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Pecan Pie Bars

I’ve been full of confessions on instagram this month. Why, you ask? Well, let’s start with this pecan pie bar recipe. I am not a fan of pecan pie, but I know it’s a favorite pie here in the South.  I figured how can Jem of the South not have the quintessential Southern Thanksgiving pie on her website? So, I decided to make these bars to share with y’all to make things right. Second, I confessed to not liking sweet…

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Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

It’s that time of year. I affectionately call the beginning of November as the beginning of the baking Olympics. It’s the time where we gear up to set our Thanksgiving menus and plan our Christmas cookie baking & candy making lists. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year for a baker!   I wanted to make something that celebrated fall that wasn’t pumpkin  and I decided that an apple dessert was in order. I made a French apple…

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Caramel Chip Pecan Blondies

Hey y’all! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted. I’ve had a pretty busy summer and I plan to do a recap of all the great things that have happened for me this year. I am still working on my cookbook and hope to have it done soon. If you are praying people, please send up some prayers for me to finish strong. 🙂   Back to this recipe. I was on Instagram a few weeks ago and came across…

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Fig Bread

Figs are one of those versatile fruits that I love to use in baking and cooking. I’ve made fig jam and a fig upside down cake and now this delicious fig bread. If you’ve never made a quick bread, they are really simple to pull together and are perfect for breakfast or dessert.  The figs in this recipe along with the pecans give this a fruit cake kinda feel, but without the dried fruit. I hope you try this bread…

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Peach Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of my top two  favorite desserts. If you ask my friends they will tell you that  when we go out to dinner I will either order tiramisu or creme brûlée. I’ve been thinking about a spin on tiramisu for a while and when the opportunity to do a recipe with a group of great food bloggers for the #southersummerflavors post  on Instagram came to life, I knew this was the recipe I wanted to share! Nothing says summer or…

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Peach Dutch Baby

Summer is winding down and I am trying to indulge in all of the summer fruits that I can before they are out of season.  It’s been quite a while since I made a dutch baby so I decided it was time to share another  recipe for one on the site.  The first time I made one, it was chocolate with raspberries. With peaches in season I decided to do a traditional dutch baby and add a peach topping.  This…

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Cookies Feature Jems

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hey y’all! It’s been a minute since I’ve shared a recipe. It’s been a wild summer and I plan to do a celebratory post letting you all know all of the good stuff that has happened so far this year.   Y’all know how much I love instagram and my community there,  so I did share a bit of info there so if you aren’t following me on Instagram, you definitely need to hit that follow button. 😃 I shared this…

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Feature Jems Ice Cream

Cherry Buttermilk Ice Cream

Who’s ready for the easiest ice cream recipe ever? Look no further than this no churn cherry buttermilk ice cream! In full disclosure I have to admit I couldn’t wait to get an ice cream maker a few years ago, but I’ve only used it once. Why? It takes up way too much room in my freezer because my dad insists on giving me a cooler full of meat every time I go home to visit my parents. I refuse…

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Blackberry Cobbler with Lemon Biscuit Topping

Summer is here and you know what that means.  Time to bake with all of the fresh fruit that’s in season.  So many fruits to choose from, it’s hard to decide where to start. I decided to go with one of my favorite berries, blackberries.  I love making cobblers and they are one of the most easy and delicious desserts to pull together during the summer. I added a refreshing touch to the biscuits by adding in some lemon zest.…

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Strawberry Upside Down Cake

It’s strawberry season! You know what that means? I’m about to find as many ways as possible to bake with strawberries. First up is this beautiful strawberry upside cake.  I was excited to make this cake because instead of using brown sugar to sweeten the fruit I used Georgia’s very own Blackberry Patch Strawberry Syrup. I love this syrup not only because it GA made, but because all of their syrups contain only 3 ingredients! It’s good stuff y’all and…

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