As promised, here are recipes! I am going to try to link to all if possible. I am not a fan of typing recipes!
These are made with bacon, blue cheese and pecans so they are almost like cheese straws. They were a little dry but I will definitely try them again with a tweak - maybe more cheese or butter.
These were so yummy and gone fast!
This is from Birmingham's Junior League cookbook. I have been meaning to make it for years and finally did. It will not be long before I make them again. These were delish and the hit of the brunch!
Herbed Cheese Grits Cakes
2 c milk
3/4 c water
1 tsp salt
1 c stone ground grits (slow cooking)
2/3 c freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/2 c unsalted butter
3 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 c finely chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tbs snipped fresh chives
Cook the grits in the water, milk and salt combo as you would for Saturday breakfast. Remove from heat and add all remaining ingredients. I cut the herbs with my kitchen shears - it's a breeze! Stir until well-blended and spread in a greased 7x11 inch dish. Cover and chill for two hours (or overnight) until mixture is set.
Invert the grits onto a flat surface and cut into rectangles and then triangles. Melt butter in a hot skillet and saute until brown and crispy.
*I thought these needed some more salt so either salt grits to your taste before chilling or sprinkle with salt after browning.
This is one I am sure everyone has already. This was the first time I had made them (sausage is not my favorite) and they were addicting!! Cayenne would add a bigger punch - or seasoned sausage.