Recipes ~ New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

“I want them to bite into a cookie, and think of me, and smile.  Food is love.”Jael McHenry, The Kitchen Daughter

Good morning, sweet friends.  I am sending you two delicious recipes this morning.  When I retrieved them from my recipe archive, I thought you might enjoy them also.  Both are super easy.

The first recipe is perfect for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.  It is a wonderful snack to have out for guests or family to enjoy.

Jezebel Sauce


Jezebel Sauce

1 (18 -ounce) jar pineapple preserves

1 (18-ounce) jar apricot preserves

1/2 cup orange marmalade

1 ( 5.25 ounce) jar prepared horseradish

1 Tbls. dry mustard

In a large bowl, combine preserves, marmalade, horseradish and dry mustard.  Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.   Serve over cream cheese, along with your choice of crackers. 

Note:  I have substituted peach preserves for the pineapple preserves and it is perfect.  I often have trouble locating pineapple preserves.

The second recipe is for New Year’s Day.  We all know the old tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s day to ensure good luck for the coming year.  This recipe is great as an accompaniment to almost any meat and can also be served with crackers as an appetizer.  The recipe is from my Mississippi cookbook.

Mississippi Caviar

1 can black-eyed peas, drained

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup salad oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

Tabasco sauce to taste

Mix all ingredients and marinate for at least 8 hours.  Serve with meat or as an appetizer with crackers.

Note:  I double the recipe.  It is always is a hit with men.


Enjoy the recipes.

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!


Au Revoir,





Photo: Pinterest


6 thoughts on “Recipes ~ New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

  1. They both sound wonderful! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week.

  2. Sandra, these sound yummy! I have saved both and can’t wait to try them! I am going to have to go on a serious diet after the holidays. I have cooked and ate way too much, but I have had so much fun! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and many blessing to you in the New Year, sweet friend!!!

    1. Oh, Shannon, I have done the same. But that is true for me every year. Hope you and your family had a beautiful Christmas. Wishing you all the best in the New Year. I so thank you for being such a wonderful blogging friend and for your kindness.❤

  3. Hi Sandra, I have been on a little blogging break, but I am back. These are wonderful sounding recipes and I will save. My eating must come to a sudden halt, I have eaten way too much and I feel it. Happy New Hear my friend

    1. Thank you, Pam. I think we all feel the same way as you do, regarding our holiday eating. Or more like feasting. Happy New Year to you and your family, dear friend.

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