Momma’s Peach Cobbler

Momma's Peach Cobbler
This is going to be an incredibly difficult post for me to write. I’ve gone back and forth and finally decided that sharing this is something I need to do for me. I’ve poured myself a whiskey and I’m just going to write like I was pulling off a band-aid and hope it makes some sort of coherent sense. I’m also hoping that these photos are in focus because it’s hard to tell when your eyes are puffy and red. If you’re just wanting an incredibly delicious peach cobbler recipe then please go ahead and scroll down to the bottom now for the recipe. You won’t be disappointed. I’m incredibly biased, but it’s ridiculously delicious. Anyone, whose ever tried it has agreed with me. It’s by far the best peach cobbler I’ve ever had in my life and I’m from the South so that’s saying something. 

Momma's Peach Cobbler
You may have noticed the lack of new posts here in my little corner of the world wide web for the past several months. You’d be correct, there have been few and far between new recipes since February when my world shifted. I haven’t been able to cook without falling apart. It’s not really a great idea to be around sharp knives when you can’t see through the tears. On February 28th at 5 am I felt like I was sucker punched and could barely breathe. I lost my Mom that morning. The woman who was there for EVERYTHING I’ve ever done in my life isn’t any more and it sucks. No other word for it. It just sucks (she’d also be mad I used the word sucks because she hated that word).

My Mom is the one who taught me to cook. Who taught me to love food and to love sharing food. As soon as I was old enough to stand on a stool I was helping in the kitchen. Being in the kitchen reminds me of her and it’s still too raw. I’m not to the happy memories yet. I’m still struggling to believe it’s real and it’s not just a bad dream. I know in my head that I’ll see her again one day but my heart hasn’t caught up to the head yet. Isn’t that always the way.

Momma's Peach Cobbler

The only thing of my Mom’s I wanted were her handwritten recipe cards. To me they’re priceless. It’s taken me until now to be able to go through her recipe box without falling apart completely. Every time I thought I was ready (cruel joke) I maybe made it through 5 cards before I was a blubbering mess and had to put them away before I smeared the ink.

My Mom was one of the best cooks I’ve ever known. She was always in the kitchen cooking up a storm. We joked she could feed an entire subdivision with the amount of food she kept in the house between the multiple refrigerators, freezers and pantry. You didn’t go hungry around my Mom. Ever. Her Southern cooking is the reason I haven’t really shared any typically Southern recipes because mine don’t hold a candle to hers. Truth.

Momma's Peach Cobbler

I’ve decided to go through and make her recipes and share them. She loved sharing food, it’s how you knew she cared for you and she passed that onto me. I’m the same way, if I cook for you I care for you. Plain and simple. I’m hoping going through and cooking her recipes and sharing them is going to get me to the happy memories and past the awful chest hurts hard to breathe painful ones that I’m having now.

I’m starting with her peach cobbler. Being from Georgia it seemed fitting. So here’s my Momma’s Peach Cobbler. I hope you love it as much as I do. She’d tell you to serve it warm with a scoop of (homemade because everything she did was homemade) vanilla bean ice cream.


Momma’s Peach Cobbler

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  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 can peaches - drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place butter in skillet. Transfer to oven to melt butter.
  3. WHILE butter is melting, into a large bowl mix together: flour, sugar, milk and baking powder. Add peaches. Do not mix.
  4. Pour mixture into hot skillet. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until bubbly and golden.


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  1. 1
    Phyllis G Davis /

    So sorry for your loss. I would love to make this peach cobbler but you didn’t include the recipe. I have enjoyed following your blog and wish you well.

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    Carol Ann Speight aka CanadianShe_Wolf /

    Dear Paula….Please accept my condolences on the loss of your very clearly much loved Mum. I am 70+ and lost my Mum in September of 2006 and almost on a daily basis when I think about preparing a meal for my husband and I, I think of how she would of likely done it. I believe she is the reason I have such a love for cooking too. I will not stretch this note out any further except to say…….keep those hand written memories of your Mum close and the heart held ones closer! Have a great day and I will surely treat ourselves to a few servings of this wonderful looking peach cobbler, Cas/CSW

  3. 3

    She would have been proud and this looks amazing!

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    Christy /

    Love this! I know how hard it was to write this but such an amazing tribute to your mom. Still treasure the couple of recipes we were able to get from her back in Aviano. Mom still makes her carbonara 🙂
    I’ve been dreaming of a great cobbler and this couldn’t be more perfect. Thank you for sharing!

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    Karen /

    I lost my dad and mom 3 weeks apart last year. I know exactly what you are going through. It’s not easy and it’s not fun. The pain you feel shows how much love you had for your mother. Things will get better but you will always miss her. I still think of my parents first thing every morning and throughout the day. One day at a time, sometimes one minute at a time is all I can tell you. God Bless You.

  6. 6

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Those recipe cards are such a gift! But I feel your pain. I can’t even go through my granny’s sewing machine drawers without losing it. They’re the same mess they were years and years ago. The personal things from my mom and grandma are even harder. So glad you took the time to share this recipe though. Looks divine!

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    Rust /

    I’m so sorry for your pain. It’s a good thing to share your mama’s legacy with the world, with us. I deeply appreciate what you are doing.

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    DeeDee /

    Paula, Your post really touched me. I am going through some tough times with my Mama. I think I can understand what you are going through. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your Mom’s recipe. Hugs.

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    Love and Blessing. Moms are special!


  10. 10

    Paula, I am so sorry for your loss – what a beautiful tribute to your mom. I will make this delicious peach cobbler soon and think of you both. Hugs my friend.

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    Babs /

    Paula, you are so correct! Loosing your mom sucks. My mom didn’t like that word either but it aptly describes the feeling. Life goes on but never quite the same without mom to back you up. Hang in there!

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    I am so, so sorry for your loss. Sending you a hug and pinning your mom’s recipe for a special summer occasion.

  13. 13

    I’m so sorry, Paula. I’m sure your mother would be so proud of you and this post is such a lovely tribute to her… it makes us feel like we know a small part of her too. I’m so sorry you’ve been going through such a hard time, I can’t even imagine. Sending you so much love and am HAPPY to come see you in Raleigh <3 love you xoxo Lynn

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    eLLEN /


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    Eva Canitano /

    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious mother. What a beautiful to honor her by sharing what these wonderful recipes with all of us. It is truly a treasure to have those handwritten recipes. I will look forward to trying all of them as you feel able to share. Give yourself time. xo

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