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Saturday, September 1, 2012

*Guest Post* Denby Cast Iron Giveaway! US

 I have teamed up with the owner of Couponfreestuff to bring you this review and giveaway!

In my home I do over 90% of my cooking in cast iron cookware.  I use it for just about everything and I always have.  In my opinion, nothing cooks my meals and side dishes better than cast iron. My entire life I watched my grandmother, a wonderful Southern cook, use hers for every meal.  They were seasoned just perfectly.  I always stood right next to her and asked question after question and now that she is no longer with me, that information has become invaluable.  My dad has also became a connoisseur of cast iron as well and he has gotten me some beautifully seasoned, old pieces from estate sales and thrift stores. Recently I was introduced to Denby USA and their line of cast iron cook ware.  I received  a Jet Cast Iron Shallow Casserole cooker and I absolutely love it.  It comes pre-seasoned and ready to go.  I do have my own little ritual that I do before I use any new cast iron.  I know this will probably sound very strange to most but I swear that it works perfectly.
  • I put water in whatever piece it is and put it on the stove to boil with potato peels in it.  I let it boils for 10-15 minutes.  When you are done , you will see some of the metals  and such from manufacturing will attach themselves to the peels.
  • I then clean and wipe the piece til its completely dry.
  • I then pour a bit of cooking oil ( my oil of choice is Olive oil) and wipe it around the piece til its all covered but not standing in oil.
  • I then put the piece in the oven at 300 for about a half an hour.  This sets the oil.
I love this Shallow Casserole cooker and have began cooking many tasty treats in it. It can be used in the oven up to 482 degrees F and is dishwasher and freezer safe.   Just yesterday I made a potato  creation ala' my dad.  I chop up my potatoes, add bacon, green beans, butter, salt, pepper, garlic and onion. And it is Yummy!
I cook chicken and chops in my cast iron and I even make sausage gravy in it.
 The pan I received is definitely heavy and not for those who have trouble lifting.  The lid sits sturdily on top and keeps the healthy steam in for cooking vegetables and even rice.  I love the versatility of cast iron and it will forever be a staple in my home.  
Denby offers many different cast iron pieces as well as many other products such as...
  • Oven to tableware
  • Grace bone china
  • Utensils
  • sets
and so much more.  Denby has been thriving for 200 years.  Starting out as a pottery company and eventually becoming what it is today. Denby even promises to let you know a year in advance if they are discontinuing a favorite pattern or line so you can stock up before they are gone. They even offer recipes on their website.
It doesn't matter if you are a newbie cook or a seasoned chef, you will love cooking with Denby products. You can find them on Facebook where you can keep up to date with the latest products and promotions. Make sure you browse through the website and I am positive you will find a few must haves for your own kitchen.  

The generous people at Denby are offering a Giveaway for my awesome fans! One lucky winner will receive the same Cast Iron Shallow Casserole  that I received. It is an amazing prize valued at $168. Open to US residents.The giveaway will start at midnight EST on 9/1/12 and  end on 9/15/12. All entries will be verified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway is in no way affiliated with facebook or  twitter, Green Mam-a Jam-a is not responsible for prizes not shipped by the sponsor. Good luck!

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  1. I would love to have the Azure Cast Iron Oval Casserole for my collection.

  2. http://www.denbyusa.com/white/dinner-plate/invt/wht003/

  3. I like the Griddle Pan

  4. I like the Cherry Cast Iron 4L Casserole
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  5. I like the Azure Cast Iron Oval Casserole

  6. I love the Pure Green One Cup Teapot!

  7. the cream salad plate
    debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  8. My mom has a cast iron griddle pan and it is absolutely amazing! However, it is quite old now so I'd def choose that as another product I like!

  9. Cherry Cast Iron Oval Casserole

  10. Cherry Oval Casserole