Olive-Pepperoni Kabobs/Birthday/Gender Reveal

Last weekend was a really big celebration at our house.  Hubby, who I’ve always refered to as “Marlboro Man”…I mean really, look at this picture.  For those of you old enough, does he not look JUST like the Marlboro Man of our day, minus the cigarette, of course?   Anyway, Marlboro Man had a birthday.

Marlboro Man

And Marlboro Man’s birthday cake contained a BIG surprise!  It was a Gender Reveal Cake.


Yes, it seems that these days, pregnant couples like to throw Gender Reveal parties.  Our youngest pregnant daughter, Alexis, and son-in-law, Chris, had just found out what they were having, so they decided to reveal that surprise with Marlboro Man’s birthday cake.  TOO CUTE!  Watch the video below to find out whether I’ll be dressing my first grand baby in pink or blue!

Alexis also brought a beautiful platter of appetizers to the party.  Not only are these REALLY good, but they make a GORGEOUS platter!  You merely thread pepperoni or salami, provolone cheese, olives and maybe some cherry tomatoes onto a rosemary skewer.  Her rosemary happened to be in bloom, which made the platter even prettier with the purple flowers on the end!  Here’s a picture of just one:

Olive-Pepperoni Kabobs

And here’s a picture of a whole platter of them!

Olive-Pepperoni Kabobs

Olive-Pepperoni Kabobs

adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Special Ultimate Italian Magazine

Printable Recipe


  • 12 5-inch fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 12 4 x 1 inch thin slices provolone cheese
  • 12 2-inch thin slices pepperoni and/or salami
  • 12 assorted pitted Italian olives
  • 12 cherry tomatoes


Strip leaves from rosemary sprigs, leaving 1 inch of foliage at one end of each sprig.  Arrange a slice of cheese, a slice of pepperoni, an olive and a tomato on each rosemary skewer.  Makes 12 servings.


3 Responses

  1. I was so excited and waiting for Skip to cut the cake, I screamed when I saw blue!!! Oh congrats!!!!! You will love being grandparents!!!! And “Happy Birthday Skip”!!

  2. Happy Birthday, Skip! Congratulations to Alexis & Chris and the Grandparents to Be on the new baby boy! That was so much fun to watch!

  3. Congratulations to Skip on the birthday and also on the Grandbaby Boy!!!

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