October 29th, 2010

Hungry for Halloween?


She spends all day running four Kansas City haunted houses — making sure the ghouls are grotesque enough, the props are bloody enough and visitors will be sufficiently frightened.

But all Sherri Petz really wants is a great home-cooked meal. And she knows just what she wants.

Soups, stroganoffs and stews are on the menu this time of year and Sherri’s meals always get rave reviews.

Want to try a Spooky Stroganoff? Click here for Sherri’s recipe and other ghoulishly delicious dishes from her haunted kitchen. And try using this beef next time – it’s to die for!

No snakes or eyeballs necessary. Unless you really want to add them, that is.

Have a wonderful, safe and appetite-satisfying Halloween!

Photo courtesy of KansasCity.com.

October 27th, 2010

Halloween Cheese Steak Hat


Continuing on with our All Hallow’s Eve theme, here’s a doozy to impress the neighbors.

Philly cheese steak, people.

To really, truly pull this one off, though, you must first master the smirkish face that totally makes or breaks this costume.

Envision yourself as a stand-up comedian working a Bennigan’s bar in the suburbs of Cleveland circa 1986 and you might just come close to this face.

You’ve been a great crowd. Good night!

Photo courtesy of 2ols.com.

October 26th, 2010

DIY Halloween Steak Head Piece



Halloween is coming up. You wanna be Lady Gaga.

But you don’t want to walk around all night with raw meat on your head.

What’s a gal to do?

Why, make your own felt Lady Gaga meat hat, of course!

Get all the instructions you need here. And PLEASE, PLEASE send me photos! We HAVE to see this in the flesh (so to speak).

C’mon. You know you wanna do it.

Photo courtesy of ALaModeStuffBlog.com.

October 22nd, 2010

Grape Marinated Steak


What, you say? Grape?

Yes. Grape. It’s something I’ve never thought of before.

Good thing there are chefs out there who are always thinking!

Here, Chef Evan Branning goes over this recipe detail by detail, tip by tip for us. Thank goodness, because I need specific directions.

He even tells us exactly how to season before the marinade to get the most flavorful steaks possible. So go here now for the full recipe and instructions.

Happy cooking!

Photo courtesy of ChefALaPorte.com.

October 20th, 2010

Honey, I Feel Like a Steak


Ever have one of those conversations that goes something like this????

YOU:  “I really want a steak and baked potato.”

SPOUSE:  “Cool. How ya gonna make that happen?”

YOU:  “Uh. I haven’t gotten that far.”

SPOUSE:  “Let me know what you come up with.”

Yeah. Those are the days when you hope you have a supply of steaks on hand in the freezer because those urges can be a real bear.

Some folks I know did.

And those T-bones you see are proof.

Buy steaks in bulk; save a marriage. Good stuff.

October 18th, 2010

Steak With Hashbrowns


Because I really like you, I give you THIS . . .

A thick, juicy, bone-in, Flintstones-lookin’ steak delight paired with a hunk ‘o hashbrowns.

I’m sorry, this is pure heaven.

I’d seriously rather have this over an entire chocolate cake any day. Hands down.

Plus wine? It’s too much goodness. It’s like looking right into an angel’s eyes. I’m not sure I’m worthy.

Click here to read a little more about this truly exquisite meal. But really — you know all you need to know from the photo.

You’re welcome!

Photo courtesy of Patrick Snapp via WeeklyVolcano.com.

October 15th, 2010

Gaga’s Meat Dress: Best. Halloween. Costume. Ever.


So, you of course remember Lady Gaga’s meat dress. We’ve talked about it here and here.

Now with Halloween just a couple weeks away, you might want to start thinking about how you can replicate that beauty for your spooky neighborhood party.

According to one article, this is the hot costume of the Halloween season this year. Read on …

The prime cut in Halloween costumes this year is Lady Gaga’s meat dress – if you can find it.

The little bloody dress donned by the diva last month is the most searched for celebrity costume on Yahoo.com, the website said.

A check of local costume shops came up empty, but at least one city butcher is willing to create the getup.

“It would be a challenge, but I think we could make it,” said Andrew Ilnicki, a meat carver at the East Village Meat Market on E. Ninth St.

“You would have to be very skillful,” he said. “It looked like 15 to 20 pounds of flank steak. It would take 10 hours.”

The price? Ilnicki said the steaks alone would run $150 and the labor involved would bring the price for the cookout-ready costume close to $1,000.

That’s a lot of dough for a Halloween costume! What are YOU going to be for Halloween this year? Gaga, perhaps???

Photo and excerpt courtesy of NYDailyNews.com.

October 14th, 2010

Steakhouse Style Baked Potatoes!


I’m always looking for delicious sides to serve with my steaks. And what’s better than a gorgeous baked potato like they serve in fancy steakhouses?

Isn’t it beautiful? It looks like it’s smiling at us.

This is a bit more advanced than the potatoes I usually make, so I’m excited to try something new.

This recipe claims to create a “fluffy, soft center and a crisp, well-seasoned skin.”  Totally yummy.

Check it out here! And send me photos when you try it out!

Photo courtesy of ChaosInTheKitchen.com.

October 13th, 2010

Pan Searing Steaks


You know how to grill. You know how to broil. But are you an expert on pan searing a delicious, exquisite steak?

Here are a few tips on this yummy cooking method from the Kansas City Steak Company. Don’t forget that there are slightly different methods for different cuts. Did ya know that?

Me neither.

Check out the article here and let me know how it goes for you!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

October 8th, 2010

Police Seeking Meat Thief


The words send shivers down my spine.

Someone is stealing meat? It can’t be true.

But this photo is of an alleged thief who has a laser focus:  steak.

Consider this from police officer Lisa Klein…

“He filled up a hand basket and just walked out,” Klein said. “I guess he just likes steak.”

You bet he likes steak. Enough to risk his freedom and dignity.


Folks, there is a simple way to indulge your steak urges. Just pay for it! It’s the American way.

Let’s hope this guy’s shame is a cautionary tale. Just bum a few bucks off your friends if you need a steak and you’re a little short.

Case closed.

For all the details on this horrific crime, check out the full story here – if you dare.

Photo courtesy of NewsLeader.com.

October 7th, 2010

100 Things I Like About Steak


So, this video was originally made for a contest created by A1 Steak Sauce. But . . . for us steak lovers it’s dead on!

It’s supposed to be 100 things they like about steak. I counted somewhere around seven. But, I digress.

Check it out!

October 6th, 2010

Football and Steak…


…they just go together.

Well, at least the Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant thinks so.

If you live in the Dallas area, you’ve no doubt heard about the exorbitant amount of money the rookie player spent on a steak dinner for his teammates recently.

If you haven’t had the pleasure, read about it here.

Needless to say, he gives the term “Big Spender” new meaning.

But, I say, if you’re gonna spend thousands of dollars on something, it might as well be steak. Right? Right?

All that protein has to help the Cowboys’ record, we’d hope.

If you’ve got the money, you might as well spend it making the people around you very happy. Very, VERY happy.

Well done, Dez. And if you’re ever feeling that charitable again, you can reach me here at my blog. I respond personally to each comment. Thanks.

Photo courtesy of TheSportsTender.com.

October 1st, 2010

Steak Taste: Is Less…More?


In this thought-provoking post, Mike tells us about his minimalist theory when it comes to steaks.

And he (like me) definitely knows that no matter what, his own grill makes the best steaks.

I’m pretty sure if Mike and I ever met in real life we would have lots to talk about.

He dabs a luscious amount of steak butter on this beautiful strip steak. It’s the perfect combination of substance and flavor.

Read here how he prepared this eye-catching piece of beef to perfection. Muah!

Photo courtesy of AnotherPintPlease.com.

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