Tiny, tasty tidbits
Enjoy your company with these make-ahead apps
The holidays are upon us, and between the gifts and the baking, it’s also the season of cocktail parties!
Wow your guests with these tasty appetizers that can be made ahead, so that you can spend your time entertaining your friends and family instead of slaving away in the kitchen.
Keftedes are essentially Greek meatballs. Our Keftedes with Lemon Sauce uses 100 per cent ground beef seasoned with onion, mint, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg and fresh parsley, but you can also replace some of the beef with lamb or pork.
These can be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge, or keep a batch in the freezer for up to a month. Our bright, tangy lemon sauce is the perfect foil to the rich, savoury beef.
Our Sun-Dried Tomato and Cheese Phyllo Triangles also contain oregano and parsley, so they will pair perfectly with the keftedes.
Pre-made phyllo pastry makes this recipe a cinch to make. The buttery, flaky pastry gives way to a melty, gooey centre, thanks to the combination of Monterey Jack and cream cheese. Calgary-based ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen has been providing advice on food, cooking, recipes and other household topics for more than 80 years. Their cookbooks include Everyday Delicious and From the Grill.