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Raised in the rolling hills of Tennessee, north of Nashville, my family were influential cooks. Inspired by their love of southern homemade meals, cast iron skillet cooking quickly became a passion of mine, that I now enjoy sharing with all of you! In addition, discover tips and techniques I use to care for my personal collection of cast iron cookware. 

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January 22, 2020
How Old Is My Cast Iron?

One of the benefits of owning antique cast ironware is the age, weight, and glass smooth cooking surface. The design of antique cast iron is very unique as well. Sadly, antique cast iron has been placed on the back burner because of markings that seem less than desirable, compared to named brand cast iron retailers […]

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January 15, 2020
How To Fix Sticky Cast Iron

Sticky. Why is my cast iron sticky? I receive very many messages on this very topic. "How do I get the sickness out of my pan?" I have the exact same problem from time to time when I cook something that had a sticky consistency. I've had people tell me they've thrown away a cast […]

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January 10, 2020
What Is The Best Oil For Cast Iron?

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, "What is the best oil to use for cast iron?" This can be a very simple, but also a very complex answer. The oil you use has to have a very high smoke point. Any cooking oil that is lower than 400 degrees is not […]

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January 6, 2020
How To Maintain Cast Iron

Like many things in your kitchen, the products you use require upkeep. The same goes for cast iron. The care needed to maintain your cast iron for cooking excellence is required for the end product you put together. There's a lot of misinformation about how to properly maintain your cast iron. It's important to know […]

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October 8, 2019
How to clean cast iron skillets

"How to clean cast iron skillet." This sentence is commonly asked on several search engines and social media sites. I was told by a man that I was cleaning my cast iron all wrong. What I needed was a potato. According to him, you will need to half a potato and add a little salt. […]

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