Saturday, December 29, 2012

8 Fun Appetizers and Treats for New Year's

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Pumpkin Blinis

These savory appetizers look like little pieces of art.  They are a pumpkin base where you can add any variety of toppings.  

In the photo one is topped with salmon, capers and dill, the other chilled (cooked) beets with fresh dill and goat cheese.

Here is the recipe from I Breathe I'm Hungry.

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Fig and Prosciutto Flat bread Pizza

For a different twist on the traditional pizza recipe, try one your guests will never see coming.  It's beautiful in it's presentation and variety of ingredients.  

To simplify the recipe you can make a traditional pizza crust.  

If you'd like to serve it as an appetizer try cutting it up into small squares to make finger food size.

For this recipe check out Against All Grain.

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Homemade Salsa

Ready to make it spicy?  Try this homemade salsa recipe, and make it as mild or spicy as your taste buds can handle it.  

Made from all fresh ingredients, this salsa is left bursting with fun and flavor!  

Click here for mommypotamus's recipe.  :)

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Chicken Liver Pate

Looking for something more sophisticated, or with more protein?  Wow your guests with this simple recipe that is loaded with vitamin A, and high levels of vitamin B nutrients!

You can get the recipe here from Jenny at Nourished Kitchen.

Paleo Chocolate Macaroons - from Against All Grain
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Peppermint Chocolate Maroons

These scrumptious looking cookies are surprisingly made of only healthy ingredients.

With a crisp outside, and chewy inside, these macaroons have a definite chocolate flavor with just a hint of peppermint!

You can get the recipe here from Against All Grains.

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Peppermint Marshmallow Crunch Cookies

These sweet treats take a bit more time to prepare, but don't seem like they are too much work, and they're really cool looking.

For the recipe just click here for Against All Grain.  :)

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Turron de Navidad

Looking for a super easy one?  How about a recipe with only 3 ingredients?  

This tasty little treat will look pretty and taste great!

Click here for the recipe from Nourished Kitchen.

New Year's Eve Cocktails

If you are looking to toast in the new year with a little bubby, how about this unique twist...

Stacey, who has a great menu planning site called No More to Go, has created this fun looking, and I'm sure great tasting, champaigne beverage.

She says to make it simply mix the champaigne with a little cranberry juice, fresh rasberries, and mint leaves.

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