How to Make Donut-Shaped Pies!

Donut Shaped Mini Cherry and Apple Pies
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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 … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

{Recipe} Cookies ‘n Cream Marshmallows

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I recently shared a phone pic of these cookies 'n cream marshmallows that I made and received lots of comments requesting the recipe. You ask... I deliver! They are truly SO easy! The only "hard" thing is owning a candy thermometer. I got mine at Williams-Sonoma (you can buy one here on Amazon). After that, it's easy as pie, seriously. INGREDIENTS 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1 cup ice … { Continue Reading }

Easy Dinner Party Recipe: Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet

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If you know me, you know I love desserts. I spend countless hours designing up, baking, and decorating elaborate treats for dinner parties (I even have another blog devoted to those sweet somethings). So when it comes to the actual meal, I'm usually covered in flour, exhausted, and totally clueless as to what to serve guests before dessert. I have to remember not everyone views cupcakes at the top … { Continue Reading }

Easy & Delicious Party Recipe!

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Hosting a dinner party? Game Night? Superbowl watching party? There are countless reasons for needing a delicious go-to recipe for parties! An easy recipe is also important - we're all incredibly busy. Thankfully, I found one! I made it last night for dinner, and it received RAVE reviews. This is definitely my new "go-to" for an easy and delicious dinner. It took me less than 30 minutes to make … { Continue Reading }

Valentine’s Day Cookie Pop Tutorial

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Valentine's Day is a little over a month away - can you believe it? Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. It's full of pink, red, and CUTE! Miriam of Miriam Corona Events has stopped by to share a delicious little Valentine's tutorial - Cranberry Cookie Pop Tutorial. Whip up these cuties for Valentine's day parties, treats for your loved ones, etc! Recipe 2 1/4 CUPS … { Continue Reading }

Holiday Cocktail Recipe + Giveaway!

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Serving up fabulous cocktails and mocktails is a holiday tradition in my family. We like to get creative with the ingredients and concoct our own sweet creations. Sierra Mist asked me to whip up a delicious cocktail using their all-natural drink so take a look at the recipe I created (and I LOVE that their soda has no artificial flavors - it's real sugar!). SPARKLING APPLE MIST I love the taste … { Continue Reading }

Recipe: Ruffle Birthday Cake!

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Love the look of RUFFLED cakes? They are a sweet way to decorate a cake for almost ANY occasion (weddings, 1st birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, etc). Thanks to one of my favorite baking companies, you can now hop over to DuncanHines.com + view the full recipe + tutorial for creating this beautiful cake! There is even a video tip section, so be sure to check it out too!  … { Continue Reading }

Joyeux Noel Holiday Desserts: Part 2

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Joyeux Noel Holiday Desserts: Part 2 If you missed Part 1 of this Joyeux Noel Holiday Dinner Party then click here because you in for a TREAT! Paula of Frog Prince Paperie is one stylish designer who set up this gorgeous holiday table for her family. It was so gorgeous, in fact, that we had to split it up! Here, we are showcasing the holiday sweet treats. And read down to learn how you can host … { Continue Reading }

Rustic Fall Tablescape

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Rustic Fall Tablescape Aleah and Nick, the husband and wife team behind Valley & Co., shared with us this cozy fall tablescape.  Aleah told us, "we were inspired to create this warm and whimsical dinner party shoot by cozy fall nights spent with family and friends visiting and warming up with spiked apple cider." One of my favorite parts is that guests were given cinnamon sticks wrapped in … { Continue Reading }