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

Hazelnut Pavlova With Coffee Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Eggnog Mousse

Family Circle

Manhattan

Better Homes and Gardens

Bitters, a key ingredient in many cocktails, has a pungent bittersweet flavor. It's combined with bourbon and sweet vermouth in this classic cocktail.

Total: 5 mins

Pomegranate Spritzers

Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas and New Year's are good times to mix up this white wine cocktail recipe. This refreshing drink is extra easy to make.

Total: 15 mins

Coconut Snowflakes

Family Circle

A kid-favorite recipe prepared in just over 30 minutes. Embellish these shaped holiday sugar cookies with piping and white decorating sugar.

Broiled Scallops with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Family Circle

Sail through your next holiday party with a little help from this quick and easy recipe. Your guests will never believe that you prepared this delicious appetizer in only 30 minutes.

Coconut Croissant Bread Pudding

Family Circle

Here's a twist on a traditional holiday recipe. It starts with croissant pastries and ends with a sprinkling of coconut and chocolate chips.

Regina Ragone's Sausage Stuffing

Family Circle

Try this update of old-fashioned bread stuffing by adding sweet Italian sausage and mushrooms. This dish is the highlight of any holiday table.

Gibson

Better Homes and Gardens

Cheers! This standard gin and vermouth cocktail is typically served with cocktail onions.

Total: 10 mins

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.

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.

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.

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