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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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September 30, 2019

Aebleskiver is a delicious treat. In America, they're probably considered more like a pancake, but across the ocean it's a Danish pastry. Several years ago, the Danish would eat these with a piece of cooked apple inside. How were they made? They were made because of the Vikings. The Vikings would heat up their shields […]

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August 4, 2019
Quality Cast Iron From Southern Mystery

In my collection of cast iron skillets, I have a piece that is one of my absolute favorites. Sadly, the skillet doesn't receive a lot of recognition because it's not a name brand and it's not worth a lot of money either. The skillet's name has been dubbed an awkward title, "The Southern Mystery Skillet." […]

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June 25, 2019
The Crackers in The Barrel

When I was a child, my mom used to take my sister and I out to eat at Cracker Barrel. I never turned down their biscuits and always ordered the same dish; Chicken and Dumplings, green beans, and mashed potatoes. Fast forward several years later, at the ripe age of thirty-nine, I still order the […]

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May 5, 2019
Lodge Cast Iron Designs

Through the years, Lodge cast iron has gone through some pretty amazing designs. Some pieces of Lodge ironware has more collector's value because of the unique design or short duration of manufacturing, which makes the ironware harder to find. Before I became interested in cast iron, I always thought cast iron skillets were cast iron […]

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May 1, 2019
Griswold Spider Skillet

A few weeks ago I was doing some mindless scrolling on a Facebook cast iron page. I came across a post that was receiving several comments. Every second you could hear the clicks from the comments that were being made. I went back to the post to see what the uproar was about, and surprisingly […]

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