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Month: December 2018

Ask Mary (who asked John): What do we have here?

Ask Mary (who asked John): What do we have here?

Identification and value of a vintage Lodge cast iron Dutch oven no. 8.

Best batter for use with Griswold cast iron cake molds?

Best batter for use with Griswold cast iron cake molds?

Directions for baking a cake in a Griswold cast iron cake mold.

Findings: Rare Vintage Griswold Skillet

Findings: Rare Vintage Griswold Skillet

Farold Hoover’s analysis of the vintage Griswold no. 10 small logo skillet with grooved handle. 99.9% authentic!

Price for Griswold cast iron ashtray?

Price for Griswold cast iron ashtray?

What is a good price for a Griswold cast iron ashtray? Black Iron Round 00 Quality Ware Ashtray with Matchbook Holder, pattern no. 560. We’re talking about a black iron Griswold round ashtray 00 pattern no. 560 with matchbook holder. This specific criteria is important. We […]

Gluten-Free Griswold Cast Iron Skillet Green Bean Casserole

Gluten-Free Griswold Cast Iron Skillet Green Bean Casserole

I needed a recipe for a gluten-free green bean casserole that I could make in my vintage Griswold cast iron skillet. Mine must be the only family on the planet that does not have green been casserole as part of their Thanksgiving day lineup. I decided […]

Joe Zawadowski and his  Vintage Cast Iron Pups

Joe Zawadowski and his Vintage Cast Iron Pups

Joe Zawadowski is a vintage cast iron pup collector. He is also a turtle champion, wood carver, bog hunter, dog judge and skull seeker. I had wanted to see, learn, and write about Joe’s vintage cast iron pup collection for quite some time. The visit […]

Griswold no. 10 Small Logo Cast Iron Skillet w Grooved Handle – Original or Machined Handle?

Griswold no. 10 Small Logo Cast Iron Skillet w Grooved Handle – Original or Machined Handle?

Prior Sightings of a Griswold Grooved Handle no. 10 Jerome “Jerry” Cooper sent a photograph of a pan from his cast iron collection to David Smith in 2001. Mr. Smith is well-known and respected in the cast iron collecting community. He co-authored two reference books […]


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