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Fried Ravioli Caprese Stacks

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Back in January I very vaguely mentioned that I was involved in a Super Secret project that involved being sequestered without phone or internet for almost a week. My intention was not to be ambiguous, but to adhere to the Non Disclosure agreement I signed with Lifetime TV. Yesterday I was finally able to start talking about what I was working on, and if you follow me in Instagram, you already know.

I was on a brand new TV show with the Lifetime Network called Supermarket Superstars. The premise of the show is to take people with great ideas for food related products and turn those ideas into product lines on grocery store shelves. The producers of Shark Tank and Project Runway joined forces for the show.

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The producers were amazing, really wanting everyone to root for us all. It was obvious in everything we did, they wanted us to talk about ourselves, our brands, our websites (my book!), and even cast the show with people you want to see succed. It’s not a show that’s full of cliche characters you want to see fail. They cast the show full of really wonderful people, really great ideas and fascinating stories.

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(Photo on the right by Erika Kerekes of In Erika’s Kitchen)

Stacy Keibler, Debbi Fields (THE Miss Fields Cookies), Chef Michael Chiarello, and branding expert Chris Cornyn guided us through this process with so much encouragement and faith in what we could be. "We want you all to win!" I just kept hearing, the entire staff cheering us on, giving us amazing feedback, and they couldn’t stop talking about the opportunities this type of exposure could bring us. It was a great show to be a part of.

I spent the time developing a line of beer infused food products, you’ll have to watch the show to see what happens. It airs on July 22 on Lifetime TV at 10pm. My episode airs on August 22nd at 10:30pm, and even features my husband my little Tater! They spent an entire day just following us around, filming me with my family and friends, cooking, photographing, editing, and even (of course) drinking beer at a local brewery.

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Once the show airs, I’ll give you an update and some behind the scenes info that I’m not able to share right now. Until then I have a fun little appetizer that I hope you love.

Fried Ravioli Caprese Stacks via @DomesticFits

Fried Ravioli Caprese Stacks


  • Oil for frying
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 9 weight ounces prepared fresh (not dried) Cheese Ravioli
  • 5 ounces cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 ounces Ciliegine sized Mozzarella Balls
  • 5 leaves basil, ribboned
  • 3 tbs balsamic glaze


  1. Place about 5 inches of oil in a pot over medium high heat. Attach a deep fry thermometer and adjust heat to maintain between 325F and 350F.
  2. In a small bowl beat together the eggs and milk.
  3. In a separate bowl add the Italian bread crumbs.
  4. Working in batches dip the raviolis in the milk mixture and then dredge in the bread crumbs.
  5. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side. Use a metal slotted spoon to remove from oil, allow to drain on a stack of paper towels.
  6. Place half of the raviolis on a serving platter. Top with a slice of mozzarella, and then a slice of tomato, some basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Top with remaining raviolis, secure stack with a toothpick.


It’s best to use small raviolis for this, look for ones (or make some) that are about 1 1/2 inch square.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 16, 2013 um 4:16 am

Jackie – congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is so awesome! I can only imagine what a fun, cool, amazing experience this was for you. How wonderful!

Can’t wait to hear more. Just remember us little people when you get your own show & become even more famous! 🙂


Tieghan July 16, 2013 um 6:21 am

So exciting, Jackie! Congrats!
That must oh been such and amazing week and so fun! You know I will be watching the show for sure. So stickin excited! Ya for you!!

Okay, now these stacks? Yes, please! They look amazing, sound incredible and need to be made and eaten as soon as I can get my hands on some ravioli! Great idea! I love that balsamic drizzle coming down the side. so yum!


Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain July 16, 2013 um 8:45 am

OMG!!! I am so flipping excited for you!! I can’t wait to watch the show. You are going to be a rockstart!

And these stacks, holy amazeballs! I heart you big time!


cassie July 16, 2013 um 9:23 am

You are such a freaking star!! I hope you will share the link because I don’t have cable and I can’t miss it!!

These stacks – holy cow. I have a HUGE thing for fried ravioli!


Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry July 16, 2013 um 10:34 am

Congrats! I always knew you were destined to be a food star. These fried ravioli stacks look right up my ally.


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie July 16, 2013 um 1:27 pm

Seriously!? Congrats and amazingness all around!!


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 16, 2013 um 1:43 pm

I already knew you are amazing, but this – this ROCKS! You go, girl!! So excited for you, Jackie!!! Can’t wait to see the show!


Anne@FromMySweetHeart July 16, 2013 um 2:42 pm

These fried ravioli stacks look just amazing! I love eating appetizers like this for a light summer meal, too! Funny, but I just saw the ticklers on tv about this show. Congrats! I will be sure to tune in! : )


Anna (Hidden Ponies) July 16, 2013 um 3:04 pm

Jackie, that is SO cool! You are perfect for TV, with the beauty to match your skill! Can’t wait to see it, and what a great bunch of people to work with! These stacks look incredible too – perfect summer appy!


Kammie @ Sensual Appeal July 16, 2013 um 3:23 pm

This is so awesome, way to go!

And these Caprese stacks are just to die for! Drooling.


Chris July 16, 2013 um 5:02 pm

Wow, how fun that must have been. I will be tuning in. Happy for you!


Rachel Cooks July 16, 2013 um 5:14 pm

How freaking exciting! Can’t wait to watch!


Bree July 16, 2013 um 6:07 pm

Omg! I auditioned for that show! So glad you made it on. I can’t wait to see it. I’m sure you rocked it!


BigFatBaker July 16, 2013 um 6:31 pm

That is so cool!! Congratulations – I can’t wait to watch it.


Jen @ Savory Simple July 17, 2013 um 5:36 am

I’m so excited to see the show!!


Valerie July 17, 2013 um 7:29 am

How exciting, Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear more about the beer-infused food!
Your fried ravioli stacks are brilliant – they look scrumptious and edgy at the same time. 😀


Valerie @ From Valerie’s Kitchen July 17, 2013 um 8:15 am

This is so incredibly exciting. You look gorgeous and so at home in the pictures that I can tell you will be awesome! Can’t wait to watch 🙂


Julie @ Table for Two July 17, 2013 um 6:05 pm

How fantastic! Can’t wait to watch and I’m so in love with this appetizer!!


Des @ Life’s Ambrosia July 17, 2013 um 7:15 pm

OH MY How cool is that?!?! So happy for you! And these caprese stacks? I want to stuff 15 in my face right now.


Megan {Country Cleaver} July 17, 2013 um 9:10 pm

GIRLL!!!!! Oh. My. Freakin' GAHHH!!! That’s beyond amazing. I am going to have to park my ass at Beka’s so I can watch her cable. (Yes, I’m that lame and don’t have cable). But I wouldn’t miss this for the world!


albert July 17, 2013 um 9:39 pm

You are so awesome!


Gerry @ Foodness Gracious July 17, 2013 um 11:52 pm

Wow, I tried out for this too! Did you audition at someones house or with Sam Kivvy? He called me up and told me I had made the top five but missed the cut for the top three, not sure how true this was but it’s definitely the same show. Awesome and congrats!!


Jackie July 18, 2013 um 8:10 am

I meet with a producer named Amy for a screen test at a place in Burbank, I don’t think I would have gone to someones house. As a girl, that sounds kind of scary! They told us on the first day that ten thousands people tried out and only 25 made it.


Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes July 18, 2013 um 2:12 pm

What AMAZING news, Jackie! And so well-deserved. How did you resist asking Keibler about Clooney? I’m sure you conducted yourself way better than I ever could. Congratulations! And YES, PLEASE to these ravioli stacks! My husband is going to cry himself to sleep over these (in the good way).


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addie | culicurious July 21, 2013 um 5:28 pm

How exciting, Jackie! 🙂 Congrats on the show appearance. If I had cable, I’d definitely watch it. Love these ravioli stacks too – genius!


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You’re a rockstar, Jackie! You’ll still remember me when you’re all PW-status, right? 🙂


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