Duck Bolognese: Exploring a Classic Meat Sauce with a New Twist

Duck Bolognese: Exploring a Classic Meat Sauce with a New Twist

Have you had the pleasure of tasting a bolognese sauce? If you are a meat eater, bolognese sauce was made for you. I’m going to explain what it is, why it is so delicious and how I have transformed the classic recipe by using ground duck instead of beef. What is bolognese? First and foremost,… 

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A Fork in the Road

A Fork in the Road - Solid Gold Eats

Just like the title of this post says, I’m at a fork in the road. Lately I have struggled with what it means to develop recipes for the public. Recipes can be inspiration. When you need a guide for cooking something you know little about, recipes are handy. They provide you with a guide. But when… 

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Cooking Oils: What They Are and How to Use Them

Cooking Oils: What They Are and How to Use Them - Solid Gold Eats

Each time I visit the cooking oil aisle in a grocery store, there seems to be a newbie on the scene. With the rise in use of coconut oil, I decided to investigate what cooking oils are available, how to use them and what differentiates one from another. Extra virgin olive oil is the king… 

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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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The Indianapolis Star Recipes – July 2014

Mexican Street Corn Salad - Indianapolis Star Recipe

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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Canned Diced Tomatoes

Canning Diced Tomatoes - Solid Gold Eats

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 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… 

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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… 

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