Let's face it.  We could all use a little luck in the New Year. Here are some food traditions to ring in 2012 that are said to do just that.

FOX's Lilian Woo reports:

For many, this (pop champagne sound) is the way to kick off the New Year.  While for others, lucky legumes are just as important.

Bishop: "Hoppin' John a famous dish in South Carolina with rice and black-eyed peas.  In Italy, the lentils with sausage."

Jack Bishop, Editorial Director of America's Test Kitchen explains, the idea is they look like money:

Bishop: "You eat the lentils on the first day of the year, and you will have a rich year."

Eating greens, such as kale or cabbage also said to bring in the green.  Some families serve up pork for a prosperous start, long noodles symbolize long life.  Fish is also on the lucky menu.  And still others bake trinkets, usually rings into cakes.

Bishop: "The person who gets the slice with the trinket, is the person who is going to have the good luck for the year."

We'd be careful about the dental work.

Lilian Woo, FOX News Radio.