There’s much to love about Fall. (The crisp air, leaves turning from green to gold, apple picking, and hot cocoa all come to mind.) But perhaps most exciting of all is the seasonal imperative to embrace everything pumpkin. From warmly spiced baked doughnuts to a double-decker pumpkin-pecan pie, these recipes will have you covered with ample inspiration on the dessert front.
True story: I brought these tortellini skewers to a friend’s college party a couple years ago because I’m that girl. I felt like a weirdo at first (hi, I brought beer and homemade pesto!), but when every last skewer was gone by the end of the night, I knew I’d made the right choice. I still love to make this appetizer during Summer because it’s so easy to make, easy to transport, and perfect for feeding a crowd. I recommend serving the skewers on a large platter alongside a bowl of homemade pesto for dipping, or with pesto drizzled on top.
1 20-ounce package cheese tortellini (I used Buitoni)
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 can large pitted black olives
12 ounces fresh mozzarella balls, preferably marinated with olive oil and herbs
Pesto, for serving
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- Assemble skewers by sliding on a tortellini, tomato, olive, mozzarella ball, and fresh basil leaf, followed by another tortellini. Repeat until you’re out of tortellini or until you’ve made your desired number of skewers.
- Serve immediately alongside pesto, or refrigerate for later.
- Appetizers, Finger Foods
- About 25 skewers
May 27 – 30, 2016 (Recurring Daily)
Venue: WRAL Soccer Park Area: North Raleigh
The Triangle Flying Disc Association is excited to host USA Ultimate’s College National Championship at WRAL Soccer Complex. Twenty Men’s and 20 Women’s College teams will compete throughout the spring to earn a spot at this national championship tournament. Pool play games will take place Friday and Saturday, bracket play will be Sunday (with the semifinals on Sunday afternoon/evening) and the finals on Memorial day Monday.