Use Your Cast Iron Pan as a Pizza Stone

Cast iron frying pans are versatile, durable, and remarkably cheap. While pans that have passed down for generations might have a whole lot of sentimental value, you can buy a brand new cast iron frying pan without shelling out much cash. But do you think of using one when you’re not frying up bacon?

Source: 7 Ways to Use a Cast Iron Frying Pan (Besides Frying)

Cast iron pans are also great for making deep dish pizza.  Which isn’t real pizza…. 😉

5 Ways to Prevent a Soggy Pie Crust

Pie is such a perfect, happy marriage of flavors and textures: sweet, tart, or creamy filling layered over a rich, flaky crust. Keeping the crust from getting soggy and mushy, however, is a key part of pie making and what makes a really well-made pie stand out in the crowd.

Here are a few things that can be done to ensure that the crust you worked so hard to make bakes up nice and crisp.

Source: 5 Ways to Prevent a Soggy Pie Crust

Some place their pie on a pizza stone that is already in the oven.  Others use a baking stone in the oven, and put pyrex pans on it.