Easy Apps for NYE

This weekend we say so-long (and possibly good riddance!) to 2017 and ring in 2018! Even in the week's to come we'll try to keep the holiday spirit going, catching up with friends for parties and events; and you won't want to show up empty handed! Or have guests leaving your home hungry! The key is easy, mostly make-ahead dishes that guests can easily grab and nosh while walking and sipping at the same time! Here are some easy appetizers you can make for a New Year's Eve party or any festive gathering!


This quick and simple app is a family favorite! It's as delicious as it is easy! Literally anyone can make this dish! Italian cream cheese is blended with butter and sweetened with honey for an addictive spread. Cover the outside with chopped nuts and dried cranberries for an extra fetive flare! You can make this one ahead of time too!


Mini Grilled Cheese

Originally part of my Super Bowl Sunday menu, these 2-bite sandwiches are party perfection! Salty, sliced pancetta, crisped up and topped with tangy gorgonzola, with a sweet finish from fresh pear. These will be a big hit at any cocktail party!

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Much like your NYW champagne bottle, these multi-colored minis are totally pop-able! Baby tri-colored potatoes are roasted off (which can be done in advance) and topped with cheese (who ever met a cheese-covered potato they didn't love?). Serve with sour cream for dipping!

Salmon Sliders

Sliders have been big in food and these easy salmon sliders are a great spin on the typical burger. They're super easy because salmon cooks so quickly. you could even leave the accoutrments on the side and let guests build their own! However you serve them, they'll be a big hit! Just make sure you have a white wine and some lighter drinks to pair with fish!

I hope you all have a Happy, Healthy & SAFE New Year's Eve! Whether you ring it in at home in your jammies or all dressed up in a chic spot - these easy apps will pair perfectly with your cocktail of choice. Salute! Buon Anno!