Tag Archives: New Years eve

Cara’s Cucina: Cheese Ball

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make a Cheese Ball!

This recipe is a Di Falco family favorite and a big hit at parties. Add this to your New Year’s Eve menu, and your guests will not be disappointed! Check out the ingredients for the dish, which serves 12-16, below.

Cheese Ball

1 stick (8 Tbs.) butter, softened to room temperature
8 oz. mascarpone cheese OR American cream cheese, softened to room temperature
4 Tbs. honey
1 c. chopped walnuts
1/4 c. dried cranberries
wheat crackers, for serving

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito e Felice Anno Nuovo!

New Year’s Eve Fashion Guide

You may be starting to panic if you haven’t found that perfect outfit to wear when ringing in the new year. #HipNJ is here to help. Here are some fashion tips for New Year’s Eve!

Sequins are hot right now. Find yourself a sequin top, skirt, or dress and get ready to turn heads.

Chokers can complete any look, especially when paired with a faux fur jacket.

For New Year’s Eve, it’s all about gold. Whether it is your dress or your shoes, make sure something you’re rocking features the gorgeous color. As far as for the rest of the year, we think that violet will be hot.

Regardless of what you decide to wear, confidence is key.

Now, time to address those of you who are brave enough to be in Times Square for one of the coldest NYE’s on record.

Forget fashion! Your number one priority is not freezing to death. 

Put on your favorite scarf, hat and gloves, and anything else that will add warmth. Hold onto your hand warmers as tight as you can and have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!


Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in #HipNJ

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. This year flew by, and now it’s time to ring in 2018. Still not sure where to go? Here are some of the best places in New Jersey to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten (Asbury Park)

The Hills Tavern (Millburn)

Biagio’s Ristorante (Paramus)

Victory Nightclub (East Rutherford)

Village Pourhouse (Hoboken)

The Barrow House (Clifton)

Wherever you decide to celebrate, #HipNJ hopes you have you a safe and fun New Year’s Eve!