Can I use a regular baking dish instead of a cast-iron skillet?

"If a recipe calls for baking in a cast-iron skillet, can I use a regular baking dish instead?" 

Cast iron is slower to heat, but holds heat better than many other surfaces. When a recipe calls for cast iron, but you use another material, you may have to bake it longer or raise the temperature by about 25 degrees to get the same outcome.

January 2013