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Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Corn and Cheese Grits make a welcome addition to the brunch or buffet table.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Corn and Cheese Grits

Serves 6 to 8. Recipe is by Julie Kay.

2 cups uncooked regular grits

2 cups vegetable broth

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 (11-oz.) can Mexicorn, undrained

2 green onions, chopped

1 tsp. salt

2 tbls. butter

1 (8-oz.) pkg. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1. Put grits, broth, whipping cream, Mexicorn, onions, salt and butter into slow cooker.

2. Cook on Low for 2 to 4 hours, stirring once halfway through. After cooking is complete, stir in cheddar cheese until melted into grits.

3. Serve.