Win at holiday decorating with this easy, edible centerpiece
Cookie lovers, take note.
Southern Kitchen's ultimate guide to throwing a low-stress cocktail party
There's no need to wait until your company throws its annual party — gather your bottles and best bar bites and throw a cocktail party yourself. It sounds intimitading, but cocktail parties are actually often easier (and cheaper) than elaborate dinner parties. Not to worry — we're here to guide you through it.
Cook your best-ever Christmas brunch with our make-ahead guide
The stockings have been unstuffed and the Santa presents have been unwrapped with abandon. It's mid-morning on Christmas day and everyone's stomachs are grumbling. Your family is clamoring for brunch, but no one has any desire to slog away in the kitchen. Don't fret — with a little planning, or at least some smart shopping, you don't have to.
All the best songs from Charleston, all in one playlist
From R&B and blues legends to some of today’s most popular indie bands, Charleston has always been a hotbed of musical talent. Here, songs by artists from the Holy City, plus a few bonus tracks devoted to the greater Palmetto State.
Your holiday hostess bucket list
It’s the most wonderful time … to throw a party. In this week’s The New Southern Hospitality, it’s all about holiday party ideas. If you’re up for the challenge, here’s a list of three holiday parties to throw between now and New Year’s, complete with menu, activity and serveware ideas. On your mark, get set, host!
Add a touch of Southern hospitality to your holiday decorations with a pineapple Christmas tree
Nothing says Southern hospitality like pineapples. Last month, Southern Kitchen contributor Beth McKibben explored how the pineapple became a symbol of Southern hospitality. And the latest holiday decorating trend incorporates this Southern symbol into the holiday season.
This country-rap playlist shows off the South's two favorite genres
“I like everything except rap and country.” Those are fightin’ words in the South, where the genres have deep roots. Here, a sampling (get it?) of tracks where hip hop and country collide.
Make these 3 simple, beautiful holiday cookies from Virginia Willis for your holiday cookie swap
Baking cookies is a time-honored holiday tradition in the South. In this month's column from award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis, learn how to make easy, yet still stunningly beautiful, holiday cookies that are perfect for both parties and cozy nights in.
The best holiday festivals in the South
Just because we don’t get a lot of snow down South doesn’t mean we don’t know how to celebrate the holidays. From over-the-top light displays to giant gingerbread houses, the South goes all out for the holidays. Get in the holiday spirit with dazzling holiday lights, hot cocoa and visits from Santa at these holiday festivals.
5 ways to take Southern hospitality to the next level
In this week’s The New Southern Hospitality, Editor-in-Chief Ashley Twist Cole gives you a handful of tips she's learned over the years to one-up your Southern hospitality game. These five little things can make a big difference, and inspire you to continue to embody the spirit of Southern hospitality as we enter the busiest and often most-stressful time of year.
Throwback Thursday playlist perfect for the holidays
Chances are, you're spending much of the holiday season in the kitchen. In between baking your cookies and mashing your potatoes, throw up this playlist of nostalgic Throwback Thursday songs straight from the 1990s and 2000s.