Is It Wrong To Want My Steak Cooked Well Done? – 4 Things to Consider

Are you wondering, “Is it wrong to want my steak cooked well done?” Have you been criticized? Told you are disrespecting the chef? Or ruining a perfectly good cut of meat? These are reasons you may have heard, but shouldn’t you be able to have your steak the way you like it? Of course, you … Read more

Can I Make Hamburger Helper in a Cast Iron Skillet?

Do you have a box of Hamburger Helper and wonder, “Can I Make Hamburger Helper in a cast iron skillet?” This one-pan meal began as a way to help families stretch their dollars and is still doing that today. Whether you eat Hamburger Helper as a cost-effective measure or you simply like the convenience and … Read more

Will Butter Burn in a Cast Iron Skillet?

This might sound like a strange question, but will butter burn in a cast iron skillet? It seems this is quite a common question that many people have asked. Since cast iron gets very hot and stays hot, it’s not out of the question to want to know. Butter burns quickly on hot surfaces. However, … Read more

Can I Make Rice in My Cast Iron Skillet? – 4 Easy Steps

Have you ever wanted to know, “Can I make rice in my cast iron skillet?” Maybe you like the idea of using your iron pan as much as possible, but you’re not sure how to make rice. However, you would like to find out. Me, too. So, let’s get started. Can I Make Rice in … Read more

Why Preheat My Cast Iron Skillet Before Adding Oil? – Here’s 5 Reasons

A common question people ask is, “Why preheat my cast iron skillet before adding oil?” Indeed, everyone agrees that your oil must be hot before adding food, but some say it’s not necessary to preheat the pan before adding the oil. So, which is it? Should you preheat your skillet before adding the oil, or … Read more

How Many Times Should I Season My Cast Iron? – 3 Questions to Ask

Who else is asking, “How many times should I season my cast iron?” You probably already know about seasoning and that it’s necessary but that doesn’t mean you know how often you need to do it or how to know when it’s time. As with many things about cast iron, the advice varies. Since there … Read more

Should Airbnb Hosts Supply Cast Iron Cookware?

Should Airbnbs supply cast iron cookware? Do you have an opinion? If you own a vacation rental property, you probably do. Or, if you stay at Airbnbs when you travel, you might have a preference. Not long ago, I wrote an article on who travels with their cast iron, and I was somewhat surprised that … Read more

How Do I Sear Chuck Steak So It’s Tender? – 4 Primary Ways

Have you wanted to know, as I have, “How do I sear chuck steak so it’s tender?” Chuck steak is naturally a tougher cut of meat because of the section of the cow it comes from, but it is also more economical. So, if there is a way to make it tender, why spend the … Read more

Why Do Pancakes Stick to My Cast Iron Skillet? – 5 Possibilities

Do you love pancakes and cast iron but not so much together? Are you wondering, “Why do pancakes stick to my cast iron skillet?” Have you been considering giving up and using nonstick because it would be easier? Oh, you know cast iron is better, from the taste of the pancakes to the iron being … Read more

Why Does Oil Splatter When I’m Frying?

Do you love the way oil makes your food taste but are tired of the splatter?  Are you wondering, “Why does oil splatter when I’m frying?” You know, that pop, pop, pop, spit, spit, spit and “Ouch, that hit my face!” splattering. Well, there is a reason for the popping and spitting and spattering. So, … Read more