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Good food in Indy?

try vito provelones on 135 on INDY'S SOUTH SIDE. Also, very good food is Kacey's on 31 north in greenwood. Mexican food, try Roscoes Tacos, Smith Valley and Madison.

Real serious fried chicken in or near Indianapolis?

The best fried chicken is no doubt, Iron Skillet. Served up family style with mashed potatoes, gravy that tastes like gravy, green beans, corn, biscuits, apple butter, beets, lettuce wedges with their own delicious dressing, cottage cheese. OMG, I may need to make a trip. We have been eating there for almost 30 years. I never fry chicken anymore, Iron Skillet does it instead.

Jan 24, 2008
nursedeb in Great Lakes

Indianapolis - Downtown

agreed, if you want an expensive steak, try morton's over ruth's chris or st. elmo's. also, check out the capital grille.

Indianapolis - Downtown

i need ideas for good places to eat in bloomington. actually, i need a place for rehearsal dinner. In Indy, we like Iron Skillet, is there anything in bloomington similar?

NEEDED: a really good chili recipe

Ha, chili! We love chili. An aquaintance of mine ate a bowl of my chili one night at a church outing and asked me for the recipe which i laughingly gave to her. It's surprising how good and simple it is, I told her. My pediatrician had told us no chili powder when my boys were babies so i had to find a new way to make chili. This is the result of my experiements. Well, a few months later, she and I were both at a chili cook~off, we both made my recipe. She won 1st and I won 2nd. They were the same recipe. We split the prize. Here it is.

1# ground round
1 onion, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Brown together until meat is done.
1 can tomato soup
1 can diced tomatoes with onions, celery and peppers
1 jar of salsa, your choice of heat (we like fresh salsa from local grocery, medium southwetern style)
1 can of Brooks Chili Hot Beans

Mix and heat. My husband thinks it is better after sitting to let the flavors blend together. We also serve it over fritos with chedder cheese and sour cream.

Jan 24, 2008
nursedeb in Home Cooking

McDonald's Confession

Big Macs just aren't as good as they used to be. i was really disappointed. But, I do like those double cheesburgers. I go everyday, but only for my addiction to their brewed iced tea. How, I detest fountian tea.

Jan 24, 2008
nursedeb in Chains

best packaged or bottled ranch dressing? (not hidden valley!)

Absolutely, make it at home. My kids would not even eat salad until i made homemade dressings. My favorite is my celery seed, but ranch and housand island are also much better than bottled.

Jan 24, 2008
nursedeb in General Topics

Key Lime Pie

we recently vactioned in the florida keys and brought home "Kermits' key lime juice. the recipe for the pie is on the label and i have to say it is my new favorite pie. I can't even imagine it being any better by using fresh limes.

Jan 23, 2008
nursedeb in Recipes

Pollo alla Valdostana (Chicken with Prosciutto and Fontina Cheese)

i too was trying to think of how to make this a little more appealing to the eye. it looks like a piece of american chesse thrown over a chicken breast. maybe create a pocket and stuff the chicken breast? the heat from the chicken would melt the cheese too.

Jan 23, 2008
nursedeb in Recipes

Walnut Hummingbird Cake

are california walnuts different from regular walnuts you find in the grocery store in the midwest?

Jan 23, 2008
nursedeb in Recipes