Must-Make Recipes for New Year’s Day

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New Years Day recipes

With New Year’s Day coming up fast, I thought I’d share some of my family’s classic must have recipes for the big New Year’s Day meal!

pot of black eyed peas and smoked turkey

First up is black eyed pea. These are a must for New Year’s Day on Southern tables. I make mine in the crock pot with a smoked turkey leg. This is a fuss free way to have perfectly cooked black eyed peas. 

Click here for this Slow Cooker Blackeyed Peas with Smoked Turkey Leg recipe

veggie hoppin john black eyed peas

Vegetarian Hoppin’ John version of Blackeyed Peas

Fried Apples

Fried Apples make an amazing side dish and this recipe is a great copycat version of the ones you get at Cracker Barrel. 

Click here for this Fried Apples recipe

Collards for New YEars
Next up greens! In this post I show you how to make fresh greens from collards, but this recipe works for turnip greens as well. Also on this post, learn how to make that beloved clear hot pepper sauce that is so good on greens, beans, and anything else you add it to. For quicker greens, click here.

Click here for this Collard Greens and Pepper Sauce recipe

Stack of cornbread.

Put a spin on the Southern favorite with this broccoli cheese cornbread. Fluffy yet moist and cheesy, it certainly packs a hearty homestyle flavor punch.

Homestyle Broccoli Cheese Cornbread

Mexican Cornbread

How about some of Mama’s Mexican Cornbread? It is so good it could just about be a meal in and of itself! 

Click here for this Mexican Cornbread recipe

And there are a couple other Cornbread Recipes to consider:

dixie cornbread

Dixie Cornbread with Buttermilk

Hot Water Cornbread Recipe: Only Two Ingredients

Vintage Punch recipes

You might also enjoy my collection of 3 Vintage Punch Recipes, which includes my Iced Tea Punch. Click here to see the others.

What are you most looking forward to in 2024?

I know we are all hoping for some gradual change to more normal times, but besides that, what else do you hope for in 2024? 

I love hearing from you. Your comments are what make this a conversation! 


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  1. I have a recipe using canned peas but your recipe seems to be the one I need ’cause I’m feeding lots of people. also, the Slow Cooker method will work for me, don’t need to “watch the pot”! Also, for the greens, I will use cabbage.
    Thank you for this recipe, Christy

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