New Year’s Eve doesn’t always have to big a huge, glitter-soaked blowout. Seeing out the last 365 days of any year does deserves to be marked with something special, no? Look towards the new year with a belly full of chouriço and potato balls, funfetti Chex mix, Stilton pinwheels, and a special cocktail. Cheers!
Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail
Bitter. Sweet. Floral. Herbal. Citrusy. Elegant. Classic. Fizzy. Magical in all ways. That's what folks are saying about this lovely little cocktail. Cin cin.
Easy Chicken Liver Pâté
Satiny smooth and ridiculously rich, this elegant spread is begging to be schmeared on rustic white bread and accompanied by a glass of riesling, whether as an impressive hors d’oeuvres or a simple winter supper.
Got leftover Champange? Or simply seeking an excuse to open a bottle of bubbly? Good. We've got the most splurge-worthy use for it ever thanks to these creamy, fudgy, boozy, ganache-gilded little orbs.
Truffled Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese goes high falutin' with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.
Stilton Pinwheels with Walnuts and Honey
Stilton, the famous blue cheese, gets rolled up into a puff pastry pinwheel and topped with walnuts and honey for a sensuous, rich tasting appetizer.
Fettuccine with Scallops
Whether you need a no-fail romantic or celebratory dinner for two, here's how to pull it off with ease and impressiveness.
Fromage Fort by Jacques Pépin
Jacques Pepin's family recipe for cheese is a frugal approach to using scraps of cheese that's a very traditional French thing. A delicious, boozy, cheesy, French thing.
Ina Garten's Rosemary Cashews
This warm-from-the-oven nosh is the ideal melding of sweet, spicy, and savory. An ideal pre-Thanksgiving-dinner nosh.
Who knew that making your own crackers could be so easy?! This dough is a cinch to work with although the results disappear rather frighteningly quickly when there's wine involved.
Poor Man’s Champagne Cocktail
Not that we have anything against bubbly. Gosh, no. But ounce for ounce, this is a far more budget-conscious cocktail.
Gilded with aged Grana Padano and Prosciutto, these little lovelies are the perfect crunchy, airy, salty little something to set out with cocktails. Then watch them disappear.
Homemade Potato Chips with Pecorino
Easy to make. Good with beer. Perfect for parties. Sorta makes us think we're back in college. Beer pong, anyone?
Buttermilk Dressing with Winter Crudites
Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.
Crispy Cheese Sticks
With a container full of this cheesy dough, you can roll out crisp bread sticks at a moments notice--but don't say we didn't warn you!
Chouriço and Potato Balls
Portuguese tater tots. That's how we think of this mashup of potatoes, chouriço, and onion that's deep-fried until crisp and golden on the outside and impossibly airy yet rich on the inside.
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts
These sweet and spicy nuts are addictive, so serve with care. The sweet comes from sugar, the spicy is the result of red pepper flakes. Use any kind of nut.
Funfetti Chex Mix
Funfetti Chex mix. White chocolate puppy chow. Confetti cake muddy buddies. Cake batter Chex mix. Funfetti puppy chow. Whatever you call it, you best not be without the ingredients for it when a craving hits.
Stuffed Mushrooms with Chives and Black Pepper
You're going to love the combination of flavors in these snacky little mushrooms. Umami packed with Asian flair, you might want to make extra.
Baked Brie en Croûte
Store-bought puff pastry makes this elegant baked Brie a cinch to pull off. (But that can be our little secret.)
Champagne Glazed Sugar Cookies
The Christmas cookie that celebrated pastry chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar fame just can't imagine life without.
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