Monday, April 3, 2017

Cheesy Grits with Maddie Day

Maddie Day is back with us today to tell us how to make delicious cheesy grits to celebrate the launch of her new book, When the Grits Hit the Fan. Isn't that a great book title?

Thanks so much for having me back! In the Country Store Mysteries, Robbie’s assistant chef, Danna, makes creamy grits with cheese that prove super popular with the customers in Pans ‘N Pancakes. Here’s the recipe.
Cheesy Grits
(used by permission from the Original Grit Girl, Georgeanne Ross)
Serves six.
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup Original Grit Girl Stone Ground yellow grits (or other good non-instant grits)
2 cups grated white cheddar cheese

Combine broth and cream in a large sauce pan; bring to a boil. 

Stir in the grits, stirring constantly. Cover the pan and reduce the heat. Simmer ten to twenty minutes, stirring as needed. Stir in cheese. 

Option: Serve with shrimp, eggs, sausage, or whatever you like.

Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s Country Store restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer? Robbie and her friend Lou go snowshoeing and find a contentious academic frozen under the ice. Police suspect Lou might have killed him after their public tiff in Pans ‘N Pancakes the night before. To prove her friend’s innocence, Robbie absorbs local gossip about the professor’s past and develops her own thesis on the homicide—even if that means stirring up terrible danger for herself along the way.

Agatha-nominated and national best-selling author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries; as Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Her award-winning short crime fiction has appeared in many juried anthologies and journals. She is honored to serve as President of Sisters in Crime New England.

A fourth-generation Californian and former tech writer, farmer, and doula, Maxwell now writes, cooks, gardens (and wastes time as a Facebook addict) north of Boston with her beau and three cats. She blogs at, Killer Characters, and with the Midnight Ink authors. Find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and at


  1. I love grits, cheese grits even more, and this recipe sounds heavenly. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing, and I'm looking forward to reading When the Grits Hit the Fan!

  2. I love the novels. This recipe. Wn't work for vegetarian me.

    1. You could easily swap out the chicken broth and use veggie broth instead.