What’s up home skillets?! Welcome to Front Burner, the official blog of American Skillet Company.

As a tiny but inspired cookware design outfit, we’re passionate about all things handmade, and especially things well-made and American made. We have a particular love for cast iron (have you seen our signature state-shaped skillet pans??) and everything that goes into it. Whether you’re making Minnesota blueberry crisp, Illinois cheese dip or Wisconsin scalloped potatoes, we encourage you to break all conventions and take your home cooking and entertaining to a whole new level with cast iron. Not sure where to start? That’s where we come in!

Minnesota Cast iron Skillet - Blueberry Crisp  Illinois Cast Iron Skillet - Cheese Dip  Wisconsin Cast Iron Skillet - Potato Salad

Front Burner is now your go-to place for cast iron cooking inspiration. In addition to recipes, tips, how-tos and answers to your ‘burning’ questions, you’ll find unique ideas for gift-giving, entertaining, decorating, tailgating and more — all focused around an active community of fellow cast iron enthusiasts. And since this definitely shouldn’t be a one-way street, join in the conversation!

Send us photos fresh from your stovetop and your favorite dishes from grandma’s recipe box; share your game day rituals and show us what you’ve got on the grill; tell us who you’ve been hosting for dinner and your best tips and tricks for caring for cast iron with the TLC it deserves. In return, we’ll keep you posted on what we’ve got on our Front Burner, including events and shows, sneak peeks of our latest cast iron products and upcoming state pans, and everything else going on behind the scenes. We hope you discover lots of ways to share the love — or rivalry! — of cast iron with the people closest to your heart.

For even more cast iron inspiration, be sure to follow us on PinterestFacebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also check out all of our American manufactured wares on Etsy.

Now let’s get this party started!