It’s almost that time of year for New Years Eve get togethers and parties! Today I have put together a list of the Top 25 New Years Eve Appetizers! This list has such incredible recipes for dips, cheeseballs, sliders, guacamole and meatballs. You don’t need to look any further…these dishes will make you the hit of the party and leave people begging you for the recipes. Enjoy!
I love hosting get togethers at my house! The only negative to hosting, is trying to be social while getting all the food ready! So, I’m all about having a few items that I can prepare ahead of time! These Easy Veggie Cups have become one of my favorite appetizers, because I can put them together before all my guests arrive!
This Owl Veggie Tray is a fun way to serve vegetables this Fall! It will add an extra touch to your dinner table!
This Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad is not only one of MY families favorite salads, but also my extended families. So, I make this at least once a month and it is almost always at family gatherings! It’s so easy and beyond delicious! My favorite thing to do is make a giant bowl to serve with dinner on Sunday, and then I eat the leftovers for lunch the next few days!
Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad
- 16 oz package bowtie pasta
- 1 large can chicken breast I use the big Costco cans or 2-3 cups cubed Chicken Breasts
- Approx 2 cup grapes halved
- 2 chopped apples
- 1 C sliced almonds or cashews your preference
- 1-2 bunch of green onions amount to your preference preference
- Cook bowtie pasta noodles and chill.
- Add the remaining ingredients - chicken, grapes, apples, green onion and nut preference. Mix together with the noodles.
- Cover with approx 3/4 bottle of coleslaw dressing or make your own.
- Serve chilled.
I would say hands down my favorite thing to take to any type of get together is a good tasty appetizer that everyone can enjoy immediately! Earlier this year I was introduced to this Pomegranate Guacamole recipe from a friend and I became obsessed! I’ve taken it to a few Fall BBQ’s the last couple months and it’s been such a hit! Everyone has loved it and I’ve even been asked for the recipe for a handful of times!
Happy Monday friends! I am excited to share with you my guilt free ranch dressing today! I am hands down one of those people that has to have a dip in order to eat raw veggies! I realized that 90% of the time that my kids saw or tried vegetables is when I cooked them! I know… I know – it could be worse! They could never see them! But, I decided I wanted them to try raw vegetables more frequently!
In order to help me make sure I’m pulling raw veggies out more frequently, I’ve been making sure I have a batch of my guilt free Ranch dressing in my fridge at all times! Best part of this recipe is that you would never know it is any different then the store bought stuff! My husband didn’t even know that it was homemade until like the 5th time he tried it! And, my kids love it too!
- 1 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 cup Organic Reduce Fat Milk
Combine all ingredients together with a whisk and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving! That’s it!
This dressing is perfect for salads or chips too!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Today I am sharing with you one of my families new favorite appetizers – Easy Balsamic Dressing Bruschetta! It is seriously so quick to throw together and I love just being able to buy a simple dressing to top it off! Plus, I just love how pretty bruschetta looks! Almost too pretty to eat!!
1 baguette sliced to desired thickness
2-3 vine tomatoes (or whatever has the best flavor at the time)
Small Basil leaves (as many as you have slices of bread)
Fresh mozzarella (depending on your local store you’ll need 1-2 packages)
Balsamic Dressing (I prefer Litehouse Balsamic for a twangy taste and Lucini Tuscan Balsamic & Extra Virgin Oil Dressing for a sweet taste)
At your local store have the bread department slice up a baguette. At my local Harmons I have them slice it on an 8 setting I believe. They do sell pre sliced baguettes that have been tossed in olive oil, parmesan cheese and seasoning, but in my opinion the bread is to crunchy. I prefer having them slice a fresh loaf and having it sit for a day at home. That way it is a little dry, but still soft. However, my sister loves the bread super soft, fresh from the store. So, choose what bread style you prefer most!
Prepare your tomatoes and basil leaves by washing them. Slice the tomatoes into medium thick slices. Take the middle slices and cut them in half. Depending in the size of your basil leaves, cut them if necessary. If you have fresh basil, then just pick the small leaves! It’s my favorite when I can just pick small leaves!
Take your mozzarella cheese and slice it into medium thick slices. Take the bigger slices and cut them in half, so they’ll fit on your baguette pieces well.
Get your dressing ready! You can put it in a fancy oil bottle, but honestly, I’m generally too lazy to get it out! If you are preparing these ahead of time, I suggest you save the dressing and drizzle it just prior to serving!
For a bit more tangy flavor (which I prefer) I love the Lighthouse Balsamic Dressing!
However, if you prefer a sweet taste, then I’d go with Lucini Tuscan Balsamic & Extra Virgin Dressing. I really enjoy this flavor too, just not quite as much.
Now it’s time to layer your bruschetta! From bottom to top: Bread, mozzarella, tomato, dressing (if serving immediately) and last top with a small piece of basil!
Lastly, enjoy and share with your friends and loved ones!!
Summer is close friends! And, I couldn’t be more excited about it! We just got our fence put in our backyard and we are in the process of putting in bushes and landscaping back there too! Do you know what a backyard means? TIME FOR BBQ’s!! Woohoo!! And, my favorite thing to BBQ are Kabobs! So, today I am going to share 35 Mouth-watering Kabob Recipes with you all!
Kabobs automatically make me think back to my childhood! My parents made awesome Kabobs! Last week I shared my favorite type of Kabob – Teriyaki Chicken & Shrimp Kabob w/ Veggies! These all look amazing – can’t wait to try some new variations this summer!
What’s your favorite type of Kabob? Which one of these are you going to try first?
Hey friends! A few weeks ago I shared all these amazing Lime recipes that I have been loving and craving and Lisa shared her favorite Lemon recipes! What can we say? Our tastebuds are craving summer flavors, so today I am sharing some Delicious Coconut Recipes! I am telling you, all these yummy flavors have gotten me so excited for warm weather and I am ready to plant flowers in my pots, go swimming and on evening bike rides! Anybody else with me?
Ahhh coconut! Why are you seriously so good? I have never found a recipe that I feel would be better without coconut in it! It really does make everything SO MUCH BETTER!
Here are some of my favorite meals, drinks and desserts that have coconut in them! Enjoy!