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 […]

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. […]

Beer Pickled Jalapenos

Beer Pickled Jalapeno Peppers - Solid Gold Eats

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 […]

In the Kitchen with Rocket 88 Doughnuts

Cutting Dough

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 […]

Dill Cucumber Relish

Dill Cucumber Relish - Solid Gold Eats

This dill cucumber relish recipe has been my staple recipe for a few years now. When teeny tiny pickling cucumbers are in season, I buy four pounds, enough for one large batch to water bath can and preserve. It is a requested item from anyone who has had it, because it has just the right […]

Double Fried French Fries and Vermont Maple Sriracha Review

Crisp French Fries

French fries and Sriracha are a match made in heaven, am I right? The spicy sauce can always be found in my house, and recently I whipped up a batch of double fried french fries to enjoy with Vermont Maple Sriracha. My buds at Sriracha Indy have been spreading the good word of the hypnotizing […]

Second Annual Indy Burger Battle for Building Tomorrow

Second Annual Indy Burger Battle Benefitting Building Tomorrow - Solid Gold Eats

Burgers are John’s favorite food. Really, after all of the things I have cooked for him, the man could survive on eating a burger a day and be 100% satisfied with his life. I don’t know what it is about the way beef comes together in a patty that makes him swoon, but I know […]

Duck, Part 2: Duck Breasts with Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Sauce

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(But before that, a short note on changes and feelings, and such. Skip past the first photo if you don’t care). A few weeks ago, I wrote a short piece titled “On Being a Cook… At Home.” It was shortly after I returned from Duck University at Maple Leaf Farms, where I spent a few […]

Polish Roses Bison Burgers with Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic + Giveaway #FarmToJar (Sponsored)

Polish Roses Bison Burger with Farmer's Garden by Vlasic (Sponsored) - Solid Gold Eats

Farmer’s Garden is a new variety of pickled treats from Vlasic that I have incorporated into a burger recipe you know you want to bite into. Pickles deserve more than the just the side of the plate! Since I know the title of this recipe may be confusing to some, let me start there. You’ve […]

Weeknight Brazilian Feijoada with McCormick + Giveaway (Sponsored)

Weeknight Brazilian Feijoadas with McCormick + Giveaway (Sponsored) - Solid Gold Eats

Brazilian Feijoada, say what? Those two words didn’t mean much to me until I was researching Brazilian recipes for McCormick, who is sponsoring this recipe and providing a giveaway to one of YOU! You may remember my Grilled Indian Spiced Chicken Skewers recipe, which highlighted the Flavor Forecast of Indian curry powder, another great spice […]

Transforming Taco Night with Taco Macaroni and Cheese

Taco Macaroni and Cheese - Transforming Taco Night - Solid Gold Eats

Me to John: “What do you want for dinner this week?” John: “Tacos.” Every. Single. Time. Don’t get me wrong, I love tacos, too. It seems like most Americans love taco night, right? What is it about stuffing ground beef in a tortilla shell with cheese, lettuce and spicy sauce that seemingly all of us […]