My Favorite Things :: Cast Iron Skillet Giveaway

I thought it would be fun to start sharing a few of my favorite things and occasionally also have a giveaway to go along with them.

Does that sound like fun to you guys?


Lodge Cast Iron Skillet at


So, let’s start this thing off the right way with cast iron skillets.

Cast iron skillets are heirlooms in the south and my family is no different. With pieces handed down through the generations and now to me from both sides of my family, they are pieces I just can’t imagine not being a part of my kitchen. Each time I cook with them, I remember the history of my great-great grandmother making her cornbread over an open fire as much as I remember frying chicken with my grandmother as a young girl.

My 12-inch cast iron skillet gets daily use around my house and is one of my most used pieces of cookware in my kitchen. There are some days that it just stays on top of the cooktop because I know I’m just about to use it again!


My Favorite Cast Iron Skillet Cooking

Skillets are perfect to use for everything from getting a great sear on meat, such as cooking a restaurant quality steak at home, roasting a whole chicken, to baking cakes! They work perfectly on the cooktop, in the oven, on the grill, or over the open fire when camping.

My cast iron is the most versatile piece of cookware in my arsenal, for sure!


My Favorite Cast Iron Skillet Sizes

There are various sizes of skillets available, with my most used size being my 12-inch, followed closely by my 10-inch skillets. The 15-inch is also great for roasting a large chicken or for cooking for more than four people.


Cast Iron 101: How to Clean and Care for Cast Iron

So many people seem to get tripped up on how to clean and care for their cast iron that they shy away from using it. Honestly, the more you use your cast iron and clean it properly, then the easier I have found it to care for in the long run.

Cast Iron 101: How to Clean Cast Iron

Cast Iron 101: How to Season Cast Iron


So many times I receive emails or comments asking for information on my favorite skillets, how to season, how to clean, and where to find. I thought I’d share my love of the skillet with you. That’s right, I’m giving away FIVE 12-inch Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillets.

Just in time for all that holiday cooking, too!

Here’s how you enter:

Leave a comment telling me you’d love to cook in your skillet!

You can also get a few extra entries with the following:

Then head back to this post and leave a comment that you did.


Giveaway ends Thursday, October 25th at 11:59 PM Eastern. The winner will be announced sometime on Friday.

Giveaway open to US residents only.


Congratulations to 211 – Leslie, 367 – Leah, 436 – Adam, 464 – Betty, and 471 – Kali. I’ve emailed each of you. I can’t wait to hear how you love your skillets!


Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Add a Pinch, because I think every kitchen needs a good skillet!


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  1. 455

    Kymber says

    growing up, once a month,my Dad would cook breakfast on Saturdays for our family…elk or deer steak with biscuits and gravy…YUM. LOVED how the cast iron skillet browned the meat perfectly. I though don’t have my own cast iron skillets and would LOVE one…or two 😉

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    Betty says

    Cornbread!!! I found your blog through someone bringing your amazing dressing to our Thanksgiving party at work last year. I love so many of your recipes! I get your emails but I don’t twitter.

  3. 472

    Sara says

    Hmmm, what would I cook in my very 1st cast iron skillet? Probably a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for my husband. They’re OK in a cake pan but they’re soooooo much better in the cast iron skillet.

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    Alison says

    I cook just about everything in cast iron! It’s particularly good for frying since it hold heat so well. (Pinterest)

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    Dahlia says

    Ooo…I’d love to make friend chicken in that skillet!!!
    Never won one nor received as a gift (I wish!).

    My favorite Wedding gift was a simple monogrammed cake and pie cutter set along with the champagne flutes…I treasure them!

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    Cindy Wilson says

    Cast iron skillets are THE best! It’s a family tradition and I have the family’s sacred skillet. Cornbread just isn’t cornbread unless it’s cooked in cast iron.

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    I remember my Mother frying the best corn cakes in her Mothers cast iron skillet. Us kids would smear them with cows butter and eat them as soon as they came out of the skillet. That’s what I would like to do . I’m sure mine won’t be as good as my Moms.

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    PJ says

    I would love to make some SHORT TATERS as we used to call them! Just little squares of potatoes fried with bacon grease. Fried crispy on the outside & a little soft in the middle. I can already smell them!

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    I haven’t had a cast iron skillet in over ten years since mine was stolen by the moving company. I so miss cooking fried chicken and pineapple upside down cake in one…you just can’t duplicate the results.

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