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 […]

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 […]

Food Photography Workshop with Pinch of Yum + Wine and Cheese Education and Pairing

Food Photography Workshop with Pinch of Yum + Wine and Cheese Education and Pairing

One half food photography, one half wine and cheese education and pairing – this post has details on a new cheese shop in Indianapolis and insider tips on Indiana wines from experts in the business. I have so many cool things to share with you here today! Last week I had the pleasure of attending […]

Garlic, White Wine and Lemon Mussels with Pasta + Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Preview (Sponsored)

Garlic, White Wine and Lemon Mussels with Pasta + Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Preview (Sponsored) - Solid Gold Eats

Woah, hold up here. I know what you are thinking. Wine recipes? On Solid Gold Eats? Yes, it is true, I have traveled from hops to grapes to present a recipe that might have you reaching for a bubbly glass. Recently I was approached by Owen Valley Winery about featuring the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail, […]

15th Annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival Preview (Sponsored)

15th Annual Vintage Indiana Food & Wine Festival - Solid Gold Eats

As Indiana grows in the craft beer scene, wine is subtly making waves with new techniques, flavors and partnerships. The 15th Annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival is coming up on Saturday, June 7 and you do not want to miss what’s happening at the event this year! Last year I attended for the […]

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pink Sweater

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pink Sweater - Solid Gold Eats

Okay, so the title of this post doesn’t sound like a recipe. It’s not, but this is something really important to write about. Recently I received a call from local fashion blogger Crystal Hammon. Crystal and I did not know each other, but she pitched a cause marketing idea by me that struck a chord […]

41 Reasons Why I Love Living in SoBro

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

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 […]

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. […]

Coffee, Cheese, Candy and Craftsmanship: Indiana Artisan Marketplace 2014

Frittle Candy

This past weekend the Fourth Annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace was held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. For two days, over 150 Indiana Artisans set up shop inside the Expo Hall to share samples of their products, hang their art, and talk to people from all across the state about why they are an Indiana Artisan. […]