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Happy New Year!


It’s almost 2011! Hard to believe, but I’m excited for the New Year and hope that you are, too! Hopefully, it’s filled with lots of good times spent with friends and family…and of course, good food.

Black-eyed peas are a traditional New Year’s dish, thought to bring good luck. I just think they taste great–if they happen to bring some luck, too, I’m not going to complain! If you want to make a dish with these tasty legumes for the holiday, here’s a good recipe adapted from

black eyed peas

New Year’s Black-Eyed Peas

Serves 6.


  • 2 28-oz cans black-eyed peas
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


1. Brown sausage and chopped onions in a skillet over medium heat. Drain excess fat.

2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a 3-quart casserole dish. Add the sausage and onions. Bake at 300° for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Do you have any special New Year’s recipes? We’d love to hear what they are!

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