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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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Breakfast Feature Jems

Pineapple Coconut Granola

I love making homemade granola so it was time to pull together a batch that reflected my need to get to the beach sometime soon. I decided to use pineapple and coconut in this recipe because they are the perfect tropical combination in my opinion. I also used Georgia’s own Schermer Pecans as well which added the perfect crunch to this granola. So grab your oats and whip up a batch of this tropical granola!   Pineapple Coconut Granola makes…

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Cookies Feature Jems

Pecan Sandies

I’m excited to share a few recipes this month in honor of National Pecan Month. I’ve partnered with Schermer Pecans, a local pecan company here in GA,  to bring you a few pecan recipes.  First up, one of  my mom’s favorite cookies, pecan sandies. These cookies are so easy to pull together, not too sweet, but full of buttery goodness. I would definitely say they fall in the shortbread cookie family and shortbread cookies are some of my most favorite cookies. Why?…

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Bread Feature Jems

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Spring is finally here and when I think of spring lemon desserts and foods always come to mind.  I’m a huge fan of muffins and I’ve had lemon poppyseed muffins on my things to bake list for a while.  I finally got around to making them and they were so good! In my opinion you can’t go wrong with adding lemon zest to just about anything.  Happy Spring and happy baking!     Lemon Poppyseed Muffins makes 6 jumbo muffins…

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Feature Jems Pie

Cherry Galette

I’m a really big fan of pies, but I am not the best pie maker. It’s definitely a skill that I continue to work on and try to perfect. Since I’m not at that master pie baking level yet, my go to when I want to make a homemade pie, comes in the form of galettes or free form pies. If you search Jem of the South you’ll see several different recipes for galettes.   Pulling together a galette includes your…

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Bread Breakfast Feature Jems

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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