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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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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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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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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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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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Sweet Potato Doughnuts

By now we all have been sufficiently inundated with all things pumpkin. I will admit I enjoy my pumpkin spice lattes and have baked many pumpkin recipes here on Jem of the South. However, growing up in the south sweet potato was queen and in my opinion it still is. Exhibit 1, these sweet potato doughnuts. They are some of the most flavorful and moist doughnuts you will ever eat.  I made a version of these doughnuts five year ago and…

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Candied Pecans

Using pecans in desserts is definitely a thing in the South. From pecan pies, to butter pecan ice cream to pecan pralines, we love any chance we get to add pecans to a dessert! These candied pecans are just another way to take the pecan to next level. I love eating them on my favorite summer salad which I may share here soon, on top of a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream or on their on as a…

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Maple Nut Granola

Homemade granola is one of my favorite recipes to make during the winter. I enjoy making it because it’s such a versatile and healthy food that takes pretty basic ingredients and turns them into sweet, crunchy goodness! I typically add dried fruit to my recipe, but I wanted to go with a version that was chock full of some of my favorite nuts. I also subbed out the honey and used maple syrup. I was so glad that I did!…

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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! I don’t like to brag, but these muffins, might just change your life. In Jem of the South fashion, I made these bakery style, aka…

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Praline Popcorn

I’m so excited to share this recipe because it’s a part of a fun virtual dude-centric baby shower for my friend David of Spiced Blog!       When Chris of Shared Appetite asked if some of David’s online friends would like to participate in a virtual baby shower I was more than happy to join in on the fun. I’m a huge fan of David and love his recipes that he shares as well as every story that he…

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