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10 NYE Appetizer Ideas

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Happy New Year’s Eve! Everyone have their evenings planned out? Going to a party? Having a party? Relaxing at home with family? Whatever you might be doing, some sort of tasty food should be involved! If you are still pondering what you might whip up, here are 10 ideas for what I think would make a great NYE appetizer.

10 NYE Appetizer Ideas for 2012!

1. Apple & Bacon Brie Panini’s

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2. Crispy Southwestern Wontons

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3. Buffalo Chicken Cups

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4. Spinach & Artichoke Dip

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5. Roasted Brushetta

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6. Mini Lentil Meatballs

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7. Buffalo Bites

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8. Vegetarian Quinoa Bites

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9. Kale and Tomato Tart

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10.  Baked Brie

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If you happen to make any of these, definitely drop me a line. I would love to hear how your guests enjoyed them.

Be safe all!

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Crispy Southwestern Ravioli

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After making the buffalo chicken cups, I still had wonton wrappers left over. You all know my theory that after a meal with meat, I usually like to switch things up a bit and do a vegetarian dinner. It’s just a nice balance for me and for my body! Well, the wonton package contains a heck of a lot of wrappers. I didn’t know what to do with them all! Come to think of it, not only was this package of wontons used for the buff chic cups, but it was also used to make the browned butternut squash ravioli. Luckily, the end of the package is in sight and three great meals were made from just one package of wontons. Now that’s a bang for your buck if you ask me.

One thing I did know when making this light meal was that I wanted it to be something veggie based. Something to hit the spot and something just as perfect as these southwestern ravioli. These crispy pockets are really easy to whip up and without the small sour cream dollop on top, are vegan. So what are you waiting for? Ready, set, go…

Lookie here, the ravioli are stuffed with a bean and corn-like salsa…

It’s simple, all you do is place a dollop of the salsa in the center of a wrapper, place another on top, seal them together with a bit of water or egg wash and bake! That’s all folks. These would be prefect as an appetizer but also went well with a salad for a light week night dinner.

PS – this is a salsa you can eat with tortilla chips or can spread on some lettuce if you have any leftover!

Have any fun creations you have made with wonton wrappers?

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Buffalo Chicken Cups

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I do have the best appetizer recipe for you and your next football shindig.  If you don’t have plans to head to a football party, you could even make this appetizer for an upcoming Halloween party this weekend or next! You only need a few ingredients – buffalo wing sauce being the main one – and your friends will love you.

How I came up with this recipe is, I have been into buffalo flavor a lot lately. Really into it. I’m one of those people who doesn’t like things really spicy but surprisingly enough I am diggin’ wing sauce. I am also one of those people who thinks something with the tiniest bit of heat is spicy and I need to immediately take a bite of something else and grab a drink ASAP.  I’m sure many people would say buffalo wing sauce isn’t necessarily spicy, but more or less tangy. No matter if it’s spicy or tangy, it is so damn darn good. Chicken that is coated with wing sauce and mixed with two types of cheese is just what you and your friends are needing right now or this weekend…

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