You only have a few seconds to make a good first impression. With these appetizers on the table to greet your New Year's Eve guests, your party will be an instant success.
DO THE DIP
Traditionally a dish made with raw shrimp, Ceviche-Style Shrimp with Avocado Dip
uses already-cooked ones instead, pairing them with a slightly spicy lime marinade and a creamy dunking sauce.
FUN WITH FONDUE
Make sure to have plenty of forks at the ready, because Crab Fondue
is going to be popular. The hot, cheesy starter is a wonderful destination for slices of bread or pear and works equally well with fresh crab or canned.
For a simple stunner, add Apple Brie Tart
to your lineup. It features an easy-to-make crust that's topped with beautiful circles of apple slices and pieces of creamy brie cheese hidden underneath.
MMM AS IN MEATBALL
Herbed Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce
takes what could be a run-of-the-mill appetizer and makes it party-worthy by adding a tangy and smoky sauce that's a delicious reason to get your plate messy.
Baguette slices are just the beginning of Crostini with Balsamic Caramelized Onions, Melted Cheese and Sage
, which piles on the herb-accented onions and finishes with a sliver of Pecorino Romano.