Good morning friends! Can you believe it's Day 98 of The Cookbook Diaries?! (Me, neither.) Well, I've got some exciting news: one of my recipes – plus Signe's beautiful photography – is featured today on A Cup of Jo! I love collaborating with other bloggers, but it's an especially huge honor to get a chance to work with Joanna and Shoko (who helps Joanna with the blogger recipe series). They asked food bloggers what they ate for breakfast and I couldn't resist submitting a few ideas...


The recipe happens to be a spin on one of my favorite Southern brunch staples: grits! Though I grew up eating the white, instant variety, these days I love cooking the chewier, stone-ground kind. This recipe for Parmesan grits is basically like making polenta for breakfast. It cooks slow over low heat, with a lot of stirring (or whisking). Right before serving, you add in some butter, Parmesan, salt and pepper. I'd happily eat a big bowl of cheesy, buttery grits all by itself, but they're even more delicious topped with roasted tomatoes and a sprinkling of basil. Wanna go the extra mile? Add a fried egg on top...pure decadence.


You can serve this in a big bowl on a brunch buffet, or in cute little individual serving cups as I did here. (Kind of fun, no?) For the recipe, head on over to Cup of Jo!

xo, Anna

P.S. Looking for more delicious brunch recipes? Round out your menu with some rosemary Parmesan biscuits with fig jam and prosciutto, mini- spinach, tomato, and goat cheese frittatas, and blood orange mimosas! YUM.


(Photos by Signe Birck)