Traditionally, Hoppin' John is served in the South at New Year's because the black-eyed peas represent coins—they're meant
to herald prosperity in the coming year. Our version, with all its veggies, is a fresher, healthier update.
Quarter potatoes for quick cooking, then mash with 2% milk, butter, and low-fat sour cream for a creamy dish. Online reviewer
Doc Theo melted the butter before adding it and noted, "The finished product was creamy, and flavorful. Going on our repeat
list for sure!"
Asparagus, seasoned with olive oil and garlic, cooks quickly and goes well with chicken, pork, and steak dishes. Online reviewer
Searscooking suggests adding the almonds just before serving to retain their crunch.
Lovers of Italian food will celebrate the fresh tomato, garlic, and rosemary mixture spooned into grilled mushroom caps. Online
reviewer Tommy the Italian suggests serving with a New York strip steak and a glass of Syrah wine.
Savor fresh summer produce with a salad that showcases ripe cherry tomatoes and just-cut corn kernels. Recipe reviewer Agouldre
said, "This is a first rate summer salad that is very cook friendly and can be made ahead. The basil and cheese add a zing."
There's nothing easier and healthier than a side dish of roasted vegetables. The vibrant colors of the vegetables will brighten
any dinner plate. This recipe is very adaptable, great for those excess vegetables in the fridge that need to be used up.
Online reviewer Cenlatiger says, "Delicious!! Really really good. There's plenty of sweetness that even the picky children
might like it and oh so many wonderful flavors - your grown-up tastebuds will love."