Wine Party Prep & Mini Shrimp + Grits Appetizer!

mini shrimp and grits!

This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pizzazzerie. If you are a regular Pizzazzerie reader, you might remember me mentioning that I grew up as a child in Charleston, SC so I have a firmly rooted love for seaside celebrations and lowcountry cuisine. Charlestonians know how to party, southern style! So I’m tapping into that

Easy Mini Cherry Turnovers

Mini Cherry Turnover Recipe! Easy and delish!

Who is ready for Memorial Day Weekend? My husband and I have a few days to ourselves (baby girl is headed to the grandparents!) so we are doing lots of house projects and a couple date nights! He has yet to try these mini cherry turnovers so I’m definitely going to make him a batch to try! I know he’s going to love them! They

Summer Drink Recipe: Blackberry Coolers

Frozen Blackberry Cooler Recipe - SO refreshing!

Some of my fondest memories are picking blackberries at my grandparent’s house in upstate South Carolina with my family. We have this thing with blackberries…we LOVE them (proof: my brother’s blackberry jam recipe). They’re not quite as popular as the strawberry or the blueberry but if you taste them at their ripeness, you’ll fully understand why we’re obsessed. Blackberry cobbler is a personal favorite recipe

Southern Fruit Tea Cocktail

Southern Fruit Tea Cocktail Recipe! The perfect summer beverage!

Compensation was provided by Pure Leaf via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pure Leaf. You’ll love this recipe, trust me!  Down South, we take our fruit tea seriously. It’s a favorite beverage for just about every meal of the day and every season of the year, especially when the weather gets warm.

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.

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Peach Fuzzy Navel Margarita

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

Watercolor Graffiti Cookies {Sweetapolita Bakebook}

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

St. Patrick’s Day: Shamrock Sour Cocktail

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

{Real Sweet Book} Black and White Pancake Cake

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

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Appetizer

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.