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Tamara

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Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

I am a fan of baking pans. Not just your basic cake pans, but pans to help expand your baking adventures. Two pans I highly recommend are a doughnut pan and a popover pan. If you’ve followed me long enough you know I use both pans on a regular basis and the recipes I use them for are not hard at all. If you haven’t already invested in these pans, I suggest you run out to get them sooner than later!…

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Breakfast Feature Jems

Chocolate Espresso Doughnuts

February is such a great month. We celebrate Black History this month, love and chocolate. To kick off this month filled with great celebrations, I am sharing a recipe that I am certain will be on regular rotation not just during the month we celebrate chocolate, but all year long.   You’ll need that doughnut pan I keep talking about on Instagram. I promise you it’s worth the investment y’all. Make this recipe over the weekend in preparation for Valentine’s Day…

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Breakfast Feature Jems

Banana Nut Overnight Oats

Hey y’all! I hope your New Year is off to a great start.  So far so good for me. I’m expecting great things this year and plan to get both old and maybe a few new goals  accomplished.  The one thing I’m focusing on this year is getting my cookbook, Let’s Have Brunch, completed.   I know we all have goals each year.  One major change most people make during this time of year is to improve their eating habits…

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Bread Feature Jems

Orange Pistachio Scone Bread

If you’ve been around Jem of the South long enough you know I have a slight obsession with scones. A few weeks ago I was scrolling through the gram as they say and came across a recipe for scone bread. My baking antenna immediately went up and knew I had to try this take on the scone. Once I figured out my scone combo I whipped up the recipe below and I was in scone bread heaven! This is such…

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Drinks Feature Jems

Spicy Hot Chocolate

Happy New Year y’all! I hope your year is off to a good start. It’s really cold here in Atlanta this week and we were super hyped about getting snow, but it was a no show where I live.   Since we anticipated  being snowed in, I decided to whip up a quick hot chocolate recipe.  I decided to do a spicy take on the classic hot chocolate with this recipe and I was really pleased with the results. If…

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Cake Feature Jems

Old Fashioned Southern Pound Cake

I have the urge to start this post by saying hey, y’all. I know, so cliche but it’s truly how most of us southerners great each other. Another reason why I wanted to say hey y’all was because this post is about one of the most storied cakes related to the south and that’s the old fashioned pound cake.  Not a bundt cake, but a pound cake made with  1/2 pound of butter and baked in a tube pan. The…

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Candy Feature Jems

Peppermint Bark

Happy December y’all! I know it’s already two weeks from Christmas so I’m a little late with that, but I can’t believe we are almost done with 2016! Time sure doesn’t slow down for us.  I had an epic time baking in November for Thanksgiving and I know it’s time to talk Christmas desserts.  I’m kicking off this baking or dessert making season with something I’ve not made before, peppermint bark. I can’t believe as much as I love making…

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Sweet Potato Crumble

Don’t you just love when a recipe comes together and you’re not really trying? This is how this sweet potato crumble came to be. After making the my sweet potato galette I  had one sweet potato left and I wanted to use it and not let it go to waste.  I decided to slice up that potato and do a few little crumbles.  I shared the picture on my Instagram page and asked my peeps if they wanted the recipe and…

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Sweet Potato Galette

Confession time.  I do not like sweet potato pie. I know, how can a southern baker not like sweet potato pie? Well, I love pies but I’m  a huge fan of fruit pies.  I do love sweet potatoes as you can tell by the many other sweet potato recipes I have here on Jem of the South. However, it’s just something about traditional sweet potato pie that just doesn’t excite me.  However, I couldn’t let this holiday season pass without…

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Candy Feature Jems

Pecan Brittle

Can y’all believe I’ve never made peanut brittle before? I love playing with hot sugar making marshmallows and pralines but I’ve never made brittle. I have good news for you, I’ve finally made brittle but I had to switch it up so I did a pecan brittle version. Trust me when I say this is not hard to make at all! I used Georgia grown Schermer Pecans in this recipe. Did you know that Georgia is the larger grower of…

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