Dried split peas and ham hocks are cooked with vegetables in chicken stock seasoned with dill weed, bay leaves, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. When cooked through, this soup is pureed and thinned with milk.
Cinnamon raisin bread spread with a white chocolate-cream cheese mixture flavored with orange zest, and sliced, fresh strawberries make divine breakfast or brunch sandwiches. Pan-toasted, they're served drizzled with maple syrup and garnished with strawberries. Add a glass of sparkling pink wine to complete the festive menu.