Because you have asked where this wonderful name came from, I got the whole story for you and here it is...
Many years ago there was a small town in Alabama that was a frequent stopping point for folks traveling to and from Birmingham. It was a friendly little town that was known for it's hospitality. Hungry and weary travelers always knew they would be shown kindness upon their arrival. Now, the folks in this small town weren't necessarily wealthy, but they were generous. If anyone showed up at their door asking for food, even the most humble folks would say... You are welcome to share what we have, even if that means you can just lick the skillet. So the little town became known as Lick Skillet.
I can attest to the fact that these folks in this area of Alabama definitely are the KINDEST, most GENEROUS and HOSPITABLE people you will ever meet. They took such good care of me and fed me so well and made me laugh until I cried. They make visitors feel like family and they certainly live up to the tradition of their name.
Thanks for everything,