August 26th, 2008

Hangin’ With Mr. T-Bone

Here’s the scenario:  You’ve grilled up a beautiful T-bone. It’s cooked just right — it’s juicy in all the right places, it’s seared in all the right places and the grill marks are outta sight.

What could possibly be good enough complement that? Or (gasp!) to sit on the same plate?

You’d better have a killer side, baby. That’s all I’ve got to say.

Psst. Yeah, you. Come here . . . closer . . .


I’m gonna let you in on a little secret.

Try this . . .
Avocado Salad with Lemon and Olive Oil
Serves 6

2 cups finely chopped onion
¾ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
3 T finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
3 T extra virgin olive oil
3 T white wine vinegar
2 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
¾ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 large garlic clove, minced
1½ cups chopped peeled avocado (about 2)
1 (8 oz) pkg. mixed greens (about 8 cups)
1½ cups grape tomatoes
2 T chopped fresh cilantro, optional
¼ tsp hot pepper sauce, optional

Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl; toss mixture gently. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours. Stir in avocado just before serving. Divide greens and tomatoes among 6 salad plates. Top greens with avocado mixture and garnish with cilantro if desired.

August 25th, 2008

School’s In!

For our part of the world, school starts back today. And now that we’re back in the swing of things, nighttime gets a little hectic with homework, soccer practice, dinner and bedtime.

So here’s a great time-saving school night dinner to keep you going. Enjoy!

Steak with Garlic Sauce Dinner

Steak with garlic sauce is paired with sesame pea pods and rosemary bread for a memorable dinner. Great for any night of the week since it’s ready in 15 minutes.

How to Do it in 15 Minutes:
Put up water for the pea pods
Broil the steak
Make the garlic sauce while the steak’s cooking
Make the pea pods
Prep the bread
When the steak is finished, toast the bread

Four ingredients never tasted so good (not including oil, salt, and pepper.) You’ll find yourself using the garlic sauce for just about anything – short of drinking it straight from the pan.
1½ pound flank steak
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

4 tablespoons butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
pinch of ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
Cooking Instructions
Heat broiler. Season steak with salt and pepper.
Broil steak about 6-inches from heating element, turning once, about 8 to 10 mintues, or until medium rare.

Sauce: In small saucepan over medium heat melt butter. Add garlic, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and any accumulated steak juices.
Make it Faster
Two teaspoons bottled crushed garlic can be used in place of 2 minced garlic cloves
Tips & Tricks
Smash garlic cloves with the flat side of a large knife to easily remove the cloves’ skin
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving: 6 ounces Flank Steak and 1 tablespoon Garlic Sauce
Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: About 10 minutes
Ready In: 12 minutes
Servings: 4

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August 22nd, 2008

Look At Us Now!

Well, I’m excited (and I hope you’ve noticed) that has a new look!

Along with groovy new graphics, there are lots of cool buttons and better site functionality. I hope it’s easier for you to use so you can get down the the REAL business of reading about, talking about, sharing about . . . STEAK!

Let me know what you think of the changes. And keep sharing your comments about recipes, experiences and more!

Happy Friday!

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Hi! My name is Dena P., and I love steak. In fact, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect steak for a few years now.

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