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Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

This is a healthier version of a traditional cobbler, with canola oil in place of some of the butter and whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. Unlike more classic biscuit-topped cobblers, the peaches and blueberries are nestled into a tender batter that swells around the fruit as it bakes. Other fruits may be substituted. It's especially beautiful when baked in and served right from a cast-iron skillet.

» Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

One-Skillet Bean & Broccoli Rabe Supper

If beans and greens are not a part of your regular menu, this one-pot dish will change your mind. Sausage and garlic flavor the broccoli rabe and beans while the big, rustic croutons soak up the broth.

» One-Skillet Bean & Broccoli Rabe Supper

Pancetta & Greens Frittata

This frittata is packed with hearty greens and leeks with a touch of salty bacon or pancetta and Asiago cheese for flavoring. We tested the recipe both with egg substitute and whole eggs. It works great either way, but has fewer calories and less saturated fat when you use egg substitute.

» Pancetta & Greens Frittata

Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

These seared pork chops are topped with a rich and creamy mushroom sauce that gets flavored with fresh herbs.

» Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Puffed Cherry Pancake

This puffed cherry pancake is similar to an Apfelpfannkuchen—a puffy German pancake full of apples. Dust it with confectioners’ sugar or drizzle with maple syrup for a special breakfast treat.

» Puffed Cherry Pancake

Roasted Corn Cheese Dip

Inspired by queso fundido—melted Mexican cheese dip—this corn and warm Cheddar cheese dip is great with toasted baguette.

» Roasted Corn Cheese Dip

Sole with Garlic-Almond-Caper Sauce

In this quick fish recipe, seasoned fillets of sole (or flounder) are sautéed in a hot skillet and topped with a simple sauce of sautéed garlic, slivered almonds, capers and lemon juice—a riff on sole meunière. This is a very simple dish but all your ingredients need to be ready by the stove because it cooks quickly once you turn on the heat.

» Sole with Garlic-Almond-Caper Sauce


Satisfying, healthy recipes made with cast iron skillets.

Cast iron recipes make great one skillet meals. Cast iron skillets are the perfect tool for cooking a range of cast iron skillet recipes from a simple side of sautéed cabbage to a whole roasted chicken. And consider the health benefits of cast iron recipes: food cooked in a cast-iron skillet, especially acidic foods like tomato sauce, has increased iron content, in some cases up to 20 times as much.

Plus, cast iron skillets conduct heat beautifully, go from stovetop to oven with no problem, and after decades of making cast iron skillet recipes, they're as good as new. To season your cast iron skillet, cover the bottom of the pan with a thick layer of kosher salt. Add at least half an inch of cooking oil and place over high heat. When the oil starts to smoke, pour the salt and oil into a bowl. Using a ball of paper towels, rub the inside of the pan until it is smooth. The cast iron skillet is now seasoned. When you clean your cast iron skillet, never use soap. Simply scrub your skillet with a stiff brush and hot water and dry it completely.

Enjoy your plan with these satisfying cast iron recipes.

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