Every year, I receive a few magazines as a gift from my family. Mixed in with my monthly delivery of Fast Company and Forbes is a smattering of Garden and Gun, Southern Living, and the like. In preparing for dinner with a few friends, I thought it might be a delightful challenge to create a meal pulling recipes from each publication I love! Inspired by the crisp and festive pages of Southern Living, I decided to peruse various sites to find both new and time honored classics to create an idyllic southern holiday gathering.

Click on the images to review the full recipe! What would you include in a perfect evening with friends? Share your festive favorites with me in the comment section below, and let me know what you think of my personal selections!

Toasting you from the Carolinas,


Starting with a sip…of Grinch Punch!

Moving onto appetizers…a cranberry-cheddar cheeseball.

Adding in greens with a Christmas Salad.

A side of the best Macaroni and Cheese from Raleigh, NC.

Complementing the meal with sweet tea brined ham!

And ending with my grandfather’s favorite…Coconut Cake!


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