Dec
31

Celebrate the New Year with Delicious Appetizers

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Happy New YearAre you hosting a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day party? Are you almost done with menu, but still need a couple of ideas for appetizers? It’s not too late! Take a look at some of these delicious appetizer recipes that are sure to help your family and friends say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015.

Fried Olives      

A lot of parties tend to include olives, but why not kick yours up a notch by frying them? Add some garlic powder and chili powder to your breading and you will have the perfect snack for guests to nibble on while they mingle. Serve these on a platter with cheese cubes and slices of Serrano ham.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are always a fantastic appetizer, but many recipes call for so many ingredients that it can be time consuming. An easy stuffed mushroom includes an 8 oz. block of cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion (found in the spice section at the grocery store) and bacon bits. Add the ingredients to taste and then bake the stuffed mushrooms on 350 until they are bubbling. Sound easy? The best part is that it’s delicious!

Gorgonzola Spinach Artichoke Dip

Have you been looking for the perfect spinach artichoke dip recipe? Well, this is it! By combining gorgonzola cheese, you will enjoy a creamy dip that is delicious with pita crisps, tortilla chips or fresh veggies. The butter in the recipe might make this less than healthy, but it is ok to splurge during a New Year celebration!

Blanche’s Miniature Cherry Muffins

Want to add something sweet to your menu? This miniature muffin recipe with brown sugar, granulated sugar, chopped pecans and maraschino cherries is the perfect dish to try this New Year. The best part is that the recipe makes 36 to 40 muffins, so they are easy to make in bulk and their miniature size makes them easy for guests to eat while socializing.

Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Shrimp

It’s not a party without a shrimp appetizer, but forget the cold shrimp and cocktail sauce. This year, wrap your shrimp with bacon and pineapple for a hint of smokiness and sweetness that is perfectly balanced. Secure them with a toothpick for easy cooking and eating.

Whether you are a fan of olives, mushrooms or shrimp, these recipes are sure to be a hit among your guests. For even more delicious and easy recipes, check out this list from Food Network.

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year! If you are looking to purchase a new home for the New Year, make sure to stop by one of our metro Atlanta new home communities today! For more information, visit the Traton Homes website.

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