Beth Dreiling / Styling Lisa Powell Bailey

Update these favorite southern salads, fresh dishes, and fun cocktails with our easy tips.



Create a snappy but casual feel at your next get-together with our fresh ideas. We’ve given Southern favorites such as chicken salad, egg salad, and pimiento cheese some unexpected flavors and presentations full of no-fuss flair. Mix and match these delicious, short recipes, and use our helpful tabletop tips for your own fabulous affair.


"Simple Food, Fresh Style" is from the April 2007 issue of Southern Living.