60 New Year’s Eve Recipes

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to ring in 2012 when it feels like 2011 happened approximately 2.2 seconds ago. Where does the time go?! Whether we’re ready or not, we’ll be ushering in a new year in less than a week. Do you have New Year’s plans? Do you have certain traditions or tend to go with the flow of whatever’s happening? My plans tend to change from year to year. Sometimes dinner out, sometimes dinner in… last year it involved a lot of hockey and being downtown since the Winter Classic was on New Year’s Day. I’m still not sure what my plans will be for this year, but I do know that if I spend it in, I’ll have no shortage of recipes to choose from! I’ve put together what I think are the most New Year’s-worthy recipes here on the site so that you have some ideas if you’re making a menu this week. I’d love to hear how you plan to ring in the new year!


Artichoke Spinach Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Puff Pastry Tartlets
Cheddar Ale Spread
Chicken Spread
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa
Hot Reuben Dip
Jalapeño Popper Dip
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Pepperoni Bread
Polenta Pizza
Sausage Dip
Seven Layer Dip
Taco Dip
Traditional Hummus
Zucchini Squares


Basic Pizza Dough (for a build-your-own-pizza party!)
Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa & Sauerkraut
Mushroom-Herb Macaroni and Cheese
Portobello Pesto Pizza
Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce
Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet Finger Foods

Baked Brownie
Chewy, Chunky Blondies
Chocolate Chip Cookie & Oreo Fudge Brownie Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
Chunky Pecan Pie Bars
Cream Cheese Brownies
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares
Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie Bars
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Salted Caramel Popcorn, Pretzel & Peanut Bars
Salted Peanut Chews
Snickerdoodle Blondies
Snickery Squares
Sweet and Salty Brownies


Almost Fudge Gateau
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
Black and White Chocolate Cake
Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
Chocolate Rum Cheesecake
Coffee-and-Espresso Layered Cheesecake
Cookies & Cream Oreo Lookalike Cake
Creme Brulee
Fallen Chocolate Cakes
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake
Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte
Peanut Butter-Fudge Cheesecake
Sticky Toffee Pudding