September 30th, 2011

Coffee With Your Steak?


Okay, so yesterday (September 29th) was National Coffee Day. Who knew?

Well, some people knew. But I didn’t.

Until today. But there’s no reason we can’t celebrate today, right?

So in honor of National Coffee Day, I give you this recipe for Black Pepper Coffee Strip Steak. Or this one for Coffee Crusted Steak from Kevin and Amanda. Looks so tasty!

They’re mmm, mmmm good. The great thing is you don’t even have to like coffee to like these recipes. The flavor is not overly pungent, just enough to give it some interest.


So go enjoy a coffee-flavored steak. There’s always a reason to celebrate with steak, I tell you!

Have a java good time!

Photo courtesy of

September 29th, 2011

Emergency Steak


This clever idea comes to us from ChefElf and it cracks me up!

Here’s what they say about Emergency Steak:

Do you ever run out of steak? You rummage around foolishly through your fridge to no avail. There is no steak to be found!

Do you happen to have ground beef, milk and Wheaties? For some inexplicable reason do you not want to eat hamburgers or have a bowl of Wheaties?

If you answered “Yes” to one or more of these questions, then I have the recipe for you: Emergency Steak.

The very idea of this is genius. Ground beef, milk, Wheaties, plus a few other ingredients form together to create a replacement – or “Emergency,” if you will – steak.

Here is what the shaping process looks like:

Here is how the “Terminator” would view the steak-making process:

Hilarious, guys!

Now, go out and gather your ground beef, milk and Wheaties, and head over to for the full recipe and instructions.

It CAN’T be as good as the real thing, but in a pinch it just might do!

Excerpt and photos courtesy of

September 28th, 2011

Sirloin Sadness




Have you seen the new Ziploc commercial?

Basically, the people throw away perfectly good sirloin steaks.

They’re trying to make the point if you use cheap storage bags you’re throwing away good food.

It’s a travesty. Tragic, I tell you!

Just look at that beautiful sirloin steak up there! Would YOU throw that away? Ugh, it makes me so, so sad.

Even in the name of artistic expression – or marketing – I cannot abide throwing out a gorgeous, perfect steak.

Look for that commercial the next time you’re watching TV and you tell me if it hurts you like it hurts me.

You CANNOT throw away sirloin steaks! Right?

Ziploc logo courtesy of

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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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