Three Cheese Broccoli Dip

This recipe makes 2 skillets full of dip. We used our Wisconsin & American skillets for this one and it worked great! (*Adapted from The Kitchen is My Playground) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain thawed broccoli well and pat dry with paper towels. Lightly grease two...

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Basil Cherry Cobbler

Basil Cherry Cobbler

What you'll need: Yields the amount for one "American" skillet OR Small Cast Iron Skillet or Baking Dish Filling: 2 1/2 cups pitted cherries 1/2 cup blueberries 1/3 cup brown sugar 3 – 4 basil leaves, stacked together, rolled and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon flour 1...

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Kale Mac’n’Cheese for 2

Kale Mac’n’Cheese for 2

What you'll need: 1 New York shaped skillet (*or any state skillet you fancy!) 1 1/2 cups dry macaroni tube shaped pasta 2 cups cleaned and chopped kale, stems removed 1 cup good quality cubed white bread 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing the skillet 2 cups...

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What Does It Take To Make A New Skillet?

What Does It Take To Make A New Skillet?

We admit it.  You have to be insanely devoted to an idea if it involves making every USA state into a cast iron skillet.  How hard could that really be, anyway?  What actually goes into making something like that from scratch?  This year is going to be one of the most...

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Mushroom, Kale & Feta Breakfast Casserole

Mushroom, Kale & Feta Breakfast Casserole

What you'll need: 8 oz baby portobella mushrooms 1 tbsp olive oil 4 stalks finely chopped kale or approx. 2 cups 1/4 c each crumbled feta & grated mozzerella Black pepper to taste 4 eggs beaten until whites & yolks are well combined Put it all together: Preheat oven...

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Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

What you'll need: Filling: 3/4 c packed light brown sugar 1/4 c granulated sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 1 tsp vanilla extract Dough: 1 1/4 c whole milk, room temperature 4 tsp instant or rapid-rise yeast 2 tbsp granulated sugar 2 3/4 c...

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Spring Break Getaway – in your kitchen!

Spring Break Getaway – in your kitchen!

Being from the Upper Midwest, we've learned to embrace Winter for all of it's shortened daylight & frozen glory.  However, even the hardiest of us starts to dream of something a little warmer and bright by mid-March.  Let's face it, most of America, especially our...

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Tropical Waffle Bake

Tropical Waffle Bake

What you'll need: 1 1/2 frozen buttermilk waffles, thawed 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple in juice 1/2 cup chopped mango 1 banana, sliced 2 eggs 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tbsp packed brown sugar 1 c granola 1/4 c chopped macadamia nuts 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 2 tbsp...

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

Butternut Squash Lasagna

What you'll need: 2 c cooked butternut squash cut into 1/2" cubes 1/2 c whole milk ricotta cheese 1/4 c heavy cream 2 large egg yolks 3/4 c grated mozzarella cheese 1/4 c Parmesan cheese, finely grated 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1/4 c packed fresh sage leaves, coarsely...

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Behind the Scenes: American Skillet on “The Chew”

Behind the Scenes: American Skillet on “The Chew”

It's not everyday that a National TV program calls up wanting to feature you on their show. Turns out, that's pretty much how this whole little story went down.   The opportunity came up during our last trip out to the NYC in November 2014 for the Winter Renegade...

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