When I was growing up we always had black eyed peas on New Year’s Day. My mom told me that it would bring us good luck for the year if we did so.
Have you ever heard of this?
It’s apparently a Southern thing.
If you eat black eyed peas on the first day of the New Year you will be brought prosperity.
I am a sucker for traditions like this. I want to pass them down to my own family so that we have something to look forward to every year.
Do you have any traditions like this?
I wanted to do things a little differently with these black eyed peas, though.
My mom would slow cook them with ham and some salt and pepper, nothing really elaborate. And if you know me, that’s just not my style. I want to get flavor packed into every dish.
So, I use the Instant Pot to make these peas, which cuts down on hours of waiting, add in some of my favorite seasonings to really bring out the flavor of the peas and pork. I also add in some diced tomatoes for more texture.
Good Luck Black Eyed Peas
Believe me, if you’re eating this black eyed pea dish, you’re going to have a good year, because it’s starting out perfectly.
Here’s what I used in this post!
Need more recipe ideas?
This distillery takes the whiskey that you're used to and transforms it into something unimaginable. They use craft beer to create their whiskey and their awesomeness doesn't stop there.
Deviled eggs are the perfect party food. These deviled eggs combine the earthiness of beets, the sourness of pickling, and the sweetness of the filling for the perfect flavor.
Easter's on its way!
Which means, you'll be needing some cocktails for your brunch. Well the Easter Bunny brought his special cocktial for you!
It's week 2 of muffin month! I bring you one of my favorite muffins that I make!
A matcha strawberry muffin.
When it comes to eating healthy, it's not what you cook, it's how you cook it!
One of my family traditions for Easter is making chicken pot pie, so I'm sharing my tradition with you with my favorite chicken pot pie recipe
After visiting Seven Stills in San Francisco, I got super excited to mix a few cocktails with their whiskey and bitters. I made this version of an old fashioned, but it has a few little twists! Click here for the recipe
Muffins are my go to breakfast hack. You make them a couple times a week and you have breakfast solved. I'm sharing some of my favorite muffin recipes with you. Starting with cranberry orange.
Are you looking for a vegetarian dish and you just don't know where to start? Here are 20 must try vegetarian dishes that you need today!