A real Southern favorite, black-eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring good luck. My mother's recipe with bacon, garlic and thyme makes them extra special. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
Black Eyed Pea Casserole- fun for New Years Day! "Oh, and about those black-eyed peas… tradition says that the peas– since they swell when they cook– are said to bring prosperity to those who eat them on New Year’s Day. I guess it’s worth a shot, right?"