{Recipes} Happy National Margarita Day!

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Did you know it's NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY?! Celebrate in style with one of these yummies!

Who knew there was a National Margarita Day? All I know is that it sounds like the best national holiday ever. I know I could totally go for a frozen strawberry margarita right about now! How about you? What's your favorite flavor? Salted rim or sugar? Well, I'm a sugar-rimmed girl myself! In honor of this fabulous national holiday, I've rounded up my fave margarita recipes and ideas! Enjoy! … { 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 }

Christmas Macaron Pop Cupcakes!

christmas macaron pop cupcakes!
Macarons make CUTE "pops" especially on top of a cupcake!!
Christmas Macaron Pops with Red Velvet + Peppermint! DELISH!

Many of you might remember seeing some sneak peeks from behind-the-scenes at my book shoot for Frostings which releases early 2013! My right hand gal on set was Tessa Lindow Huff who is just so incredibly talented and so sweet. Tessa has stopped in to Pizzazzerie before, and I'm so glad she's back this holiday season with a delicious and cute recipe for you all! INSPIRATION & CONCEPT from … { read more }

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 }