Southern Butter Beans

Southern Butter Beans

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.

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Livermush Biscuit

Peggy’s Restaurant Style Livermush Biscuit

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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Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

If you’ve never eaten a fresh cherry pie, you’re in for a treat. It’s a bit of work to pit the cherries, but once that’s done, there isn’t much left to do.

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Pumpkin Pie Featured

Pumpkin Pie

A staple of the holidays. Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie? This wonderful pumpkin pie is perfectly flavored with ginger, cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg. Bake this fabulous pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving or Christmas feast.

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Chipped Beef Gravy

Creamed Chipped Beef Gravy

While it’s not solely a Southern thing, few Southerners grew up without encountering the glory of chipped beef gravy. This is a breakfast staple in the South, because it’s so easy to make, and it’s quick, whatever you call it – creamed chipped beef, “Stew On a Shingle.”

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Cornbread

Peggy’s Cornbread

We almost didn’t post this recipe. Making cornbread was such a simple, every day thing for Mama Peggy that she never thought about writing down a recipe. Who needs a recipe for cornbread? Well, some of us do! And here’s how you can make it like Mama Peggy did at home and at Peggy’s Restaurant.

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Ranch Dressing

Peggy’s Ranch Dressing

One of the most requested recipes people have asked about is Mama Peggy’s recipe for ranch dressing. She always used the Hidden Valley Original Ranch mix to make her ranch dressing, but no one could quite figure out why hers was always so much better than what anyone else came up with.

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Victoria's Veggie Squares

Low Carb Baked Veggie Cheese Squares

A wonderful, refreshing veggie treat that’s virtually guilt free! Squares will be very moist. Awesome served with any meat, with a salad, soup, etc…..and I love them to have alone as a snack. If you’re not worried about carbs, you can eliminate the carbquik and use extra bread crumbs. I estimate each square has around […]

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Running Towards Chocolate

Running Towards Chocolate

One of the last conversations we had with Mama Peggy was when she called to tell us she’d filled out a survey online and found out that her Indian name was “Running Towards Chocolate”. This recipe, which we’ve seen called “Santa’s Suicide” and “Slutty Brownies” is just the sort of dessert Mama Peggy would have […]

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