New Year's Recipes
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New Year's Recipes

Create a memorable New Year's Eve celebration with this collection of appetizers, desserts, and beverages.

Appetizers: Cheese Pleasers

Pistachio Pink-Peppercorn Coated Herbed Goat Cheese

Bright, spicy pink peppercorns and chopped green pistachios give this appetizer its festive colors.

 
Baked Ricotta with Sage

This impressive, easy-to-make dish is anointed with sage-infused olive oil.

 
Parmesan Flats

Crisp flatbreads are perfect with dips like white bean spread and goat cheese. Make these ahead so you can relax the day of the party.

 
Mini-Puffs with Goat Cheese and Herbs

These savory cream puffs start with a stove-cooked dough called pate a choux that bakes to an airy golden brown in the oven.

 
Baked Brie with Mango Chutney and Almonds

Turn your favorite cheese into a gorgeous sweet and savory dip.

 
Goat Cheese and Eggplant Crisps

Strips of eggplant are filled with a Mediterranean blend of goat cheese and olives, then battered and fried until golden.

 

Beverages: Warm

Hot Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider

Ginger, cardamom, and black pepper give this alcohol-free warmer its punch.

 
Foamy Hot Eggnog

A little whisking gives a foamy top to this warm update to the seasonal standby.

 
Sweet Pepper Broth

This light and savory broth will warm you up from the cold. A touch of citrus zest adds a bright finish to the clear soup.

 
Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon and chocolate are a match made in heaven, especially with a decadent touch of heavy cream.

 
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Serve this fungi-packed bisque in demitasse cups for an elegant appetizer.

 
Cranberry-Spice Sachets for Mulled Wine

Welcome your guests with this fruity, New England-inspired warm red wine.

 

Beverages: Cold

Cranberry-Raspberry-Pineapple Punch

Leave the champagne out of this fruity concoction when you serve it to the kids.

 
Excellent Eggnog

Boost with bourbon or rum and this cold favorite will give you a nice warm glow.

 
Champagne Cocktail

A sugar cube soaked in brandy and bitters effervesces from the bottom of a champagne flute.

 
Aureole Cocktail

Campari gives this a kiss of pink.

 
Lambrusco Rhubarb Cocktails

Pucker up for this sweet and sour treat. Lambrusco is a light Italian wine.

 
Pink Margaritas

A taste of summer in the middle of winter, this margarita is like a Cosmopolitan with tequila instead of vodka.

 
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