May 2011 Magazine

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

May 2011 Recipes

Find recipes from the May 2011 issue of Southern Living magazine. more
travel | south-east

Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail

This flat trail along a former rail line is the perfect spot for a leisurely ride with the family. more
| travel

Find Your Ride

Whether you're an experienced biker or just off of training wheels, there's a bike out there for everyone. Use our guide to find the right one for you. more
travel | south-central

New Orleans Cruising Culinary Tour

Tour the city and taste all it has to offer on this bike tour of New Orleans. more
travel | south-central

Birmingham's Oak Mountain State Park

Looking for a little adventure? Check out Oak Mountain State Park's off-road bike trails for all levels of biking experience. more
travel | south-west

Austin Bike Tours

See the sights of Austin on custom routes created specifically for your biking abilities.

home and garden | solutions

Game Table Makeover

With some glossy pink paint, Eddie Ross transforms an old pedestal table into a perky, multipurpose table! more
food | entertaining

21 New Ways with Sweet Tea

Although some may argue there is only one way to drink tea—sweet and iced—here are some must-try iced tea recipes.

food | entertaining

Kentucky Hot Browns

In need of a little comfort? Tuck into the classic knife-and-fork sandwich, or turn the hot combo into a tart, or a decadent topping for biscuits, cornbread, or pan-friend cheese grits—yummm! more
food | holidays and occasions

Healthy Mother's Day Brunch

A healthy spin on strawberry shortcake and a "Mom-mosa" make an irresitible breakfast treat for Mother's Day. more
healthy living | fitness

Discover Yoga's Stress Relieving Benefits

Yoga helps you stay flexible in more ways than one. Find out how these Miami women beat stress and stay lean, and how you can too more
home and garden | gardens

5 Ways to Maximize Your Outdoor Space

Marquette Clay’s Oklahoma City home is tiny, but what he did to the garden is huge. With a keen eye for design and color, this landscape contractor proves that sometimes less is much more.

home and garden | decorating

Pre-Fab Coastal Cottage

Here’s what happens when a custom builder and an interior designer team up to turn a factory-built home into the beach cottage of their dreams. more
home and garden | decorating

Cape Cod Style Makeover

An Atlanta couple drew on their New England roots to add space to their cottage without adding on. more
home and garden | gardens

Green Kitchen Garden

Step inside this tidy kitchen garden that makes new use of things once lost and forgotten—and offers a beautiful spot for growing veggies out back more
home and garden | gardens

Gardening 101: Japanese Maple Trees

Elegant, colorful Japanese Maple trees are so easy to grow they deserve a special place in every garden. more
home and garden | gardens

Top 6 Japanese Maple Varieties

Expert grower William B. Shell shares his favorites, whether you’re looking for continuous color or sculptural foliage. more
home and garden | gardens

How To Plant a Japanese Maple Tree

Follow these simple steps to give your plant a good start. more
travel | south-central

Virginia Williams' Guide to Memphis

Get a personal tour of Memphis with its native daughter and rising star Virginia Williams. more
travel | south-east

Apalachicola: The Oysterman's Village

This shabby-chic Florida seaside village is a must for oyster lovers. more
travel | south-east

Pensacola: The City on the Rise

Thriving with new restaurants, music venues, and shops, Pensacola is an oldie, but a goodie. more
travel | south-east

Grayton Beach: The Orginal Beach Town

Sit back and relax at one of Florida's most laid-back beaches. more
food | entertaining

11 Portable Picnic Recipes

Grab-and-go recipes are a must for a picnic. Use these make-ahead recipes including bite-size fried chicken and sweet little pies for your next picnic. more