Southern Comfort.

You have to say this recipe with a southern twang…

For the Grits:
1 1/4 cups Whole Milk
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
3/4 cup quick grits
1 to 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
In 2 qt. saucepan, combine milk, broth, pepper and thyme; heat to boiling over high heat. Slowly whisk grits into liquid. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in cheese!

For the Ham:

1 ham steak about 1 1/4 pounds

Brown Sugar about 4 Tbsp

Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Pat ham dry with paper towels. Coat both sides of ham with brown sugar; add to skillet. Cook ham 5 minutes or until heated through and glazed turning once.

And voila, you have a down home Southern Comfort Food!

I have had this recipe for soooooo long. This is one of the things I started cooking out on my own. And this is well apparent by the simplicity of the meal. But it is oh so good!


  1. 1
    noble pig says:

    I think I’m talking with a southern accent right now! Lovely.

  2. 2
    Joy the Baker says:

    Hi Leslie- Your darling friend Abby wrote me telling me all about your love of baking and your awesome blog. It looks great! These grits look just heavenly! I make some just last week on my blog. Anyhow, I just wanted to stop buy to tell you what a lovely job your doing! Keep up the great work! I’ll be by often!

  3. 3
    michelle @ TNS says:

    i could live on cheese grits. you know, if they wouldn’t kill me.

  4. 4
    Peter M says:

    Hi Leslie, 1st time visitor and I love this southern chow..we don’t get this up here in Canada. I hope to see more of this side of your cooking.

    Rock on girl!