Cheesy New Year!
At this point it's probably been a week's worth of over-indulging and you are already contemplating a new regime of kale smoothies and sit-ups. But there's still one last blast to get through this weekend and we have everything you need: tonics, sodas, bitters, chocolates, chips, napkins - you name it.
But if you're looking to bring the ultimate snack to a New Year's party or provide bowls of deliciousness to your own guests at your NYD levée, you seriously have to check out these cheesy puffs from Portland. Face it, you can put out plates of the finest charcuterie and paté at an upscale party and spend hours making caviar blinis and devilled quail eggs and what will be the first thing to be demolished? The bowl of cheezies (or cheezits or cheese puffs or whatever your preferred brand calls them) always needs refilling. It's a guilty pleasure with strong echoes of childhood and you need only scan the fingertips of your guests to see who has just gone down a rabbit hole of nostalgia. These ones from Fuller in Oregon take the cheesy to the next level with a decidedly adult dimension: Sriracha-Cheddar, Asiago-Black Pepper and Blue Cheese-Jalapeño are your options.
Your guests (or hosts, as the case may be) will curse you for having introduced them to something so irresistible it's going to seriously challenge their New Year's Resolutions.