November 25th, 2011

Holiday Steak



So, one holiday is down.

One to go.

Now’s the time to start planning for an amazing holiday meal that will surpass all others.

Maybe this one will feature a beef tenderloin so unique they’ll be begging you to repeat it year after year. Like the Pistachio-Crusted Tenderloin With Cabernet Sauce pictured above.


Click here for more incredible recipes like petite steak sandwiches — AND wine pairings! Now that will make the meal – and your next holiday – absolutely complete.

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November 23rd, 2011

Steak Retreat



It’s Thanksgiving Eve, and family is all around.

For hubby and me, that means we get a tiny little break and we escape for a night out. Alone. Without the children.

They won’t even miss us.

Before the turkey and gravy and stuffing and ham and casseroles and cranberry sauce, we go out for a night of steak and merriment.

A gorgeous strip steak is on the menu for him – a ribeye for me.

All is well and we have much to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve to you, too!


November 22nd, 2011

Another Steak Convert



With Thanksgiving inching ever near, I always wonder about the poor souls who hate turkey. And I have found yet another personal narrative from a Thanksgiving steak eater that warms my soul.

In “Skip the Turkey, I’m Having Steak for Thanksgiving,” Russ shares his meals of Thanksgiving past – and lets us know that steak is on the menu this year.

I think this phenomenon is larger than we might have thought. And there may yet be secret turkey haters at even your family table.

They just haven’t summoned the courage to ruin the mystique of “Turkey Day.”

Read here to be regaled by Russ’s take on this traditional holiday meal – and the new traditions he’s started.

And what about you? Are YOU a steak convert?

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November 18th, 2011

Thanksgiving Steak Bag



You know you need this bag.

Or you know someone who does.

Why not give the ultimate gift this holiday? The Thanksgiving Steak Risotto bag.


Your cousin who just last week was mentioning how cool it would be to carry a bag with a photo of meat on it?

She needs one.

Surprise her at your family get-together and you will be the family golden child.

Check it out at – but get yours before they’re all gone!!!

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November 17th, 2011

Steak Joy



This is the sight that made me happy last weekend.

Gimme a steak on a grill and I’m a contented gal. A ribeye and a couple of Kansas City strips have such an effect on me.

What is it about the prospect of eating a beautiful steak that just sends me into orbit? Maybe it’s because I’m pretty much guaranteed I’m gonna like it.

That’s something I don’t find in my everyday life very often.

Plus, things just don’t bother me as much if I’m eating a steak. My kids could be chasing each other around, making extremely high-pitched noises – and I just don’t care as much as I would if I were eating, say, a Lean Cuisine.

I’m looking at this meal as an investment in my mental health. And it’s doing the trick.

Whatever gets you through the day, right?



November 16th, 2011

Steak in a Nutshell



I found this cute little “Brief History of Steak” online and thought you might like to see it.

It’s all the basics of steak in a neat, concise package. Looks like a school project.

I’m wishing my school projects had been so much fun. I remember styrofoam solar systems which included planets that are no longer planets now.

My how things change.

Check out this sweet little page here – and share it with your kids. It’s educational!

Chart courtesy of American Angus Association.  

November 11th, 2011

That’s One Expensive Steak Knife!



When you have Hollywood paychecks at your disposal, apparently you can buy whatever you want.

So, naturally, actor Nicolas Cage has chosen to spend his cash on a mammoth ivory-handled steak knife.

$2,000 cash to be exact.

The man loves his steak.

And this knife will make cutting it a joy!

Read on here for all the details about Nic’s purchase. After reading, you just might have something to add to your holiday wish list!

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November 10th, 2011

Raw Meat From a Vending Machine?


Wow. Our buddy Perez Hilton has opened my eyes to a new phenomenon that leaves me asking, What is this world coming to?

Apparently, you can now purchase raw steaks and beef from your local Minimart in Birmingham, Alabama.

Right next to the cigarettes, Funyuns and toilet paper.

There is something strange about this to me. I don’t know why it’s such a shock, but I just can’t imagine my hubby saying, “Hey honey, I stopped for gas and got us some ribeyes for dinner!”

What do you think about this concept? Will it grow on us just like everything else we’ve become accustomed to? Or is this doomed to failure?

Video courtesy of

November 9th, 2011

Thanksgiving Steak Over Butternut Squash Puree



This time of year always gets me wondering, What do people who don’t love turkey or ham eat at Thanksgiving? 

I mean, is it a law you have to have a turkey? What if turkey makes you cringe?

There are people out there like that, you know. You may be related to some of them.

So what do you do?

Well, I think I’ve found the answer.

Steak Over Butternut Squash Puree.

It’s seasonal. It’s gorgeous. And it’s steak, for goodness sake. You can’t go wrong.

Read on here for The Kitchenette’s recipe and her take on this beautiful Thanksgiving meal.

You just might start a NEW family tradition this year!

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November 4th, 2011

It’s a Beef Stroganoff Kinda Day!



It’s starting to get cold here. And when that happens, I always want hearty meals that keep me warm – and take my mind off the fact that it’s freezing outside!

Beef Stroganoff is one of my favorite cold weather meals. Yummy beef with beautiful noodles in a tasty sauce is so, so satisfying.

Click here for a great Stroganoff recipe for your next chilly day meal. And here’s a hint:  Make an extra batch for leftovers!!!

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November 2nd, 2011

What NOT To Do With a Steak



Here’s the scenario:  You and your significant other are in the kitchen, enjoying libations, thinking about dinner. Relaxing, right?

Not for THIS couple.  Harsh words were exchanged and they made use of a steak in the most horrendously offensive way possible – a flagrant violation.

It was used as a weapon.

I cannot even bear to think about a beautiful steak being hurled about in order to inflict bodily harm.

Steak is meant for peace, man. Peace.

Read on here for all the gory details – if you can stomach it.

And let this be a lesson to all of us. Steak, when used in the manner it was intended, is one of the world’s most beautiful creations.

Let’s keep it in its place, folks!

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