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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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October 5, 2019
Self-cleaning oven and cast iron

One of the most common cleaning methods regarding cast iron is the self-cleaning oven. This method has always been publicized on YouTube, magazines, and television shows. Many cast iron collectors frown upon this method because it's extremely too dangerous. There are more cons than pros. Here are some helpful tips in what CAN happen when […]

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October 1, 2019
How To Find Cast Iron

When I'm not restoring cast iron, I love hunting for cast iron. There are certain pieces of cast iron I love. I love antique gate marked cast iron the best. Gate marked cast iron is a mark that you'll find at the bottom of a pan. The gate mark represents a time where foundry men […]

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September 26, 2019
Cast iron and glass stove tops

I have cast iron but I can't use it because I have a glass top stove. Don't let that stop you because you can use your cast iron on a glass top stove. I've had many people tell me the cast iron will get too hot and shatter the glass top stove. Actually, that's not […]

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September 25, 2019
Facts and Myths of Cast Iron

Myth or Truth?You can't cook fish on cast iron because cast iron absorbs fish.Myth. I honestly don't know where these assumptions come from, but they do a good job confusing people. Cast iron is not porous! Cast iron does not have the ability to soak in flavors like a sponge. Seasoning is like a coating […]

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August 22, 2019
Half Truths, Finally Full Truths

My mom always told me as a child to never touch sourdough bread starter with a metal spoon. The metal would interact with the yeast and destroy its ability to rise. I've also read the same words in cookbooks. As I got older, I questioned this rule because I didn't understand how metal would destroy […]

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