friend Jill and I always joke because … { read more }

{RECIPE} My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie!

Best chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Mega Chocolate Chip Cookies by Pizzazzerie
The only chocolate chip cookie recipe you'll EVER need!

I have decided that I have the best job in the whole world. Like today. I got to make these amazing chocolate chip cookies to photograph for ya'll. Flipside? Worst job in the world because there are always goodies around. Always! Sheesh, can't a girl just be on a diet? Thankful for the rest of the Richland Country Club Golf Pros, because my husband is bringing you these yummies. Whew, anyway...on … { read more }

Sweet Potato Proscuitto Crostini Recipe

Sweet Potato Crostini Recipes
Sweet Potato Proscuitto Crostini Recipe
How to make crostini out of baked rolls!

As we approach the holiday entertaining season, every hostess must have a fabulous appetizer recipe ready to go. This is mine. It's absolutely delicious, and my husband asks for it on a regular basis. It is SO.GOOD. Alexia Foods asked me to be one of their Tastemaker/Brand Ambassadors, exciting (they have a loyalty ambassador program you can join here)!  I love sweet potato. Really love it. … { read more }

Pumpkin “Pie Cakes” for Michaels!

Pizzazzerie for Michaels: Pumpkin Pie Cakes

I'm a bakeware + party stylist for Michaels and my latest project is up! Check out their projects section of Michaels.com to see lots of fabulous holiday ideas. You'll find my latest project - tasty Pumpkin "pie cakes" - on the cupcake section here. … { read more }

How to make Mini Chocolate Chip Pecan Pies!

How to make mini chocolate chip pecan pies with a ravioli cutter!
How to make mini chocolate chip pecan pies with a ravioli cutter!
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Let the holiday baking season begin! I have been waiting for a long time to find the perfect recipe for my ravioli cutter! YES, I said ravioli cutter and baking. I started using my ravioli cutters to make cookies back when I was in graduate school (then it was sugar cookie dough and nutella), and it's still one of my favorite ways to make cookies. This time around, I incorporated Diamond of … { read more }

How to Make Donut-Shaped Pies!

Donut Shaped Mini Cherry and Apple Pies
how to make pie donuts 4
how to make pie donuts 3

I like pie. I like donuts. I also like baking the "wrong" item in the "wrong" pan. Why not? So began my attempt to make pie donuts. Or donut pies? Pienuts? Dopies? I don't care what you call them but I'm calling them delish. Q: "Aren't they just mini pies with a hole in it?" A: "No no no! You go make a mini pie, cut a hole out of it, then tell me what happens. Now you could cut the hole … { read more }

Candy Making For Kids: SAMPLE RECIPE!

Halloween Candy Making For Kids by Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie

With Halloween on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to share a sample recipe from my latest book CANDY MAKING FOR KIDS! It's really fun to eat candy, right? But try making the candy, spending time in the kitchen with your kids, and truly making a memory out of the "sweet" treats! That's why I love this book! It encourages kids to stretch their imagination in the kitchen with candy (but not … { read more }