While Wearing Pearls

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Black-eyed Pea Extravaganza

We started the New Year off with a new muffin recipe Egg Nog Muffin!  They were fabulous and I will make them again when Egg Nog is in the stores.

Egg Nog Muffin

For Christmas, Melinda gave us the Pioneer Woman's new cookbook A Year of Holidays.  It was the inspiration for our dinner on January first.  I called it our Black-eyed Pea Extravaganza.    I served Zannie's Black-eyed pea dip from the Pioneer Women , Black-eyed Pea Salad, and Hoppin' John and Loaded Cornbread from the new cookbook.  The cornbread was fixed in Boston, Denver and Waco we adjusted it a little because the vegetables got a little to soggy on the bottom for us Texans!  Melinda had the best results since she lives in Denver she had the advantage of living in a later time zone.  She did not saute the vegetables and just mixed them into the cornbread.

Melinda with Ree Drummond

This is my recipe for Black-eyed Pea Salad it is like my black bean salad so you can use either kind one and have an outstanding salad or salsa.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

2 cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 large can of corn, drained and rinsed
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped
1 pint or small container cherry tomatoes quartered
1/3 cup of Garlic Expressions Salad Dressing
1 bell pepper any color chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

Add ingredients together and let it set for about an hour at room temperature so that flavors marinate together.  It is great served as a salad or as a salsa with chips.  Also the Garlic Expressions makes this salad taste outstanding.  If your local store does not carry it I have had to order it online before.  I have written a previous post about it.

I hope all are having a great start to the New Year and trying to stay warm.
All While Wearing Pearls


  1. I had no idea that you were a blogger.....& such a good one , indeed !!! I'm a follower !

    1. Yes, I blog usually not on a regular basis but I am doing better. Thank you for the comment.

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