I love grits so much (I’ve said it before), and as the weather cools down here in the Bay Area, I just want to make them more frequently.

Cat has always said she doesn’t really like grits, but I got it out of her that the way she’s been served them before have been very unflavored and pretty plain; that is no way to eat grits!

I force fed her some of my cheesy sausage grits this morning and she was pleasantly surprised to find that she actually enjoyed it.

And although cheesy grits is one of the best ways, there are so many variations! I’ve rounded up some great recipes that you should try out the next time you make grits (which I hope will be soon).

Shrimp and Grits from The Weekend Gourmet

Grits Fritters from Spicy Southern Kitchen

Banana Maple Grits from Andrea Meyers

Sweet Grits Pie from The Loveless Cafe



Brie is a fair-weather foodie. She wouldn’t go as far as to say she has a love/hate relationship with food, because she loves food and food clearly loves her; it loves her so much that it holds on as tight as it can and never lets go; mostly in the middle region. Her cooking style involves a lot of butter or garlic or onions, things that have “creamy” or “cheesy” in the title, also anything that you could add bacon to. She’s been making the noms since she was tall enough to reach the counter, and has been eating for even longer*. Brie’s passion for cooking-slash-baking will fluctuate however, usually correlating with how sick she is of doing dishes. Never-the-less, her passion for eating (sushi, take out Chinese, hole in the wall diner-y type foods) is as constant as the sun, the moon, death, and taxes. She also sometimes talks in the third person; don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…

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