If you were raised in the South, you grew up eating stewed potatoes at least a couple of times a month, if not every week. Served with cornbread and blackeyed peas, stewed potatoes were a real treat from any old Southerner’s proper childhood.
About MamaPeggy.comPeggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.
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Who doesn’t love chocolate pie? But if you’ve only had store-bought chocolate pie, you don’t know what you’re missing. This old-fashioned baked chocolate pie recipe will quickly become a favorite of your family, and a dessert your kids will tell their kids about.
The beauty of a great meat loaf is often its simplicity, and Mama Peggy’s simple meatloaf was legendary. That’s the hallmark of good, Southern cooking, and this old-fashioned recipe is a perfect example. When meatloaf is good, it’s heavenly. Always in the top ten on comfort foods lists.
A classic American dish (and a Peggy’s Restaurant favorite) that you don’t often find in restaurants (unless it is a cafeteria) is stuffed bell peppers. They are basically a sort of meatloaf stuffed into bell peppers and baked in the oven. Done right, they’ll make your mouth water.
This is a scrumptious beef stew recipe you can make in your crock pot when you don’t have time to linger in the kitchen. Just throw the ingredients in the crock pot and let it simmer while you take care of the rest of your day.
There’s no more wonderful a seasonal treat than old fashioned snow cream (and oddly enough, it seems to be a Southern thing). A wonderful winter treat that your kids will look forward to every year.
This is the cake you want on a cool autumn Sunday evening. Full of the flavors everyone craves – brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. It’s very moist and delicious all by itself, but even yummier with a dollop of whipped cream or frosting!
Any Southerner worth their salt has eaten so many butter beans in their lifetime it’s hard to know whether to list it as a main dish or a side dish. If you haven’t made a meal of butter beans over some fresh cornbread, you haven’t spent much time in the South.
Collard greens are such a regular part of traditional Southern diet that most cooks in the South don’t realize that some people need a recipe for it. Well, here you go. Collard greens done in Southern style.
One of the great mysteries around Kings Mountain, North Carolina back in the Peggy’s Restaurant days was always why the livermush biscuits at Peggy’s tasted so much better than anywhere else. The answer might surprise you. Here’s how you can make your own.
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