A Caprese Salad is a wonderful and simple salad to prepare. The ingredients, the freshness, their sweetness, is what makes this dish truly remarkable. Really great, super fresh, basic summertime ingredients will have the best flavor impact. Each individual salad requires its own whole tomato, unless the tomato is really big. You will need four to five thick slices of tomato, and for each slice of tomato you will also need a thick slice of fresh mozzarella. I love to add a little bit of thinly sliced red onion to my Caprese salad, though it isn’t required. And of course this recipe calls for fresh basil; two or three leaves per slice of tomato. To assemble, simply layer a slice of tomato with sea salt and pepper, thinly sliced red onion, a slice of mozzarella, and basil leaves. Continue this process beginning again with the tomato and ending with the basil until you have assembled all slices of tomatoes with the other ingredients.
Tomato-Sea Salt and Pepper-Red Onion-Mozzarella-Fresh Basil.
Drizzle approximately one to two teaspoons of olive oil over the length of the salad. I then drizzle liberally, my favorite balsamic glaze over the salad. I use the Trader Joes brand, Balsamic Glaze. It is wonderful!! I highly recommend trying it.
This salad screams Summer! It is fresh, light, packed with flavor. Eat it on its own, or serve as a side with some fresh lightly seasoned pasta, and grilled chicken. Enjoy!



I LOVE CANDY!!! Especially the quintessential combination of salty sweet peanut butter and chocolate! In this recipe, I have melted chocolate and layered it with my Peanut Butter Candy recipe. I used a sweet little ice cube tray with a rounded shape to create my peanut butter and chocolate stacks. I make these candies around Christmas time and give them as gifts, along with my cookies. It’s always nice to include a little something unexpected, a little variety, inside the cookie tin. This is pure joy!

Peanut Butter Candy


• 3/4 cup  creamy peanut butter
• 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
• 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt + more for garnish
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 Tablespoons half-and-half

Your favorite brand of chocolate chips, melted


Beat butter and Peanut butter on medium speed until creamy and completely smooth – about 1-2 minutes. Add the confectioners sugar salt and vanilla. Mix on medium speed until combined. Add the half and half and mix on high until creamy, at least 1 minute. Use to make candies.

Using an Ice Cube tray with an attractive shape, layer one tablespoon of chocolate with one rounded teaspoon of the peanut butter candy, and one more tablespoon of melted chocolate over the peanut butter candy. Fill all Ice Cube containers in this way, and sprinkle each stack of melted chocolate and peanut butter with a pinch of kosher salt. Place all ice cube trays in the refrigerator to harden. Once they are solid pop them out of the containers and serve. Keep these candies stored in a cool place until they are consumed.

This recipe fills approximately four small sized ice cube trays.





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Kiss My Dish is a fun food blog for your reading pleasure. My name is Rebecca Ross and I love tinkering around in my kitchen, making and baking recipes from scratch. When I hit on a recipe that is delicious, I’ll be sure to post it here, for you to try and discover for yourself. I love creating basic recipes people tend to overlook and buy bottled at the market. Items such as dressings, sauces, and spice rubs, will be posted here on Kiss My Dish. I also love posting cooking tips and ideas to help make recipes easier to create. You’ll also find from scratch baking and cooking recipes. It’s my hope, you will love these recipes SO MUCH you’ll want to KISS them! MUAH! Enjoy!