new year’s eve 2014 recap


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

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  1. Great pix, especially with those cool party frames!

    I’ve actually tried the corn soda and didn’t think it was too bad. It was a gift, along with bacon soda, which was pretty gross.

    I need to make your Ritz/Chocolate/dulce de leche crackers and the cracker/bacon/cheese appetizer! I love easy and tasty recipes! Sounds like you guys had a great NYEve! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mary says:

      Thanks, CC! The corn soda just tasted all kinds of wrong to me. I think we tried a chocolate bacon soda before, too, and that was almost as bad as the corn one. I don’t like overly sweet sodas to begin with so it really had no chance with me.

      Dude. The Ritz/dulce de leche things were this last minute lightbulb of an idea I had in my head. I was thinking about how much I used to love making peanut butter and jelly ritz “sandwiches” and that I had this jar of dulce de leche just hanging out in my cabinet (I bought it with no thoughts of what to do with it). I felt like it was one of my “brighter” moments haha.

  2. This was so cute! Looooved all your snacks. I can’t imagine how the bacon cracker one tastes like but I am intrigued.

    And I am overjoyed that Trader Joe’s is selling dulce de leche! No more buying condensed milk cans and boiling them for 2 hours ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mary says:

      Thanks, J.S.! The bacon crackers are like… crunchy salty goodness. I think my bacon was much too thick this time around so I really saw the importance of thin bacon haha.

      I immediately had to buy that dulce de leche from TJ’s even though at the time I had no idea what to do with it. It’s sooooo good. Even just dipping the Ritz in it is beyond delicious. Who has time for boiling cans?! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. haha looks like fun! i can’t believe those cracker bacon things take 2 hours to cook! and you didn’t mention the pumpkin pie drink… did minion try these drink flavors himself or only bought them?

    we invited friends last minute for NYE but of course they all had plans already (which mostly consisted of staying home). those BUMS! ha, we bummed at home too. since we didn’t have to serve people snacks, we just baked red baron pizza, nothing as fun as your evening!

    • mary says:

      Hi Lynn – Yeah, you do them over really low heat so… they get more magical, I guess? And probably so the bacon doesn’t burn! I’ve never tried increasing the temp to make them faster, not sure how that would work out. I imagine it would just burn and overcook really fast. I always like doing little snacks on NYE so it feels a little more special, even though we don’t go out anymore.

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