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New Year Party Foods

Peace, prosperity, and party foods full of good luck.  Countries all over the world have traditional food favorites for the New Year.  Delicious meals, side dishes, and desserts that symbolize hope and anticipation for the coming new year while offering promises of luck, joy, health, and happiness to those who partake.  Recently, Babble writer Katherine Cancila compiled of list of the best New Year’s eats from around the world.  As you look forward to this weekends festivities, plan a rockin’ party menu, and cross your fingers for a 2011 full of all the best blessings, don’t miss these 7 traditional party foods that will help you ring the New Year in with style.

Ring-shaped Cakes symbolize the cycle of a full year.  Whether it’s a Mexican-inspired sweet bread, a Grecian anise cake, or a puffy donut-like cake from the land of the Dutch, you’re sure to find a favorite New Year’s treat among this list of New Year’s Party Food Dessert Ideas from around the world.

Though the Chinese New Year is several weeks away, you can still borrow from an ancient Chinese tradition which serves dumplings to revelers as a sign of hope for an auspicious new year.  Here are all the details and an easy recipe for these homemade dumplings.

Legumes, it is said, increase your chances of getting rich in the new year.  Something you’re sure to enjoy when you indulge in this from-scratch version of Green Bean Casserole.  After all, we could all use a little more green in the New Year, eh?

See all 7 New Year Party Foods that are rumored to bring good luck & prosperity by clicking here.

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