Cooking With Cast Iron—How And Why To Get Started

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I love cast iron cooking! I did a guest post all about the reasons why on one of my favorite blogs, Common Sense Homesteading. Here is the beginning of the post, so be sure to click over to Common Sense Homesteading to read the rest,!

Cooking With Cast Iron—How And Why To Get Started

Cooking with cast iron was one of the first back to basics moves I made; I wish I could say it was intentional, but the truth is I fell into it out of circumstance. When my sons were younger my husband and I led their Cub Scout pack, and over the years of endless campouts I learned to cook in Dutch ovens over campfires because I wanted my boys to have healthier food than traditional pre-packaged “camp food”. I’m a seasoned (pun intended…) cast iron user and I’ve been battling it, loving it, and learning from this traditional cookware for years. Yes, I say “battling” it because I didn’t know how to take care of it in the beginning. It’s not hard to take care of or hard to use; it’s just a little different. Luckily, the years of battling are over and now I’m just loving it. Let me share with you what I’ve learned.

There are two kinds of cast iron cookware on the market today, the traditional kind and enamel coated. The traditional kind is usually…Read More