Southern Living November 2021

SOUTHERN LIVING celebrates the legendary food, gracious homes, lush gardens, and distinct places that make the South unique. In every edition you’ll find dozens of recipes prepared in our famous test kitchens, guides to the best travel experiences, decorating ideas and inspiration, and gardening tips tailored specifically to your climate.

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Meredith Operations Corporation
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USD 19.99
13 Números

en este número

3 min.
happy turkey day

MY FATHER, John Evans, hunted turkeys, a pursuit that consumed him for much of his life. This wasn’t just a hobby; it was more like religious fervor that would peak when the season opened every spring. Like many hunters of Meleagris gallopavo, he talked about these birds as if they had supernatural powers. I remember him saying with great seriousness, “Sid, a turkey can see you blink your eyes at a hundred yards.” As we sat together in the woods before daylight, he would whisper, “They can hear about six times better than a human, so don’t fidget.” He used to talk about how Benjamin Franklin had lobbied for the wild turkey to be our national bird instead of the bald eagle (which I discovered was not entirely true). He…

1 min.
behind the scenes

Lisa Cericola SENIOR FOOD EDITOR As Senior Food Editor at Southern Living, Lisa Cericola thinks about Thanksgiving all year long. She works with the Meredith Food Studios in Birmingham to create recipes for the magazine and website and writes and edits stories like “From Our Table to Yours” (page 95) and “It’s Squash Season” (page 68). Brigid Ransome Washington FOOD WRITER Brigid Ransome Washington is a North Carolina-based Trinidadian writer and author of the cookbook Coconut. Ginger. Shrimp. Rum. Caribbean Flavors for Every Season. In “Sweetie’s Sweet Potatoes” (page 80), she tells the story of a beloved dish and the woman behind it. FROM TOP: ROBBIE CAPONETTO; JULI LEONARD…

1 min.
cheers to cider

Mulled Apple-Cranberry Cider Toast 10 whole cloves, 8 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks, 6 whole star anise, and 1 whole nutmeg in a large Dutch oven over medium, shaking pot often, until spices are fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in 6 cups filtered apple cider and 2 cups cranberry juice. Reduce heat to low, and cook, uncovered, 1 hour. (Do not let mixture come to a simmer. If it begins to simmer, remove from heat for 30 seconds and then return to heat.) During last 10 minutes of cooking, add 1 orange, thinly sliced; 2 cups fresh or frozen, thawed cranberries; and 1 each Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced crosswise. Serve warm with slices of fruit and cranberries in each mug. If desired, stir in ½ cup brandy or bourbon…

2 min.
the good boy

PET OF THE MONTH Instagram: @goodboybear Age: 4 years Likes: Playing with his stuffed animals and taking naps Dislikes: Vacuums and car rides BEAR IS AN endless pile of mashed potatoes and love,” his owner, Jennifer, says of her English cream goldendoodle. “He’s been patient and attentive since he was little and understood what he could play with or chew on without being trained specifically for it. After getting past the normal puppy stages, he’s been so well-behaved!” On her blog, Jennifer has declared him a member of the Good Boys Club and even sells special “Bearchandise” ( Bear came into Jennifer’s life as an emotional support animal in 2017. “I fell in love with doodles because they seemed so affectionate and great for a first-time dog owner,” she says. Her hunch was correct, and this duo has been…

3 min.
“nothing beige, everything awesome”

FOR ISABEL LADD, it’s impossible to have too much of a good thing. “I have always loved creating spaces that are larger-than-life, and that’s really what my interiors are about—celebrating pattern and color and surprises along the way,” says the designer (@isabel_ladd_interiors), who is based in her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. Her bolder-is-better approach has yielded a colorful portfolio of spaces, including a graphic, retro room at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington that was inspired by the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. Here, Isabel shares her affinity for over-the-top accessories, the entertaining rule she lives by, and her family’s wild card approach to their Thanksgiving meal. WHERE I FIND INSPIRATION “I was born in Brazil and moved to Kentucky when I was 3 years old. I’ve been Americanized in so many ways and…

3 min.
secrets to a good life

IT STARTED AS A WAY to pass time. “My first child was 7 months old, and he took two naps a day,” says Kate Strickler, who lives in Charleston, South Carolina. “I was bored at home and cooking a lot more.” She began sharing elaborate dishes on her Instagram account (@naptimekitchen) with a small group of her friends and relatives. But as her own family—and her social media following—grew, her dishes changed too. “At first, I was making more labor-intensive recipes. Over time, it’s become, ‘What can I dump in the Crock-Pot?’” she explains. “I show what I’m actually cooking for my family and how we’re surviving in different phases of life.” For Strickler, it’s about offering other moms approachable ideas to feed their children, without any guilt. “I share…