Dining

3 Bakeries Run by the Greatest Generation of Bakers

In 1942, the United States enacted its first food ration of World War II — on sugar. After the war was over, many returning soldiers headed to the kitchen to make their lives a little, well, sweeter. Today, three North Carolina bakeries that opened in the wake of the war endure. Their stories are our history. And their cakes are pretty tasty, too.

Recipes

Mama’s Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Taste of Southern food blogger Steve Gordon shows us how to make mouth-watering Southern buttermilk biscuits, just the way his mama taught him.

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Mama’s Egg Custard Pie

A blue ribbon winner to be sure, Egg Custard Pie is as classic as Southern desserts come.

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Mom’s Prized Pineapple Pig Pickin’ Cake

In North Carolina, Pig Pickin’ Cake is an essential companion to any good barbecue (noun, not a verb). After a heavy main course when we’re still craving something a little sweet, this traditional dessert satisfies with its airy, fruity topping.

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Picnic Penne Pasta Salad Recipe

As its name suggests, this pasta salad is best enjoyed outside, in the sunshine, with friends.

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Tangy Three-Bean Salad Recipe

Bell peppers and red onions give this salad a colorful crunch while beans provide a healthy dose of nutrients.