These Balsamic Caprese Skewers are the perfect summer appetizer layered with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella balls all drizzled with balsamic vinegar!


Yes folks, I’m finally posting a recipe.

If I were to say that these have been an easy past few weeks I’d be severely lying.  I’m sure most of you read my most recent post about having a biopsy last week for skin cancer and lemme tell you…waiting for the results have been absolutely grueling.  And if the doc couldn’t make things any worse, he informed me that if the biopsy comes back negative then they’d just shoot me a quick email letting me know I’m in the clear, if it’s positive then I’d be receiving a phone call to discuss what my next steps would be.

Well the phone rang.


Yes unfortunately my biopsy came back positive for abnormal cells and lets just say my heart completely dropped.  This isn’t supposed to be happening to me…at 28 years old…at the beginning of what I was hoping to be the best summer ever.  But I truly believe all things happen for a reason and the doctor told me that I was extremely lucky this was caught very early.

I’m scheduled for more surgery next week and they are hopeful they’ll be able to remove everything without any future problems.  All I can think is how grateful I am that my foot got slammed into the door and I ended up in the emergency room, otherwise I probably would have never noticed this spot on my leg.

God truly does move in mysterious ways.


The emails I’ve received since sharing with you all my experience last week have been absolutely tremendous, I can’t even begin to explain how much they all have meant to me.  Some shared with me their personal struggles with skin cancer while others sent me the sweetest messages wishing me well.  I know I haven’t been able to respond to them all yet, but I promise you I will!

But aside from all this madness, I was able to enjoy a wonderful weekend up in New York at our friend’s wedding.  The weather was gorgeous and the wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful!

Now here’s the most simple recipe you’ll ever make that is just perfect for parties or fun events!

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Balsamic Caprese Skewers

These Balsamic Caprese Skewers are the perfect summer appetizer layered with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella balls all drizzled with balsamic vinegar!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


  • 30 cherry tomatoes
  • 30 mozzarella balls, patted dry with a paper towel
  • Basil leaves
  • Pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar
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  • Using 6-inch bamboo skewers, first place a cherry tomato, then a large basil leaf followed by a mozzarella ball.
  • Continue these steps until you have the amount of skewers you want, arrange them on a platter and sprinkle with a bit of pepper.
  • Serve with balsamic vinegar or drizzle over top, just remember to drizzle right before serving so that your basil leaves don’t wilt. Enjoy!


Serving: 3skewers | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 0.7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Lucy Hill says:

    Perfect recipe! Hahaha. 🙂 And cool dress!

  2. herbivoresheaven says:

    They look so fresh! Beautiful.

  3. herbivoresheaven says:

    They look so fresh! Beautiful.

  4. Chelsea says:

    Oh, gosh. I’m so sorry that abnormal cells were found and that more surgery is needed. I’m sending positive juju your way.

    Like I said in a previous post, I was diagnosed with stage III melanoma at age 23 after years of sunbathing and using tanning beds. Now I’m determined to save others from this. It’s definitely not “just” skin cancer.

    Good luck on your upcoming surgery!


  5. Anonymous says:

    Hello! I just run into your beautiful blog. I want to send you my best thoughts and wishes xx

  6. Ali B says:

    We took my dog into the vet because he ate some cat litter and was throwing up. They took some blood to be safe and we found out his liver was about 2/3 full of masses. He’s been on chemo ever since and 2 years later he’s doing quite well! I hope everything turns out ok with you!! The world does work in mysterious ways…