December 2009 Magazine

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

December 2009 Recipes

Find recipes from the December 2009 issue of Southern Living magazine. more
food | how-to

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Homemade mashed potatoes are a crowd-pleasing option for any occasion. Try one of these recipes for our favorite comfort food.

food | holidays and occasions

Create an Easy Holiday Mantel

Create a fragrant and festive mantel with simple greenery and affordable flowers. more
travel | south-east

Micanopy, Florida

Makes us glad we live in the South... more
food | holidays and occasions

24 Christmas Gift Ideas

Here are the best Southern-made goods for everyone on your list. more
food | holidays and occasions

Must-Have Christmas Recipes

These doable ideas are suited for even the busiest Christmas holiday schedule. more
healthy living | healthy outings

Lighten Up in Dallas

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but we’ll show you how to slim down in Big D while still enjoying the city’s glitz and glamour. more
food | holidays and occasions

New Holiday Table

Dazzle dinner guests with a silver-and-sage tableau that embraces both old and new. more
| travel

5 Best Christmas Cities

Folks in these cities know how to spice up the holidays with a mix of tradition and surprise. more
home and garden | decorating

Christmas Napkin Rings

No matter who’s coming over, we’ve got the perfect napkin rings to get your party off to a great start. more
food | holidays and occasions

Make Your Own Magnolia Wreath

Here’s the secret that makes it so simple, you’ll want to try.

healthy living | mind and body

Tips for a Stress-Less Holiday

Time-management expert Molly Gold shares her tips for getting organized this season while having fun. more