Looking for an appetizer for New Year's Eve? Check out this Vegetarian Times recipe for Pumpkin Sage Balls. The flavors are seasonal and the crispy fried sage leaves add a special touch. The balls are meant to be dipped in a little hot sauce. They remained quite soft after baking, but were so tasty we gobbled them right up anyway. Next time I'll reduce the oil, which might help them firm up a bit. It might also help to turn the balls during baking and increase the time in the oven. Regardless, they are a pretty color and delicious too.