Party Foods – 12 Great Recipes for Your New Year’s Eve


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12 Easy New Year’s Party Foods Party foods don’t have to be difficult. We know that not everyone has time to stand in the kitchen all day preparing the perfect finger food for your New Year’s Party. Here is a quick round-up of our 12 favorite party foods that we published last holiday season. Just click on the image you're interested in and it will take you right to the recipe. Make sure that you come back and leave us a note in the comments on this post when you try some of these! We … [Read more...]

Chicken Pot Pie Minis


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Chicken Pot Pie Minis These Chicken Pot Pie Minis look delicious. I've actually made them before, but with a couple variations. I used canned chicken, so I didn't have to bother with cooking one, and I also used Pillsbury Grands Biscuits and just pinched the top closed, instead of the Crescent Rolls. Any way you do it, they're sure to be a hit! They were with my family. Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients: 1 lb Chicken Breasts 1 tsp Vegetable oil 1 pkg Crescent Rolls 1 can Cream … [Read more...]

Hangover Cure – Another Drink & a Sandwich!


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Hangover Cure - Another Drink & a Sandwich! While a long night of fun and drinks at a party or special event is enjoyable while it lasts, the fun ends the next morning when you are hit with nausea, headache, and upset stomach. This beverage & sandwich combo (or even just one!), or hangover cure, is made with hydrating coconut water, which will reintroduce the electrolytes and hydration you lost at the party the night before and the avocado in the sandwich is full of antioxidants and … [Read more...]

Hangover Cure- Open-Faced Egg and Avocado Sandwich


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Hangover Cure- Open-Faced Egg and Avocado Sandwich Avocado is known as a staple in many foods including guacamole, but it also functions as a quick way to cure the ailments of a hangover. Full of antioxidants and vitamins, eating avocado after a long night of fun and drinks will put you on track to recovery. This open-faced sandwich is a great way to add avocado to your breakfast without eating the green “remedy” plain. Best hangover cure ever! Hangover Cure Sandwich Ingredients: 1 … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned with Muddled Cherry and Orange


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Old Fashioned with Muddled Cherry and Orange Mmm, nothing says the holidays like a muddled old fashioned! I love mine with Southern Comfort and extra oranges. Below is a basic recipe. Tweak it to your liking! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of maple sugar dash of water 2 ounces of quality whisky 1 maraschino cherry 2 supreme orange wedges (membrane removed) Directions: Start by adding the maple sugar to a rocks glass. Add just enough water to wet the sugar. … [Read more...]

Cheese Steak Sliders


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Cheese Steak Sliders Who wouldn't love these Cheese Steak Sliders on New Year's Eve? The perfect little snack. Serve them with french fries or tater tots on the side and you may even have a complete meal. Cheese Steak Sliders Ingredients: 2 lb Boneless Round Roast (or similar) 1 lb Mini Sweet Peppers (or Colored Bell Peppers) 2 large Onions 2 cloves Garlic 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 12 Hawaiian Dinner Rolls 6 slices Provolone Cheese 1 Stick Butter Salt … [Read more...]

Hangover Cure – Coconut and Mango Mixer


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Hangover Cure – Coconut and Mango Mixer While a long night of fun and drinks at a party or special event is enjoyable while it lasts, the fun ends the next morning when you are hit with nausea, headache, and upset stomach. This beverage, or hangover cure, made with hydrating coconut water, will reintroduce the electrolytes and hydration you lost at the party the night before… and start working to cure that hangover. Hangover Cure Ingredients: 16 oz coconut water 16 oz mango juice … [Read more...]

Currant Martini – Easy Drink Recipe


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Currant Martini I'm not much of a martini drinker, but this currant martini recipe looks really good! Perfect for your New Year's Eve party guests. Sophisticated yet delicious. They'll think you slaved over the martini bar! Currant Martini Ingredients: 3 ounces of Currant Vodka ½ to 1 ounce of pomegranate juice (mixed with another fruit or berry for sweetness) fresh currant clusters for garnish Currant Martini Directions: Chill your martini glasses ahead of time. … [Read more...]

Salami Wrapped Marinated Peppers


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Salami Wrapped Marinated Peppers These easy party appetizers combine cured salami with marinated peppers for a unique and delicious treat your guests will enjoy. If your grocery store has a Mediterranean bar, you can often find marinated peppers in that section. If not, most stores carry a comparable marinated pepper selection in the canned and jarred vegetable section in the same aisle as pickles. Salami Skewers Ingredients: 5 pounds salami, sliced paper-thin 48 marinated peppers, … [Read more...]

Rum Cocktail with Mango Juice and Fresh OJ


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Rum Cocktail with Mango Juice and Fresh OJ The tropical flavors of mango, pineapple, and freshly-squeezed orange juice pair with the rum in this recipe for a delicious rum cocktail drink. Garnish this drink with orange slices to let your guests know it’s based on fresh-squeezed orange juice, or top it off with mini umbrellas to continue with the tropical theme. Rum Cocktail Ingredients: 4 shots rum 8 oz mango juice 4 oz pineapple juice 8 oranges, juiced (or 16 oz orange … [Read more...]

Antipasto Kabobs – Great for New Year’s


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Antipasto Kabobs – Great for New Year’s Gatherings of friends and family almost always involve food, and it can sometimes be difficult to get creative with what you’ll serve. This recipe takes the traditional flavors of antipasto and presents them in a new way… on a kabob! These appetizers are easily made up to three days in advance, and can be covered and refrigerated until you’re ready to serve them. Antipasto Ingredients: 5 pounds salami, thickly sliced and cut into cubes 3 pounds … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Dip – Easy Recipe


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Caramel Apple Dip ne Ok, I am a busy person. We all get that. I am sure you are too. When it comes time to take something to a party or family get together, I need something quick and easy that makes it look like I worked for hours to put it together. In other words, it needs to be visually appealing AND taste good. This Caramel Apple Dip does the trick. If you are like me and working right down to the wire on New Year’s, this is one that you will be able to throw together in about 5 minutes … [Read more...]

Brandy with Homemade Ginger Syrup


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Brandy with Homemade Ginger Syrup Fresh ginger has a unique flavor that can be spicy in large quantities. This beverage combines spiciness with the sweetness of a simple syrup in brandy for a delicious beverage. Alter the amount of syrup added to the brandy to suit your personal taste, however the basic ratio of one part syrup to three parts liquor is a good place to start. Ingredients: 1/2 cup fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/2 cups water Brandy as … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Dip – Quick and Easy


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Buffalo Chicken Dip – Quick and Easy Mmmm, Buffalo Chicken Dip! So easy to make with just 5 simple ingredients. I made chicken one night & just threw in two extra breasts. Shredded it and froze it until New Years Eve. Thawed it out, mixed in the ingredients, baked and voila! Super simple dip in record time. Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients: 1 Package Cream Cheese Softened. 1/2 Cup Hot Sauce, I used FRANK’S Redhot 1/2 Cup Blue Cheese Dressing (you can also use Ranch Dressing) … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Strawberries Dipped in Soft Peppermint


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Dark Chocolate Strawberries These Dark Chocolate Strawberries look divine! If they were on my New Years Eve table, I'd put a blockade around them and save them all for me! Dark Chocolate Strawberries Ingredients: 1 pound of fresh strawberries, ripe but not overly so 8 ounces of quality dark chocolate 1 cup rough chopped raw coconut flakes (unsweetened) Peppermint Candy (can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator). 3 ¾ cups powdered sugar ¼ to ½ … [Read more...]

Ginger Ale with Whiskey and Lime


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Ginger Ale with Whiskey and Lime This fizzy drink is full of refreshing flavors that pair well together in a mixed drink. For larger events where it isn’t possible to make each glass individually, you can make a larger batch and serve it in pitchers, although individually mixed is best to achieve maximum “fizziness” from the ginger ale. Ginger Ale Whiskey Ingredients: 4 shots whiskey 26 oz ginger ale ice cubes 1 lime, cut into four wedges Directions: Fill four … [Read more...]

Mini Chili Dog Crescents


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Mini Chili Dog Crescents These Mini Chili Dog Crescents are a great appetizer for any party! With New Years closely followed by the BCS Championship game, NFL Playoffs and the Superbowl, you can be sure that you will have plenty of opportunities to wear this recipe out! Not only is it tasy, it’s unique and easy to make! Let’s face it, this would even be a quick and easy dinner once the lull of the Christmas holiday passes! Mini Chili Dog Crescents Ingredients: 1 package Cocktail … [Read more...]

Holiday Drink Roundup – 12 Easy Recipes


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12 Easy Holiday Drink Recipes Last year we spent a lot of time putting together new, unique and easy recipes for you to use for your New Years Eve parties so we thought we'd share it again.  I would venture to say that the drink recipes were probably our absolute favorites! Not because we made them and then drank them, but because they presented such an interesting fusion of flavors.  It was really neat to see the differences in each of the posts from each of the different authors.  Because … [Read more...]

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