I remember as a child my mother frying chicken in a cast iron skillet. It was probably some of the best fried chicken I ever tasted. There was just something about cooking in an iron cast skillet that just held onto the flavors and made everything delicious -- from beans, chili, pancakes, biscuits and gravy -- oh yeah! If you ever want to learn more about cooking with cast iron I've got just the place for you.Join the staff of Daisy State Park on January 17 and January 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a hands-on class about Cooking with Cast Iron. This unique cookware has been used throughout history for outdoor cooking and is still a great way to bring family and friends together around a campfire. Learn everything you need to know about seasoning, cleaning, and cooking with cast iron cookware. All cookware, ingredients, and utensils are supplied.

Admission is $15 per person. Location will be at the Daisy State Park Interpretive Center. Class size is limited so register by noon the day before the actual workshop by calling 870-398-4487. Cast iron cookware (including Lodge Dutch Ovens) and accessories will be available for purchase on site in case you get hooked on this fun hobby!

Directions to Daisy State Park

From the town of Daisy on U.S. 70, the park is 1/4 mile south. From Hot Springs, travel 50 miles southwest on U.S. 70 to Daisy. From Murfreesboro, go 20 miles on Arkansas 27 to Kirby, then 6 miles west on U.S. 70 to Daisy. From DeQueen, on U.S. 71, travel 41 miles northeast on U.S. 70 to Daisy. From l-30 at Texarkana, take U.S. 71 north 43 miles to U.S. 70 and then drive 33 miles northeast to Daisy.