| This recipe from Joanna Gaines ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ just might have been the hardest for me to make.
I know that there are people out there that LOVE grits, I am just sorry to say that is not me, or my family. This was the only recipe that I was going to omit. I didn’t even want to make them because I knew that no one would eat them. But a friend told me that I HAD to give them a try, especially if I wanted to say that I had truly cooked EVERY recipe in the book.
So, I gave them a go, and I made my family all try them. And…I got yucky faces all around! Pretty much as expected. I just don’t think that you could ever get enough cheese in them to make it an enjoyable experience past a single bite. I will note, as I have said before, I don’t like to use many processed items in my kitchen so I replaced the called for Velveeta with cream cheese. It is the perfect substitute if you feel the same way. Note that you will need to add a little more seasoning to get the flavor rounded out.
Grits may very well be your thing, and if they are, more power to ya! I don’t really have a good reason for not liking them, but like I said I just think that they are something that you have to be raised on. We have a family friend that will eat them plain with just a pat of butter. Blagh, I could never. Whether you love em’ or hate em’ they are a southern staple that is here to stay.
Let me know what you thought of them and leave me a comment below.
Until next time, happy cooking!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice ?
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the most soft in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen! ?
These are my FAV Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these. ?
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet setor 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen ? Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. ? But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!
Check out this great product for your mason jar, the Ergo Spout lets you turn any jar into a pourable pitcher. Get yours here! I love making my homemade salad dressing and keeping them this way in the refrigerator.