Okay, I've comepletely changed this recipe, so it is no longer from the Southern Living 1986 Annual Recipe book. Please ignore the rating, it comes from the recipe that was originally here. The recipe you will find here now is how I usually fix black-eyed peas, although the amounts are guesstimates, since I rarely measure ingredients unless I am trying a new recipe. This recipe goes well with cornbread, rice or stewed tomatoes. You can leave out the sausage if you like.