Tuscan White Bean and Swiss Chard Soup

Tuscan White Bean and Swiss Chard Soup 2

Ah, soup season is finally upon us and the first recipe I made this season is my quick and easy Tuscan White Bean and Swiss Chard soup. This recipe was originally posted in November 2012, when I was more or less sharing what I enjoy about cooking than focusing on the “why” of a recipe…. 

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The Five French Mother Sauces – Bechamel and Variations (made for Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Poblanos)

The Five French Mother Sauces - Bechamel and Variations (made for Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Poblanos)

If you love macaroni and cheese as much as I do (and most Americans), then you have probably tried making it several ways in search of the creamiest macaroni and cheese. Every person I speak with has a different idea of how to make the BEST mac and cheese, but I am going to go… 

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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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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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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… 

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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… 

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Garden Fresh Jalapeno Relish

Garden Fresh Jalapeno Relish - Solid Gold Eats

This Garden Fresh Jalapeño Relish is always a summertime hit on SGE, so I’m bringing it to the front page with new photos for you. I am very proud to say that all of the jalapeños and the one tomato needed for this recipe came out of my own backyard. We have found that jalapeños… 

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