My Favorite Holiday Flavors for the New Year! #WDLocalHoliday

by Carrie with Children with comments closed

There are so many wonderful things about the holidays.  One thing that is constant in our house is the food.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are typically known for ham, turkey and sometimes a rib roast in our family. But at New Year’s Eve we really kick it up a notch –  we crave seafood flavors to ring in the new year!

It’s become a tradition in our house – each year on New Year’s Eve with a few, close friends we have a Low Country Boil complete with shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob, crab legs and more.  It’s the perfect night to celebrate with football on the television, great food and usually fantastic Florida weather, so we can celebrate outside!

Low country boil with crab legs

Our Low Country Boil has become a fantastic tradition and the perfect way to ring in the New Year.  In fact, we are already making our plans for this year’s meal.  I can’t wait to get my hands on some of our local Mayport shrimp caught right off the waters near my house. There’s just nothing better than fresh shrimp!

What types of local flavors does your family celebrate during the holidays? Do you have any traditions that really make the holidays shine? This year,  Winn-Dixie wants to help you discover new recipes to impress your family this holiday season.

Winn Dixie Holiday Recipes to Impress

Submit your own holiday recipes to the Winn-Dixie Recipes to Impress E-cookbook for a chance to be featured in the final E-cookbook.  Be sure and browse through the submitted recipes in the gallery to see how others celebrate the local flavor in the region.

Also, be sure and join the Winn-Dixie Twitter party on December 18 at 9 p.m. EST to discover more great recipes and ideas of how creating local food flavors in your home this holiday season.  RSVP for the Twitter party at


** This post was written in partnership with the Niche Mommy Network & Conference and Winn-Dixie.  I received compensation for this post, but thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **