Best of the Best: Sweet Recipes of 2013!

Red Velvet Fudge Pie

I'm excited to recap my favorite dessert recipes of 2013! We have the fave recipes from Pizzazzerie.com from the past year but also a few of my personal faves from blogs around the web! Click through and find a new one to try for your friends + family! They're all OH so delish! You might see a lot of red velvet recipes because this red velvet oreo truffle brownie bar recipe was our #1 post for the … { read more }

Thanksgiving Pie Round-Up!

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Let's be honest. It's not Thanksgiving without pie. My husband is a pecan guy. I'm a pumpkin gal. Wait, I'm an apple/chocolate/pumpkin/cherry gal. I like pie. If you're hosting a big family get-together, you'll quickly learn that everyone has a favorite. What a shame, there must be a variety of pies! This round-up of totally delicious pies will make that task a little easier! Add a twist to your … { read more }

3 Last Minute Party Appetizers!

3 Last Minute Party Appetizers with Cheese!
3 Last Minute Party Appetizers with Cheese!
3 Last Minute Party Appetizers with Cheese!

If you've been following along with my posts this summer, then you'll know I've been enjoying lots of Cracker Barrel Cheese! From visiting Chicago & NYC to recipe developing here in Nashville, I have learned a lot about cheese! So I'm excited to share another post with you guys for those times when guests pop-in unannounced and you find yourself rummaging through your pantry trying to pull … { read more }

Top 10 Cool + Refreshing Summertime Cocktails

Delicious Summertime Cocktails!

GET YOUR SUMMER COCKTAIL RECIPES! Watermelon Margaritas from ValSoCal Sweet as a Peach Cocktail from Amber Housley for SMP  Red, White & Bubbly from The Dinnervine June Bug from Better Homes and Garden Grownup Rootbeer Floats from Creative Cullinary Grapefruit Mojito from Iowa Girl Eats Cherry Beer Margaritas from The Blond Cook Tennessee Iced Water 1 ounce citron vodka 1 ounce … { read more }

{Party Food} Grilled BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos!

Grilled BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos! Recipe on Pizzazzerie.com
Grilled BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos!
Grilled BBQ Sweet Potato Nachos!

Summer is on the horizon and that means one thing around here: SUMMER PATIO PARTIES! Ok, let me rephrase. Patio is where I'm doing my summer parties but backyards, beaches, poolsides, parks, you name it! It's time to heat up the grill and enjoy a summer celebration. We all need a few go-to party food recipes in our collection for those last-minute gatherings. I keep Alexia Sweet Potato Fries in my … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

{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 … { read more }

{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 … { read more }