New Year's

Whether you're having friends over for New Year's Eve cocktails, hosting a formal New Year's Day dinner, or planning afternoon snacks for the big game, these recipes are for you. Choose from festive appetizers, fabulous desserts, cocktail suggestions, and much more for great ways to greet the New Year.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Midwest Living
Total: 35 mins

Coconut French Toast

Family Circle

Cream of coconut gives this breakfast or brunch recipe a tropical flair. Skip the syrup and top each serving with toasted coconut and confectioner's sugar.

Hazelnut Pavlova With Coffee Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

Eggnog Mousse

Family Circle

Dry Jack Cheesecake with Pears and Crostini

Better Homes and Gardens

To serve this appetizer cheesecake as a light luncheon or dinner entree, place slices on bread and warm in the oven or under the broiler to soften.

Italian Beef Sandwiches

Midwest Living

Berry Mango

Better Homes and Gardens

For a colorful champagne drink with a fruity flavor, add a splash of mango juice to this Christmas cocktail.

Total: 2 mins

Irish Coffee Brownies

Better Homes and Gardens

As warmly welcoming as the traditional Irish beverage, these brownies have a little whiskey in the batter, a little more in the glaze.

Walnut and Caramelized Onion Appetizer Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this rich-tasting pizza as an hors d'oeuvre with glasses of a robust red wine.

Mad Hatter Potion

Better Homes and Gardens

Enjoy this light and lovely Blue Curacao-based drink.

Herb-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Diabetic Living

Prepare these bite-size gems up to 2 hours in advance, then cover and chill until serving time. For a colorful variation, use a combination of red, yellow, and orange cherry tomatoes.

Total: 35 mins

Irish Coffee Brownies

Midwest Living

As warmly welcoming as the traditional Irish beverage, these brownies have a little whiskey in the batter, a little more in the glaze.

Warm Sticky Toffee Cake

Family Circle

Dates provide a natural sweetness to this delicious cake topped with a gooey caramel sauce. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and mint garnish and you have a delicious dessert for the holidays.

Triple Mushroom Tart

Better Homes and Gardens

Refrigerated piecrust is the key to speedy preparation of this divinely rich appetizer tart.

Cornish Game Hens with Artichokes and Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Each plump bird provides two servings in this easy meal. To serve, simply halve each hen lengthwise using kitchen shears.

Old-Fashioned

Better Homes and Gardens

An orange slice, sugar, and bitters are combined in a glass before bourbon is added to create this traditional cocktail.

Total: 5 mins

Browned Butter Bread Pudding

Better Homes and Gardens

Browned butter, dates, hazelnuts, and cinnamon make this satisfying dessert recipe impossible to resist.

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