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Grilling’s Great but Baby It’s Cold Outside

Posted on 16 December 2013 by CastIronGal

grilling burgers indoorsWe love to grill.  We probably grill several times during every month of the year but when it’s below zero, not so much. That’s the time to move it inside. No matter how tough you are with the elements, the cheese freezes before it melts!  We have learned through trial and error the best way to grill our burgers indoors is using our cast iron grill pan.  You still get the grill marks with the convenience of cooking indoors.  Like tonight for instance, it’s freezing outside and we had planned on burgers.  We’ll be grilling them indoors on our cast iron grill pan, yummy!  Toast the bun, saute the onions, and bake the fries, the perfect compliment to a tasty grilled burger.

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Try A Cast Iron Flat Grill

Posted on 11 December 2013 by Mark

Although we cook plenty of food in our cast iron skillets, we do not use it for everything. If we are going
to make a bunch of grilled cheese sandwiches, we like to use our cast iron flat grill. We can get more
sandwiches on it because of the shape of the grill and the bread. We like to keep it on low heat so the
cheese has a chance to melt before the bread gets to dark. Using really good bread for these adds a lot
of flavor. If you really want to dress it up, add a few pieces of bacon to it.

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Do you enjoy “Holiday Cornbread”?

Posted on 05 December 2013 by Mark

cast iron cornbreadYou know there are a lot of foods I think about during the holidays but I have to admit cornbread is not one of them.  I was doing some researc the other day just wondering if there’s something out there I might have missed and guess what?  OK I’m sure you’re not surprised there is!  There are lots of people who use cornbread as a side at the holidays and why not?  What a nice change from the traditional roll.  I just can’t decide whether to make it in a cast iron cornbread pan or a cast iron skillet.  Should it look like ears of corn or fish?  That would certainly mix it up a bit.  If I make it in the skillet I could cut it in a pie shape…hmmm….what to do?

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This is THE cooking season!

Posted on 30 November 2013 by CastIronGal

ca meat & vegesThere are day even weeks when I don’t feel like cooking.  It doesn’t come natural so if I’m not following a recipe forget about it.  And I’m not inspired like my husband to just “create” something.  Ha, we would be ordering pizza for certain that night! One thing I will say however is that when I do make a dish in pre-seasoned cast iron cookware it tastes amazing!  Even I feel like a chef.  Once I’m inspired to actually cook it’s nice to know I’ve done what I can to cook the best dish I can.

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Cast Iron Cooking

Posted on 21 November 2013 by Mark

do3Did you know cast iron cookware has been around since the late 1700′s? Wow that’s a long time for something to be a staple in a household kitchen. Back in the day most households had at least one piece of cast iron.  Today people still want to cook in cast iron because it’s such a pleasure to use and it makes your food taste that much better.

About 15 years ago glass flat top cooktops became all the rage.  Clean up was easy and it looked so nice but you couldn’t use cast iron on it.  Older cast iron has a rough bottom that would scratch the glass.  Today’s cast iron has a smooth bottom and can be used on the smooth top cooktops without a problem.  Personally I use Old Mountain Cast Iron Cookware even with my glass top range top.

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There’s lots of options in Cast Iron

Posted on 15 November 2013 by CastIronGal

CasseroleI’m sure you know about cooking with cast iron skillets.  Who among us hasn’t seen or done that?  And while it is a great way to cook so many delicious and nutritious foods there are so many other uses for cast iron.

Have you considered the cast iron biscuit pan?  Or the deep fry skillet, loaf pan or dutch oven?  There are so many ways to cook with cast iron that increase the flavors of your foods.  I don’t always use cast iron but when I do it’s Old Mountain Cast Iron.  You just can’t beat it.

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Time For A Few More Rides

Posted on 02 November 2013 by Mark

I just woke up and it is 24 degrees and there is snow on the ground. Fall is here and winter is just around the corner.
It will be 54 degrees Saturday, so this will be our last chance to rake up the aspen leaves, put lawn furniture away
and get in a short horseback ride.  Sunday it should be 53 degrees, so we will take a long ride on the horses and
then come home and make a pizza in our cast iron pizza pan. If it is still warm enough outside, we will enjoy the
pizza at a nice campfire outside. I will sure miss summer as I enjoy being outside so much. Winter is coming and
I cannot stop it.

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What are you making for dinner?

Posted on 29 September 2013 by Mark

cast iron casserolesI believe casseroles have gotten some bad press in recent years.  What an easy and quick way to make a homemade meal without lots of mess or fuss.  Sure there’s the crock pot method but that is not your only choice.

Try using a cast iron casserole pan for your next meal.  This work horse will add flavor that a crock pot can only dream of!  Seriously, using cast iron for a casserole will make the most of your recipe, amaze yourself and try it!

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Tonight it’s Beans and Franks

Posted on 26 September 2013 by CastIronGal

Franks and BeansAre you one of those people that plans every meal in minute detail or like me, you just wing it?  Well not for every meal but 3 or 4 nights a week it’s creative time when dinner rolls around.  What’s in the frig and how can we pull those ingredients together to make it taste like they were from the Gourmet Chef Cookbook?

Ha!  Who am I kidding?  I think I’ll just pull out my cast iron bean pot, throw in some franks and call it dinner!  Doesn’t sound so bad and I’m pretty sure the cowboys of old had this meal a time or two.  If I tell my husband the cowboys used to eat this way somehow it tastes better. So invite the old west into your home tonight with this classic meal.

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Cinnamon Rolls warm you up in the morning

Posted on 25 September 2013 by CastIronGal

cast iron cinnamon rollsI’ll probably spend a few days talking about the change in the weather.  I am from the  midwest after all and we do love our weather!  I moved west years ago where the weather never seemed to be the main topic of conversation.  However, I remember calling home (and this was when they still charged for long distance!) and inevitably the topic would turn to the weather.  This could be a 10 minute conversation, nothing bonds like the weather, after all we all have it.

Well now that it’s turning colder, 32 degrees this morning, I’m going to make some of my cinnamon rolls in my cast iron baking pan. Yummy.  There’s never a problem getting everyone up when the smell of these delicious rolls wafts through the house.  Now excuse me while I grab a cup of coffee and a roll while it’s still quiet…

 

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