Party Snack Recap | Happy New Year

Do you need to carry a snack or finger food to a New Year’s party or maybe a football-watching get-together? I gathered some of my favorites for your consideration.

Starting with the number one, most popular recipe on this blog (outside of “How to Make Salad in a Jar”.…but that’s not really a recipe), I recommend Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites, a simple snack but extremely popular snack

If you want a dip, try this Pepperoni Pizza Dip. Serve it warm for maximum enjoyment.

Pizza Dip--serve it hot, with lots of crackers. Guys love it.

Another personal favorite is this recipe from my niece….Easy Nacho Meat and Cheese Dip. Keep it warm in a crock pot.

Nacho Meat and Cheese Dip-an easy cheesy dip to keep warm in a crock pot

These Warm and Toasty Nuts with Rosemary and Shallots are difficult to resist.

nuts in mug

My favorite cheese ball is a Date-Nut Cheese Ball. I sometimes serve it with homemade graham crackers, but that is totally not necessary. Any kind of butter crackers or graham crackers are wonderful with this sweet-tasting party treat.

Date Cheeseball--Dates add a sweetness that goes well with butter or graham crackers

If you have some ham in the fridge or maybe leftover roast or pulled pork, make these easy dinner rolls in your bread machine, then split and use them as slider buns. A big tray of mini-sandwiches using homemade bread is guaranteed to disappear in a hurry!

whole wheat rolls post 1

Here’s another possibility for slider buns……Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls.
Sweet Potato Rolls with Honey-Butter Glaze--the glaze is optional. Makes a great slider bun for ham or pulled pork

For more ideas, check out my recipe index.

This is my last post for 2014. I hope it was a good year for you. Please know how much I appreciate your visits to my little corner of the blogosphere. I always enjoy hearing from you whether in the comments, on Facebook, or by email. The things I learn from my readers make all the work worthwhile.

Happy New Year! Love y’all!  paula


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Lily Lau January 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Happy New Year to you too! I wish I had a flashy celebration nearby to prepare these delicious snacks.


Amy (Savory Moments) January 4, 2015 at 5:25 am

All of these snacks look delicious! I love that cheese ball. Happy New Year!


Becky December 30, 2014 at 8:08 am

This looks like an incredible list of munchies! Thanks, Paula, for all the inspiration in the kitchen. If one cooks every day, and I do, the ideas for new recipes or just a twist on an old favorite are what keep my going. Happy New Year to you and yours.


Betty December 29, 2014 at 10:20 pm

That pepperoni pizza dip is calling my name! Don’t know yet whether I’m going out or staying in, but I’d love for this to be a part of my celebration. Happy New Year! 🙂


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