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Cooking with Paula Deen Christmas with Paula 2017

Cooking with Paula Deen magazine gives readers more of what they love from the queen of southern cooking, Paula Deen. Each issue offers flavorful recipes for sharing with family and friends, along with access to Paula's life and her family traditions. Truly a food lifestyle magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen showcases down-home recipes and cooking tips, entertaining inspiration, travel suggestions, home decorating ideas, and much more.

United States
Hoffman Media
7 Issues

in this issue

2 min
a season to remember

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y’ALL! Put on your holiday carols and get ready for the season because this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Each year, I look forward to the weekend after Thanksgiving because that’s when I offi cially start decorating and planning all the Christmas cooking and baking that I’m going to do. I love this special time of reflection on all the cherished moments from past holidays, and I get so excited about the fun times I’ll spend with Michael and our children and grandchildren making new memories together. Putting up Christmas trees is the holiday decorating activity I love to do most. I have a tree in just about every shared room of the house plus my bedroom. In years past, I’ve had as many as six…

1 min
home for the holidays


2 min
splendid table settings

Make a big visual impact for the holidays by placing a Christmas tree in your dining room. Set the table with jeweled dishware, textured linens, and bud vases of poinsettia blooms that double as place card holders and take-home gifts for your guests. A gold footed pedestal bowl holds the lush centerpiece of roses, hydrangeas, bells of Ireland, hypericum berries, and fragrant fresh greenery. A frosty winter color palette and a love of all things shiny and sparkly inspired this table setting for a ladies' holiday luncheon. The centerpiece is fashioned from assorted glass vases, bowls, and pedestals filled with antique mercury glass ornaments in a variety of shapes and sizes. The finishing touches include these colorful brooches found at antiques shops and flea markets pinned to a gift for each…

3 min
pretty winter pinecones

TREE ORNAMENTS To make a pinecone ornament, attach an 18-inch-long piece of ribbon to the base of the pinecone using a dab of hot glue. Let the glue dry, tie the cone onto the tree with the ribbon, and trim the ribbon as needed. CLOCHE WINTER SCENE Arrange a few small pinecones under a glass dome to create a scene that resembles a snow globe. Here, three cones are simply set on top of mint julep cups. The moss ball adds a contrasting shape and a touch of color to finish the look. PLANT ACCENTS Dress up your houseplants for the holidays. Mix snow-tipped pinecones in a large container with several plants and even a few tree ornaments as shown to the left, or pile them around a small potted plant that's been placed in…

14 min
party starters

Honey-Nut Cheese Spread Makes about 3½ cups Whip up this flavorful appetizer in no time for your holiday get-togethers. 1 (8-ounce) log herbed goat cheese, softened 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup dried cranberries, divided 3/4 cup chopped pecans, divided 2 tablespoons honey 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a 4-cup baking dish with cooking spray. 2. In a large bowl, beat goat cheese and cream cheese with a mixer at high speed until creamy. Stir in ½ cup each cranberries and pecans. Spoon into prepared pan. 3. Bake until heated through, about 8 minutes. Top with remaining ¼ cup each pecans and cranberries, and drizzle with honey. Serve immediately. KITCHEN TIP Use any combination of dried fruit and nuts you like. Eggnog with Marshmallow Meringue Makes about 4½ cups Forget the premade stuff—this indulgently rich and creamy eggnog is the real deal. 21/2…

16 min
seasonal breads

Apple Walnut Bread Makes 2 (8-inch) loaves Enjoy a warm slice of this quick bread for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. 33/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, divided 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons baking soda 11/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon orange zest 11/2 cups diced peeled baking apple (about 2 medium) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 2 (8-inch) loaf pans with baking spray with flour. 2. In a large bowl, whisk together 3½ cups flour, sugars, pie spice, baking soda, salt, and baking powder until well combined. 3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil, and zest. Make a well in center of flour mixture; stir in egg mixture until well combined. 4. In…