Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas

Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas - Solid Gold Eats

This recipe deserves and subtitle, such as “how I am surviving the week” or “how I’m getting dinner on the table while being utterly exhausted.” SGE has been absent of my recipes for several days because I’ve been too darn tired to cook, let alone cook something, photograph it and share the recipe with you…. 

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Iron Skillet Pizza - Solid Gold Eats

Iron Skillet Pizza

I can barely sit still as I type on these keys to tell you about the iron skillet pizza I made last night. Here’s what’s on my mind of late: Dig Indiana is this coming Sunday, and I have spent the past several months coordinating over 300 volunteers that are essential to making the event… 

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Mexican Street Corn Salad - Indianapolis Star Recipe

The Indianapolis Star Recipes – July 2014

July was another rockin’ month for recipes in The Indianapolis Star! In case you missed any of them, here’s a quick recap for you: Strawberry Blueberry Crumble – Independence Day fell on a Friday this year, so I created a red and blue recipe to go with it! Crumbles are great desserts to whip up quickly… 

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Sweet Corn Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce

Ah, sweet corn ice cream. Have you ever had it or made it? If you love sweet corn, then you will love sweet corn ice cream and how the taste of sugar and a hint of sweet corn really is in your dessert! I suppose you could eat ice cream for dinner. Hey, I’m not… 

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Canning Diced Tomatoes - Solid Gold Eats

Canned Diced Tomatoes

Several people have told me they are afraid to can tomatoes. Whether it’s woes about water bath versus pressure canning or the lengthy process of boiling, blanching, peeling and dicing them, it’s not OK to let yourself be intimidated by a round, red object! Stand up to the tomato and say I WILL CAN YOU!… 

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Grinding Meat for Steak Burgers with the Cuisinart “Prep 9″ 9-Cup Food Processor (Sponsored)

Grinding Meat for Steak Burgers with the Cuisinart “Prep 9″ 9-Cup Food Processor (Sponsored)

There are burgers, and then there are steak burgers. If you have had a true steak burger, you know the difference. Steak burgers have a richer, meatier flavor, and the texture is usually a little looser than other beef burgers. What sets them even further apart is when you take steaks and turn them into… 

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Fighting Hunger with Indiana Pork + Giveaway (Sponsored)

Fighting Hunger with Indiana Pork + Giveaway (Sponsored)

Those who know me well know how excited I am for the Indiana State Fair, which runs August 1 – 17 just a few miles away from my home. The fair train runs through the parking lot at my work, giving me a reminder multiple times a day of why I enjoy August so much…. 

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Beer Pickled Jalapeno Peppers - Solid Gold Eats

Beer Pickled Jalapenos

Our garden is producing about 20 to 30 small to medium sized jalapenos a week and equally as many grape tomatoes. Aside from the onions, those two were the only vegetables we planted this year. Each season we get a little smarter about what we want to plant, based on last year’s success and our… 

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Cutting Dough

In the Kitchen with Rocket 88 Doughnuts

Doughnuts have always fascinated me. It’s the scientific process of mixing a few simple ingredients together to create fluffy fried rounds of dough that is intriguing. How does it rise? How is this dough different from breads or biscuits? Lucky for me, my questions were about to be answered with a step-by-step tutorial that ended… 

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