Easy No-Bake Cherry and Cream Cheese Patriotic Dessert

Hi Friends! Traditionally we always have a special meal and dessert on Memorial day. However after the hubby and I enjoyed that wonderful Coconut cake which I shared right here , I sort of backed away from sweets for a week or so. (You might remember I was eating that wonderful cake for Breakfast too! However today I decided to make this no-bake Cherry and Cream Cheese Patriotic dessert. It's a recipe that has been in our family for some time and it can be tweaked quite a few ways, depending on the topping of your choice. This delicious dessert can easily be put together in about 30 minutes or so. The graham cracker crust can be baked or frozen to set it. It's light, refreshing, easy and pretty too! A great dessert recipe to have in your recipe box when there is a crunch for time and a dessert is needed ASAP!

Homemade Coconut Cake With Coconut and Walnut Frosting

You'll find lots of Homemaking and baking going on over here in Mississippi as we settle in to our down home lifestyle.  But first things first and that was christening our new Kitchen. I must say I've been obsessed with trying out these new ovens. So I whipped up a truly delicious homemade Coconut Cake with Coconut and Walnut Frosting. Truth be told I toyed with the idea of using a box mix, I almost waivered and gave in but a little voice said to me that wouldn't be the right way to begin my baking life in our new home. So I grabbed this glorious Southern Living Cookbook and set to bakingšŸ˜Š and boy am I glad that I did!

Inspiring Quotes For Women On Mother's Day

Let's get inspired by some good quotes for all women on this Mother's Day 2021. You know Mother's Day has always meant so much to me. It was and still is an official day for me to honor my Mom. She has been in heaven for 18 years now and not much of any day goes by without me thinking of her. You see I continue to adore my Mother. Her wit, sarcasm, capabilities, unconditional love and desire to uplift up other women. 

Our Southern Style Mississippi Home

Hello friends and thanks for the well wishes on this next segment of life!  Over the next few months I'll be sharing Summer recipes (with a Southern spin) and Homemaking tips as our journey in the South continues. Sadie and I loaded up our Florida lives and arrived in Mississippi last Thursday around 4:00 p.m. Sadie and I were both happy to see the hubby and he was happy to see us too. Sadie jumped out of the vehicle and I crawled out ( I was stiff from 6 + hours of drivingšŸ˜‚) Seriously though, at this stage of life I am just not going to take myself or life too serious. I am embracing change, it keeps me on my toes.  I am here and by golly I am going to make the most of it, I really just don't have the time to get old. I am just going to share a few photos today. We really do love our new Southern Style home and I love the Kitchen most of all. Perhaps Dave does too, because he has been waiting for some cooking and baking from this gal. He has eaten a heap of pot pies while I w

Reflections of Easter 2021 and Gratitude

The old saying that April Showers bring May Flowers is certainly true and perhaps even more so here in the South. Fortunately for us Easter weekend was positively charming; storm clouds moved out and we were treated to delightful sunshine. Our weekend was filled with plenty of egg-dying using a variety of mediums( including cool whip .)There were also many levels of squeals of delight and naturally the Easter Bunny hopped down the bunny trail with baskets-a-plenty followed by Church service that did all of our hearts good.

Simple Yarn Valentine Hearts

Hello crafty friends! With Valentine's Day just around the corner we simply cannot let the sweetest day of the year slip by without a craft or two over here at Jemma's. This year we are going for sweet simplicity, while focusing on crafts that the entire family can enjoy making together. These simple yarn Valentine hearts are perfect for gift giving or for creating your own Valentine vignette.