new years food ideas
. Serve up easy to eat finger food like Nadia G.s pierogies. Try her classic potato cheese filling or experiment with one of her other suggestions, like a mixture of minced mushrooms and fried ground beef.
. Individually, champagne and truffles are both synonymous with luxury, but Nadia G. puts champagne inside her dark chocolate truffles, making these celebratory spheres top notch.
. Meshugana is the Yiddish word for crazy, and Alie and Georgias cocktail has all kinds of crazy coconut flavor. To make their sweet and stylish sipper, shake a mixture of coconut rum, coconut creme, vanilla infused vodka and a teaspoon of egg white (for a bit of festive froth), then pour into a chocolate rimmed glass.
Buttermilk popcorn chicken
. Bite size pieces of fried chicken make a perfect party snack. Nadia G. serves it up with dipping sauces like maple syrup, barbecue sauce and honey mustard.
Date and blue cheese stuffed meatballs
. Crispy bits of bacon add an unexpected (but very welcome) crunch to Alie and Georgias meatballs, which surprise twice with a minced date and blue cheese center.
Cranberry kir royale
. Ruby red cranberries make an ideal seasonal ingredient star for holiday cocktails. Tyler adds fresh orange juice and zest to his homemade cranberry syrup for a bubbly beverage that brims with sweet tart flavor.
. Make it a devilish evening with Nadia G.s spicy fried chiles. Serve her green onion and dill dip alongside to cool the heat.
Mille feuille in a whiskey glass
. In the spirit of New Years Eve, Nadia G. serves up this decadent layered dessert (appropriately) in whiskey glasses, which make excellent individual sized portions for your guests.
Prosecco gold rush
. Take your bubbly up a notch for the holidays with vodka and cinnamon schnapps.
Thai italian spring rolls
. Give your party some exotic flair with Nadia G.s unique fusion take on a dim sum staple.
. For a great hand held treat, Nadia G. combines a classic Italian dessert with a popular American one. Booze in dessert for New Years? Yes, please.
. What are you toasting with at midnight? You could go with traditional bubbly, or try Giadas blissini, made with Prosecco, Italys champagne.
Porcini bruschette with nipitella
. The Italian herb nipitella is a member of the mint family and has a strong, refreshing taste that contrasts nicely with the earthiness of the porcini mushrooms. Cant find nipitella? Substitute with a combo of mint and thyme.
Frozen smores pop
. Surprise guests with a taste of nostalgia by passing around Zac Youngs grown up smores.
Sparkling wine sangria
. Break out of the new years champagne rut and make this sangria with Cava, Spanish sparkling wine. Its delicious and often less expensive than the French variety.
Fig and blue cheese flatbread
. This sweet and salty flatbread is an ideal way to start the party as guests are mingling.
. Any holiday party worth attending offers multiple desserts. This one is perfect for a buffet just let your guests dig right in.
Orange cream mimosa
. Take the champagne and orange juice classic to a new level with Tylers easy orange cream granita floated with bubbly.
Serrano ham and manchego cheese plate
. Start the party with Michael Chiarellos meat and cheese plate and a bottle of red wine to bring out the best in the classic Spanish pairing.
. Zac Youngs name for his Banana Spiced Rum Pudding in a Dark Chocolate Shell is very New Years Eve appropriate.
Virgin pomegranate and cranberry bellinis
. For a family friendly cocktail, whip up Giadas sweet tart bellinis. You can always spike a batch for the adults.
. This beautiful Italian spread is easy and ideal for a grazing crowd.
Roasted peanut butter cups
. For another childhood fave gone gourmet, try Yigit Puras take on the peanut butter cup.
. Jamie Oliver loves classic Venetian bellinis, even when fresh peaches are out of season: You can also get nice results using tinned (canned) peaches if you cant find beautifully ripe flat peaches, he says.
. Line a tray or baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. Wash strawberries and pat until completely dry.In a microwave safe bowl, melt vanilla chips and 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening at 70% power; stir until smooth. Dip each strawberry until two thirds is coated, forming the tuxedo shirt, allowing excess to drip off. Place on prepared tray; chill for 30 minutes or until set. Melt chocolate chips and remaining shortening. To form the tuxedo jacket, d
Surf and turf recipe
. In a small skillet, saute garlic in 2 teaspoons oil until tender; remove from the heat. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, green onions, thyme, lemon peel, salt, pepper, cayenne and reserved garlic. Set aside 1/2 cup for crumb topping.Add softened butter to remaining herb mixture; mix well. Shape into a 1 in. thick log; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. For crumb topping, combine the bread crumbs, melted butter an
Spectacular dirty martini salad recipe
. Cut lemon in half lengthwise; cut one half into eight thin wedges. Thread olives and lemon wedges onto toothpicks for garnishes; set aside.Using the lemon half, moisten the rims of eight large cocktail glasses. Sprinkle salt on a plate; hold glasses upside down and dip rims into salt. Divide the salad greens, tomatoes, onion and sliced olives among prepared glasses. Top each with a prepared toothpick.
New years eve cupcakes recipe
. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with jimmies. If necessary, microwave candies on high for 3 to 5 second intervals to soften. Form green candies into champagne bottles. Cut squares from white candies to form labels; press gently onto bottles to attach. Brush bottle tops with pearl dust. Shape white candy into champagne flutes. Cut thin strips of red candies; twist to form streamers. Decorate cupcakes with bottles, champagne flutes and streamers as de
Spiced carrot And lentil soup
. A delicious, spicy blend, packed full of iron and low fat to boot. Its ready in under half an hour or can be made in a slow cooker.
Chicken And chorizo jambalaya
. A Cajun inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes.