This make-ahead buffet and finger food recipe will have your guests rushing back to the table for more. Creamy mozzarella, pungent basil, and tangy tomatoes really make this dish. This is also one of those finger foods that’s easy to eat– even standing up at a cocktail party or casual buffet. Ingredients: Marinade:1/4 C. extra virgin olive oil1 1/2 tbsp. red wine vinegar2/3 C. chopped fresh basil1 clove garlic1/2 tsp. sea saltfreshly ground black pepper, to tasteSkewers:2 pints cherry tomato (cherry pear tomatoes are best)1 lb. bite-sized fresh ciliegine mozzarella1 bunch fresh basil, leaves separated6-inch bamboo skewers Directions:In a small bowl, mix vinegar, salt, pepper, and oil til well combined. Add basil. Combine mozzarella and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add marinade and mix gently (careful– the mozzarella is a little delicate). Cover and refrigerate from 30 minutes to 2 hours (don’t marinate too long). Remove cheese and tomatoes from marinade and skewer them as desired, making either small or large appetizer caprese kabobs. Suggested pattern is: one mozzarella ball, one basil leaf, one tomato. Repeat if desired, or make them mini-kabobs and move onto the next one.