The North American Whiskey Guide Book Review & Giveaway

La Marquita Cocktails and The North American Whiskey Guide Book Review & Giveaway - Solid Gold Eats

Last week John and I took part in the 4th Annual Bourbon and Whiskey Tasting at Crown Liquors in downtown Indianapolis. Our friend Melanie was celebrating her upcoming birthday and asked us to attend. How I had not known of this extravaganza before, I do not know, but I will not be missing it in… 

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Adventures in Comfort Food Cookbook Giveaway

Adventures in Comfort Food Book Cookbook Giveaway - Solid Gold Eats

When you think of comfort food, what comes to mind first? Images of macaroni and cheese, meatloaf and mashed potatoes appear in my head (though not all on the same plate at the same time). When it comes to regions for comfort food, the midwest and southern parts of the US are the first two… 

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Slow Cooker Vietnamese Pho

Slow Cooker Vietnamese Pho - Solid Gold Eats

Have you ever warmed your face over a steamy bowl of Vietnamese pho?  Sure, the word itself does not roll off the American tongue easily, but once you take your first slurp, you will continue to crave it like your grandma’s chicken noodle soup. Pho (pronounced “fuh”) is a Vietnamese soup with rice noodles, thinly… 

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Nudo Olive Oil Review and Giveaway

Nudo Olive Oil Review and Giveaway - Solid Gold Eats

Do you know where your olive oil comes from? What if you could purchase a tree that produced oil just for you? It can be done with Nudo’s Adopt a Tree program! When Nudo reached out asking if I would consider a review of their olive oils, I visited their website because I had never… 

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Sous Vide Scallops with Chimichurri Sauce using the PolyScience Professional Creative Series

Sous Vide Scallops with Chimichurri Sauce using the PolyScience Professional Creative Series - Solid Gold Eats

Thanks to shows like Hell’s Kitchen, the general public is scared to death of cooking scallops. Either drastically raw and undercooked or overcooked into rubbery balls, I am always surprised at how these “chefs” cannot seem to cook a simple scallop. If they had a sous vide machine, their lives would be so much easier…. 

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Slow Roasted Mediterranean Boneless Leg of Lamb

Slow Roasted Mediterranean Boneless Leg of Lamb - Solid Gold Eats

Sundays are about cooking. Well, you could say that about most days in my house because I love to cook, but especially Sundays. It is my way of not doing house chores. Who can expect me to sweep the floors when I am tending to Sunday supper? That is, unless I’m cooking a boneless leg… 

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The County Road Leads to Shrimp: Exploring the Wenning Family Shrimp Harvest 2014

Shrimp Harvest Kid

How many times have you been to a shrimp harvest? Wait, let me ask this another way. For those of you who live in Indiana, how many times have you been to a shrimp harvest in Indiana? If your answer was zero, I’ll bet you also didn’t know there are 10 shrimp farms in Indiana! Yes,… 

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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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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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