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Are you ready for New Year’s?! What’s on your agenda this year? Are you staying at home with your family, having people over, or are you going over to a friends house? No matter what your plans are you need food, specifically appetizers…lots and lots of appetizers to get you to the new year!

Here are a few delicious appetizer recipes that are perfect for you to munch on at home or to take over someone’s house while you are waiting for the ball to drop.

Cheesy Pizza Bread

Recipe and photo from Damn Delicious

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-ounce) tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup mini pepperonis
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Garlic Butter Topping:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a large oven-proof skillet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. To make the garlic butter topping, whisk together butter, Parmesan, parsley, garlic powder, oregano and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Cut each of the 8 biscuits into fourths, making 32 pieces. Spread biscuits in a single layer onto the prepared skillet. Brush with garlic butter topping.
  4. Top with pizza sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan and mini pepperonis.
  5. Place into oven and bake until the cheese has melted, about 14-16 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Chicken Taco Taquitos

Recipe and photo from Jo Cooks

found via Pinterest

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breast halves, boneless skinless and cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup frozen corn kernels
  • ½ cup refried beans
  • ½ cup salsa, store bought
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 12 6 inch flour tortillas
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Season the chicken breasts with the taco seasoning. Add chicken to skillet and cook for about 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Add corn, refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese to the skillet, stir and cook for 2 more minutes until corn is no longer frozen. Add cilantro and stir.
  4. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with some of the melted butter. Lay a tortilla flat and top with a couple tablespoons of the chicken mixture. Tightly roll up the tortilla and place it in the baking dish. Brush with melted butter. Repeat with remaining tortillas. You should have enough chicken for the 12 tortillas.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until taquitos are crisp and golden brown. Serve with salsa on the side.

Ham and Cheese SlidersRecipe and photo from Averie Cooks

Ingredients:
  • one 12-count package Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half (see directions for more details)
  • 3/4 pound cooked deli ham, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Worcesteshire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×9-inch or 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Using a large serrated knife, slice the rolls in half so you have a ‘slab’ of tops and a ‘slab’ of bottoms; don’t pull the rolls apart and slice individually because you want to keep them connected. Place the bottom ‘slab’ of rolls in prepared pan.
  3. Evenly layer about half of the ham over the rolls.
  4. Evenly layer the cheese.
  5. Evenly layer the remaining ham.
  6. Add the top ‘slab’ of rolls; set aside.
  7. To a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute.
  8. Add the mustard, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and whisk to combine.
  9. Evenly and slowly pour the butter mixture over the rolls. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the tops. Some of the mixture will pool at the base of the rolls.
  10. Cover with aluminum foil and allow rolls to stand at room temp for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Loaded Ranch Dip
Recipe and photo from Dessert Now Dinner Later

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup  mayonnaise
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 3 to 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Colby and Monterey Jack used)

Directions:

  1. Cook the bacon on both sides until crisp. Drain fat. Allow bacon to rest on paper towels until cool. Chop bacon into pea size crumbles and set aside.
  2. Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing mix together in a bowl.
  3. Fold in the bacon, green onions, and shredded cheese. Enjoy with sturdy crackers. Keep cold.
Cheesecake Fruit Dip
Recipe and photo from Craftaholics Anonymous
Ingredients:
  • 2 – 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 – 8 oz cool whip, soften
  •  fruit

Directions:

  1. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  2. Add in cool whip until combined.
  3. Refrigerate for 45-60 minutes.

Enjoy!

Happy New Year! 🙂

Until next time….see ya in 2017!

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