New Years – The Long Hello, Smoked Salmon Blinis with Crème Fraîche and Dill, and Goat Cheese Truffles

New Years Spread

Christmas is over, and I’d say it’s no time to get soft, except that’s kinda the name of the game this time of year.

How bout, “It’s no time to slow down.”  At least in the kitchen.

Enter – my mini collection of 3 recipes perfect for you New Year’s Eve table.  A cocktail, blinis, and goat cheese truffles.

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Strawberry Basil Sangria

Strawberry Basil Sangria

The sweaters are coming off, the birds are singing, the flowers are in bloom, the Earth smells of awakening, our pale winter bodies rejoice in some sun and processed Vitamin D… it’s spring time, baby!

It might not be bathing suit time yet, but it sure is “park yourself on the porch, and enjoy a tasty beverage time!”  This weekend – you, some sun, and a pitcher of this tasty sangria.

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Blueberry-Gingersnap Crumble

The embers are glowing.  The meat has been cooked.  The corn charred.  And you’re not going to invite your dessert to the charcoal party?  Shame on you!

You might have thrown a pineapple or two on the grates, but a cobbler probably never crossed your mind.  Well step into the light my friends, grilling is the way to go.

Like a blueberry cobbler on campfire crack, this dessert will change the way you look at that last cookout course.

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