Stock or Broth? Let’s Talk.

Stock or Broth? Let's Talk - Solid Gold Eats

Are you tired of buying box after box of savory chicken liquid? You know, the stuff that gives your soups their flavorful slurps, the liquid that takes your green beans and potatoes to the next level, and the unsuspecting but incredibly important agent in my third helping scalloped potatoes? If you’re like me, you find… 

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Beer Braised Sirloin Pork Roast with Peaches

Beer Braised Sirloin Pork Roast with Peaches - Solid Gold Eats

Today I found a subreddit devoted to sandwiches (or anything “sandwiched” between two pieces of dough). I was thrilled, but John, the sandwich master in this house, will likely find himself searching the threads for hours, looking for inspiration from all parts of the world. This recipe is one I’ll have to share with them…. 

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Baked Miso Salmon During National Seafood Month

Baked Miso Salmon During National Seafood Month - Solid Gold Eats

What do you know about miso? Up until recently I knew very little, but that has changed with a recent trip to the international market, a great filet of wild caught salmon and a desire to make a healthy, omega-3 packed dinner. Today I’m sharing two things with you: Why miso should be a staple… 

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Whole Grain Beer Mustard: Exploring The Scientific Reaction of Mustard Seeds and Mustard Powder

Whole Grain Beer Mustard: Exploring The Scientific Reaction of Mustard Seeds and Mustard Powder

I used to hate mustard. I used to hate a lot of bitter and sour tastes – pickles, sauerkraut (which I’m still working on) and just about anything that made my lips pucker and my eyes squint. If you did too, you’ll love this whole grain beer mustard. It starts out sweet from honey and… 

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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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