My Blog

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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November 25, 2019
Coconut Cake

I always celebrated Christmas at Mammie's house. A great family gathering would be incomplete without Mammie and Good-Daddy arguing a little over the table. Good-Daddy had a terrible habit of cleaning his false teeth at the dinner table. I always giggled when Good-Daddy would stink his tongue at her. Yes, a 60-year-old man sticking it […]

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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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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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