We have been so busy with Greek Easter that we kind of forgot that Mother's Day is just around the corner! Some of our favorite tips for a Mother's Day Brunch and my mom's handmade Greek pie with dough made from scratch featured in past blog posts. But this year we decided to try something different and celebrate the moms in our lives with a cocktail party, complete with tasty, and easy-to-make, meze-appetizers - read on for the recipes and enjoy!
A cocktail with a Greek Mountain Tea twist
Enjoy my friend Onassis' delicate and aromatic cocktail with Mountain Tea. He dedicated this to his grandmother, who'd serve him a cup of Greek herbal tea and listen to his stories of college life.
A Chian tangerine champagne cocktail...from Little Rock!
Read all about our Arkansas-based friends Dina and Bruce, who created a successful food blog, The Perks of Being Us. They came up with a delicious champagne and tangerine cocktail, refreshing and flavorful and just perfect for Mother's Day brunches and cocktail parties.
Easy..and tasty...Spinach & Feta Filo Shells
It wouldn't be a Greek party with that cornerstone of Greek flavors, spinach and feta. These 5-minute, 2 or 3 ingredient spinach & feta appetizers always hit the spot and are easy to whip up for any last-minute party!
Maria's Homemade Meatballs
You all know that I love to play with our Artisans' products and one of my favorite hacks was using Sparoza's Greek Farmer Salad Mix to liven up my usual homemade meatballs. This is a good recipe to make ahead of time - like many Greek dishes, these keftedákia always taste better the day after!
Three authentically Greek Meze appetizers
It also wouldn't be a Greek party without classic vegetarian dips served with pita bread! Enjoy our tyrokafterí spicy feta dip, tzatziki aromatic yogurt dip and an authentic melitzanosalata eggplantdip with your Mother's Day cocktails.
Greek breakfast pizzas with spinach and feta
These delicious spinach & feta pizzas are made in a second with store-bought dough and Elli & Manos' all-natural spinach & feta spread. Let your imagination run wild and get creative - you can make them bite-sized for cocktail parties or in larger serving sizes for Mother's Day brunches. It's a great way to sneak in a little healthy spinach for the kids in the party, too!
10 colorful meals for Spring
Need to feed a bigger crowd on Mother's Day? Here are 10 easy crowd pleasing recipes that add some bright red color to your table, thanks to real flame-roasted red peppers from Tragano Greek Organics. These tasty & healthy recipes can be served as hearty appetizers or as a light meal.
4 Easy Citrus desserts
All moms deserve a little sweet treat so try these four delicious citrus based desserts, including my own flourless chocolate cake, using the fragrant handmade preserves from Citrus Scent of Memory.
Enjoy the delicious taste of PDO Kimi figs from the island of Evia and bring the flavors of a Greek summer to your table. Hand-crafted by Kumilio using traditional techniques with no additives, preservatives, artificial coloring or flavors.