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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cutest Little Caprese Ever!

The last week was a whirlwind of cooking for me. It culminated in my providing the food for a not insignificant party last night. I'll post the details of what I served and add the recipes for those items I made that I haven't shared with you yet over the next week or so. But, I was so excited to share these little gems with you, that I just couldn't wait.

I love a good caprese salad, but it's not always user friendly for a buffet of appetizers. I came up with these cute little skewers to keep things contained. Are they not the cutest things ever??? They were a huge hit. It's the perfect bite with the perfect mixture of cheese, tomato, and basil.

Each toothpick has a grape tomato cut in half. I purchased a container or small, fresh mozzarella balls. The ones available in my grocery were in a herbed oil, but you can use plain mozzarella balls as well. I cut the cheese balls in half as well so that everything fit on my toothpicks. I then picked some basil and cut the large leaves into strips. The smaller leaves I used whole.

The only drawback to these guys is that they need to be prepared the same day as they are to be eaten. Keep refrigerated until serving.


  1. Tara, the party was amazing! You did so well. I enjoyed these little caprese skewers myself. I can't wait to peruse the blog, I'll be looking for the brownie recipe for sure! I shared it on FB also. Keep up the excellent work!

  2. Thanks, Bart. I certainly had a blast preparing the food! The brownie recipe is already on here; the recipe title is "Devilishly Good Brownies." I'm planning on doing a post today listing and linking the things I served at the party that I've already posted. You can just clink the link from there, if you are so inclined. Enjoy your Sunday!

  3. I made these today. They were a hit! Thanks so much. I used fresh basil from my herb garden. (I just love cooking with my own herbs.) Thanks for the recipe!


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