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Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

A few weeks back I set out to make ginger snaps. I was all ready to go and thought I had all of my ingredients. In theory I did with one exception, I didn’t have vegetable shortening(Crisco), but I did have lard or animal shortening. Now, lard is something that pretty much every southerner has […]

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Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

If you are a regular visitor to Jem of the South you know that I love baking with what’s in season. Cranberries are definitely in season and using them along with orange zest has to be one of my favorite flavor combinations during the Christmas season. If you love the tartness of cranberries you are […]

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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

Confession. I’ve purchased a bag of coconut for the last 2-3 years with the plans of making coconut macaroons at Christmas. Each of those years I failed to complete the task. What can I say? It gets busy during this time of year and I always make grand baking plans, but some how fall short. […]

8 comments   |   Breakfast, Feature Jems
Pecan Sweet Potato Muffins

Pecan Sweet Potato Muffins

By now you all know I absolutely love breakfast! I’ve mentioned before that I think the reason I love breakfast so much is because it’s the first meal my mom let me cook when I was a teen. That being said, I’m here again with another breakfast inspired recipe with my favorite ingredient, sweet potatoes! […]

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Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet potatoes are a staple in my diet so it’s only natural that I add them to a few of my baking adventures. Last year I made my famous sweet potato cheesecake and people fell in love with it. ¬†This year, I wanted to do another sweet potato dessert because I’m more of sweet potato […]