Hi guys! I hope you have a wonderful holiday, I’m taking the rest of the year off to relax and enjoy my family. Check back in 2017 for a plethora of new recipes! It’s been an amazing year, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking interest in all the food I have to share, see you next year!

I’ll leave you guys with all the recipes you’ll need to throw a killer New Year’s Eve shindig from yours truly and some of my favorite food bloggers – Enjoy!

Pesto Parmesan Gougères via Cooking for Keeps

Crab Cake Poppers via Foodie Crush

Pear Crostini with Homemade Whipped Ricotta and Brown Butter Honey via Cooking for Keeps

Homemade Hummus with Kale Pesto via Food Faith Fitness

Mini Banh Mi Bites via Cooking for Keeps

Endives with Apples, Goat Cheese and Smoked Almonds via Making Thyme for Health

Shrimp “Cocktail” with Basil Dipping Sauce via Cooking for Keeps

Deep-Fried Mashed Potato Bites via The Cookie Rookie

Tomatokeftedes (Greek Tomato Fritters) via Cooking for Keeps

Hot Shrimp Cocktail Dip via The Cookie Rookie

Grilled Baguette with Burst Cherry Tomatoes and Homemade Ricotta via Cooking for Keeps

Green Goddess Pesto & Goat Cheese Bites via Snixy Kitchen

Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Crostini – Two Ways via Cooking for Keeps

Butternut Squash & Bacon Deviled Eggs – via Foodie Crush

Baked Brie with Candied Pecans, Bacon & Cranberries via Cooking for Keeps

Puff Pastry Caprese Cups via The Cookie Rookie

Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives via Cooking for Keeps

Grilled Shrimp with Sweet or Spicy Mustard via Foodie Crush

Baked Chicken Parmesan Poppers via Cooking for Keeps

Apricot-Mustard Sausage Rolls via Hungry Girl por Vida

Balsamic Marinated Steak Bites with Burst Cherry Tomatoes and Kale

Harissa Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiced Yogurt, Mint and Pomegranates via The Bonjon Gourmet

Crispy Baked Potato Chips with Parmesan and Rosemary via Cooking for Keeps

Simple Caprese Skewers via Cookie and Kate

Crispy Crab Cakes with Pomegranate Salsa via Cooking for Keeps

Easiest Ever Baked Goat Cheese in Tomato Sauce via Cooking for Keeps