This weekend, whether you’re hosting a huge bash, an intimate dinner party or just watching the ball drop in your pajamas, ring in 2012 with dressed up eats and drinks to celebrate the New Year. We’ve gathered Food Network’s top five New Year’s Eve recipes, so your final hours of 2011 will be filled with hearty appetizers, simple snacks, special cocktails and more.
5. Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Shrimp — These bite-sized sweet and savory shrimp are sautéed with bright pineapple chunks and crispy bacon slices.
4. Brie En Croute — As easy to prepare as it is impressive looking, this crowd-pleasing appetizer features smooth brie and cinnamon-scented walnuts baked inside a store-bought puff pastry until the dough is golden brown.
3. Cava Cocktail — Blood oranges and lemon juice add bright color and refreshing citrus to this celebratory cocktail.
2. Grilled Beef Tenderloin on Focaccia Toasts — This hearty starter boasts tender beef, chili-laced mayonnaise, peppery arugula and sweet cherry tomatoes atop herbed focaccia.
1. 4-Pepper Deviled Eggs — Pink, white, green and black peppercorns are ground into a creamy egg yolk-mustard mixture and piped onto hard boiled egg white halves to create indulgent finger food (pictured above).