Here's an idea to make cooking a New Year's Eve dinner a little less demanding. Stop by Il Fornaio and pick up cranberry almond cream tarts, one for each guest. Made with almond paste, fresh cranberries, custard and pastry, they're perfect for the season.
You might also take home some pumpkin muffins or nonfat ginger pumpkin muffins, a wise option for these calorie-laden holidays.
Cranberry almond cream tarts, $3.25 each. Pumpkin muffins or nonfat ginger pumpkin muffins, $1.65 each at Il Fornaio, 301 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 550-0303, and other locations throughout Southern California.