Zannie's black eyed pea dip from The Pioneer Woman. Use only a tiny bit of onion, diced crazily finely. Sub in up to 50% refried beans. Increase sour cream by half, no jalapeños unless you dice small &/or know your crowd. Use about 1.5c cheese, must be home-grated. Go easy on hot sauce if it's a varied crowd.
A Walk in the country . . .black-eyed-susans and Golden Rod. 'A very typical sight in Alabama. Golden Rod was once the state flower of Alabama. Now the state flower is the Camellia and the beautiful, wild yellow golden-rod is considered a weed.