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2021 Christmas With Southern Living:  Inspired Ideas For Holiday Cooking & Decorating (Abrams Books)

October 3, 2021

Dear Mr. Hemingway,

Ahhhhh, fall is officially in full force here in Maine. Scarecrows are posted, mums are planted, and pumpkin spice lattes are flowing like a river.  I am in absolute heaven.  There is only one thing better than this time of year…CHRISTMAS!!!!!  And guess what?   It’s only a blink away.  I am already planning and plotting my holiday moves with my new book, 2021 Christmas With Southern Living.  I am literally drooling over all of their decorating ideas, holiday menus, and entertaining tips and YOU WILL BE TOO.  Let’s take a look.

I know what you are going to ask.  Do we need another Christmas-themed entertaining book?  My answer is 100% YES.  Yes, we most certainly do.  There will never be enough in my personal opinion and Southern Living’s holiday vibe is totally on point.  Decorating with red and green is officially a thing of the past.  Blue themes, sweet themes, and musical themes are all the rage and it’s time to keep up with the times.  The photos in the book will have you running to the nearest Home Goods for some baubles and candy canes.  Are you onboard?

The decorations may set the tone for the holiday season, but the grandest traditions are made in the kitchen and Southern Living has got you covered.  I have been making homemade cinnamon buns for Christmas morning for years and years and years.  I pound out the dough and prep the filling on Christmas eve and roll out and bake these treasures every Christmas morning.  I will never tire of these sticky treats, but I may have found an alternative to keep things interesting.  Can you say Christmas Morning Orange Rolls???? Swap out the cinnamon and brown sugar for a bit of orange zest, white sugar, and tons of butter and you have yourself a breakfast AMEN!  This citrus surprise was devoured by my three boys and husband and will now be a part of our holiday traditions.  

Christmas Morning Orange Rolls page 157

While Southern Living has breakfast ideas covered for the upcoming holiday season, they also provide menus for a Tasty Friendsgiving, a Cozy Winter Supper, and a Classic Christmas Feast.   Standing Rib Roast, Mulled White Wine, and Lemony Sauteed Broccolini with Garlic anyone???  And let’s not forget incredible side dishes, one-pot wonders, and tasty temptations to make this time of year even more delicious!

Here is the scoop Mr. H…I am obsessed with 2021 Christmas With Southern Living.  I have more sticky notes and dog-eared pages than I can possibly count, but I am going to fit it all in if it kills me and YOU WILL TOO!  As a lover of fantastic food, incredible drinks, and delightful decor, I can say with confidence that this book is an absolute mustPlease do not fear if you are overwhelmed with cooking and entertaining.  Southern Living’s latest book has calendars, planners, and checklists galore to make the holiday season relaxing, delicious, and one of a kind fabulous!  So while you sip your hot apple cider and carve your orange pumpkins, be sure to check out 2021 Christmas With Southern Living.  You will not regret it!

Until next time my friend!

Your Biggest Fan,


P.S. Click on the book pic to purchase this holiday treat!

***Dear Mr. Hemingway, LLC  has proudly PARTNERED with Abrams Books and will be sharing their Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Food & Beverage books as part of the #ABRAMSDINNERPARTY. 

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