Top New Year’s Recipes

Our Top Live Pretty Recipe Picks for New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Can you believe that New Year’s is just days away?  Oh, how 2012 flew by …

As we prepare for an exciting New Year here at Live Pretty full of new life (I’m due shortly with baby #2) and new opportunity, we wanted to stop and share some of our favorite recipes for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with you.

New Year’s Eve Recipes

Fire Ice Cream – The perfectly simple dessert that will wow your guests.



Crab Artichoke Dip – This dip is perfect for a crowd (and even better on toast the next morning).



Spicy Pecans – Pairs perfectly with a spread of appetizers and cocktails, and an easy treat to bring and share.



Mexican Cheesecake – Simply perfect for entertaining.



New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Two Simple Champagne Cocktails – Chambord Champagne and Elderflower Champagne Cocktails.



Cranberry Mojito & Orange Creamsicle Martini – Two wonderful tastes of Florida.




Grapefruit Martini – A classic Live Pretty martini that uses all the flavors of the season.



Christmas Cookie Martini – Enjoy the last day of the holidays savoring the flavors of Christmas.



New Year’s Day Recipes

Croatian Happy New Year Pork & Sauerkraut – We have this every single year … it would not be New Year’s Day without it. This must be made with Rose’s Mashed Potatoes and Oma’s Applesauce.



Coffee Creamer Scones – Perfect for the next morning and simple to pull together.



Eggnog Pancakes – Use up that Eggnog still hanging around and give your overnight guests an easy sweet treat in the morning.


And, if you are planning a big party for New Year’s, here are some of our top party planning tips.

We wish you a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Julia & The Live Pretty Team



Nicknamed “Julia Child” at a young age, our own Julia is most at home in the kitchen. Lately, she has combined her culinary talents with a new hobby—fitness and healthy living. As a result, her recipes reflect an intriguing balance between eating well without sacrificing flavor. Outside the home, Julia is a consummate event planner, and spent the first ten years of her career as a publicist before expanding her portfolio of talents with the launch of Live Pretty in 2010. Balancing the busy demands of career and family, Julia lives with her husband and daughter in Orlando, Florida. In addition to her work in marketing, she serves a number of community organizations and initiatives in Central Florida.


  • December 29, 2012

    Oooh that cheesecake looks awesome!! Congrats again, Julia, on baby #2! Hope the new year brings a lot of joy and happiness for you, can’t wait to see you again soon!


    • Julia replied: — December 29th, 2012 @ 9:45 am

      Thank you Julie! Should be an exciting New Year. Wishing you the best in 2013!

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