Don’t let the lack of in-person dining and drinking put a damper on your New Year’s Eve celebration. Like with the majority of the holidays in 2020, people will be ushering in the New Year at home or with small gatherings of family and close friends.
No matter if it’s a party of one, two or more, bid adieu to 2020 with some mouthwatering food and drink recipes brought to you by the Greeley Tribune.
New Year’s Eve is synonymous with snacking on comfort food like chips, dips and finger sandwiches. Here are some recipes that will up your New Year’s Eve game this year.
Candied Bacon Smokies — Bacon wrapped around little smokies and sprinkled with brown sugar is an easy and fast appetizer that is sure to please everyone. For the recipe, go to http://bit.ly/3aSh9Ib.
Buffalo Wing Popcorn— This side brings the sweetness of caramel popcorn and combines it with the spiciness of buffalo sauce for a great snack to munch on while watching the ball drop. Check out the recipe at http://bit.ly/34WjBJE.
Swedish Meatballs — Homemade meatballs smothered in gravy? Yes, please! Add some warm rolls to help sop up the leftover sauce. For the recipe, go to http://bit.ly/3o0xkqn.
Easy Garlic and Herb Veggie Dip —Dip is a great way to get kids — and adults— to eat vegetables. Plus, it’s a fairly inexpensive and filling appetizer. Get the entire recipe at http://bit.ly/38OH14O.
Pasta Chips— This appetizer takes bowtie pasta, fries it in oil or an air fryer and sprinkles it with parmesan cheese that begs to be dipped in marinara sauce. Check out the recipe at http://bit.ly/3rCUzce.
Loaded Nachos — Nothing says party like a hot tray of tortilla chips covered in melted, gooey cheese and topped with pico de gallo, sour cream, avocados and jalapeño peppers. For the complete recipe, go to http://bit.ly/3aTqvDe.
Crab Rangoon Dip — This appetizer turns a take-out favorite into a creamy, cheesy dip served with homemade wonton chips. For the recipe, go to http://bit.ly/2KOJ68S.
Pizza Pinwheels — These make for a filling and delicious snack for your party table. The great part is that you can make different flavors including vegetarian options. Check out the recipe at http://bit.ly/3htJIN3.
Hawaiian Roll Roast Beef and Cheese Sliders — These easy sliders can be made ahead of time and warmed up when needed. For the complete recipe, go to http://armagazine.com/3hqnfk6.
Get in some last-minute indulgences with these recipes before hitting your New Year’s goal of shedding some pounds and eating healthy.
Jellied Champagne Dessert — Fool your guests with this dessert that looks like a glass of bubbly. Get the recipe at http://bit.ly/2JxSm0K.
Chocolate Cake Roll with Praline Filling — Luscious chocolate cake is filled with almonds and cream and slathered with decadent chocolate frosting. This cake looks more complicated to make than it really is. Check out the recipe at http://bit.ly/3n27Qrk.
German Apple Cake — This cake is perfect for an after-dinner dessert or breakfast on New Year’s Day. Get the recipe at http://bit.ly/34TMkiy.
Pink Champagne Truffles — Whisking champagne into the batter and frosting gives this dessert kick of booze. For the full recipe, go to http://bit.ly/38ISOSd.
After surviving 2020, we could all use a cocktail on New Year’s Eve. Take a look at some of these interesting and elegant cocktail recipes to wow your partner or guests this New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve Sparkler — Berry-flavored vodka is combined with pomegranate juice and champagne to create a beautifully red festive drink. For the recipe, go to http://bit.ly/2WUzWKC.
Mulled Wine Cocktail — This drink can be made a few days ahead of the holiday and brought out when you’re ready to sit down and relax. This drink can also be served cold or hot. Go to http://bit.ly/3mUyD9b for the recipe.
Amaretto Fizz — This fun and kicky drink mixes sparkling wine with Disaronno and orange juice. Click http://bit.ly/2JujxcN for the recipe.
Black Velvet Cocktail — This drink is an interesting mix of champagne and dark beer. This unusual pairing not only tastes great, but with its layers looks amazing in the glass. For the full recipe, go to http://bit.ly/3pLFdAL.
Silver Sangria — Whip up a batch of this fruity beverage for a refreshing twist on an old favorite. Check out the recipe at http://bit.ly/3pBrSLg.
Mock Champagne — With its ginger ale bubbles, this drink is perfect for the kids or for folks who don’t drink alcohol. Get the recipe at http://bit.ly/38DNPlG.
Cotton Candy Mocktail — The kids will get a kick out of the melting cotton candy while enjoying a sweet treat. For the full recipe, go to https://bit.ly/34TcrWJ.