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  • [...] if you are inspired to cook more Cornish hens, may I suggest Pamela’s Cast Iron Skillet Roasted Game Hens. It’s another one pot meal that is sure to [...]

    March 15, 2013
  • me

    I just prepared this for dinner with my husband and he said it should have been saved for a special occassion. This from a non-loving Brussel sprout kind of guy. I did have to make a few alterations. I used regular-sized sprouts and cut them in half. I didn’t have a lemon so that was omitted and used a Mediterranean spice blend and it still came out company-worthy. I can’t recommend the dish enough. Good job!

    November 19, 2012
  • [...] suppose you could also surmise that I have a thing for cast iron skillet recipes as well. But I really think it’s more about finally finding the “correct way” to [...]

    November 19, 2012
  • Sylvia W

    As a long time fan of cast iron pans, cornish hens and mildly risque humor, you just made my day ;-) As a recent (well, one year) widow I will be trying this in a smaller size pan for one, but I have no doubt I will enjoy it immensely as all of the ingredients are ones I thoroughly enjoy. Loving the blog – keep up the good work, and by all means don’t let the occasional snippy comment stop you from sharing your uniquely delightful humor ;-)

    October 21, 2012
    • Thanks for the kind words Sylvia!

      I’m so glad that I could make you smile. Good food and a few giggles is what I try to do with this blog. Life is serious enough… ;) I hope you enjoy this recipe. I plan on using my cast iron skillets a whole lot more in the coming months. CHEERS!

      October 22, 2012
  • This meal looks so gorgeous! Saw your photo on Food Gawker.

    October 19, 2012
  • Jacinda

    You know, I just wanted a recipe to use in my new cast iron skillet, I don’t remember typing “Please let me wade through a bunch of sexism to get to the flippin’ recipe.”

    October 19, 2012
    • Jacinda,

      Not sure that I see my post the same way that you do, but I hope you enjoy the recipe. It really is delicious.

      October 19, 2012
  • Meanness

    I am 70 years old, and a cast iron skillet has always been a basic in my kitchen . I recently cleared out the family farmhouse and brought home my grandmother ‘s cast iron skillet. If only it could talk! It is well seasoned from many family meals. I plan to give it to my daughter, and I will print this recipe to go with it.

    October 19, 2012
    • Meanness…you have TOTALLY made my day! Thank you.

      I would love to hear those stories too. ;)

      October 19, 2012
  • Sweet baby Jesus in a manger!!! Like I needed one more meal that I HAVE to pin, and actually MAKE!!! This just topped the list!!!! Pam you are the best!! And I officially need to go buy a Cast Iron Skillet!

    October 18, 2012
    • Jessica, yes – you MUST make this. Something this delicious should not be so easy to make.

      October 19, 2012
  • I desperately want a cast iron skillet… When I moved home, my mom was putting hers into THE DISHWASHER! I was horrified.

    October 17, 2012
    • Bunny, you can probably find an inexpensive one at a garage sale. Plus, it will already be well on its way to being seasoned…assuming they didn’t wash it in the dishwasher like mom. :)

      October 17, 2012
  • That is a gorgeous meal and I love one pot meals!

    October 17, 2012
    • Thanks Jenny!

      I’m officially hooked on making my one pot meals in the cast iron skillet now. Lots of good crispy stuff…not all that mushy stuff.

      October 17, 2012

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