It may be your prized pot, but do you really know your Dutch oven's true value in cooking? You'll get better results when you prepare dishes of all kinds in this multitasker, thanks to its cast-iron construction and its heavy lid that traps moisture for succulent meats and crisp-crusted breads. The broad surface browns food like a dream, and deep sides accommodate nearly any meal. Even desserts such as a cobbler or molten chocolate cake benefit from the pot's superior heat retention, staying perfectly warm at the table. So make room in the front of your cabinet because with these recipes you'll reach for your Dutch oven again and again.