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Cracklin Cornbread -Southern Style Cornbread

Are you looking for something to spice up your cornbread? How about bacon and or course cracklins’ (hog skins). We’re sharing an old traditional Southern dish that will give you a different take on plain cornbread. Some tricks to this recipe – #1 we’re using buttermilk in this recipe because I think it gives it…

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Unboxing: Butter Pat Cast Iron Skillet

We understand folks don’t want to invest in cast iron without knowing anything about the brand or quality of the product. Because of this, we’re always getting asked to review cast iron by folks. We recently unboxed the Heather  skillet made by Butter Pat Industries. I’ll run through the pros and cons of this skillet with…

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Unboxing the Field Co. Cast Iron Skillet + New Cast Iron Tips

  I’m always looking for some cast iron that is really well made like the old Griswold or Wagner stuff.  But we recently opened up a new Field Company Skillet. I’m always hesitant about using new cast iron, because a lot of times it isn’t milled to a smooth finish and can be heavy. I’ll…

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Homemade Cowboy Enchiladas

  All right folks, we can’t make homemade enchiladas without a homemade sauce! And you can’t have a homemade enchilada sauce without some dried chilis! You can buy them in a sack and if you like cooking up my recipes, trust me, they’ll come into good use. I personally like keeping the seeds in some…

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How to Safely Remove Rust from Cast Iron

Rust is the dreaded enemy of cast iron. But whether you inherited a rusty piece, found one at a garage sale or accidentally left one out in the elements – as long as it’s quality cast iron made in the USA and there aren’t any cracks or chips… you can bring it back to life

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Cast Iron Stickiness – And How to Fix It!

  As you’ve probably gathered by now, I just love cooking with cast iron. But for many, cast irons remain these neglected pieces of cookware because they seem like too much work, or easy to ruin. A question that I get asked often is, why a cast iron skillet gets sticky. And I’m here to…

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Favorite Oils for Seasoning Cast Iron

What season is it? It’s always the season to season your cast iron every time- every trip! If you’re using cast iron and I hope you are because it is the best thing to cook out of in the entire world, but you need to season your iron after every use. It will last and…

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Buying Tips for Cast Iron

Lots of folks stray away from cast iron because they’re overwhelmed by all the choices. Whether you’re brand new to cast iron or you’ve been using it forever, these helpful tips will make your cast iron experience a great one.   Tip #1 – Gotta be made in the USA Unfortunately, lots of cast iron…

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