We really enjoyed this black-eyed pea and ham casserole. I made 1/2 the recipe, it was a perfect meal for two. It was absolutely delicious, full of layers of lovely robust flavors. It was hot, sweet and spicy. This dish smelled great while cooking and tasted even better. Sadly I can't say that it tasted better the next day, there was none left over. I did cook this for 2 hours to allow it to reduce a bit (personal preference only). It was a great use of contest ingredients, Good Luck.
This was just okay for me. I didn't much like the Pepsi flavor (and I love Pepsi). The flavor did improve the next day.