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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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December 1, 2020
Where Do You Find Vintage Cast Iron?

Cast iron is very popular to cook with and a treasured item in any one's kitchen. One of the most popular pieces in today's kitchen is vintage cast iron cookware. More people are drawn to the smoothed surface and lighter in weight cast iron skillet. In my collection, I'm very partial to vintage cast iron […]

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November 29, 2020
How to Clean Rusted Cast Iron

Cleaning cast iron can be tricky and very complicated, especially heavily rusted cast iron. Cast iron that is heavily rusted needs a lot more attention and more resources needed to pull the rust off the cast iron. One of the most common suggestions is the use of a vinegar bath. A solution made up of […]

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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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