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New Year's Eve Recipes That Will Make Your Last Meal Of 2014 Amazing

53 recipes so good you'll never forget your last night in 2014, no matter how much Champagne you drink.

You've been so patient with our desire to eat gigantic, heavy meals lately. Be it Christmas dinner, Christmas brunch or all the cookies and cocktails in between, you've stuck by us. And now, for something completely different.

New Year's Eve is the kind of holiday we like to spend at home. Don't get us wrong -- we want to party. We just want our friends to come over and eat all the snacks we can't keep ourselves from making. Since it's the last meal of the year, we like to eat a few bites of every single thing we can think of. We want to finish the year with a bang. The bang of Champagne corks, of satisfied fists smashing down on the counter to say, "these hors d'oeuvres are SO GOOD." We don't suggest that you make all of these New Year's Eve recipes -- that kind of effort would be Herculean -- but these are a few of the things we'll be cooking up for friends and family to enjoy what we're putting behind us, and get psyched for what we're heading toward. Here are 53 ideas so good you'll never forget the last night you spent in 2014 -- no matter how much Champagne you drink.

Happy new year, everyone!

1
Beet Hummus
Simply Recipes
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2
Filet Fondue Sliders
How Sweet It Is
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3
Spiced Nuts
Martha Stewart
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4
Grilled Oysters
Simply Recipes
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5
Super Easy Marinated Olives
Alexandra Cooks
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6
Duchess Potatoes
Simply Recipes
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7
Miso Butter Shrimp
Steamy Kitchen
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8
Easy Grilled Parmesan Polenta Chips
Half Baked Harvest
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9
Fig And Blue Cheese Savouries
Food52
10
Deviled Eggs
TheCurvyCarrot.com
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11
Bruschetta With Ricotta, Honey, Lemon Zest
Food52
12
Baked Honey Sriracha Wings
Damn Delicious
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13
Chorizo And Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
A Spicy Perspective
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14
Crispy Kale With Lemon-Yogurt Dip
Frances Janisch
Get the Crispy Kale With Lemon-Yogurt Dip recipe from Food & Wine
15
Bite-Sized Baked Brie
Joy The Baker
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16
Serrano Ham And Manchego Croquetas With Smoked Pimenton Aioli
Food52
17
Savory French Toast Bites With Bacon, Tomato And Cheese
Cookin' Canuck
18
Cheddar-Jalapeño Cornmeal Biscuits
Completely Delicious
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19
Angels On Horseback
Simply Recipes
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20
Multi-Layered Scallion Pancakes
Food52
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21
Pub Gougères With Anchovy And Cayenne
James Ransom/Food52
22
Homemade Mini Corn Dogs
A Beautiful Mess
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23
Ricotta With Thyme, Olive Oil And Grilled Bread
Alexandra Cooks
24
Cardamom-Cheddar Straws
Con Poulos
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25
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
Steamy Kitchen
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26
Classic Pigs In A Blanket
Damn Delicious
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27
Bacon-Wrapped Apricots Stuffed With Pistachios And Mozzarella
EmilyC/Food52
28
Roasted Grape, Blue Cheese, And Honey Crostini
Two Peas And Their Pod
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29
Buffalo Cheddar Chex Mix
Half Baked Harvest
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30
Focaccia With Caramelized Onions, Pear And Blue Cheese
Quentin Bacon
31
Jalapeño Poppers
The Pioneer Woman
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32
Goat Cheese And Chorizo Rolls
Burcu Avsar
33
Lamb Pizzettes
Kana Okada
Get the Lamb Pizzettes recipe from Food & Wine
34
Extra Tender Meatballs
James Ransom/Food52
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35
Feta Dip
Pip & Ebby
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36
Smoked Salmon & Cucumber With Caper Yogurt
Cookin' Canuck
37
Squash Butter Crostini With Blue Cheese, Celery And Bacon
James Ransom/Food52
38
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Balls
Bell'Alimento
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39
Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles
How Sweet It Is
40
New Years Eve Crack
I Am Baker
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41
Rum Truffles
Bakers Royale
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42
Sparkling Cranberries
The Faux Martha
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43
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
Dieter's Downfall
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44
Brandy-Orange New Year's Cake (Vasilopita)
Food52
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45
Double Chocolate Bourbon Balls
Arctic Garden Studio
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46
Champagne Punch
Flat Art Studios
Get the Champagne Punch recipe from Alexis Touchet
47
Bourbon Slush
Brown Eyed Baker
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48
Champagne Jello Shots
1 Fine Cookie
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49
Champagne Macarons
Annie's Eats
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50
Rosé Sorbet
How Sweet It Is
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51
Manhattan
Dave Lauridsen
Get the Manhattan recipe from Food & Wine
52
French 75 Cocktail
Frances Janisch
Get the French 75 Cocktail recipe from Alexis Touchet
53
Adrienne Forbes' Hot Toddy
Kristin Perers
Get Adrienne Forbes' Hot Toddy recipe from Irish Traditional Cooking: Over 300 Recipes from Ireland’s Heritage

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