41 Reasons Why I Love Living in SoBro - Solid Gold Eats

41 Reasons Why I Love Living in SoBro

John and I just renewed our lease for our lovely little home in SoBro, aka South Broad Ripple. To be more specific, we are in the Keystone-Monon neighborhood, a smaller subset of SoBro, which I recognize thanks to my Neighborhoods of Indianapolis poster AND the neighborhood newsletter that was kindly dropped in our mailbox the […]

Chicken Enchilada Sandwiches - Solid Gold Eats

Chicken Enchilada Sandwiches

Turning a chicken enchilada dish into sandwiches? Why not? I’ve been turning some of my favorite foods into a newer version of themselves (Taco Pizza, for example) because if the flavors pair well together, then HOW they are arranged can change, right? Enter the Chicken Enchilada Sandwiches. The funny thing about this recipe is that […]

Garden Planning 2014 - Solid Gold Eats

Garden Planning 2014

Spring is here, right? Well, besides the 71 degree day followed by the SNOW and SLEET we experienced this weekend, I know that warmer temps and sunshine are making their way into Indiana, which means I can start planning our backyard garden. Ever since we moved into our lovely home with a fenced in backyard […]

Yelp's Bold and Beautiful Party Preview - Solid Gold Eats

Yelp’s Bold and Beautiful Party Preview

Do you know what it takes to create an Instagram-worthy photo of food? Join Yelp Indy on May 2 for a night of beautiful photos from the Yelp Indy community on display next to delicious eats from local restaurants at a hip new location. I don’t know if you have noticed, but I take a […]

Beef Manhattan Bites - Solid Gold Eats

Beef Manhattan Bites

Beef Manhattan is one of my all time favorite meals. Why? Because it’s beef and gravy on bread with mashed potatoes, silly goose! John and I have been on a finger food kick. First it was the BBQ Bacon Chicken Jalapeno Bites, which are heavenly if I do say so myself. Logically, turning one of […]

Mango Chicken Salads with Creamy Avocado Dressing - Solid Gold Eats

Mango Chicken Salads with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Spring salads on your mind? I’ve got you covered with this Mango Chicken Salad and Creamy Avocado Dressing! I struggle with making sure that I eat the appropriate amount of fruits and vegetables in my daily diet. What can I say, I’d rather have a bowl of Spicy Macaroni and Cheese or a half rack […]

Beer Braised Rabbit with Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes - Solid Gold Eats

Beer Braised Rabbit

I can’t share a beer braised rabbit recipe without telling you the story behind it. Rabbit has appeared as an ingredient in two Solid Gold Eats recipes. The first was a Fried Rabbit with Gravy and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits (because fried + gravy + cheese makes everything delicious) and the second was a Gemelli with […]

Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Cornichons - Solid Gold Eats

Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Cornichons (Sponsored)

Yes you read that title correctly. Macaroni and cheese is kicked up a notch with hot sauce and then cooled down with crunchy cornichons. The idea of putting pickles on spicy macaroni and cheese came from our local food truck Mac Genie. John and I tried it one time and we knew this idea was […]

Tanjerine: An Interactive Experience of Fashion, Film & Food

TANJERINE: An Interactive Experience of Fashion, Film & Food

Are you ready for four days of a fashion, film and food celebration in Indianapolis? Tanjerine aims to foster creativity from emerging and established talented individuals who dedicate their time to making Indianapolis a energetic and inspired space. Tanjerine was created by the people behind Oranje, a similar creative event that occurs in the Fall. […]

Baked Wild Alaskan Salmon with a Mustard Dill Sauce - Solid Gold Eats

Baked Wild Alaskan Salmon with a Mustard Dill Sauce

Salmon is such a pretty fish to look at before you eat it. The color is just outstanding and almost unreal, that rather someone painted a square on my plate with acrylics or watercolors, not that a piece of fish is lying before me. That’s the wonderous science of food. It comes in all shapes […]

Unique, Local and Natural: Rocket 88 Doughnuts

Unique, Local and Natural: Rocket 88 Doughnuts

Last Saturday I joined Yelp for a few hours of volunteering at People for Urban Progress in Fountain Square. Yelp held an entire week of community service projects and events for Yelp’s Not So Random Acts of Kindness Week. We cleaned the material they saved from the RCA Dome, which they use to make bags, […]

5 Ways to Pretend it is Spring in Indiana

5 Ways to Pretend It’s Spring in Indiana

EDIT: I wrote this post on March 28, 2013 and have edited it to bring it back for 2014. I cannot believe that the weather is so similar to last year! Spring “officially” started this week, but what the heck? It snowed and it’s not even 50 degrees outside. I’m a little upset with Mother […]

BBQ Bacon Chicken Jalapeno Bites - Solid Gold Eats

BBQ Bacon Chicken Jalapeno Bites

Does the title of this post include four of your favorite flavors? It does for me! John gets credit for coming up with this amazing party food idea that you MUST try. Who doesn’t like party food for dinner? We not only had fun eating these, but it was fun putting them together, too. Dinner […]

Cincinnati Chili - Solid Gold Eats

15 Beef, Bean, Chicken and Vegetarian Chili Recipes

This winter just won’t give up. If you’re in the Midwest like me, you’ve experienced 60 degree days followed by 30 degree days. It’s awkward, Winter, and it’s about time you just let it go so Spring can move in. But until then, warm up your kitchen and your tummy with these chili recipes compiled […]