above, left: Spoon Rolls taste like traditional yeast rolls, but they're as easy to prepare as cake from a mix. above, right: We added oven-roasted vegetables to this three-ingredient pot roast, but it's equally delicious served over mashed potatoes or cheese grits. Fresh thyme from a windowsill herb garden makes a colorful garnish.

Ralph Anderson / Styling: Cindy Manning Barr

Use cast-iron cookware to make these Southern favorites.

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Imagine a warm winter kitchen filled with the aromas of oven-baked pot roast and hot, homemade rolls. If you think you don't have time for such luxuries, take heart. Comfort food doesn't always require a huge amount of time or effort. You can have the delicious roast and rolls featured here ready for the oven in 10 minutes. These top-rated recipes are from A Skillet Full of Traditional Southern Lodge Cast Iron Recipes and Memories, a community cookbook benefiting our friends in the Historic Preservation Society of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The town is home of the National Cornbread Festival and Lodge Manufacturing Company, makers of cast-iron cookware.

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