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Nancy Addison’s “Mash in the Hole” Meatloaf, Made in her Lodge Legacy Cast Iron Bundt Cake Pan

Nancy Addison’s “Mash in the Hole” Meatloaf, Made in her Lodge Legacy Cast Iron Bundt Cake Pan

You already know that I like to check out the “Black Iron Master” contest on Sundays on the Facebook page Black Iron Cooking, Antiques, and Humor. I’ve previously posted about some of Doyle Pregler and Brenda Bernstein’s  entries, and Rose Waddell’s winning Mahogany Chiffon Hydrangea cake made in […]

Rose Waddell’s Prize-Winning Mahogany Chiffon Hydrangea Cake made in a Lodge Legacy Cast Iron Fluted Cake Pan

Rose Waddell’s Prize-Winning Mahogany Chiffon Hydrangea Cake made in a Lodge Legacy Cast Iron Fluted Cake Pan

I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy following the “Black Iron Master” contest each Sunday on the Facebook page Black Iron Cooking, Antiques, and Humor. Doyle Pregler and Brenda Bernstein often enter the contest – Brenda with her beautiful cakes and Doyle with his delectable meals. Members of […]

Rustic Cabin Sirloin Steak Made in a Rustic BSR Cast Iron Skillet

Rustic Cabin Sirloin Steak Made in a Rustic BSR Cast Iron Skillet

I recently went up to the southern shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin to visit with my friends Louise and Tom, who keep their 35’ sailboat at Siskiwit Bay Marina in Cornucopia. I’ve come to visit and tent camp alongside their slip many, many times over the 23 years that they have kept a boat at the marina. We have had wonderful memorable times, great summer sails, and awesome walks along the beach with our dogs over the years.

I have never, however, come to visit this early in the season. Ours was a particularly cold winter this year, and Spring was slow to arrive. In fact, it had felt like we skipped Spring altogether and went right to summer. The week before I came to visit, it was 98 degrees in the Twin Cities.

The weather took a turn for the worse on my way up to the shore. I arrived early Friday evening, and Louise helped me to set up my tent in gusty mid-40-degree weather. Louise, Tom, and I spent the rest of the evening nibbling hors d’oeuvres and visiting in the salon of their boat. By the time I went to bed on Friday I was wiped out and had no trouble sleeping. I had my tent, cool-weather sleeping bag, a few extra blankets, and a toasty tired Maltese to keep me warm.

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Tasty Thin Crust Pizza made on my New Lodge Cast Iron Griddle

Tasty Thin Crust Pizza made on my New Lodge Cast Iron Griddle

I was at Home Goods the other day and happened across a lovely 10.5″ round Lodge cast iron griddle, for the bargain basement price of $7.99. Of course, I snapped it up. It will come in quite handy when I am grilling out on my […]

Strawberry – Rhubarb Crumble, made in Debra’s Griswold Small Logo no. 6 Cast Iron Skillet

Strawberry – Rhubarb Crumble, made in Debra’s Griswold Small Logo no. 6 Cast Iron Skillet

I was invited to a pre-Memorial Day shindig at Jerry and Debra Abrams’ home, where we were to practice making pizzas in their new outdoor pizza oven. Being the good guest that I am, I asked what I could bring. I was told to bring […]


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