Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread at 1840 Farm

Cornbread is a modern take on a recipe as old as America.  When the first European settlers arrived on the shore of the New World, they were introduced to corn, called “maize”.  The Powhatan Indians cultivated corn and used it to produce a variety of dishes to sustain their families.Read More →

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza at 1840 Farm

Pizza night is a favorite here at the farmhouse.  I’ve made all sorts of homemade pizza over the years from traditional to taco pizza, grilled pizza, and homemade calzones.  Lately, we’ve been making our homemade pizza in a cast iron skillet with amazing results.  I should have known that creatingRead More →

Cast Iron Skillet Roast Chicken at 1840 Farm

These days, I find myself actively looking for meals that fit a few key criteria. I want everyone to be eager to come to dinner, to look forward to the meal that lies ahead.  I like to have a multipurpose meal, one that can easily result in leftovers that canRead More →

Farmhouse Style Cast Iron Skillet Meatloaf

In my book, there’s nothing more comforting on a cold winter’s night than meatloaf and mashed potatoes. If that meatloaf can be prepared in a cast iron skillet, all the better. Comfort food from a cast iron skillet is just the sort of farmhouse style comfort food my family clamorsRead More →

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Hash in a Cast Iron Skillet at 1840 Farm

In my opinion, Thanksgiving leftovers don’t get the respect they deserve.  A feast on Thursday can produce enough leftovers for an entire weekend of delicious meals and sandwiches.  Any leftover turkey can be transformed into something completely new and delicious with very little effort. I originally started making a CastRead More →

Cast Iron Skillet Pork and Potato Hash

When we sit down at our farmhouse table to enjoy a meal featuring Beer and Brown Sugar Braised Pork, I can count on someone to ask if there will be enough pork to make Cast Iron Skillet Pork and Potato Hash for dinner the following evening. I have come toRead More →

cast-iron-skillet-thanksgiving-dressing-branded

Of all the dishes that make an annual appearance on our Thanksgiving table, this is the hands down favorite. Everyone clamors for this dressing as soon as it exits the oven. As it bakes, the farmhouse is infused with the intoxicating aroma of toasting bread, celery, and savory spices. It’sRead More →

Rhubarb Raspberry Upside Down Cake at 1840 Farm

Last night, when I announced to my family that I was in our farmhouse kitchen preparing a cake, they were thrilled.  When asked what type of cake I was making, I replied that I was using the rhubarb that we had harvested from the garden earlier in the day. AtRead More →