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New Year´s Dinner Recipe & Photo Swap edit

69502904_f29e05ad8e_oEn Español / En français / In italiano

Cannella, Marcela, Elvira and I, are inviting you to join us for this virtually fun holiday gathering and are asking you to share one, two or all of your new year´s eve dinner recipes and photos. It will be wonderful to treat ourselves with a mixed bounty, colorful array of dishes from bloggers all over the world. Diversity is good, and we LOVE that!

We are inviting all bloggers, and even our readers without a blog to take part in this delicious event. The theme is "New Year´s Dinner Recipe & Photo Swap", and your entry, recipe and /or photos should be posted by Monday January 2nd, 2006.Once your entry is posted, please e-mail us and provide us with the following information:

  1. The link to your post.
  2. The name of your blog
  3. Your name, or the name of the author of the blog.
  4. Your location.

IF you do not have a blog, email us your recipes and photos and we will post them for the round-up.

Let´s start the 2006 with lots of fun, delicious recipes and yummy photos, AND if you have time...post also your New Year´s resolutions. We will LOVE to learn about them! In addition to that, we will be awarding one TYPEPAD PLUS  for one year, and three customized professional designed banners for your blogs. This three gifts will be awarded to the three most popular entries. The most  popular entry will get the one year typepad plus account and one banner. The second and third most popular entries will receive one personalized banner each. After the round up is posted, you will have the chance to vote for your favorite post from January 3rd through January 5th, 2006. Please send us an email by January 5th and tell Us which one is your favorite! IF you are one of the winners and would like to transfer your prize to another blogger, it is fine with us...., it is wonderful to start the 2006 sharing!

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Visit Cannella´s blog to read this post in Italian.

Visit Marcela´s blog to read this post en Español.

Visit Elvira´s blog to read this post in French.

Que disfruten! And ...Happy New Year with plenty love, health and delicious food!

Chef Melissa

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Photo credits: LOFTER , Muchas gracias y felíz año nuevo! abrazos,


  • by Chef Melissa
  • December 28, 2005
  • 8:22 pm


Picture of Dawn Dawn said on...
12.29.05 at 06:11 PM |

Hi Melissa, thanks for the invite. I will definitely participate! My sister is hosting for New Year Eve’s dinner, but of course that means I’ll be hard at work, too! I’ll get the recipes and pics from our meal there. Hope that you have a fabulous New Years!

Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
12.29.05 at 06:33 PM |

Thank you Dawn!!! Yes, I´ll be cooking all kinds of yummy things for the New Years dinner. Happy new year, with lots of love, travels, great food and health! Gracias smile

Picture of jamal jamal said on...
12.29.05 at 09:03 PM |

This is a good idea, unfortunatly i cannot cook.  Im the kind of guy that turns up when the food is ready, so i’ll help you eat it all if you want!

Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
12.29.05 at 09:29 PM |

Jamal, I understand you do not cook, but how about sharing the photos of your new years eve dinner and some new years resolutions? That would be just great! Feliz 2006!

Picture of Kalyn Kalyn said on...
12.29.05 at 11:49 PM |

This sounds like a fun idea.  I am having a party at my house on January 1, so on New Year’s Eve I will be getting ready for that and not having any kind of dinner.  But since it doesn’t have to be posted until January 2 I am assuming I can still post what I made for January 1, right?  I can tell you now, this is a soup party, so it will be different kinds of soups.  Some of my other friends are also quite the foodies, so maybe I can also get some photos or recipes from things other people bring.

Picture of VK Narayanan VK Narayanan said on...
12.30.05 at 12:12 AM |

It sounds really great.  Count me in Melissa.  Happy new year 2006 in advance.

Picture of Paz Paz said on...
12.30.05 at 01:45 AM |

Sounds like fun!


Picture of piggy piggy said on...
12.30.05 at 05:47 AM |

Sounds like a fun event! Hmm… let me see if I have time to cook on New Year day. grin

Btw, thanks for dropping by my blog and Happy New Year to you in advance!!

Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
12.30.05 at 08:20 AM |

KALYN: It would be perfect!!! A soup dinner party sounds like fun smile

VKNarayanan, PAZ & PIGGY: thanks for stopping by,...it would be great if you can join us for the event.

Picture of Jenny Jenny said on...
12.30.05 at 12:13 PM |

Hi Melissa,
Thanks for your comment on my blog and for linking to my blog as well. I like your site, full of great info and cute to look at too! I hope I will get a chance to post some pics of our traditional Dutch (even though I live in Canada) New Years’ Ollieballen & Appelflappen - I have to have my camera at the ready since these treats get devoured too quickly with only a puff of icing sugar left behind to prove that they were ever even there. Happy New Year to you! wink

Picture of yovanna .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said on...
12.30.05 at 02:36 PM |

Prospero año nuevo Melissa y todos que estan aqui:) I hope my Spanish is okay!
I’m going to be making pernil (Puerto Rican style roast pork shoulder) for New Year’s Eve from a recipe I found in Daisy Martinez’ new cookbook “Daisy Cooks: Latin Flavors that will Rock Your World.” It looks soooo delicious. I’ll let you know how it turns out and maybe even take a photo:) Happy New Year!

Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
12.30.05 at 05:31 PM |

JENNY: we would love to see the photos, please have your camera ready to take some photos, then blog about it and send us the info and that would be your entry!!!

YOVANNA: que rico pernil!!! I have not seen the book, but it sounds delicious. Do not forget to take photos of the dinner and send me the recipe so I post your entry here . Hugs!


Picture of Gerald Gerald said on...
12.30.05 at 07:03 PM |

Great blog Chef Melissa!  I’ll try to see if I can make my family’s traditional Filipino New Year’s dessert without the supervision of anyone who’s actually made it before and post the pics on my blog. =)  Hopefully it’ll turn out OK.

Picture of Gerald Gerald said on...
12.30.05 at 07:05 PM |

Yovanna - I sampled some of Daisy’s pernil when she did a book signing in New York and it was really good!!  I hope you enjoy it!

Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
12.30.05 at 07:52 PM |

Thank You Gerald for your visit! It would be fantastic if you blog about your Philipino style dinner! Please keep me posted smile
Hugs and Happy New Year!

Picture of Lera Lera said on...
12.31.05 at 01:13 AM |

Hi Melissa, nice blog with an exciting New year Dinner theme! wishes for a wonderful New Year 2006!

Picture of Bunny Bunny said on...
12.31.05 at 12:51 PM |

Hello Melissa~ What a wonderful idea!  Thank you for the invitation but I don’t have a camera yet so I can’t share pictures. Maybe I could bug my cousins to take some for me… ^___^  I’ll try~

Picture of Cannella Cannella said on...
12.31.05 at 01:05 PM |

Hola Chef Melissa! Creo que el meme de fin de año va a ser un éxito, mis amigos italianios también se han apuntado numerosos. ¿Ya tienes todo listo para la gran cena? Yo sí, después dos días de trabajo todo está a punto. Te mando mis más siceros deseos para un feliz 2006 un un abrazo muy fuerte.

Picture of VK Narayanan VK Narayanan said on...
12.31.05 at 01:11 PM |

I made Sandesh for you Melissa.  Enjoy and happy new year!  Here is the link - http://mydhaba.blogspot.com/2005/12/sandesh_31.html

Picture of Tania Tania said on...
12.31.05 at 01:34 PM |

Hi, Melissa!
I just discovered your blog after Marcela invited me to join your New Year’s Blog Party.  Your blog is wonderful, and of course I will participate in the party!  What a great way to end 2005 and begin 2006.  Happy New Year!

Picture of kelly kelly said on...
12.31.05 at 10:12 PM |

¡Feliz Año Nuevo Melissa!


Picture of yovanna .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said on...
12.31.05 at 10:51 PM |

Gerald - What Filipino dessert are you making? My step-mom is Filipino, so whenever I’m visiting, I get a nice dose of great Filipino food! Holidays are especially tasty! I absolutely love turon (the fried banana in lumpia wrapper).
P.S. The pernil turned out fantastic! And the arroz con guandules is very good! I’ll definitely be making both of them again!

Picture of sailu sailu said on...
12.31.05 at 11:12 PM |

Melissa,that’s a wonderful idea and a great theme…
Here’s wishing you and your family a wonderful,cheerful and safe 2006! God Bless and may all your dreams come true!

Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
01.01.06 at 01:40 PM |

Wow, thank you for your responses and new years wishes. I hope you had a great new years eve, and that your first day of the year is beautiful… So far, so good, right?
P.S. Do not forget to send me the link of your post by tomorrow Jan 2nd. Hugs.

Picture of Ruth Ruth said on...
01.02.06 at 09:43 AM |

Melissa, too bad I only got to read this AFTER New Year’s Eve.  Some friends got together for a pot luck and I didn’t even think to bring the camera.  That said, I can’t wait to see what everyone else did.  Great idea, thanks for sharing.

I wish you a wonderful 2006, filled with great food!!!

Picture of Fran Fran said on...
01.02.06 at 12:03 PM |

Thanks for giving us the format to start the New Year off with some fun!  Hope you have a wonderful 2006!
Here is a link to our dinner—


Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
01.02.06 at 01:01 PM |

Thank you Fran & Ruth for participating! Happy New year, hugs….Melissa

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