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Top 10 New Year's Eve Recipes

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New Year's Eve is the most festive night of the year. You can celebrate it many ways: quietly at home, out at a restaurant, club, or party, or my favorite way: a party at home! These ten recipes are the ones I choose to serve. I combine appetizers, desserts, and some buffet items to make a fabulous spread. People can eat when they want, and as much as they want! Just be sure to keep an eye on the time. After two hours, rotate all the perishable foods to keep them safe. Set your buffet table with nice linens, candles (electric or real), and flowers. Be sure to offer lots of little plates so people can sample your delicious food and come back for more. And have a happy New Year!

1. Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Bacon Stuffed Tomatoes
Bacon Stuffed Tomatoes
These little goodies taste like a BLT, but better. Each little cherry tomato is stuffed with a rich mixture of bacon, mayo, basil, and cheese. They're fabulous.

2. Antipasto Martini

Antipasto Martini
Antipasto Martini
This gorgeous recipe is an appetizer in a martini glass. Use my ingredients, or mix and match your own special combination of goodies.

3. Krumkakke

Krumkakke
Krumkakke
Hey, there's nothing like adding a slightly unusual food to a party menu to get the conversation going. These crisp little wafers are rolled while hot so they cool to form a hollow begging to be stuffed with something sweet. Fill with sweetened whipped cream for a fabulous treat.

4. Crockpot Chutney Ham

Crockpot Chutney Ham
Crockpot Chutney Ham
A ham is a really good idea for a party. You can feed a crowd, and it looks so festive on the buffet table. This recipe is flavorful and easy and makes the ham very moist and tender. Put out some little rolls so your guests can make sandwiches.

5. Hot Artichoke Dip

Hot Artichoke Dip
Hot Artichoke Dip
This famous dip is a shoe-in for the best appetizer for parties. It's rich, creamy, and flavorful. Serve it with tiny appetizer knives and some toasted baguettes.

6. Filled Sandbakkel Tartlets

Filled Sandbakkel Tartlets
Filled Sandbakkel Tartlets
Fill the tiny Sandbakkel Tartlets with Nutella and top with sweetened whipped cream for an instant, elegant, and yummy dessert.

7. Melon and Avocado Cocktail

Melon Avocado Cocktail
Melon Avocado Cocktail
There's something so sophisticated about the combination of avocado and fruits. And the presentation of this delicious appetizer is so special.

8. Roast Beef Filo Cups

Roast Beef Filo Cups
Roast Beef Filo Cups
I love serving pick-up foods for parties. That means you can just pick up the food and pop it in your mouth. No fussing with serving plates, forks, or even napkins. These little cups are rich, delicious, and so easy to make.

9. Appley Kielbasa

Appley Kielbasa
Appley Kielbasa
Kielbasa cooked in a mixture of brown sugar, applesauce, garlic, and Dijon mustard makes a fabulous appetizer everyone will love. Serve this straight out of the crockpot with little forks.

10. Heavenly Cheese Molded Salad

Heavenly Cheese Molded Salad
Heavenly Cheese Molded Salad
This "salad" is made with lemon gelatin, pineapple, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and whipping cream. As strange as that sounds, this salad is incredible. Put it in tiny glasses, because it's rich!

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