My favorite pans to use are the old metal ones. Some of the ones I have are my grandmothers, and I love to think of all of the pies that were baked in them over the years.
And speaking of grandmothers in the kitchen, here is a great little “receipt” or recipe book that I inherited that belonged to my great-great grandmother, Nellie. Some of her scrawl is hard to interpret, and of course there are no temperatures or cooking times, so it should be fun to try to make some of the treats in here. Mostly it contains recipes for baked goods, but there are some interested pickled things as well, such as Green Tomato Pickles and Watermelon pickles.