Instant Pot Spicy Pineapple Chicken Tacos.
Getting ready to ring in 2018 with my 24 favorite winter appetizer and cocktail recipes.
With New Year’s Eve just a few days away, I wanted to share 24 of my very favorite appetizers and cocktails to help ring in the the start of 2018. If there’s one thing every good New Years Eve celebration needs, it’s a few really delicious appetizers and of course…really great drinks.
For Christmas Eve this year, my family and I headed to a party at a friend’s house. Normally, we will do dinner at our house with beef tenderloin and the fixings, but this year we went with something a little different. The party was a potluck and I was asked to bring booze and as many appetizers as possible. As you guys know, I don’t make appetizers often, but whenever I do I always say I need to make more, because um, hello? Appetizers are the BEST.
Thankfully I have plenty of yummy (ahh…and cheesy) appetizers, and even more cocktails in the Half Baked Harvest recipe archive that are screaming, “MAKE ME”. I sifted through them, and below are 24 of my family’s very favorite appetizers and drinks. I made everyone do a vote on Christmas Eve night and these are the recipes that have been deemed “the best of the best”.
Hopefully you can find a few you love that will help you and your family celebrate the start of a New Year!
PS. I hope everyone is enjoying some time off with friends and family! Tomorrow we’ll be talkin’ tacos!
Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread
Sweet and Savory Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twist
3 Ingredient Blue Cheese Appetizer (made this for Christmas Eve)
5 Ingredient Cranberry Brie Puff Pasty Cinnamon Sugar Swirls
Brie Stuffed Crispy Baby Potatoes
Sweet ‘n’ Savory Roasted Nuts and Pretzels
Baked Brie and Prosciutto Rolls (made this for Christmas Eve)
Roasted Lemon Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Honey Butter Roasted Acorn Squash with Burrata and Pomegranate
Lemon Feta Dip with Garlic Tomato Vinaigrette
Roasted Red Pepper Meze Platter (made this for Christmas Eve)
Black Bean Turkey Nachos with Jalapeno Yogurt
Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
3 Ingredient Cheesy Pizza Pretzels
Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso
Skinny Cajun Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce
Pomegranate Guacamole with Fried Plantain Chips
My 6 Favorite New Years Eve Cocktails:
Rudolph’s Rockin’ Pomegranate Jingle Juice Punch
BONUS WARMING DRINK: Cinnamon Toddy
The three ingredient blue cheese bread recipe does. not have an active link
That recipe is located in the HBH cookbook, not on the blog:) So sorry! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT
Your apps and cocktails are the absolute best! Hope you had a very happy new year! 🙂
Thank you Laura! Happy New Year!
Oh my goodness! I’m new to your website and absolutely love every recipe. I’m not much of a cook but I love a good recipe and your’s all look easy, delicious, and healthy 🙂 thank you for sharing your talents to us that need inspiration 🙂
Thanks so much for your comment and kind message Laurie!! I hope you love the recipes:) xTieghan
I like this roundup of favorite appetizers and drinks for the new year. I rarely make appetizers but made your prosciutto and brie rolls for chiristmas and everyone seemed to really enjoy them! I might have to make your pretzels with your tamale chili tomorrow for a nice winter meal. 😉 Do you have any dessert recipe ideas for after the holidays? I feel like it’s tough to find simple desserts for the new year that aren’t too Christmas-y. Also, are you doing your nine favorites posts after the new year?
Do you have any plans for New Years? Or are you staying in with family?
I hope you’re enjoying these few days off and staying warm!
HI Kristen!! See below for some non-holiday desserts. To answer your questions, yes, nine favorite things will be back starting in January! I will be hanging with my family for new years! 🙂 Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love these dessert recipes! Happy Holiday’s 🙂
Thanks for the collection!To one of my absolute fave blogs!;a very Happy New Year to you and your family.The food,the creativity,the photography,the plating and staging…are a beautiful talent!!?
Thank you! Happy New Year to you and your family!
I made the twists and the blue cheese appetizer at Thanksgiving and they were SUCH a hit that I had to make them again at Christmas!! DELISH!!
Thank you Linda!
Hi Tieghan, I just got your book a few days ago and it is so beautiful! I can’t wait to make those brioche cinnamon rolls!
Thank you! I hope you love them!