Why Use Cast Iron When It’s So Heavy? – My Top 3 Reasons

People have told me they won’t cook in cast iron because it’s too heavy. They are right that cast iron weighs more than other types of cookware, but is that a good enough reason to not consider it? Don’t get me wrong. No one has to cook in cast iron or even try if they … Read more

What’s Cooking in My Cast Iron Wok? – Vegetable Stir Fry

Welcome to the “What’s cooking in my cast iron wok?” series. This is a series of recipes I make in my wok. I am still new to this, so I will share the good and the bad. Hopefully, I will have more good than bad and can give you ideas on dishes to make. I … Read more

How Do I Keep Bread From Sticking to My Cast Iron? – 5 Tips to Consider

Are you wondering, “How do I keep bread from sticking to my cast iron?” Is it your first time baking bread? Or is it an ongoing problem, and you’re tired of it happening? It would be frustrating to make bread and have it stick to the bottom of the skillet. Plus, it makes clean-up harder. … Read more

What Happens When You Heat Cast Iron? – 3 Things You Should Know

Are you ready for a science lesson? Because if you are asking, “What happens when you heat cast iron?” the answer is found in science. In some ways, iron is similar to other types of metal, but in other ways, it is quite different. Furthermore, when trying to understand what happens when you heat cast … Read more

Why Do Frittatas Stick to My Cast Iron Skillet? – 3 Possible Reasons

Several people have asked, “Why do frittatas stick to my cast iron skillet?” They feel like they have done everything right, yet their frittata stuck. Has this also happened to you? Let’s look at three possible reasons why frittatas stick and what you can do about it. I’ve also added a recipe and shared my … Read more

Why Use a Roux When Making Skillet Mac and Cheese? – 3 Things to Know

So, you’ve decided to make your own macaroni and cheese instead of using a box mix. Good call! However, you’ve heard you’ll have to make a roux and wonder if it’s necessary. Why use a roux when making skillet mac and cheese? Let’s find out. Why Use a Roux When Making Skillet Mac and Cheese? … Read more

How Do I Get Crispy Roasted Cauliflower Steaks? – 3 Easy Methods to Try

I can’t be the only one who’s asking, “How do I get crispy roasted cauliflower steaks?” I like cauliflower, and when I found out you could slice it and roast it as steaks, I was intrigued. However, cauliflower has quite a bit of water, and I was skeptical it would come out crispy. Maybe you … Read more

How Can I Use a Mini Cast Iron Skillet? – 3.5-Inch

Have you been wondering, “How can I use a mini cast iron skillet?” The 3.5-inch is so tiny, and you might find it hard to believe they have many uses if any. Indeed, that’s what some people think, but others say they love them. Besides being cute, they have found some practical or not-so-practical uses … Read more

What Can You Do With a Cast Iron Wood Stove Kettle? – 3 Ideas to Consider

What can you do with a cast iron wood stove kettle? This is a question people are asking. If you have a wood stove kettle, can you heat up water for drinking or brewing tea? What if you don’t have a wood stove? Are there any other uses for it? And how are wood stove … Read more

How Do I Make Skillet Meatloaf Less Greasy? – 4 Methods to Try

I can’t be the only one who’s asking, “How do I make skillet meatloaf less greasy?” I’ve always made my meatloaf on a cooling rack sitting inside a foil-lined baking sheet to catch the grease. But last week, my brother asked me to make meatloaf in a cast iron skillet for Thanksgiving (along with the … Read more