Stress free entertaining with these Well-Tested Recipes. Creative, Healthy and Inspiring. The holiday season continues as we ring in the new 2019 year!
Tempting recipes to serve on New Years Eve:
Smoked Salmon Lollipops
No one will be able to resist these savory lollipops. Thin sliced, luminous smoked salmon around zesty cream cheese – the perfect pick-up appetizer for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Also see: Karen’s Vegan Cream Cheese
Crab Tostadas Bites with Avocado-Cucumber Mash
Crispy, crunchy and creamy – all the textures come together; a special recipe for Holiday Entertaining… Gluten Free
Crispy Coconut Baked Zucchini Sticks with Avocado Ranch Dip
Oven Baked, not fried. Creative, and not difficult to prepare. Gluten Free and Vegan
Spicy Red Kale Chips with Cashews and Miso
Crispy, light & flavorful – these chips are quite easy to make. The ultimate healthy snack! Recipe: Baked and RAW
Warm Asparagus and Spinach Dip – Lightened Up
This delicious warm dip is a perfect appetizer for entertaining. Asparagus replaces artichokes for a flavor-twist. A bevy of vegetables keeps the fat content at bay.
Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple with Gingery-Miso Dressing
Make the Zesty Gingery-Miso Dressing ahead for a speedy recipe. Pineapple is wonderful grilled and adds natural sweetness to the dish. Serve with plenty of toothpicks!
Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms
The pick up appetizer that’s a party-pleaser, your guests will ask you for the recipe! Ring in the New Year with these make-ahead delicious morsels.
Rosemary & Spice Mixed Nuts
Pecans, Walnuts and Brazil Nuts are roasted in a slow oven until fragrant and slightly golden. Kissed with fresh Rosemary flavor and hints of a sweet & salty flavor
Prosecco Cocktail with Spiked Cranberry Syrup
A quick syrup that transforms a glass of bubbly Prosecco or Champagne. Made with Cranberry, Pomegranate and Orange juices and warm spices
Casual yet elegant Brunch Recipes:
Spinach, Feta and Tomato Quiche with Wild & Brown Rice Crust
Bursting with Flavor and Color – this Naturally Gluten-Free Quiche makes the perfect hassle-free brunch
Asparagus, Apple, Black Bean and Goat Cheese Taquitos
Taquitos are rolled corn tortillas with a savory filling, here with a tempting Vegetarian interior. They are cooked in a little oil, not fried, and finished in the oven until perfectly crisp. Serve them with a Tomatillo Salsa Verde for ultimate meal or appetizer!
Latkes & Gravlax
Topped with Beet Cured Gravlax you can make and cure in just two days. Latkes are crispy, naturally sweet, salty and irresistible!
Greek Eggs with Homemade Salsa in a Casserole
A hearty vegetarian spin on Huevos Rancheros filled with Zesty Greek Flavors to enjoy anytime of the day! A one pan meal with such vibrant contrasts and loaded with vegetables, but light on your waistline
Winter White Salad with Pink Peppercorn Vinaigrette
Seasonal Winter Vegetables are teamed with Shaved Manchego Cheese and Pine Nuts. A Zesty Pink Peppercorn Vinaigrette adds tang and bite A beautiful, crispy and crunchy salad with Winter-White Vegetables.
Little Gem Salad with Cara Cara Caesar-ish Dressing with Garlic Parmesan Toasts
It’s Winter Citrus Season – these low acid, sweet Cara Cara navel oranges entice a Caesar-style dressing with zest! A Wonderful – Simple Salad with crunch and a daily dose of garlic.
Modern Shrimp Louis Salad
This fresh, seafood-rich trendsetter recipe of the early 20th century takes on a modern flair with Fresh (not frozen) Pink Shrimp and a Zippy Louis Sauce. Serve on a platter, individual plates or with toothpicks
Karen’s Hummus with Za’atar in an Instant Pot
Loving the texture of this Creamy Hummus ~ wonderful Middle Eastern flavors with Za’atar seasonings: a mix of toasted Sesame Seeds, Sumac, Thyme and Sea Salt. A Instant Pot produces perfectly plump, cooked chickpeas.
Karen’s Gone Crackers – Foolproof Gluten-Free Seeded Crackers / Gluten Free
These homemade crackers are better than store-bought varieties with unwanted preservatives; plus, you can make them easily from your everyday pantry staples—and they’re actually fun to bake. Better than Mary’s! You’ll make these over and over again.
Pumpkin Scones with Pecans, Cranberries and Coconut
Bakery quality scones! Barely sweet and irresistible – made from your pantry ingredients
Always leave room for Dessert!
Caramel Vanilla Bean Vegan Ice Cream
Simple ingredients blend into a creamy, decadent dessert, infused with Ginger and Pumpkin Spices… It’s Holiday time!
Chocolate Turtles with Homemade Natural Caramel
Learn how to make the most delicious homemade caramel from scratch. Chews, Buds or Bear Claws – these are just a few names for the confectionery combination of caramel, chocolate and nuts
Baked Applesauce Donuts with Brown Butter Caramel Maple Glaze
A super-satisfying treat you bake in donut tins. Decadent Glaze or Cinnamon-Sugar…your choice!
A Happy, Healthy and Delicious 2019!
Also see my other Holiday Blogs!
- My Favorite Cookie Recipes for Holiday Entertaining, Gift-Giving and Snacking.
- Holiday Hors d’oeuvres – From Latkes to Tapas