Do you love sassy, southern food? If so, pull up a chair and sit a spell. Quiche My Grits is all about colorful food that’s fun to eat, and even more fun to make.

It’s meant to be eye-catching, soulful, and delicious…the type of food that will rise up and slap you silly!

photo of Debi, the author of Quiche My Grits, in a field of sunflowers at Biltmore Estate
Debi at Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC

Hey Y’all!

I’m so tickled you found my little corner of the web. I’m here to help you add a touch of ‘sass’ to every meal…so let’s get started!

All of my recipes are full of flavor, and many are unapologetically cooked with butter. (Now, that’s sassy!) Most recipes can be made in less than an hour and many are under 30 minutes from start to finish.

What may surprise you is that I have over 50 Southern Vegetarian Recipes on my blog for anyone following a vegetarian lifestyle.

I only share dishes I make for my family and friends so you’ll never see anything fussy or complicated. My husband, son, and daughter-in-law are my greatest taste testers…and biggest fans. 🙂 Oh, and I can’t forget my wiener dog…Mr. Reesey Cup!


Several years ago, I opened a local cafe’ and coffee shop with a couple of friends. It inspired me to try new things, ultimately branching out to cater weddings and events.

Operating a restaurant gave me the experience and knowledge to manage this blog. Although we no longer have the Cafe’, it’s still in business serving many of the recipes I created.

I also taught elementary and high school students for years, and was the Distance Learning Facilitator at my school. After retiring, I decided to fulfill my dream of designing a blog that could teach others how to easily make southern dishes…with a sassy twist.

Reesey, the dapple dachshund in the field of sunflowers at Biltmore Estate
Reesey Cup, our Dapple Dachshund


My southern heritage is a big part of who I am. The Blue Ridge mountains are my home, which is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you look closely at the picture above, you’ll see our blue mountains peaking over the sunflowers in the background.

Growing up, I was heavily influenced by my mother and grandmothers, who were as different as night and day. Granny Tag was a city girl, while Granny Mac grew up in the country. Both were cooks by trade and taught me all about being sassy in the kitchen!

Speaking of sass, the name of this blog is a southern thang. Ever heard of Kiss my Grits? Well, substitute ‘quiche’ for kiss and you’ve got a fun little pun. 🙂

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I’m looking forward to getting to know you and discovering what type of recipes you love. Be sure to comment on the blog and SUBSCRIBE to my newsletter so you’ll never miss a thing. Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Lou Ellen Jones

    Debi, so excited for you!!! Looking forward to following your journey.

  2. Hi Debi, our daughter and her husband has moved to Asheville in fact they just bought a house in Weaverville, N.C. They love to try new restaurants could you tell me the name of your cafe so I can tell them about it. Thank you and have a safe holiday!

    • Hi Judith! My friends and I opened a little place called the Mosaic Cafe years ago. It is still in business, but I went back to teaching so I haven’t been involved with it for a while. However, if you look at my Asheville tab on my website, I have over 85 restaurants listed that your daughter would love! Here’s the link: 85 Top Asheville Restaurants

  3. Do you have a cookbook?! If not…maybe soon??? ????

    • Hi Linda. Wow, what a compliment! I wrote a cookbook a while back, but it doesn’t have any pictures in it. Most of the recipes I’ve created for this blog are new, so maybe one day I’ll be able to have a beautiful new cookbook. Thanks so much for your generous compliment. It’s definitely a dream of mine!

  4. Debbie Shetley

    I’m so excited to try out your recipes at Thanksgiving! Melanie passed this on to me! Wishing you and John a warm loving Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas….

    • Hi Debbie! How in the world are you? So glad you found me here! Can’t wait to hear what you think about my recipes. 🙂

  5. I love your story. And, I love your blog! Thanks for putting yourself out there and sharing these wonderful recipes.

  6. Hey Debi:
    I can’t wait to try the tomato pie. Just like the blueberry muffins that you perfected for me, I have not been able to perfect a tomato pie so I can’t wait to try this recipe. The ingredients sound yummy.

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