Ring in the New Year with these Party Appetizer and Menu Ideas

The New Year is approaching, and the holiday festivities continue. During this busy time it’s fun and easy to get caught up in socializing, so it’s important to have a few tricks up our sleeve for entertaining, drop-in visitors or an impromptu get-together. Let this blog do some of the work for you. Here are a few menu ideas for holiday bites and appetizers to have on hand or to serve for a party. Meanwhile, savor the moment and enjoy some family time, take a walk in the forest or open that new book  you got from Santa.  Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year!

12 responses to “Ring in the New Year with these Party Appetizer and Menu Ideas

  1. Onion tarts for me!! Thank you for that one! c

  2. We will be right over to celebrate with your glorious recipes! Seriously, that onion tart has been calling out to me for too long…Happy New Year, Lynda.

  3. I want every single one of those!

  4. Fabulous ideas. I do love those figs. Mmmmm. 🙂

  5. I am definitely going to try your recipe for smoked mackerel mousse, but with smoked mullet. Smoked mullet is available at our farmers market from mullet caught just 40 miles away and is excellent. Thanks for the new idea!


  6. This post makes for perfect one stop shopping for me, so many great tastes for me and my New Years crew. Thanks for making this year’s holiday planning so easy and delicious! Happy Happy! – S

  7. I will definitely be coming back to this post. I volunteered to host an alumni event for my school and I want to put out a good spread!

  8. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes and Happy New Year! I think I will try the onion tart- caramelized onions are my favorite!

  9. What a gorgeous menu Lynda, your culinary expertise is certainly shining through. I love Prosciutto, figs and goats cheese together, incredible! I may have to borrow this menu for an upcoming gathering. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  10. These appetizers look absolutely beautiful!!! Happy New Year!

  11. Wonderful ideas Lynda! Hope you have a wonderful 2012 🙂

  12. I’m a big fan of pates and spreads so there’s no wonder the smoked mackarel)hard to come by in Australia) has tickled my fancy as did the smoked trout mousse.