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The sun rises early in the morning and sets late in the afternoon, the birds start to build their nests, and the days get a little warmer – spring is coming! Children look forward for spring season. It gives them the opportunity to go outside and enjoy the school holidays. With the kids around, make it a wonderful bonding time with these easy to do recipe using Athens Mini Fillo Shells to make appetizers, desserts, or snacks for Easter to celebrate the spring season. Here are some easy recipes that won’t take hours to do:

Deviled Eggs with a Twist

  1. Take out all your leftover Easter eggs from the holidays.
  2. For a slight twist, use these eggs to create deviled egg filling and pipe it into Mini Fillo Shells that are cholesterol and trans fat free.
  3. Design your fillo baskets by using strips of scallions and peppers.
  4. Have your favorite mousse and fill the shells with it.
  5. Fashion your basket handles from licorice twists.

Ham or Lamb Salad Tartlets – great for snacks

  1. If you have leftover ham or lamb from the Easter Holidays, chop them into tiny pieces.
  2. Chop also some onions, relish and celery and add them to the ham or lamb.
  3. Mix with Dijon mustard and some mayonnaise.
  4. Fill your Fillo shells with the mixture and voila! You have your salad tartlets.

Fresh Fruit Mix

  1. Buy some mangoes, apples, grapes and cut them into small pieces.
  2. Mix them well and put into your shells.
  3. Fill the top with your favorite whipped cream.

Taco Filling

  1. Prepare all your ingredients – ground beef, chopped onions and garlic, salt, pepper, chopped bell peppers (red and green peppers combined), chopped fresh tomatoes, grated cheese.
  2. Sauté garlic and onions until you can smell their aroma. Put in your bell peppers. Mix in the ground beef. Add a little water. Bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour some soy sauce if needed. Mix well. Simmer until the water or the sauce is a little dried up.
  3. Pour into a bowl and leave it for a few minutes. Mix your fresh chopped tomatoes in.
  4. Put about two tablespoons of the mixture in the Fillo Shells and top with grated cheese.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

For the kids share, make fillo baskets with their favorites like:

  1. peanut butter topped with strawberries
  2. tiramisu
  3. chocolate mousse
  4. beef fajitas
  5. crabmeat
  6. peanut butter banana pudding
  7. peaches and cream
  8. grilled chicken with tomato salsa
  9. grilled cheese
  10. sweet potato casserole

The possibilities are actually endless when filling these Athens Mini Fillo Shells. The best tip I can give you is to find the right combination for your fillers. Mix and match some of your favorite foods and find the right one. Sometimes, you just need one food and fill your shells for that extra treat.

There are many more recipes using Athens Mini Fillo Shells that you can find in their website, www.athens.com

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