December 2011 Magazine

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

December 2011 Recipes

Find recipes from the December 2011 issue of Southern Living magazine. more
healthy living | mind and body

Girls' Night Out Fashion

Get ready for the holiday season with party-perfect outfits inspired by chic accesories by designer Elaine Turner. more
| food

5 Delicious Mashed Potato Bakes

Mix up your mashed potatoes routine by trying one of these 5 delicious variations. Tasty additions like caramelized onions and chorizo sausage will make these mashed potatoes a family favorite. more
home and garden | gardens

Your Guide to Paperwhites

Our guide shows you how to plant, care for, and force the bulbs of your paperwhites. They're great gifts for the holidays or all year long. more
home and garden | gardens

December Gardening & Planting Tips

It's time to snip greenery from your yard and enjoy amaryllis. more
travel | south-central

Crescent City Christmas

In New Orleans, traditions are as thick as roux. To get your fill in December, just follow the firelight. more
| online community

Southern Journal: O Christmas Tree

In the spirit of family tradition, I figured the state wouldn't miss one small cedar. more
| online community

Dishing with Maya Angelou

We sat down with the legendary poet and author to chat about slow food and the spirit of the season. more
food | holidays and occasions

How To Wrap a Gift

When it comes to holiday gift-giving, presentation is just as important as what's inside. Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to wrap a gift for a clean, polished package. more
food | holidays and occasions

How To Make a Mistletoe Kissing Ball

Use your leafy bounty to craft an im-peck-able Christmas decoration. more
food | holidays and occasions

Top-Rated Christmas Brunch Recipes

Find delicious Christmas brunch recipes to serve at your holiday gathering including breakfast casseroles, biscuits, omelets, and more.

| food

In Season: Satsumas

Introduce yourself to a new citrus—satsumas. There's only a small window in the winter when these are in their prime, so enjoy them while you can! more
home and garden | decorating

5 Rules for Creating an Appetizing Dining Room

It's just a table and chairs, right? Not so fast. Designer Tobi Fairley shares her dining room guidelines. more
travel | mid-atlantic

Snowy Getaway

Winters have brought record snowfall to Western Maryland's Deep Creek Lake, just a three-hour drive from the Nation's Capital. Here's our guide to the snowiest spot in the South. more