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It seems like every family has different customs to ring in the New Year. In my mostly-German family, pork and cabbage are musts on New Year’s Day for good luck in the coming year. This January 1, start a new tradition alongside loved ones with a New Year’s Day brunch full of breakfast favorites and modern twists on traditional recipes.

New Year's Day Brunch Table Setting
Flatbread With Arugula, Roasted Tomatoes and Eggs
This egg-topped flatbread offers a twist on traditional breakfast pizza.

Roasted Tomato, Egg and Arugula Flatbread
Bacon and Potato Frittata
This traditional egg-and-potato dish can be served warm or at room temperature, so you can prepare it well before guests arrive.

Sparkling Grapefruit Fizz
A twist on the classic mimosa, this drink pairs sparkling wine with grapefruit juice, anise syrup and the herbal liqueur Campari.

Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail
Hot Chocolate
Mix up a batch of steamy hot chocolate that’s ready when guests arrive.

Hot Chocolate Recipe
Blueberry Scones
Fresh blueberries and crisp sugar topping makes these simple scones special enough for New Year’s Day.

Blueberry Scones Recipe

Champagne-Glazed Fruit Tarts
Use leftover champagne or sparkling wine from New Year’s Eve festivities to create a glaze for these mascarpone-filled fruit tarts.

Champagne Glazed Fruit Tart



Entertaining, Holidays

6 Responses

  1. Carla Z. says:

    The grapefruit fizz looks scrumptious.

  2. Fran Williams says:

    We can thank Italians for the main menu. Also, if no champagne on hand, use Prosecco!

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  4. Deborah D. says:

    The scones and tarts look fantastic to me.

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