Recipe Inspiration: Foodie Recipes App!

Chocolate Swiss Roll
Foodie.com's Spring Issue!
Foodie.com

Browsing recipes is pretty much at the TOP of my hobby list. I love looking for casual weekday dinner ideas but also seasonally inspired dishes to serve at celebrations. One of my favorite places to browse recipes is Foodie.com. I definitely pride myself in being a "foodie" so this site is just perfect. You can categorize your recipe finds too. Below is a shot at my Foodie.com screen so you have … { Continue Reading }

DIY Cute Easter Birds’ Nest Treats!

How to make Easter Egg Nests!
How to make cute Easter Egg nests with mini chocolate eggs!
Cute book for the kids with holiday candy recipes by Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie

These little guys are seriously addictive. I remember being on set for my Candy Making For Kids Book and having to quickly find a place for these yummies to disappear or I would have eaten them all! Yep, these recipe is one from my Candy Making For Kids Book book but I wanted to share it with you because it's so fitting for Easter! I made my own little eggs for the book too (recipe in book) but … { Continue Reading }

Mini Baked Samoa Doughnuts!

How to make Samoa mini doughnuts - baked!
Baked Samoa Mini Doughnut
Adding the chocolate drizzle to baked Samoa Mini Donuts!

I recently wrote a post on how I photograph pics for this blog - and I needed something to make so I could take pictures of my set. So, these babies were born. Girl Scout Cookies are totally fabulous aren't they? Too bad they're not around all year long (or maybe that's a good thing). Anyway, my husband hates coconut (I know.. I know..) so there was no chance he was picking Samoas when he picked … { Continue Reading }

{Recipe} White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes!

Did you know you can make frosting flavors with coffee creamers?! White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes!
How to make cupcake frosting with coffee creamer!
Did you know you can make frosting flavors with coffee creamers?! White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcakes!

Did you know that you can use coffee creamers to flavor frostings? Oh yes, and meringues, puddings, whipped creams, cookies, muffins, you name it! This totally opens my world to fun flavor combinations! I used International Delight's White Chocolate Macadamia flavor to make these yummy cupcakes. So let your Valentine know you're "NUTS" about them by surprising them with these cupcakes! I … { Continue Reading }

{Recipe} Citrus Iced Tea Sangria!

How to Make Sangria with Lipton Iced Tea
How to make Sangria with Iced Tea and Lemonade!
How to make citrus tea sangria that's super delish!

It might be February, but we are hitting the upper 60s here in Nashville (what?) and that has me yearning for summer afternoons, sipping tea outside! So when Lipton Iced Tea + BlogFrog asked me to create a cocktail recipe using one of their 2 new iced tea products (Lipton Diet Green Tea Honey Ginseng & Lipton 100 Calorie Half and Half - Tea and Lemonade), I was all over it! The result? My new … { Continue Reading }

Starting Line-Up of Super Bowl Sweets!

Football Field Game Time Cake Pops for the Super Bowl! RECIPE + INSTRUCTIONS!
GAME TIME! Football Shaped Whoopie Pies!
Game Time Krispy Treat Pops!

You might remember the talented Lauryn Cohen (founder of Bella Baker) from this holiday post here. She's BACK with some ALL-STAR Super Bowl sweets sure to please the fans. I'm having a little shindig for the big game and definitely have plans to make these yummy goodies for halftime munchies. Those brownies? Those might need to become a year-round treat - holy moly. Here are some simple game … { Continue Reading }

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars!

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars!
Decadent red velvet oreo truffle brownie bars!
Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies

UPDATE: A few commenters were having trouble with the red velvet layer crumbling and not being able to support the heavy chocolate layers so I reworked that layer and the recipe below is updated.  Alright guys. This recipe will have you in your stretchy leggings in no time flat, but it's all worth it. They are a layer of red velvet brownies (I could stop here and be satisfied but what's the fun … { Continue Reading }

Mini Red Velvet Milkshakes for Valentine’s Day!

Mini red velvet milkshakes for Valentine's Parties!
Red Velvet Milkshake with Sprinkles!

Red velvet is perfect for Valentine's day because (a) it tastes amazing and (b) hello! it's red! So, I decided to turn one of my favorite flavors into a MILKSHAKE! Sip one with your sweetie on February 14th or serve up mini versions of this treat at a Valentine's Party! You could use mini shooter glasses or cordial tasting glasses (like I used). They're REALLY easy to make and seriously delish. I … { Continue Reading }

Holiday Entertaining with Frito-Lay & Pizzazzerie!

Frito-Lay Holiday Ideas with Pizzazzerie! #fritolayholiday
Frosted Icicle Mocktail #FritoLayHoliday
Feta Pepper Spinach Dip paired with Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips #FritoLayHoliday

The holiday season is officially underway and that includes seasonal celebrations and gatherings – from lively get-togethers, reconnecting with family and friends, or just cozying up by the fire with a loved one! I’m so excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Frito-Lay to share a series of recipes and exciting ways to get involved and really celebrate this holiday season. So let’s make your … { Continue Reading }

{Recipe} Chocolate Espresso Ganache Tarts!

chocolate espresso ganache tart recipe
chocolate espresso ganache tart
Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Espresso Machine

Being a blogger has its perks. Like when Philips Saeco asked if I wanted to try out their Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine. Why yes, I sure do! I'm not a huge fan of plain ol' coffee but a spruced up pumpkin spice latte (which this can make like no other) or a rich hazelnut espresso? Heck yes. In fact, my husband loves it so much that it's the first thing he does in the morning and when he … { Continue Reading }