Monday, August 8, 2011

- quick recipe of the week -

Happy Monday everyone! Today's recipe is another great summer recipe!

Today I am pleased to introduce Wendy, from Around My Family Table. Wendy married her high school sweetie over 13 yrs ago and she is now a SAHM. She has a 6 year old daughter who has some special needs and a rambunctious 2 year old son. Wendy has been cooking for as long as she can remember. Her mom taught her how to cook when she was younger and when she finally left home, she was able to prepare meals instead of boxed dinners or take out. That's probably what won her hubby’s heart. Wendy cooks mostly from scratch (kudos to her for that!) She grinds my own grains for breads, raises chickens for fresh eggs, and has a bunch of fruit trees. She always tries her best to feed her family the healthiest foods possible!

Caprese Salad on a Stick
fresh basil leaves
grape tomatoes
marinated mozzarella balls
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tb sugar

Feed the tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella onto a skewer in a pattern, so that they look uniform and pretty.  Store in fridge until ready to use. Before serving, combine the balsamic vinegar and sugar in a small sauce pan.  Bring to a gentle boil and allow to reduce at least by half (maybe 10-15 minutes).  Stir frequently. Drizzle over the top of the skewers.  Enjoy!

(Image credit Wendy)

These are a HUGE hit around my house! Not so much for my picky little one who refuses to eat cheese (what child doesn't like cheese?...oh yeah, that's right, my child)...but my hubby and I love them! YUM!

Thanks Wendy!


Denise said...

YUM!! She puts me to shame in the cooking department! I should probably start practicing more with cooking from scratch :)

Wendy said...

Thanks for featuring AMFT today! And can do it! Just make small changes and you will be just fine.

Around My Family Table

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I love Caprese! &on stick? How brilliant! Happy to have found your blog :) New follower!

Kaitlyn said...

Those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing, Kyna! I'll definitely have to try those out sometime!

In our sea of love

Anonymous said...

This looks really great. Kudos to your Mom for raising you so good! Txazlady

Candice @ Where Nothing Good Comes Easy said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope that you accept and pass it on to some other deserving blogs. You can check out the award at:

Hope you are having a great week!


Bridget said...

i made something like this recently and it was awesome!! and it just looks pretty which is half the battle, right?

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