Do you love sassy, southern food? If so, you’ve come to the right place! 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. All of my recipes are full of flavor, and most are unapologetically cooked with butter. Now, that’s sassy!

One of the reasons I started this blog was to share my southern heritage with you. I grew up on the city streets of Asheville, NC, running barefoot through the market, and riding the city bus by myself when I was just six years old.

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 how to add a little ‘sass’ to every meal.

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. šŸ™‚


I taught elementary and high school students for many years. After recently retiring, I decided to fulfill my dream of designing and managing a food blog. It took a while to teach myself the art of food photography, social media, and website design. I’m still learning something new every day…which makes the journey worth the trip!

Several years ago, I opened a cafe’ in town with a couple of friends. It inspired me to try new things and spread my wings, ultimately branching out to cater weddings and events. Operating a restaurant also gave me the experience and knowledge to create this blog. Although we no longer operate the restaurant, it’s still in business serving some of the recipes I created years ago.

I’m looking forward to getting to know you! Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you’ll never miss a thing. ~ Debi

Read about the cooks who inspired me to create Quiche My Grits.

Sometimes life is hard. If you or someone you love is fighting cancer, I’ve written my story for you. I hope it helps to know you’re not alone. ~ Debi


  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

    Iā€™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. šŸ™‚

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