This is the third time I cooked grits. Because it is still a new taste experience for me, I do not have a good grasp of grit's potential yet. However, I do know that I've liked all three recipes very much. This time, I used yellow grits I ordered online and started tasting after milk and butter. Very tasty but very thick and quite gritty. Next I tasted it with water after cooking for 30 minutes. Very, very tasty. I could have stopped right here with only salt and pepper and would have been perfectly happy serving this. Next, I added cream and parmesan. Very tasty, but I can taste more cheese than grits. The last step was adding cream cheese. This made the dish extremely rich, perhaps a bit too rich for my taste but I think this is a very good recipe that would appeal to many people worthy of 5 stars. Thank you cylee for posting this wonderful recipe!