JULY 4TH FOOD: Elegant Tomato And Mozzarella Skewers With Grapes & Olives

As long as the grill is fired, here’s a tasty appetizer that goes great with drinks: Mediterranean Grilled Mozzarella Skewers with tomatoes, kalamata olives and caperberries. The recipe was created by Chef James Campbell Caruso for EatWisconsinCheese.com. It makes six skewers. For July 4th, use red grape tomatoes, red grapes and/or purple olives. Ingredients 1…
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JULY 4TH FOOD: Goat Cheese Stuffed Celery

Updated retro: goat cheese-stuffed celery with pomegranate arils. Blueberries not shown. Photo and recipe courtesy Pom Wonderful.   An update of the 1950s classic, this stuffed celery recipe replaces the old school cream cheese and pimento-stuffed olives with goat cheese and capers. For July 4th, the white goat cheese is accented with red pomegranate arils…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Easy Food On A Stick

You can convert these plain bamboo skewers into delicious hors d’oeuvre and party food. We created the skewer in the photo below just by opening the pantry door and removing jars of artichoke hearts, olives and roasted red peppers. Skewers typically can be found in different sizes: 4-inch skewers for single bites; 6-inch skewers for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Food On A Stick, Appetizers On A Pick

Our favorite solution to “what to do withthe skewers.” Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.   Food on a stick is such fun party fare, there’s a new cookbook devoted to it (called, appropriately, On A Stick). But what happens to all the sticks when the food is consumed? They typically lie like an…
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RECIPE: Easter Canapé Or Dessert

Colorful and delicious. Photo courtesy Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery.   It couldn’t be easier to make this bite-size apricot morsel, which can be enjoyed with cocktails or with after-dinner coffee. All you need is dried apricots and a log of fresh goat cheese, with optional chopped nuts and whole nuts for garnish. You’ll need…
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