We love to cook here in Louisiana. And if you are one of those who uses every chance to whip out all your family recipes, a lot of those are cooked in cast iron skillets. But not everything can be prepared in your treasured pot. Here are some tips about what not to cook in your cast iron. Ever.

Full disclosure: I have never mastered the art of cooking in one of these, even though my dad was a rock star when it came to preparing delish meals in cast iron. I inherited a lot from him, but not this. And frankly, I've ruined more than a couple of meals trying to up my cast iron game. Sorry, Dad.

So, even if you think you know everything there is to know about the skillet that was passed down to you from your grandmother, pay attention to the list below. And don't even think about cooking these things in cast iron. You're welcome.