Celebrate the New Year with Good Food

It’s just about that time to say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011. Welcoming the New Year can be an exciting time, filled with high expectations for the months to come. Many people will gather with friends and family for that last hoorah of the year on Friday night and start the New Year with the ones they love.

As the last holiday of the year, I recommend using it as the perfect excuse to stop worrying about what you eat and go all out with the oh, so good but not good for you foods before you have to enforce the “eating healthier” resolution in 2011. If you’re looking for recipes to celebrate the New Year, how does “peanut butter fudge” and some good ol’ “shrimp dip” sound?

Sheila Hawk-Foster, wife of Rick Foster, Latham RSM in Missouri, shared her to-die-for recipe for peanut butter fudge. It’s the perfect sweet, chocolate finger food to take your New Year’s Eve party. If you’re looking for more of an appetizer, Nikkia Lacina, wife of John Lacina, Latham Dealer in Badger, has a great recipe for shrimp dip.

What are your favorite New Year’s Eve party recipes?

Shrimp Dip


  • 1 can deveined tiny shrimp
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder


  1. Mix and refrigerate.

Peanut Butter Fudge



  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup of white syrup

Cook to soft boil stage; turn off heat and add:

  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp of butter



  1. Let this mixture stick a few minutes, until thick.
  2. Then beat until stiff, and pour into a sprayed dish.


Photo from AllRecipes.com