I like to cook. I've said before, I am not a GREAT cook. I am not a GOURMET cook. I do a lot of what I call home-cookin'. I fry food. I make casseroles. I use a lot of bacon, and butter. Some of my favorite television chefs are Ina Garten and Paula Deen. I love watching the Food Network and if the Barefoot Contessa or Paula's Home Cooking is on, well, forget getting any work out of me until the show is over! I also like the Pioneer Woman's blog. If you aren't familiar with the Pioneer Woman, then check out her blog HERE! She is a mother of four from Oklahoma and she cooks my kinda food. Incidentally, I have The Pioneer Woman Cookbook and I have made several of her recipes. I must say I haven't tried a recipe I haven't liked. One of my personal favorites is her Apple Dumplings. Seriously, if you haven't tried these you must. It is one of my family's favorites, but I don't make it often. The reason I DON'T make it often, well, these Apple Dumplings are a heart attack waitin' to happen so out of love and respect for my family, and my own be-hind, we don't have these weekly. But if I could, I would!
If you follow the Pioneer Woman's blog you know that she cooks a lot with Le Creuset cookware. In fact, in several pictures on her blog you can see she has a whole rainbow of Le Creuset cookware. Kiwi, cobalt, flame, even the names sound good! Le Creuset is known for their enamel-coated cast iron dutch ovens. I don't have one of these dutch ovens. They are definitely on my wish list but they are pricey so, I go to her blog and drool over them, but I haven't taken the plunge and bought one yet.
Last week I was cruising TJ MAXX, my favorite store in the whole wide world, and what did I stumble upon but two pieces of Le Creuset stoneware!!!! I mentioned that Le Creuset is famous for their dutch ovens, but, they also make enamel coated stoneware. Feast your eyes on THESE: