Need a cast iron for basically baking and breakfast? And sometimes dinner? And maybe no meats?
Buy the Lodge L8CF3 Covered Cast Iron Chicken Fryer, Black, 3 quart, from Amazon.com. It’s $35 INCLUDING the lid right now. It’s cheaper than the dutch oven and the skillet, and the shape is much more useful.
The key to dutch oven cooking seems to be making sure the dutch oven has been heated for 30 min or so before using, then adding ingredients.
http://amandascookin.com/brownies-in-cast-iron-skillet/ (Lots of links to other cast iron sites from her blog)