Monthly Archives: December 2014

Difference between: black-eyed peas and purple hull peas

Confession: This was  a difficult Difference Between – I couldn’t find a lot of information on purple hull peas. Although, what I did find was quite favorable.

In the interest of today being New Years Eve – I do love seasonal posts! – I did want to write about black-eyed peas, a Southern staple and longtime good luck New Years food. 

So, here’s what I found with the difference between black-eyed peas and purple hull peas.

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Aussie chicken

This is a very popular recipe, but I had to make it a few times and give it a few alterations to get it just right.

I make chicken for dinner *a lot* and this is not one of the simpler ones.

However, it is absolutely excellent. Pair with a simple steamed vegetable or two and you can have an impressive yet not over the top dinner for guests.

Or just a savory meal for two.


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp light corn syrup*
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley (or fresh if you have it)

*You can probably do without this if you don’t already have corn syrup in the house. Don’t make a special trip to the store just for that.

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