Monday, November 29, 2010

Southern Lit. Pick of the Week: 2010 Christmas With Southern Living

The Christmas Season is upon us and if you haven’t already gotten some of that holiday spirit, I have a book that should get you going! This isn’t my usual fictional tale, but rather what I have come to think of as the bible of Christmas decorating and celebrating. It is the 2010 Christmas with Southern Living!

I have been collecting these annual gems since the mid 80s and have copies from as far back as 1982 and I still use them for ideas and inspiration every year.

This year’s edition does not disappoint with luscious recipes for both entertaining and gift giving. There are also tons of great decorating ideas that will get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to bring a touch of Christmas to every part of your home. I can’t wait to try the BLT Dip that is served with endive leaves as dippers and the Chocolate-Mint Brown Pops that will make perfect gifts (if any make it out of the house!). One really great section includes recipes for spa gifts such as Scented Bath Salts, Gardener’s Hand Scrub and even one for the men in your life, Outdoorsman Aftershave. I am thinking that several of my friends may be receiving my own “spa” creations this year thanks to Christmas with Southern Living!

Not only are there amazing recipes but there are also some really unique and fun decorating ideas like this square wreath with silverware. Wouldn’t this be perfect for a kitchen wreath?

Additional holiday helps included in the book are: 

• Full-color photos for nearly every recipe

• Recipe banners to help quickly identify types of recipes, from make-ahead to editor's favorite

• A bonus Holiday Planner filled with calendars, charts, and tips to make holiday planning a breeze

• A complete cross-referenced recipe index, a decorating index, and a where-to-find-it resourcelisting for many of the items shown in the book
Trust me when I say this is a keeper that you will refer back to, time and time again!

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  1. Thank for the referral. I collect this book and the Southern Living Annual Recipes. Can't go wrong with these in your kitchen. Hugs, Ginger

  2. Love that wreath! I need to look for this book in Barnes next time I am there.

  3. Southern Living never disappoints. Thanks for the reminder Michelle.


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