December 2010 Magazine

Features, recipes, and web exclusives from the December issue of Southern Living magazine.

December 2010 Recipes

Find recipes from the December 2010 issue of Southern Living magazine. more
home and garden | decorating

Made by Southern Hands: Silver and Gold

Embrace all that glitters this holiday season, from shimmering silver candles to shiny gold jewelry, all from companies right here in our region. more
home and garden | decorating

Family-Friendly Kitchen

This Virginia family of nine proves that the kitchen really is the heart of the home. more
home and garden | gardens

Vibrant Winter Hollies

Native hollies possumhaw and winterberry produce riveting berry displays. more
home and garden | gardens

Gardening 101: Amaryllis

Bring vibrant garden colors inside with this favorite holiday flower. more
healthy living | fitness

Indoor Cycling: Fun and Fitness

Learn why these Jackson, Mississippi, women make indoor cycling classes a weekly fitness routine. more
healthy living | mind and body

5 Reasons Pomegranates Make You Healthier

This festive fruit is full of unexpected health benefits. more
healthy living | mind and body

Smoky Eye Made Easy

Anyone can achieve this look in four simple steps. Our own Art Assistant, Betsy McCallen, models the smoky eye by Atlanta makeup artist Nyssa Green. more
food | holidays and occasions

Mail-Order Gourmet

All of the South’s best authentic flavors can be mail-ordered for special gifts or your own holiday table. more
home and garden | gardens

How to Plant Amaryllis Bulbs

Pot your bulb with these simple steps, and you'll have a gorgeous bloom in just a few weeks. more
food | holidays and occasions

8 Cookies to Swap

These homemade treats are perfect for giving and nibbling at your next holiday cookie exchange. more
home and garden | decorating

High Holiday Style in the Lowcountry

Steve and Marianne Harrison, owners of Beaufort’s magical Rhett House Inn, built a traditional cottage as their own modern retreat. more
food | holidays and occasions

Small Den Do-Over

Newlyweds traded in an empty room and a pair of leather recliners for a den that meshes both of their styles. more
home and garden | decorating

Everything Merry & Bright

A storybook house in Charlotte, North Carolina, gets all decked out in swathes of pattern and color for a young, active family. more
food | holidays and occasions

Complement Your Home with Holiday Décor

For many spaces, the usual red and green holiday decorations are overpowering. The solution: Dress traditional holiday decorations (wreaths, ornaments, etc.) in your space’s color palette. more
food | holidays and occasions

Decorate With Cranberries

Very merry berries add a splash of color through the house. more
food | holidays and occasions

Deck the Halls With Rosemary

4 ways to fill your home with the natural beauty and fragrance of fresh rosemary. more
home and garden | decorating

Beautiful Christmas Table Settings

Pair serving pieces with Christmas table settings to create a beautiful background for your holiday meal. more
food | holidays and occasions

Get the Look: 10 Essential Serving Pieces

Find our sources for classic serving pieces that every hostess should own. more
food | holidays and occasions

Expert Christmas Lighting Tips

Callaway Gardens' lighting expert shares some tricks of the trade. more
| travel

Christmas Light Displays

Miles of twinkling lights and sculptures sparkle across the South during the holiday season. more
food | how-to

White Chocolate Snowflake Garnish

Use our free printable snowflake stencil to make a spectacular garnish for our Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake. more
travel | mid-atlantic

Winter Getaway: Centreville, Delaware

The heart of the Brandywine Valley decks out for the holiday season. more
travel | south-west

Dazzling Lights of Kansas City

Diana Lambdin Meyer reflects on Christmas past and thrills of the glittering holiday lights of her Missouri hometown. more
travel | south-central

Mountaintop Christmas Carols

Staffer Katie Morrow finds the true spirit of Christmas at the Festival of Lessons and Carols. more
travel | south-east

Shopping Local in Asheville

Our travel editor shares the people and pleasures of locally made gifts in this mountain town. more
food | holidays and occasions

Savory Cheese Straw Recipes

These cheese straw recipes are Southern entertaining classics. You'll find plenty of ways to serve up these savory bites. more
| travel

25 Free Things to Do in December

Entertain the family with one of these free activities near you. more
| travel

A Tale of Two Tamales

Contributing Editor Taylor Bruce hits the back roads to discover how the love of an ancient pre-Aztec food tradition links two distinct Southern cultures in Texas and Mississippi. more