Side Dish Recipes

Old Fashioned Healthy Cheese Grits

posted Nov 18, 2010, 9:36 AM by Glenn Kirbo   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 9:44 AM ]

I like cheese grits. I really like the old fashioned "slow cook" stone ground kind with cheddar cheese. I don't like heart attacks.  Cabot 75% reduced fat sharp cheddar to the rescue :-).   Publix sells it in the "regular cheese" section.. as opposed to the fancy cheese section. It is almost as tasty as a fancy high fat cheddar and it is way better for you.

2 cups Slow Cook Grits
1/4 cup Cabot 75% reduced cheddar
salt and pepper (glenn likes red pepper)

Follow instructions on grits bag:
Usually its something like 50/50 grits and water..
simmer on low heat for about 10min stirring frequently until water is absorbed
Add cheese & stir
Season with salt and pepper to taste

Corn Bread Muffins with Cheddar Cheese

posted Oct 31, 2010, 10:43 PM by Glenn Kirbo   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 2:08 PM ]

I'm kind of picky about my cornbread. I don't like the sweet jiffy cornbread mix type so tried improvising off the recipe a generic corn meal bag.  The standard recipe plus some salt, pepper and cheddar cheese was just what I wanted.

Self Rising Corn Meal 
1 egg
1.5 cups milk 
salt and pepper 
no sugar (or very light, Glenn dislikes sweet cornbread)
half a cup sharp cheddar cheese

Bake in small (Glenn likes crispy) muffin pan 425 for 15min

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