Hooray! After months of planning, I’m SO excited that the first week of our Tomato Love Recipe Exchange is finally here!!! For those of you who missed the introductory post, I will be co-hosting weekly tomato recipe exchanges over the next eight weeks in partnership with Cassie (Bake Your Day), IJM (and their program, “Recipe for Change“), and a host of some AMAZING sponsors. I seriously can’t stop smiling writing this — so excited to share in the tomato love with everyone!
Cassie and I are both so excited that our first sponsor is the amazing KitchenAid, who will be giving away a beautiful new 7-Quart Stand Mixer. I have a new silver one, and absolutely LOVE it. Or as Molly might say on SNL, “I-love-it-I-love-it-I-love-it!!!!” :) In addition to being such a beautiful appliance in my kitchen, it is absolutely a pro at whipping up all sorts of goodness for baking. AND, I am happy to say that it has been my partner on my new year’s resolution — to conquer my fear of baking with yeast! Yep. For the second time this year (I know, I’ve been a bit of a procrastinator), I mustered up my courage and decided to try making my own homemade pizza dough for the first time.
By some miracle — thanks in part to that brilliant KitchenAid dough hook and a tasty recipe — I am pleased to announce SUCCESS!!! Not only did I make a completely successful and tasty batch of pizza dough, I used it to create these crazy-delicious little caprese bites, which were scrumptuous!! These little bites are similar to the pepperoni pizza bites I made a few years ago, but this time they are filled simply with a slice of mozzarella and a fresh basil leaf sandwiched inside of a cherry tomato. Super cute. And completely caprese-y delicious. A perfect little appetizer to serve to a crowd!
So now it’s time for you to share YOUR favorite tomato appetizers, and also enter to win a KitchenAid 7-Quart stand mixer of your own! Again, you do not need to have a blog to participate, although we are super-excited to have some of you bloggers link up as well. Scroll below to enter, and also take a moment to pop over to the Recipe For Change site to learn more about what you can do to support our tomato farmers in America. Look forward to a great summer full of #TomatoLove!
These Stuffed Caprese Bites are quick and easy to make, and full of fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese.
*Recipe prep time does not include the time to prepare the dough.
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!