• Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Recipe

    Bacon Bit Grits

    Creamy Cheesy Grits Inside a Crispy Shell After conquering my fear of making grits, I wanted to make something bite sized and party friendly. While making chicken tenders for the kids one night it hit me- why couldn’t I bread and bake grits? So tada! Crunchy, cheesy, bacon-y grits in a bite. Of course, you could make these without bacon, but in my humble opinion, bacon makes everything better…… This appetizer/breakfast enhancer/dinner side is easy to make ahead and bake when ready.   makes 24 grit bites Down to the Nitty Gritty…. 3/4 cup grits 4 cups of water 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 2…

  • Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Recipe

    Tate’s Spicy Sausage Balls

    Coon Balls 1 lb hot ground sausage 8 oz sharp cheddar, shredded 2 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt milk as needed Preheat oven to 350. Combine sausage, cheese, flour, baking powder and salt. Use hands to mix. Add milk as needed to get a slightly sticky consistency. Roll into golf ball sized balls and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.  Nerdy Tips Use block cheese. Pre-shredded cheese will dry the coon balls out. Add flavoring to your taste: cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder.  The options are limitless. Pre-cooked coon balls can be frozen then reheated at 350 for 10 minutes.  Pair with my Creamy Dill…