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It seems like every family has different customs to ring in the New Year. In my mostly-German family, pork and cabbage are musts on New Year’s Day for good luck in the coming year. This January 1, start a new tradition alongside loved ones with a New Year’s Day brunch full of breakfast favorites and modern twists on traditional recipes.

New Year's Day Brunch Table Setting
Flatbread With Arugula, Roasted Tomatoes and Eggs
This egg-topped flatbread offers a twist on traditional breakfast pizza.

Roasted Tomato, Egg and Arugula Flatbread
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It seems like every family has different customs to ring in the New Year. In my mostly-German family, pork and cabbage are musts on New Year’s Day for good luck in the coming year. This January 1, start a new tradition alongside loved ones with a New Year’s Day brunch full of breakfast favorites and modern twists on traditional recipes.

New Year's Day Brunch Table Setting
Flatbread With Arugula, Roasted Tomatoes and Eggs
This egg-topped flatbread offers a twist on traditional breakfast pizza.

Roasted Tomato, Egg and Arugula Flatbread
More New Year’s Day Brunch Ideas

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What do you do to bring good luck to you and yours in the new year? In our home it means two things:

Before New Year’s Day: Take down and pack away all Christmas decor. According to my mom, it’s bad luck for the tree to still be up on the first day of the new year. (I think this is motivated by her fear that a dried out tree is a fire hazard, as well as her desire to have the house in order before the holiday break ends.)

Peas for Prosperity

On New Year’s Day: Eat black-eyed peas and collard greens with family, friends and neighbors. (In the South, if you wait too late, the grocery stores will be sold out of this good-luck grub.)

I’ll be cooking up these recipes from Food Network: Southern-Style Collard Greens and Spicy Black-Eyed Peas.

Share with us your January 1 traditions.

And from the Design Happens team at HGTV.com, peace and prosperity in 2011!

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While I always welcome the new year with a small gathering of my closest friends and family, I can’t help feeling I’m part of a giant cosmic party celebrating with billions of people all over the world. Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s party for four or 40, check out our favorite decorating ideas for ringing in 2011…with a bang.

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