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I have no qualms about being grill-side at most parties, but on New Year's, I want to be inside with everyone else getting my drink on. So at least for this party I get all my grilling done beforehand to free up time to revel with my oversized, boisterous family—perfect companions to ring in the new year.
Since grilling happens ahead of time, I like to make things that are good both hot and at room temperature, which these goat cheese-stuffed Peppadews most certainly are.
They're also incredibly quick and easy to put together. Just drain a jar of Peppadews—a name brand of a small sweet and spicy pepper—stuff them with herbed goat cheese, then grill them on a plank until they start to brown.
For so little effort, they deliver big on flavor. The Peppadew itself is an amazing mixture of fruity, spicy, and sweet, while the goat cheese tempers some heat and the herbs freshen up the whole affair.
These are great snack to pop as the night goes on, keeping me both a happy eater and a very merry reveler.