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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5364 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5364 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2021 :  11:12:21 AM  Show Profile
Farmgirls, this is one giveaway you won't want to miss! Every Apple Festival, MaryJane gives away a signed copy of her Cast Iron Cookware Cookbook. This book is full of many recipes that are easily cooked in cast iron cook ware. There are several apple themed ones like Buttermilk Biscuit Apple Pie, Mini Apple Pies, and her canned Apple Pie Filling. All of MaryJane's recipes are carefully tested in her kitchen and easy to follow. This cookbook is full or all kinds of recipes , both savory and sweet. And of course, it is full of wonderful photos, stories, and information on cast iron cookware. I love and use my copy all the time!

If you are interested, please leave me a post and any sort of story that involves cooking with cast iron.

Here are the details. I will pick a winner on September 15, email you for your mailing address, and then forward your name and address to the MJF Home Office so they can ship out your book.

I hope you will join in this annual giveaway fun and leave us a post below of your favorite cast iron memories!!

Thank-you all for sharing some great comments on Cast iron Cookware. Our WINNER is MBurns!! Marlene, congratulations! I already have your address so I can forward your name and mailing address to the Home Office today so that they can send your book. Enjoy this wonderful book by MaryJane and especially enjoy all the easy and yummy recipes!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018

Edited by - Red Tractor Girl on Sep 15 2021 11:48:28 AM

Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5364 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5364 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2021 :  11:20:26 AM  Show Profile
My Mom always used cast iron skillets, griddle, cornbread pan, and dutch oven to make meals for our large family. I am fortunate enough to have them all today. One of my favorite memories, however, was the first time my Girl Scout group made "Pocket Stew" for our cookout badge at summer GS day camp. Everyone was asked to bring one vegetable in their pocket on our cookout day and our leader brought her huge cast iron dutch oven with a package of ground beef. For our badge requirements, the split up into 4 groups. One gathered and started the camp fire, one washed and cut up all the veggies, one group actually put everything in the pot and cooked it, and think group was the clean-up crew. This meal was very popular during my years as a Scout , but this first time was wonderful. We all enjoyed making such a simple meal together and there was nothing left over!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5777 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5777 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2021 :  11:40:09 AM  Show Profile
Thanks MaryJane and Winnie for hosting this fun giveaway again. I have the Cast Iron Cookware Cookbook so I am not entering. Just wanted to say it's a must on any FarmGirl cookbook shelf. One of my favorite recipes is cooking a roast with black coffee.

FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 2014
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.

Edited by - YellowRose on Sep 05 2021 11:40:55 AM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4827 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4827 Posts

Posted - Sep 06 2021 :  12:57:49 PM  Show Profile
I love that you do this giveaway.i am not entering, but wanted to share that we really love using cast iron to make a sliced potato side dish. It has become a favorite of mine and there are never any left overs. This book is a must for anyone who loves cast iron!

Krista
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5364 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5364 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2021 :  09:05:16 AM  Show Profile
Just a reminder to everyone that MaryJane has this wonderful giveaway happening for her Cast Iron Kitchen Cookbook. If you don't have a copy, I hope you will sign up. You will love this wonderful cookbook full of delicious recipes!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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becsbecaw
Farmgirl in Training

35 Posts

Becca
Elsie MI
USA
35 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2021 :  11:23:25 AM  Show Profile
I'll throw my name in if no one else is - but if there is another cast iron lover - please choose them over me! You will probably be horrified to hear that my cast iron skillet is currently rusted - and needs a lot of love and care! I tend to reach for the pots and pans that can be run through the dish washer. Maybe the book would motivate me restore my cast iron and to season it more often... No cast iron memories here - except for rusted frustration.

-Becca
Farming in MI
Sister # 8348

https://wetzelgardens.com/
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2007 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2007 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2021 :  12:01:10 PM  Show Profile
I already have the book so don't sign me up, but I want to share that I made an apple cobbler thing in my cast iron dutch oven. I put my apple pie filling (from MaryJane's recipe) on the bottom then topped it with some biscuits that were topped with some cinnamon and sugar. I'm not a camper and don't do a lot of cooking over a fire. I put it at the edge of the pit but the fire was a little too hot. The edges were a little too done, but the center sure was yummy!!!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1651 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1651 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2021 :  1:49:42 PM  Show Profile
Our cast iron gets daily use. Once when we were camping I made a pineapple upside down cake for DH's birthday. I used a frypan with the handle cut off inside the big dutch oven (keeps things from burning over campfire coals and it easier to clean). I had forgotten to plan ahead about how I was going to get it out of the dutch oven when it was done. I ran around the campground borrowing vise grips to get the pan out, flipped it over onto a big plate, and it came out perfectly. The birthday party was a success. Another time we were at a big group potluck and had three dutch ovens stacked on top of each other. Stew and cornbread. Then there was the time we were camping at 8,000 feet and I had a beastly migraine. DH had invited a bunch of people for breakfast (even without a headache I am not a morning person). I knew there was something about baking powder and altitude but my pain-befuddled head just couldn't quite remember so to be sure I increased the baking powder. Everyone raved about the mile-high biscuits and showed up at our campsite for Sunday breakfast every time after that. My nickname in that group was Biscuit Queen.
Anyway -- those are my cast iron stories. I probably don't need a cookbook; I think we got it figured out pretty good :-)

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

4327 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
4327 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2021 :  4:24:52 PM  Show Profile
I won last year! It is a fabulous Book!!!!
Everyone needs to sign up!

Connie #3392
Imagine....
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

1768 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
1768 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2021 :  12:47:49 PM  Show Profile
Hi Winnie, Thank you for such a wonderful and fun giveaway... I don't have allot of memories growing up with cast iron, my mother never used cast iron. Ironically, I purchased two cast iron pans for myself several years ago, and the first time I really used them was two years ago when my folks came to visit. My dad taught me to make his version of his favorite frittata AND he taught me how to clean and season the pan afterwards. A favorite memory of mine, as my dad has since passed away to cancer. So, those two cast iron pans I have are super special and I will continue to use them and season them as he taught me and I will treasure that memory with my dad always.

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038

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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8673 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8673 Posts

Posted - Sep 13 2021 :  06:30:54 AM  Show Profile
Hi Winnie,
Gotta love a Mary Jane book. This is one I don't have. I cook with cast iron
almost everyday. Oven and top of the stove. Grew up with it.
Thankyou Winnie!!!
Hugs Nancy Jo



NANCY JO
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1294 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1294 Posts

Posted - Sep 13 2021 :  07:08:28 AM  Show Profile
Love apple every thing. Crisp, pie,caramel. So many varieties to enjoy.

Farmgirl friends are fun.
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5364 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5364 Posts

Posted - Sep 13 2021 :  4:37:18 PM  Show Profile
I sure am enjoying hearing about your use of cast iron in cooking. Talk about enduring over time!! Several have commented on memories of growing up with cast iron cookware being used. You know me, I love the old timey ways!! LOL!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4827 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4827 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2021 :  11:51:40 AM  Show Profile
Congratulations Marlene! Enjoy your new book. I can’t wait to hear what you made from it first!

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5777 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5777 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2021 :  11:53:07 AM  Show Profile
Congratulations Marlene!

FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 2014
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1651 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1651 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2021 :  12:36:20 PM  Show Profile
My mother never used cast iron either but way in the back corner of the cabinet under the stove was a cast iron fry pan that was her mothers, she got it a a bride in 1906. I claimed it when Mom passed along with her mixing bowl that was used so much that the glaze is worn off inside.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4716 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
4716 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2021 :  1:06:32 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations Marlene! Is a fabulous book!

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

1768 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
1768 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2021 :  3:41:08 PM  Show Profile
Yay for Marlene!!! Woot! Woot!!! XO

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5364 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5364 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2021 :  4:30:40 PM  Show Profile
Marlene, Brian from the Home Office sent me note saying your book got shipped out today! Enjoy!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

2965 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
2965 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2021 :  09:29:44 AM  Show Profile

Congratulations Marlene!!!

Hugs!

Judy

God Has Been So Good To Me!!!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

Farm Girl #5440
Farm Girl of The Month September 2013
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

316 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
316 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2021 :  2:07:54 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations Marlene!!


Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1651 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1651 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2021 :  2:55:20 PM  Show Profile
Marlene -- Be sure to post pictures for us of what you cook.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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