Beer Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Beer Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes -- Solid Gold Eats

Beer braised short ribs are cooked low and slow in the oven for fall-off-the-bone tender meat. Pair them with creamy garlic mashed potatoes for a delicious, hearty meal. As I write this, the local news is playing in the background. We’re expecting something like 8-10″ of snow early Sunday morning. We received 6″ of snow […]

Holiday Recipes with Kettle Brand Chips (Sponsored)

Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork Mini Nachos - Holiday Recipes with Kettle Brand Chips

Disclosure: I was compensated to create recipes using the crunchy and oh so tasty Kettle Brand Chips. All opinions and photos are my own. Tis the season for holiday parties and entertaining! You probably have more than one invite in your inbox related to work, friends and family or extracurricular activities. Why not make it […]

Holiday Gift Guide: I Love Indy + Giveaway

New Day Meadery - I Love Indy Holiday Gift Guide

Love Indianapolis like I do? This holiday gift guide shares some of my favorite artisans and businesses from the circle city and beyond (because some of these items are outside Indianapolis but inside Indiana, and I just couldn’t NOT share them with you!). I’ve compiled a list of my favorite things, including non-food related gifts […]

Steak Burgers Using the KitchenAid Food Grinder

Steak Burgers using a KitchenAid Food Grinder

These juicy burgers were made by grinding whole steaks in a KitchenAid Food Grinder, easily the best burgers I’ve ever tasted. Grinding your own meat is really easy and yields amazing results – and I’m going to teach you how to do it yourself.   John got me a food grinder for my KitchenAid Mixer […]

Yellowstone National Park 2014 – Planning Our Trip

Yellowstone 2014: Planning Our Best Vacation Yet

Yes, you read that title correct. John and I have finalized our plans for a road trip to Yellowstone Summer 2014. We couldn’t be more excited and the thoughts and visions of Yellowstone won’t leave our heads. I’m not complaining! Why Yellowstone? Well, we have always wanted to go out west. I wrote about this […]

Pumpkin Bread Made with Pumpkin Beer

Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Beer

I posted on my Facebook page asking people what foods pumpkin should not ever be in. The responses were funny: Pumpkin and me, we’re friends, but we’re not like, best of friends. I like the flavor, but I’m not crazy wow about it. What I like MORE is a really good bread recipe that is […]

5 Reasons to Attend CANvitational + Giveaway

5 Reasons to Attend CANvitational + Giveaway

Is it beer thirty yet? That’s the feeling I have due to anticipation of the inaugural CANvitational, a canned craft beer fest for the Midwest this Saturday, September 28 presented by Sun King Brewing. Set to showcase 30+ craft breweries from around the world who CAN, this event is sure to draw a crowd of […]

What I Loved at Dig IN – A Taste of Indiana 2013

Beef Pon Haus & Snap Pea Fritter from Traders Point Creamery

Another year of Dig IN – A Taste of Indiana is behind me. Boy did I count the days until the event arrived. I long for it every year, knowing that my time will be spent tasting some of the best of Indiana chefs, restaurants, farmers, producers and artisans. I’m familiar with this event in […]

Craft Beer for a Cause: Fishers On Tap Summer 2013 + Giveaway

Tamre and Me at Fishers On Tap

It seems like every month I hear about a new brewery that’s opening up in Indianapolis and the surrounding area. I just visited the grand opening of Indiana City Brewing, located in one of Indianapolis’ historic buildings that used to be a bottling company. It’s to the point where any list on the Internet that […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Vanilla Jam

Strawberry Vanilla Rhubarb Jam

Last week totally got away from me. I’m sorry that I’ve been absent from my blog. With after work events and weekend outings, I’ve still been eating (duh) but I haven’t had the time to compile the photos and words to share with you. So what’s been going on? John has received a few Indianapolis […]

SGE Experience: Fishers On Tap

People's Brewing Company

Many good friendships have started over a pint or tasting glass of beer. Tamre is one of them. For the past few months she’s been heavily working an event called Fishers On Tap, and I knew that when she told me there was not just beer but lots of food involved that I’d have to […]