Cheesy Grits or is it Parmesan Polenta?

Grits with Grated Romano Cheese and Diced Tomatoes

Grits, Polenta, Mush, Pap are just a few of the names associated with ground corn that has been boiled for a varying degree of time in a liquid (water, broth or even milk). The final result, whether completely smooth and creamy or still having some texture remaining is a result of personal choice, time and …

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Southeast By Southwest…Fiesta Style Cheesy Grits

Quick Grits with Salsa and Pepper Jack Cheese

I did not grow up eating grits and the first time I did try grits was also the first visit to a Cracker Barrel. I cannot say that I was overly impressed, but I also did not have any problem finishing the grits that time or any time since then. Over the past few years …

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Mister Stock: The Unsung Hero of Cooking

Ham Stock

Whenever I begin the process of making a soup, broth, gravy or stock, I am reminded of the folk tale Stone Soup. There are many versions of the tale, but the premise behind the story aside form generosity and charity is one of how the soup will continue to taste better as additional ingredients are …

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Condiment Conundrum

Condiments Pic #1

As a follow up to the post on What is in your spice rack? I went through the condiments that are stored in the pantry, kitchen cabinet and refrigerator. Once again, after taking stock of what had been accumulated, I could only just shake my head. The picture to the left is only a small …

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