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Southern Cast Iron November/December 2018

From skillet suppers to classic sides, Dutch oven dinners to mouthwatering pies, Southern Cast Iron delivers the beloved flavors of classic home cooking. Southern Cast Iron highlights unique collectibles, shares tips for caring for your favorite pans, and gives in-depth stories of collectors, chefs, and foundries. Take a look inside the world of cast-iron cooking and history. Beautifully photographed and printed on high-quality paper, it’s a magazine to share with friends and family, and return to each time you pull your favorite skillet out of the cupboard.

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United States
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English
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Hoffman Media
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christmas, cookies & cast iron

By the time the holidays roll around and I’m pulling out my cozy sweaters and fuzzy blankets, my cravings for home-baked goodies really kick in. When I was growing up, my mom always filled a plethora of antique tins and jars with cookies, fudge, cheese straws, and fruitcake for us to enjoy throughout the season and to share with other family and friends. Some of my fondest memories are of my sister and I helping her create all these treats.This year, I’ll be sharing that simple joy with my nephews when we bake up the Cranberry Oat Wedge Cookies, and maybe a few more sweet treats, from our “Cast Iron Cheer” story on page 63. While we’re at it, I’m excited to add a few new skillet pies to my…

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4 essential skillet cookie tips

1. Nearly any cookie dough can be baked into a large skillet cookie. Simply press your favorite dough into a skillet, add an additional 5 minutes (or more) to your bake time, and cook until desired doneness.2. If you have a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet, you shouldn’t have to grease the baking surface. However, we spray our pans for a little extra insurance.3. Though preheating your pan for cornbread results in a deliciously crispy crust, this technique is a definite don’t for cookies. Start with a cold batch of cookie dough in a room temperature skillet for optimal results.4. Deliver a warm skillet cookie with a pint of ice cream for a holiday treat any recipient will love. ■…

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tastes & tools product spotlight

ADAMS APPLE BUTTERSMade in small batches in Lexington, South Carolina, these fruit butters make a great gift or stocking stuffer. Spread a dollop on a freshly baked biscuit or enjoy it straight from the jar. $10 per jar, including spoon; adamsappleeatables.comLODGE DOUBLE PLAY REVERSIBLE GRILL/GRIDDLEFrom baking cookies to grilling steaks and even frying eggs, this dual-sided cast-iron pan can do it all. Featuring a ridged grill on one side and a flat griddle on the other, this tool can be used on the stovetop, grill, and in the oven. $51; shop.lodgemfg.comRED ROOSTER TRADING COMPANY CAMANO COFFEE MILLThanks to this American-made cast-iron grinder, you can have freshly ground coffee every day. With a small, sturdy build and easy-to-use crank, this handmade device can also be used to grind dried spices such…

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served in cast iron

OAK STEAKHOUSECHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINAFilled with melty cheese and smoky pork belly, this incredibly creamy cast iron macaroni and cheese is served as a family-style side, so the whole table can enjoy a bite. @oakcharlotteAROUND THE CORNERHOUSTON, TEXASTender braised pork, hearty hash browns, and a perfectly cooked egg make this savory breakfast skillet a weekend brunch favorite. @aroundthecornertxTHACKER 564OXFORD, MISSISSIPPICrunch and munch the day away with this ooey, gooey dip. Loaded with roasted corn, green chiles, and creamy cheese, it’s the ultimate snack-time indulgence. @thacker564HOLY HOG BBQTAMPA, FLORIDAFrom jalapeño-packed macaroni and cheese to a skillet of classic cowboy baked beans, and even Southern-style greens with smoky ham, this barbecue joint’s craveable sides are a must-try. @holyhogbbq ■…

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holiday gift guide from our partners

The Pan Handler Vintage and Antique Collectible Cast-Iron CookwareNot everyone is fortunate enough to own a family heirloom cast-iron skillet. But thanks to The Pan Handler, you can easily add antique pieces to your collection. Showcasing beautifully restored cast-iron cookware that’s been thoroughly cleaned, seasoned, and brought back to its original beauty, this online company sells vintage pieces from makers like Griswold, Martin, Wapak, and other treasured brands. Purchase a piece now, and rest assured it will be passed down for generations to come.WHERE TO FIND: thepan-handler.comSouthern Marsh Highland Alpaca BlanketThis cozy find from Southern Marsh is the latest innovation that represents the company’s passion for craftsmanship and style. Made from a soft, brushed polyester and available in three colors, this blanket is our go-to for those chilly days that…

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