Chic New Year's Celebration

The halls are decked with sequins and sparkle, so ring in the new year with bubbles and elegant hors d'oeurves.

Pomegranate Prosecco

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Pomegranate Prosecco

Pomegranate seeds add an extra festive layer to this fizzy drink.

Honeyed Olives

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Honeyed Olives

Make this flavorful appetizer up to a week early. Bring to room temperature before serving and garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs or strips of lemon peel.

Basil Aïoli with Crudités

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Basil Aïoli with Crudités

Presentation is half the fun! A beautiful platter of crudités is almost too pretty to eat.

Beef Tenderloin with Garlic-and-Merlot Jam

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Beef Tenderloin with Garlic-and-Merlot Jam

The garlic-and-merlot jam gives this recipe a special kick, but don't completely douse your meat and bread slices. A little flavor goes a long way.

Chicken Sausage Puffs with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce

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Chicken Sausage Puffs with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce

These delightful little puff pastries taste best when served warm. The tasty sauce is a simple combination of coarse-grained mustard mixed with sour cream.

Scallop-and-Avocado Tostadas

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Scallop-and-Avocado Tostadas

Since the scallops take only two minutes to cook, you can make the avocado mixture ahead of time and then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mini Bacon Quiches

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Mini Bacon Quiches

Top these quiches with fresh thyme leaves and green onion. Bonus: This recipes tastes good both warm and at room temperature.

Almond Truffles

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Almond Truffles

These tasty treats can be made and refrigerated up to three days ahead. Bring them to room temperature before serving.

White Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse

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White Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse

This fluffy white-chocolate mousse is a dreamy peppermint cloud. Best of all: it's make-ahead!

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