Is there a better way to start the new year than with a buffet of lucky food? We don't think so! There are hundreds of recipes to help you ring in the new year with good fortune…

New Year's Eve Recipes

Toasting the new year with Champagne or sparkling wine is a tradition worth carrying on, but you need, at the very least, small bites go with them. Crostinis and salmon spread or a warm goat cheese dip from the slow cooker are great party appetizers to keep your guests satisfied. If you're throwing a dinner party in lieu of the typical New Year's Eve party, there are a few dinner recipes for good luck. To cover the year's end as well as the year to come, soba noodles is a New Year's Eve recipe to close out the year and enter the new year. But the meal for New Year's Day is the one steeped in tradition.

New Year's Day Recipes

Southern comfort food is heavy with symbolism, making it a favorite cuisine for New Year's Day brunch recipes. Pork chops symbolize luck for the year ahead while Southern recipes for side dishes have a multitude of meanings. Cabbage, sauerkraut, and collard greens represent wealth, while hoppin' john uses both pork and blackeyed peas to guarantee good luck and wealth for the year. Round and yellow food also represent money, so it doesn't hurt to pair your greens and beans with cornbread and a round cake to cover all your bases.

However you choose to welcome the new year, there are hundreds of recipes to discover to make it a lucky feast.

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