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Recipes to ring out the old and ring in the New Year

Recipes to ring out the old and ring in the New Year


New beginnings, fresh starts, reaffirmations of love and faith and the desire for a peaceful future all come to mind as we ring in a New Year.

Below are some recipes to help ring out the old and ring in 2017. The first group, “New Year’s and Game Day Indulgences,” is for all those college football bowl game gatherings and New Year’s Eve parties. The second group, “Healthier on the Other Side of New Year’s,” supports all those resolutions to lose weight and get in shape with delicious, satisfying dishes.

All the recipes were contributed by members of the Florida Conference. Click here for more recipes and click here to submit your best New Year’s recipe.

New Year's and Game Day Indulgences

Clever recipe for a quick appetizer for company.

Everything is better with bacon!

A weekend favorite for game day snacking.

Incredibly easy and ready for snacking in minutes.

Plenty for a crowd and sure beats the canned sauce mixes.

My husband's favorite chili recipe!

This is a recipe my mother, Wilsie Wingfield Carr, made up as a remembrance of her home state of Georgia. It was made with with great love and warms the soul on those chilly Florida days.

Like a savory strudel using phyllo dough.

Spicy chicken wings.

Yummy beef on buns. It is worth the wait. Great for Game Day.

Granny is now 92 and makes these when the whole family gathers. I also make them with walnuts.



Healthier on the Other Side of New Year's

This is one of the first recipes I learned to cook for potlucks in college--and it has remained a favorite to this day. I will eat the leftovers for breakfast!

Just packed with flavors and full of fiber. A wonderful salad.

Using lean beef or turkey makes this normally high calorie treat diet friendly.

Quick and easy. Anyone experiencing an iron deficiency should definitely try this.

They don't serve this signature soup at Chili's anymore, but this version from Top Secret Recipes is a perfect clone. It is easy, fast, delicious and low in calories.

Hearty meal for the gang!

This is a vegetarian type meat.

Pure comfort food. Serve with sourdough bread and a tossed salad. You can make this in a crockpot, adding cooked chicken at the end to heat through. If you are gone all day, cut the barley back to 1/3 cup and use enough stock to just cover the ingredients.

Cracker crumbs provide a crunchy texture with no frying.

Tilapia is releatively inexpensive and readily available which allows for preparing this dish for a large gathering.

Only four ingredients.



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