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Month: August 2018

Why Griswold Made Both a High- and Low-Base for its Waffle Irons

Why Griswold Made Both a High- and Low-Base for its Waffle Irons

I’ve seen this theorized here and there before, and the theories all made sense, but here it is right from the mouth of Griswold’s marketing department in 1921! “The Griswold … low frame … is for use on coal and wood ranges, and the high […]

The Wapak Hollow Ware Company, Wapakoneta, Ohio

The Wapak Hollow Ware Company, Wapakoneta, Ohio

The Wapak Hollow Ware Company was formed in 1903 by a group of five men in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The Company was in business until 1926, when it declared bankruptcy.

Ask Mary: Why is the center bottom of my old pan rough?

Ask Mary: Why is the center bottom of my old pan rough?

I have a youtube channel, and received a comment from Kathleen O on one of my vids with a pan that had pitting: “I hear the that the “pitting” is caused by use over fire or old wood stove. Does this mean old wood stoves burned […]

Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip made in my Griswold Chicken Pan

Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip made in my Griswold Chicken Pan

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…my chicken pan can do anything! I’m having guests for a casual dinner tonight on the patio. Burgers are on the menu, along with all of the accoutrements and a roasted veggie side. I needed a couple […]

Easy-Peasy Strawberry Jalapeño Cast-Iron-Skillet Jam

Easy-Peasy Strawberry Jalapeño Cast-Iron-Skillet Jam

I am going camping this weekend with my foodie camping friends, and I assigned myself appetizers. I always like baguette slices dipped in melted brie with pepper jelly on top, so I figured that would be a good one to try to make over the […]


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