Christmas With Southern Living

Christmas with Southern Living 2011

Christmas is such a memorable and sacred time of year for so many.  We’ve surveyed readers and asked them, “What do you remember most about Christmas?”  Possible answers: 1. Gifts 2. Food 3. Family Traditions.

This project came about because we all started thinking about Christmas last year as we prepared for this year.  What did we remember most about Christmas?  Gifts?  We remembered them and appreciated them.  Food?  Delectable.  Family Traditions?  Family traditions were the number one memory that set our hearts aglow with joy all over again.

This Christmas, if you want to give a special gift which will live on in the hearts of your loved ones for years to come, we have a recommendation for you.  Southern Living makes timeless Christmas books which give you festive and elegant suggestions on how to make Christmas memorable.

Christmas with Southern Living, their most recent publication,  contains holiday project ideas to savor, entertain, decorate, and share.

Southern Living also makes a comprehensive cookbook for everyday favorites called The Southern Living Cookbook.  This cookbook contains 1,250 recipes.

Each section educates and explains techniques.  For example, the chapter on meats contains an overview of how to handle, cook, and determine doneness.  It also contains a chart called “Beef Made Easy” which presents a full-color chart on cuts of meat. Then the cookbook presents a wide variety of useful, everyday recipes using beef.

What we like best: the cookbook’s layout.  It is so easy to use.  Also, the cookbook is soft-backed so the pages stay open and flat easily.

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Rating: 4 Stars!  Very good!

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Christmas With Southern Living 2010

Southern Living Christmas 2010 Cookbook

Christmas is just around the corner!  Our favorite part of Christmas time is the Christmas spirit brought in by delicious Wassail, ornamental Christmas sugar cookies, and spectacularly ornate Christmas trees.  Southern Living’s Christmas 2010 is a smorgasboard of Christmas delight.  This treasured cookbook contains a variety of appealing recipes, Christmas crafts, and desserts to bring brilliance and shine to your holiday hospitality.

Our favorite recipes: Eggs Benedict Casserole (p. 125)
Our favorite bite-sized gifts: Brownie Ganache Bites
Our favorite decoration: Ribbon Wreath (p. 84)
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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Delicious!

Classic Southern Desserts by Southern Living

We are sorry to make you wait, but you’ll have to bake these first!  The recipes from Classic Southern Desserts from Southern Living will bring you great culinary delight.  We tested this cookbook and we approve!  We give it a five-star rating.  Classic Southern Desserts has everything we are looking to find in a cookbook to meet our five-star standard.  It is easy to use, with straightforward, easy to follow directions, and a mouth-watering selection of recipes.  Classic Southern Desserts includes large, appetizing recipe pictures to inspire you while baking.  We especially recommend the Candy Bar Pie, Easy Black Forest Cake, and Caramel-Nut Pull Apart Bread.  You can find this delectable cookbook and more at

5 Stars!

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