Pump Up the New Year with these Great Ideas for a Perfect Menu


Tired of the same old New Year’s Eve dinner or party recipes?

If so, then here are some great ideas for a perfect menu that will surely pump up your New Year.


1. Sweet and Spicy Cola Glazed Ham with Cheddar Biscuits



These two are perfect for each other. Best of all, you won’t have a hard time finding the ingredients in local groceries or supermarkets. For the glazed ham recipe, click here. The one for the cheddar biscuits can be found here.


2. Beet Dip with Sour Cream and Horseradish


Fancy a bright and festive colored dip for your New Year’s Eve party or dinner? Then try this dip out – it’s perfect not only for various kinds of chips but also as a side dish for heavier meals such as steak. For the recipe, click here.


3. Savory Stuffed Rice Balls


These little stuffed rice balls are excellent as snacks and you definitely won’t have a hard time making your kids love them. Not only are they tasty – they’re healthy as well. Click here to find out how to make these rice balls.


4. Bacon and Caramelized Onion Tart


Bacon is something that a lot of people can’t live without. If you (and the rest of the family) are one of them, you should give this wonderfully rich tart recipe a try.


5. Vanilla and Curry Caramel Popcorn


You may find this an unusual combination, but vanilla and curry on caramel popcorn makes for a pleasant and definitely exotic twist. Click here to learn how to make this one-of-a-kind popcorn variation.


6. Soba with Shrimp, Carrots, and Snow Peas


Here in the Philippines as well as in many other Asian countries, noodle recipes are a must in most families’ New Year’s Eve menus. To make yours more exciting, try out this Soba with Shrimp, Carrots, and Snow Peas recipe.


7. Garlic Roast Pork and Root Vegetables


Pork is widely considered as a type of good-luck food in many households. Even if this isn’t the case for yours, it is still highly likely that you can’t have a New Year’s menu without it, so try out this Garlic Roast Pork recipe.


8. Smoked Salmon Spread on Bagels


A lot of places around the world also regard fish as a good-luck food. Whether you believe this or not, you would really want to have this very tasty smoked salmon recipe included in your New Year’s party or dinner menu.


9. Cabbage with Ginger and Cumin


This very-easy-to prepare veggie recipe is not only healthy – it’s perfect as a side dish as well. Click here for the recipe.


10. Orange Upside-Down Cake


Round fruits, such as oranges, are a must in almost every Filipino family’s New Year’s shopping list. If you want something more out of these fruits, why not bake this delectable Orange Upside-Down Cake? For the recipe, click here.


11. Beef and Tangerine Stir-Fry


Sweeten your beef stir-fry a bit by adding some tangerines! Click here for the instructions on how to make this quick and easy beef recipe.


12. Holiday Bread


If you are up for some whisking, stirring, and baking, this Holiday Bread recipe should be on your menu. Click here for the recipe.


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