Saturday, December 8, 2012

Winn-Dixie Holiday Recipes to Impress e-Book: Celebrate your Local Flavor Holiday Recipes! #WDLocalHoliday

December would have to be my family's favorite time of the year.  Not just because of the holidays and family time, but the FOOD brings our family together the most.  

My family is from Cuba, and usually we roast a pig in La Caja China for special occasions.  This year my family was super busy with my son being an active toddler, and my grandparents needing more help that I decided to bake a new holiday recipe of Cajun turkey with Cajun vegetables.  

I made my list and headed to my local Winn Dixie to buy the ingredients.  

For the vegetables I purchased:

  • 1 Small bag of carrots 
  • 1 Large onion
  • 2 Green peppers
  • 1 Bag of small potatoes
  • 1 Bag of celery

I chopped all of the vegetables except the baby carrots, and mixed them in a bowl.

The next thing I did was make the cajun seasoning from premixed seasoning here!!!

Spices that I used were:
  • 2 Tsp. Paprika
  • 2 Tsp. Cayenne (add more if you want extra hot!)
  • 2 Tsp. Oregano
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp. Onion powder
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Pepper
I took a 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and mixed in all the spices.  I then took my flavor injector, and injected the homemade marinade into different areas of the turkey.  I then took a marinade brush and coated the turkey in even more of the spicy deliciousness!  

Before popping the turkey into the oven, I took 1/4 of the vegetables and put them inside the turkey instead of stuffing. The rest of the vegetables I put around the turkey so they would soak up all of the juices.

This is what it looks like before going into the oven.

This is how fantastic it looks when it is done!

Winn Dixie is wanting to know your favorite holiday recipes!  You can submit your recipe to Winn Dixie, and have a chance for it to appear in the final Holiday Recipes to Impress E-book.

There will also be a Twitter party on December 18, 2012 from 9-10pm EST.  Winn Dixie will be talking about their Holiday Recipes to Impress E-book, and giving away $500 in prizes!!  
You can RSVP HERE!

Please follow:  @WinnDixie and @NicheMommy
Hashtag: #WDLocalHoliday

Remember you MUST RSVP to win!!

Good luck, and I can't wait to read all the yummy recipes!

**I was compensated for writing this post in partnership with Niche Mommy Network & Conference and Winn-Dixie.  All statements and opinions are my own.


  1. Your cajun turkey and veggies look amazing! I'm going to have to try that recipe. Thank you Momma Sess & Winn Dixie.

  2. I used to love shopping at Winn Dixie back home! They need to come west!