Before I get to sharing two new delicious recipes with you, I must make sure you are sufficiently prepped to ring in the new year! Growing up, we always celebrated New Year’s Eve with friends and family and looked forward to it the entire year. It was so much fun.

With nearly 500 recipes, I know the recipe index can be somewhat overwhelming, so I listed my favorites here. Enjoy!


Crabmeat Bites

Roasted Garlic White Bean Hummus

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Butternut Squash Salsa

Spicy, Smokey Cashews

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Two Bean Pesto Dip

Everything Flatbread Crackers

Fresh Fruit Bruschetta

Fruit Salsa

Gorgonzola Stuffed Olives

Crab Avocado Quesadillas

Cheese Fondue

Homemade French Bread Pizzas

Roasted Veggie and Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

Kiwi Mango Salsa

Firecracker Shrimp

Kicked-Up Spinach Dip

Easy Whole Wheat Cheese Straws

Hot Caprese Dip


Lobster Mac and Cheese

Chicken Romano with Lemon Butter Sauce

Shrimp Scampi

Beef Bourguignon

Asiago Breaded Pork Chops

Chicken Marsala

Whole Wheat Orzo with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Veggies

Pizza Pasta

Side Dishes

Grilled Asparagus with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Parmesan Roasted Potato Wedges

Roasted Garlic and Gorgonzola Smashed Potatoes

Roasted Green Bean Fries

Sweet & Spicy Banana Kiwi Salad

Stuffed Artichokes

Simple Whipped Sweet Potatoes


Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Bourbon Pecan Pie Brownies

Chocolate Coconut Tart Bars

Chocolate Fudge Pomegranate Cookies

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Chocolate Chewies

Chocolate Cobbler

Peanut Butter Bacon Blondies

Chocolate Mint Cake

Ice Cream Crepes

Cookie Dough Dip Trio

Coconut Rum Cupcakes

White Chocolate Mocha Cookies

Peanut Butter Frosted Chocolate Chip Blondies

The Morning After

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cakes

Caramelized Apple and Cheddar Omelet

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

Creme Brulee’ French Toast

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Chip Waffles

Sweet Potato Homefries

Do you have a special tradition for New Year’s? What are you planning to make?