It's a new year. A fresh start. A year full of promises.

Why not add a little luck to it as well? Enjoy a bowl of Hoppin' John.

It's a tradition that my family must have within the first day or two in the year.

I call this a "two-fer" tradition. Besides it's super yumminess, it's believed to bring good luck and prosperity to you. Now who wouldn't want that?

Hoppin John is a southern style dish that's fairly easy to make with rice, onions, celery, black eyed peas, and ham with seasoning of hot sauce, cumin, salt, etc...

It's not too late for you, click here for the recipe.

Do you have any New Year's traditions?

How about these? Ever heard about the 10 quirky New Year Traditions from around the world.