My Grandmother used her cast iron skillets for everything. Frying chicken, baking meatloaf, fried potatoes, pineapple upside down cake. Cast iron griddle for pancakes and corn cakes and grilled cheese sandwiches. I use mine a lot too. I have an oven fried chicken recipe and an apple pie recipe that I use them for mostly and cornbread and fried potatoes. I would love to have a dutch oven.