5 Star Appetizers!

by Megan on December 29, 2009

The New Year is upon us and what better way to celebrate then with a sparkling beverage and some 5 Star appetizers? Whether it’s a New Years Eve party or a New Years Day open house, these easy hor-d’œuvre will be as festive as the party itself. Clink on any of the links to take you to the recipe.

And from my family to yours, we wish you a very

Happy New Year!


Olive Penguins


Cranberry Salsa


Caramelized Pear and Sage Crostini


Chevre Cheesecake with Biscotti Crust


Cheddar Shortbread



Bacon Wrapped Almond Stuffed Dates


Prosciutto, Gruyere, and Dejon Palmiers

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1 Joan Nova December 29, 2009 at 1:58 am

A real great selection of appetizers. I particularly liked the cheesecake biscotti and the cranberry salsa — and those little olive penguin are way too cute! :)

2 Barbara Bakes December 29, 2009 at 2:50 am

Your penguins always make me smile. They all look delicious! Will you come make them for me on NYE?

3 Deborah December 29, 2009 at 3:05 am

I want some of all of it!!

4 Amanda December 29, 2009 at 3:21 am

Everything looks great but those penguins are DA BOMB! Happy new Year!

5 Julie December 29, 2009 at 3:32 am

OMG…those penguins are SO cute! I'd be mad if anybody ate one after I went to the trouble of making them..ha!

6 preventionrd December 29, 2009 at 3:59 am

Olive penguins? I don't think I've ever seen something more adorable…

7 HoneyB December 29, 2009 at 4:21 am

I'm with everyone else, those penguins are awesome!

8 Michelle December 29, 2009 at 5:54 am

I was thinking I'd just have a simple New Years this year. But after seeing your treasure trove of appetizers, there's no way I can pass these up!

9 AshKuku December 29, 2009 at 8:55 am

I simply love them all…. Varieties to please my taste buds with…..

With all these, A sure start to a New Year…which would be dessert-ed for sure…..

Happy Celebrations!!!!

Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead….


10 Katy ~ December 29, 2009 at 9:41 am

Show me the way to the buffet table, I'm pretty sure that's where you'd find me for the rest of the evening! Megan, each and every single one of these is just fab!!

11 Cathy (breadexperience) December 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Those penguins are adorable! The cranberry salsa sounds wonderful as well! Beautiful! Just beautiful!

12 Maria December 29, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Great party foods! Happy NY to you!!

13 The Double Dipped Life December 29, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Love the penguins! And the Palmiers look good too. I really need to broaden my cheese horizon and try Gruyere Cheese. Thanks for the great ideas!

14 Kerstin December 29, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Mmm, what great apps and those little penguins are beyond cute. Happy NYE!

15 Donna-FFW December 30, 2009 at 2:52 am

Great round up of appetizers!! Those penguins are beyond adorable.

16 Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ December 30, 2009 at 3:24 am

So many delicious eats! Where to start? Love the penguins! Happy New Year!

17 Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ December 30, 2009 at 3:24 am

So many delicious eats! Where to start? Love the penguins! Happy New Year!

18 Cristie December 30, 2009 at 5:20 am

What great choices you have here. When does the party start?

19 Trissa December 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Wonderful party ideas you've got there – I especially love the penguins but I think the first thing I'll make are those divine savory cheesecakes!

20 Katrina December 30, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Have a wonderful new year, Megan!

21 Krista December 31, 2009 at 3:34 am

What gorgeous appetizers! They all look wonderful and I especially love the penguins. How cute are those?!

22 Nicisme January 6, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Oh how lovely the appetizers are, looks like you had a splendid Christmas!
All the best for 2010!

23 WishTrish January 9, 2010 at 7:31 am

These are adorable. They might even cause me to eat olives. Well… they might cause me to serve olives, at the very least. :)

Happy New Year!

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