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1. Broiled Maryland Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce

Everyone loves high-end finger food at a swinging New Year’s Eve party. Serve your guests in style with this easier-than-it-looks crabcake recipe.

Broiled Maryland-Style Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

2. Curried Cheese Ball

Serve this cheese ball with other eye-catching snacks like charcuterie, cheese, olives and pate for a made-ahead spread that’s as easy as it is delicious.

No Bake Make Ahead Appetizers for Cocktail Parties from Everyday Good Thinking @HamiltonBeach

3. Fried Oysters with Lime and Cilantro Avocado Sauce

Nothing pairs better with New Year’s than champagne, and no food pairs better with champagne than oysters. Make it a match made in heaven at this year’s party.

Fried Oysters

4. Baked Wonton Cups

Wonton cups are a quick and easy way to create individual servings of big dishes, and your guests will be able to eat these with their fingers instead of messing with clumsy cutlery.

Baked Wonton Cups from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

5. Classic Deviled Eggs

These spectacular deviled eggs are easy to peel and easy to prepare, thanks to the Egg Cooker and a piping bag for the filling.

Classic Deviled Eggs | Everyday Good Thinking - @hamiltonbeach

6. Tomato Bruschetta

Bruschetta is party-perfect, healthy and full of flavor – everything you need in a New Year’s Eve quality appetizer.

tomato-bruschetta

7. Fried Okra with Smoky Dipping Sauce

Okra is battered and fried for a warm and friendly appetizer that’s great for dipping.

Fried Okra from Food Focus: Okra by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

8. Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

Everyone’s favorite party food seems to be slow cooker meatballs. Serve them in the slow cooker for a casual get-together or on a platter for a fancy affair.

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9. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Be kind to the guests getting an early start on their healthy resolutions with a beautiful platter of fresh veggies served with roasted red pepper hummus.

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10. Trail Mix for Entertaining

Guests can grab quick handfuls of this tastefully grown up trail mix for a quick snack between drinks at your New Year’s party.

Trail Mix for Entertaining from Top Three Trail Mix Snack Ideas by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach



 

1) Warm Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

Seasonal squash pairs with quinoa, kale, radicchio and walnuts for a gorgeous winter salad that’s vibrant in both flavor and appearance.

Butternut Squash Kale Quinoa Salad from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

2) Potato Latkes

A festive dish for Hanukkah and a flavorful dish for all, these latkes use fresh potatoes shredded in a food processor.

Potato Latkes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

3) Peppered Prime Rib Roast with Wasabi Cream Sauce

Prime rib is covered in a peppery rub and roasted to perfection. Wasabi cream sauce is a fresh look at the standard horseradish pairing.

Peppered Prime Rib Beef Roast with Wasabi Cream Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

4) Baked Ham with Honey Glaze

Baked hams are a Christmas classic, and this one offers a gorgeous presentation and plenty of honey baked flavor.

Baked Ham with Honey Glaze from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

5) Slow Cooker Coffee-Braised Short Ribs

These stunning short ribs are made in the slow cooker while you’re with family. Make these if you want to knock the socks off your guests without putting in the footwork.

Slow Cooker Coffee Braised Short Ribs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

6) Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast

Seasonal ingredients like cranberries, turnips and cloves bring big holiday flavors to an otherwise classic pot roast.

Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

7) Root Vegetable Mashed Potatoes

Skip the boring mashed potatoes and offer a side with more excitement, like these smooth and creamy mashed root vegetables.

Root Vegetable Mashed Potatoes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of Hamilton Beach

8) White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Don’t skip dessert. Make this snow white cheesecake featuring white chocolate curls and a thin, but powerful, layer of raspberry.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

9) Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies are simple to make, so it’s the perfect recipe to make with kids. Create holiday masterpieces with our decorating ideas.

Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

10) Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

Want to offer your holiday guests (or Santa) a sweet snack during their visit? Bake these simple sugar cookies, and serve them decorated or wrapped in a bow.

Best-Ever Sugar Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach



Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

One of our most-viewed recipes is classic slow cooker pot roast, and we think we know why it’s so popular. After all, it only involves dumping a few simple ingredients into the slow cooker and walking away for 8 hours! So how can we achieve the same bang for our buck, but with a twist that makes pot roast special for the holidays?

Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

To start, we simply add a few seasonal root vegetables like turnips and rutabaga. Then, we dress up the sauce with flavorful spices and succulent cranberries. Add a few sprigs of fresh herbs before placing on the table, and Voila! Dinner is served, and my, does it look tasty! This year, the holidays will be as easy as any weekday dinner, but with all the exceptional and thoughtful touches that make the season sparkle.

Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 to 3 1/2-pound beef chuck roast
4 large carrots, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
2 small turnips, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
1 medium rutabaga, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
1 medium sweet onion, cut in eighths
1 can (14 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
1 envelope (1 oz.) dry onion soup mix
1 cup fresh cranberries
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Directions
In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Brown beef on both sides.
Meanwhile, place half of the carrots, turnips, rutabaga and onion in bottom of slow cooker crock.
Place beef on top of vegetables in crock. Arrange remaining vegetables around beef.
In a medium bowl, mix cranberry sauce, soup mix, cranberries, cornstarch, cinnamon, thyme, pepper, allspice and cloves. Pour over beef and vegetables.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning beef, place cookware in slow cooker base, arrange veggies and beef, then continue with Step 4.
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The holidays are a time when most people slack off on their healthy habits and indulge in a few extra pieces of pie, a sweet breakfast and a mug of hot cocoa. It’s also a time when just as many people struggle to eat well while traveling, shopping and visiting family. Make your house guests happy after a morning of unwrapping gifts, and set up a few options for “naughty” or “nice” breakfast sandwiches. Family can choose whether they’d like to enjoy an extra treat to celebrate or keep it light and balanced. These featured breakfast sandwiches are our favorites, but you can find more breakfast sandwich maker recipes here. Whether you’re using a single Breakfast Sandwich Maker or saving time with a Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker, your guests are promised a fun way to serve breakfast everyone will enjoy.

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NAUGHTY: Eggs Benedict Breakfast Sandwich with Hollandaise Sauce

Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Breakfast Sandwich (made in the Breakfast Sandwich Maker) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

NICE: Pesto with Sun-dried Tomato, Mozzarella and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Mozzarella Egg Breakfast Sandwich (made in the Breakfast Sandwich Maker) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

NAUGHTY: Pancakes and Sausage Sandwich

Sausage and Pancakes Breakfast Sandwich (made in the Breakfast Sandwich Maker) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

NICE: Southwestern Breakfast Muffin

Southwestern Breakfast Sandwich (made in the Breakfast Sandwich Maker) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

NAUGHTY: Warm Chocolate Croissant

Warm Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella Croissant Breakfast Sandwich (made in the Breakfast Sandwich Maker) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 

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Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Holiday baking is so much fun, and blogs and what’s better than receiving a gift of homemade goods? But sometimes, there’s not a lot of time to bake or join an intimidating cookie swap. That’s why we came up with 5 easy ways to dress up our favorite made-from-scratch chocolate brownies for the holidays. They’ll make everyone believe you’re really an elf or were trained by Mrs. Claus herself.

  1. Frozen Snowflake Brownies

Channel eternal winters, snowy kingdoms, ice princesses and hilarious snowmen with these frozen snowflake brownies. Make fudgy brownies and top them with DIY snowflake picks and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

Frozen Brownies will be every kid's favorite dessert this year! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog at @hamiltonbeach

  1. Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

Crush candy canes in a food processor or food chopper, then sprinkle on fudgy brownies in the last few minutes of baking. When they are finished and still hot, add a few more sprinkles of peppermint to the tops. You don’t need to add a lot; just a little sprinkle goes a long way.

Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. White Chocolate Cranberry and Pistachio Brownies

Nothing says the holidays like red, white and green. Cranberries, white chocolate and chopped pistachios are a festive addition to fudgy brownies. Just bake the brownies, then top them with melted white chocolate morsels. While the chocolate topping is still melted, sprinkle them with dried cranberries and pistachios. When the brownies cool, the chocolate topping will create a white chocolate bark perfect for the season.

Pistachio Cranberry White Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. North Pole Brownies

Make brownies instead of cookies for Santa’s visit this year, and truly bring out your inner elf. First, make the North Pole signposts by topping straight peppermint sticks with a red hot candy (and icing to help it stick). Then, use return address labels to print North Pole signs and attach a tiny sprig of rosemary to resemble festive pine decorations. Dust fudgy brownies with confectioners’ sugar, cut them into squares and add a North Pole sign to each brownie.

North Pole Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. Santa Hat Brownies in a Sleigh

Use a mini muffin tin to cook fudgy brownies, then top them with simple vanilla frosting and strawberries to create these adorable Santa hat brownies everyone will love. (To create a sleigh, place a few in a small, rectangular dish and place in a couple candy canes.) These Pinterest-perfect brownies are great for Santa snacks, bake sales and holiday parties.

Santa Hat Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

  1. Salted Caramel Brownies

The tried-and-true flavor of salted caramel mixed with chocolate really comes to life with these easy and delicious brownies. Just bake the fudgy brownies as normal, then drizzle with your favorite caramel sauce and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. These are a huge crowd-pleaser.

Salted Caramel Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach