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A New Year’s Eve Shabbat Party


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New Year’s Eve is on Shabbat this year.  For many of us, that means there will be no expensive restaurant tab, no traffic and no drunk drivers to avoid.  But it doesn’t mean we can’t party! Here are some ideas for  an unforgettable Shabbat New Year’s Eve party.  A selection of hors d’oeuvers, cocktails and maybe some table games followed by a pot-luck dessert party, where all your guests can bring their favorite sweet treat.

Hors d’oeuvers: Hop around the world with these delicious appetizers. Make them bite sized so that it is easier to taste everything.  It’s got to be midnight somewhere!

Vegetarian Beef Empanadas

Spinach Pakora

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

Chicken Satay

Samboosak with Chickpeas

Funghi Fritti

Endive and Walnut Appetizer

California Rolls

Five-Spice Appetizer Meatballs

Steak Won Ton Crisps

Desserts: What a sweet way to start the New Year!


Cinnamon Palmiers

Spicy Hot Chocolate Brownie Cookies


Yael’s Chocolate S’manwiches

Spicy Fruits and Walnut Popcorn

Orange Blossom Raisin Tarts

Sweet Pumpkin Won Tons

Image Courtesy of Flickr – Sean Rogers1

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

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