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Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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    Corn Pone

    1 review

    My husband's grandmother gave me this corn pone recipe years ago. She always made it with bacon drippings, which is heavenly, but if you're trying to be a little more health-conscious, you can use canola oil or a combination of the two. I cook it until it's crisp almost all the way through. It's delicious hot, warm or cold. —Tina Quiggle, LaGrange, Georgia

    Indonesian Bananas Foster

    When I ate bananas Foster the first time, it reminded me of this dish. The concept is the same—sliced bananas...


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    Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

    5 reviews

    This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favorite. The recipe is over 100 years old, and I remember my...


    38 One-Dish Meals to Make in Your Cast-Iron Skillet

    These one-dish dinners use the most versatile pan in your kitchen—a cast-iron skillet—and nothing else.


    Curry Chicken Popover Pie

    My cast-iron skillet is one of my favorite pans to use for cooking. This flavorful curry chicken potpie has Indian...

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    Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    10 reviews

    I love this cast-iron banana bread because it cooks evenly every time. The end result is so moist and delicious!...


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    Loaded Huevos Rancheros with Roasted Poblano Peppers

    9 reviews

    This is a unique but tasty version of huevos rancheros. It's similar to a cowboy hash, as the potatoes take...

    Pepperoni Focaccia Bread

    This focaccia bread recipe is perfect to serve with a pasta dinner, either as an appetizer or sliced for sandwiches....


    Cast-Iron Scrambled Eggs

    I love these easy cast-iron scrambled eggs that use fresh ingredients I usually have on hand. They make a quick...


    Ranch Chicken Fajitas

    Give sizzling chicken fajitas a tangy twist by adding ranch dressing mix to the marinade. They have so much flavor,...


    Artichoke and Potato Frittata

    2 reviews

    This potato frittata is a delicious brunch dish, but it’s hearty enough for a weeknight dinner, too. If you like...

    Sweet Potato Dutch Baby

    1 review

    I love a Dutch baby, so I created a savory version to serve for breakfast or brunch. Top with poached...


    Skillet Stout Brownies

    1 review

    These stout brownies are so rich and fudgy. I love how quickly they come together. They're perfect for a busy...


    Socca

    Socca is a traditional flatbread from Nice, France. It's a common street food, cooked on a grill and served in...


    Taco Skillet Pizza with Cornbread Crust

    1 review

    Our family loves taco pizza, and I have made so many versions of it. This recipe is like a deep-dish...


    Black Forest Upside-Down Cake

    1 review

    The divine flavors of this simple Black Forest cake will impress your guests and leave you with many requests for...

    Kung Pao Sloppy Joes

    7 reviews

    What happens when you combine two favorites into one easy dish? Clean plates, that’s what! My family loves Chinese food,...


    Prosciutto and Peas

    2 reviews

    This peas and prosciutto dish has a delicious, slightly salty flavor. Even the pea haters will like this one! —Ann...


    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


    Toasted Ravioli

    6 reviews

    While visiting a friend who had just moved to St. Louis, Missouri, I tried these toasted ravioli at almost every...


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    Cast-Iron Skillet Steak

    13 reviews

    If you’ve never cooked steak at home before, it can be a little intimidating. That’s why I came up with...


    Three Cheese Artichoke & Spinach Dip

    1 review

    Grated Parm, shredded mozzarella, cream cheese, mayo and butter make this dip as decadent as it gets. —Taste of Home...


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    Turkey Biscuit Skillet

    8 reviews

    My mother always made this while I was growing up. Now I make it for my husband and kids. I...


    Peach and Berry Cobbler

    3 reviews

    This is one of my favorite summer recipes because it features peaches and berries that are in season, but it...

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    Deep-Fried Cookies

    1 review

    My kids love this delicious, indulgent treat. I like to give the batter a kick by adding a pinch of...


    Balsamic-Glazed Zucchini

    1 review

    I am a member of a community supported agriculture farm. I once received the most delicious garlic and garden-fresh zucchini...


    Homemade Fry Bread

    3 reviews

    Crispy, doughy and totally delicious, this fry bread is fantastic with nearly any sweet or savory topping you can think...


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    Potato-Topped Ground Beef Skillet

    11 reviews

    Compared to other ground beef skillet recipes, the depth of flavor in this recipe is amazing, and I never have...


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    Spiced Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    27 reviews

    I often bake this beautiful cake in my large cast-iron skillet and turn it out
    onto a pizza pan....


    Steak with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce

    2 reviews

    My wife, Mailynn, and I both love spicy foods. This is one of her favorite dishes. I've been cooking it...