Equipment Review: Lodge 6-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

lodge dutch oven

I’ve been frequenting TJMaxx. Marshalls, Target and Wal-Mart over the past few months on a hunt for an affordable 6-quart enameled cast iron dutch oven (sometimes called a cocette). I really like using the ovens to slow cook beef and lamb and hearty stews, casseroles and soups. There are thousands of recipes available online for making all types of foods with dutch ovens including  , and ! They are versatile tools that can be used on the stovetop and in the oven.

Last week, while ordering some items on Amazon, I decided to see if I could add a dutch oven to my order. I researched Amazon customer reviews and ordered the . I own a Lodge cast iron skillet and grill pan, so I already trusted the quality of the brand. Now, that it’s here, I want to share my thoughts and photos of it to give you a better idea of what it’s like if you’re considering purchasing one.  (more…)

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Christmas Ornaments for Bakers

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Project 365 Photography Challenge – #2

I have a confession — I’m one of those people who hates to take their Christmas tree down. It’s so bright and cheerful, and the lights add a magical flair at night. But, alas, it’s January 2 and it’s time to take down the tree. But before I remove the ornaments and pack them away, I wanted to share two of my favorite ornaments with you. I have been working to collect fun and cute baking-related ornaments. These would also be good for others who love to bake.

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