See how easy it is to make the quintessential Southern dish.1. To cook grits, combine half-and-half (or another liquid as specified in the recipe), salt, pepper, and other seasonings in a Dutch oven, and stir well.   (This recipe for creamy grits calls for half-and-half, but you can also cook grits in either water or broth.) 2. Bring the mixture to a boil, and gradually stir in quick-cooking grits.3. Return the mixture to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. 4. Add cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and hot sauce, and stir until the cheeses melt. 

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