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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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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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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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February 19, 2019
Eggs With White Stuff

A favorite breakfast dish of mine growing up was an egg with white sauce. However, I dubbed this dish, "eggs with the white stuff." Every morning my mom would ask me what I wanted to eat for breakfast and I said, "Can I have eggs with that white stuff on top?" The name eventually changed […]

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February 12, 2019
Sourdough Bread

I grew up on homemade sourdough bread, My mom had her recipe taped to the inside of her pantry door. My favorite part of this makes that 2 favorite parts, was the sou--- sorry, I just can't divide this succulent bread into my favorite parts. EVERYTHING about sourdough bread is amazing! I love the […]

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February 12, 2019
Buzzards on a Biscuit

My kids love biscuits. They would probably live off biscuits and jelly if they were given the chance. One of their favorite biscuits are Cracker Barrel biscuits. As soon as the waitress lays down a huge plate of biscuits, they swarm on them like a bunch of buzzards on a gut truck. Poor waitress never […]

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