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When the New Year rolls around, it's important to pack your plate with foods that are full of good luck. Inspired by different traditions around the world, these recipes are sure to bring you good fortune.

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By traciesparks

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (19 Votes)
Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon 1 Picture
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Servings 8
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 200

  • 1-pound dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and sorted to remove pebbles if necessary
  • 1/2-pound bacon, cooked and crumbled, plus more to garnish, optional
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt to taste

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A real Southern favorite, black-eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring good luck

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These delicious seared pork chops with roasted grapes are very simple to prepare

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 pork chops, boneless, skinless
  • 2 to 3 cups seedless red grapes, pulled from the stems
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • Coarse salt and pepper
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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This refreshing twist on the classic vodka and ginger beer cocktail is perfect for the holiday season! Garnish with...

  • GINGER LIME SUGAR:
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of half a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
  • POMEGRANATE MOSCOW MULE:
  • 2.5 ounces 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice (reserve the lime wedges)
  • Ice cubes
  • 6 ounces ginger beer (Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Beer is great!)
  • Pomegranate arils, for garnish
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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Cabbage, Cucumber and Fennel Salad with Dill is crunchy and refreshing, with a rich and tangy crème fraîche vineg...

  • 1 1/4 pounds Savoy cabbage, very thinly sliced on a mandoline (6 cups)
  • 1 medium sweet onion, very thinly sliced on a mandoline
  • 1 1/2 pounds fennel bulbs, halved, cored and very thinly shaved on a mandoline
  • Ice water
  • 1 seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/8 inch thick
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dill, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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Sautéed kale and treviso radicchio tossed with pickled raisins, pears and chopped hazelnuts drizzled with a little...

  • PICKLED RAISINS:
  • 1 bunch treviso radicchio
  • Walnut oil or another nut oil, to season
  • Maldon sea salt, to season
  • Sherry vinegar, to season
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small bunch kale, stems removed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup strained pickled raisins (recipe below)
  • 2 ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup toasted and roughly chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 3 sprigs thyme, leaves picked off
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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This creamy rice pudding is easy and delicious, using rice, condensed milk and cinnamon garnished with strawberries...

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Strawberries, for garnish
  • Mint leaves, for garnsih
4.5/5 (28 Votes)

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This delicious Black Eyed Peas recipe starts with the basics but includes some great variations to suit your specif...

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 whole large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cups black-eyed peas (soaked)
  • 5 cups low-sodium (or no-sodium) chicken broth
  • 1 whole ham hock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • White or brown rice, for serving
4.8/5 (13 Votes)

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At only 184 calories a serving, this Almond Milk Rice Pudding is a guilt free treat

  • 2 1/2 cups Silk Pure Almond Original or Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup short grain white rice or Arborio rice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup, brown sugar or honey, if using Silk Original
  • 1/2 cup raisins
4/5 (122 Votes)

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Delicious mustard and collard greens made even better with the addition of bacon, onions, and a hint of Tabasco sau...

  • 4-ounces slab bacon, about 8 or 9 slices, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 large bunches collard greens, stemmed
  • 1 bunch mustard greens, stemmed
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or canned broth
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Tabasco or hot pepper sauce, optional to taste
4.2/5 (56 Votes)

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This Southwestern Corn & Black Eyed Pea Salad is delicious anytime of the year

  • DRESSING:
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • SALAD:
  • 1/3 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 can (15-ounce) black-eyed peas, rinsed
  • 1 can (11-ounce) whole corn, drained
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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RIng in the New Year in with this lucky and delicious Black-Eyed Peas soup! FIlled with the rich and savory flavors...

  • 1 pound dry black-eyed peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (32-ounce) cartons chicken broth
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 pound smoked ham hocks
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 5 pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (24 Votes)

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Hoppin' John, also known as Carolina Peas and Rice is a peas and rice dish served in the Southern United States

  • 4 slices uncooked Canadian-style bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small uncooked red onion, finely chopped, about 1 cup
  • 1 cup dry black-eyed peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked white rice, long grain-variety
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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This recipe for Winter Lentil Soup will warm you up on a cold day and fill your house with comforting aromas of lee...

  • 4 leeks, white and light green parts only
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into a 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup brown lentils
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (1-ounce) grated Parmesan (optional)
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Fresh grape salad is perfect side to a grilled pork roast

  • 2 pounds red grapes, washed, and de-stemmed
  • 2 pounds green grapes, washed and de-stemmed
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.5/5 (12 Votes)

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Spicy Chicken Pot Stickers with Ginger and Green Onion Dipping Sauce is the perfect recipe to feed a hungry crowd s...

  • GINGER AND GREEN ONION DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 8 ounces ground chicken breast, uncooked, about 1 cup
  • 1/4 cup canned whole or sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, snipped
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • 1 recipe ginger and green onion dipping sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
4.5/5 (6 Votes)

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