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French Apple Cake

Fall is in full swing and that means baking with what’s in season. Apples, pears and sweet potatoes are a baking staple for me this time of year so I couldn’t wait to make a new recipe. I thought of the usual suspects, apple pie, apple bread, apple tarts. Not that those aren’t great things to make, but I wanted to try something new. I did a search on pinterest for some good old fashioned inspiration and came across this…

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Orange Popovers w/ Honey Butter

A few months ago I purchased a popover pan and was excited to try my new baking toy. I studied a few recipes and they all seemed complex and a little daunting at the time so I pushed my popover pan to the side and focused on a few other baking projects. A few weekends ago I decided that is was time to stop putting off testing out my new pan and get to making popovers. I must say I…

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Announcement~ My First Cookbook!

So, I’m working on something big. Well, it’s really big to me and I hope you will join in on my excitement. I’m working on my very first cookbook! Writing a cookbook has been a dream of mine for almost 15 years. I know you’re thinking, but Jem of the South isn’t that old? I know, but the dream to have a business surrounding food has been my dream for quite some time and along with that dream, I’ve always…

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Chocolate Sauce

A few weeks ago I made this no-churn vanilla ice cream with hopes of sharing a photo drizzled with chocolate sauce. I had the chocolate sauce going in my sauce pan, but got distracted and ended up with a hot, oily mess! I was so disappointed because I really wanted that vanilla ice cream shot with that chocolate sauce, but that didn’t happen. I had to move on to Plan B and share the ice cream recipe sans the sauce.…

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No-Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

I couldn’t let National Ice Cream Month pass without sharing a recipe. I decided to keep it easy on myself and go with this no fail two ingredient recipe. I’m sure you’ve seen variations of a this recipe floating around the internet the last few weeks. I’ve made a version of this recipe many years ago and I can vouch for the fact that this is a great ice cream to pull together when you don’t have an ice cream…

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