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Southern Cast Iron’s Cookoff!

Southern Cast Iron’s Cookoff!

Southern Cast Iron magazine is having its inaugural cast iron cookoff event in Lake Charles, Louisiana on November 1 and 2, 2019. The affair promises to be a fantastic time for contestants and spectators alike. And…I’ve got a discount code for registrants! Schedule On Friday, […]

Fabulous French Onion Soup

Fabulous French Onion Soup

I’ve been on kind of a forced blogging hiatus for the past few months given some travel and life issues, but that doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned my love of vintage cast iron or of cooking! Recently I found myself with an over-abundance of onions after […]

Griswold’s “Aunt Ellen” Recipe for Chicken Mousse

Griswold’s “Aunt Ellen” Recipe for Chicken Mousse

I scoured all of Aunt Ellen’s recipes looking for ones I wanted to try. Her recipe for chicken mousse was by far the scariest to me. Here is Aunt Ellen’s recipe for “Chicken Mousse” in its entirety: Chop finely in the Griswold chopper enough chicken […]

Aunt Ellen’s “Delmonico Potatoes”

Aunt Ellen’s “Delmonico Potatoes”

from The Aunt Ellen Booklet on Waterless Cooking …with 50 famous recipes from Aunt Ellen Aunt Ellen recommended that the “Mexican Meat Roll” be served alongside Delmonico potatoes. Who am I to question Aunt Ellen? Delmonico potatoes, it would be. Here is Aunt Ellen’s 1928 […]

Aunt Ellen’s “Mexican Meat Roll” with Baked Bananas

Aunt Ellen’s “Mexican Meat Roll” with Baked Bananas

Preparation of “Mexican Meat Roll” with Baked Bananas – a 1920s recipe from Griswold’s “Aunt Ellen”

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 […]

Roast Chicken with Lemons

Roast Chicken with Lemons

My Iron Mountain (by Griswold) springs into action once again! I recently returned from Europe, and I have a hankering for authentic Italian food…at least as authentic as you can get it when you aren’t in Italy. Marcella Hazan, the author of the authoritative Italian cookbook […]

Brenda’s Fabulous Calico Beans, made in my Iron Mountain (by Griswold) Chicken Pan!

Brenda’s Fabulous Calico Beans, made in my Iron Mountain (by Griswold) Chicken Pan!

When we were camping a while back, Brenda told me about her easy-peasy recipe for Calico Beans. She was kind enough to send me a snap of her recipe card, and tonight I made them for dinner. I did not know that I would love […]


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