12 savory and sweet dishes to bring good luck to the New Year.
Mary Hicks’s Corn Bread
In Helvetia, a Swiss enclave in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, corn bread is made with white cornmeal (yellow works too) and salt, not sugar. For the crispest crust, use an iron skillet greased liberally with bacon fat. **See the recipe for Mary Hick’s Corn Bread »**
Hoppin’ John Soup
This soup of black-eyed peas and rice, traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day in the American South, makes good use of leftover holiday ham scraps.