Lights. Camera. ACTION!

This Superbowl Fiesta is ready to Rock ‘n Roll, as I share 3 of my favorite big game recipes.

Appetizer 1. Beef Wellington-inspired, seared New York strip bites with sautéed portobello pâté loaded in toasted phyllo cups & dressed with blue cheese crumble & green onion. One word summary = Amazing!

Appetizer 2. Caprese Skewers with Stout Balsamic Reduction. Simple, but fantastic party app with sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & basil, & all drizzled with a balsamic reduction made with Founders Brewing Co – Tap Room craft beer!

Appetizer 3: If the kitchen goes up in smoke & all to Hell in a handbag – Pretzels & Brews are your next best alternative! But, be warned – Those arriving to my party with garbage domestic beers are NOT allowed! Buy local. Drink Grand Rapids craft beer! I’ll share 3 of my Favorites brews!

TUNE into A Bachelor & His Grill on NBC WOOD TV8‘s eightWest, with Rachael Ruiz & Terri DeBoer, this Friday for a bit of fun & slice of homemade culinary debauchery.

Stay hungry. Keep warm. Party on! -David



Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Stout Reduction

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Stout Reduction


Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Stout Reduction

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 20 -30 skewers
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill


  • 16 oz cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves stems removed
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cubed
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Olive oil optional
  • 20-30 large wooden tooth picks
  • Stout Balsamic Reduction
  • 12 ounces balsamic vinegar
  • 6 oz Founder's Brewery Imperial Stout Beer plus 1 additional bottle stout beer
  • 1 cup brown sugar


  • Bring the balsamic vinegar, stout, & sugar to a low simmer in a heavy-bottom saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Stir occasionally for 20-25 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to 1 cup & syrup-like in consistency. Set aside & allow to cool, until needed.
  • Meanwhile, drink remaining contents of opened stout beer. When finished, recyle your bottle, then open additional bottle of stout beer & savor that flavor.
  • Skewer on each toothpick the prepared tomatoes, mozzarella & basil.
  • -Garnish with olive oil, salt & pepper, to taste, & drizzling of balsamic stout reduction.