Christmas Baking 2017 Preview

For so many of us, favorite holiday memories take root in the kitchen, and that certainly holds true for us at Southern Lady. With this special holiday-themed Christmas Baking 2017 issue, we hope to inspire a few such cherished memories. From cakes and cookies to pies and tarts, as well as comforting breads and savories, we’re bringing you the best of Southern Lady’s seasonal treats! Find showstopping confections perfect for the grand finale of an elegant Christmas meal, or delight in simple sweets that come together in a blink. Warm wishes to you all for a Christmas filled with the sweetest of moments in the kitchen and beyond! 

Preview some of our favorite features from the Christmas Baking 2017 issue on the next page.

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Cakes & Cheesecakes

From lavish whipped toppings and fanciful swirls to simple yet indulgent treats, the finest tastes of the holiday season come together in desserts worthy of presenting on a pedestal. Bundt cakes with fewer frills pair perfectly with a cup of coffee and the company of beloved guests gathered to revel in the magic of Christmastime. Get in the spirit for seasonal celebrations with a delightful setting, abundant in forest green and pastoral patterns.

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Cookies & Bars
A batch or two of easy-to-tote confections is sure to entice and enchant Santa Claus—along with his band of happy helpers. Drizzled with velvety ganache or dusted with snow-white confectioners’ sugar, this parade of bars and cookies makes gift swaps and merry get-togethers even sweeter.

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Pies & Tarts

Trade visions of sugarplums for decadent pies, fruit-studded crostatas, and bite-sized delights, all befitting a joyous meal’s grand finale. Try a twist on beloved classics like pecan pie and chocolate tarts, or add fragrant herbs to a crust for a beautiful balance of fresh savoriness and buttery sweetness.

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Breads & Savories

As warm and comforting as a hearth aglow on Christmas Eve, homemade bread beckons to all—from brunch to cocktail hour to dinner. Whether crisp and cheesy, topped with a sweet crumble, or artfully shaped to resemble a festive wreath, baked temptations and their aromatic allure spread Yuletide cheer.

Find more inspiring recipes, tablescapes, and seasonal entertaining ideas in our Christmas Baking 2017 issue. Pick up your copy at newsstands and online now!

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