December 30th, 2011

Strip Steak to Ring in the New Year


Get ready to welcome 2012!

To me, the best way to celebrate ANYTHING is with a steak. In fact, that’s what I will be doing Saturday night.

In this great article by the great Wolfgang Puck he refers to the strip steak as “beef’s equivalent to the tuxedo, clean-lined and elegant.”

THAT, he says, is the way to ring in the new year.

And I couldn’t agree more.

Click here to read Puck’s descriptive tale of the beautiful strip and take special note of his recipe for roasted strip steak with port wine mustard sauce.

Any time you can get your hands on a Wolfgang Puck recipe, you know it’s going to be good!

Have a wonderful new year celebration and I’ll catch you again in 2012 — after you’ve enjoyed an AMAZING strip steak!

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December 28th, 2011

Steaktastic Song


It’s not Beethoven.

But this “music video” is good for a few laughs. Note the fine clothing choices and animated facial expressions from these guys with fantastic culinary taste.

Just so you know you’re not alone in your obsession with steak. I’m here for ya.

And so are these guys.

December 27th, 2011

Get Ready For New Year’s Beef!


A lot of the holiday madness has died down, but we’ve still got one more to go – New Year’s Eve!

Try this amazing recipe for your dinner party or intimate dinner for two. However you choose to celebrate the coming of 2012, this beef tenderloin roast will make it special!

Order your beef here to make sure it’s the quality roast you need and then follow the recipe here for beefy greatness. There’s even a horseradish cream recipe to go along with it. You’re set!

But get ready now and order your roast soon to make sure it’s there before the holiday. Let me know how this wonderful meal turns out!

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December 23rd, 2011

Steaky Holiday Gift


I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend – whatever holiday you celebrate.

And I hope you receive one of the above goodies. Strawberry-flavored steak treats – or perhaps bacon?

You’ve been good all year, right?

Wait, if you’ve been good does that mean you SHOULD or SHOULD NOT receive this?

I’m confused.

In any case, have a happy, happy weekend filled with joy surrounded by the ones you love.

That’s universal.

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December 21st, 2011

Christmas Steak


Steak is perfect for ANY meal – even Christmas dinner.

Apparently, Uncle Eddie (of Uncle Eddie’s Theory Corner) thinks so, too.

Here, he gives us explicit instructions on how to make the best Christmas Steak Dinner EVER.

He uses ribeyes in his recipe which makes him A-OK in my book. Enjoy Uncle Eddie’s facial expressions and descriptions, too. He’s a hoot!

And after you click here to see Uncle Eddie’s tips, let me know how your Christmas steak turns out!

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December 20th, 2011

Hanukkah Beef


Tonight Hanukkah begins.

It’s a gorgeous celebration with wonderful traditions.

For me, the food is what I like hearing about the most.

And this beef brisket is a traditional recipe that is sure to please. You can do it in the crock pot so it’s hassle free! And it creates its own gravy. Genius!

Click here for the full recipe and enjoy these days with your loved ones – no matter what you celebrate!

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December 16th, 2011

Stolen Steaks


America’s retailers have compiled a list of the country’s most shoplifted items. Want to know what was number one?

Filet mignon.

Writer John Kass questioned his friends on this topic and got this in response . . .

“Really?” asked a hard-boiled journalist who knows steak. “Filet mignon? Don’t these thieves have any taste buds? You’d think they’d steal something with flavor, like a nice Kansas City strip.”

(There they are together in the photo above. You decide. Which one is better?)

Kass then goes on to share his favorite steak sauce recipe just in case the thieves find those tender filets delicious, yet lacking in taste.

Click here to get that recipe and to read about some other steak-related mishaps from Kass’ childhood.

It’s a Steakapalooza of stories!

Have a great weekend – and if you’ve got a hankering for a steak, my advice is to BUY some!

Excerpt courtesy of John Kass via

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December 15th, 2011

Lincoln Loves Steak


Yes, that really is Lincoln eating a scrumptious steak in blue jeans and a very snazzy turtleneck.

Er, well, that’s Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Lincoln eating a scrumptious steak in blue jeans and a very snazzy turtleneck.

He’s filming a movie about the iconic president’s life and, hey, the man’s gotta eat, right? Why not a sizzling steak?

Seeing as how presidents in the 19th century did not wear jeans and turtlenecks, I gather this was on break from filming. But those guys DID, however, eat steak. There is historical documentation of that fact.

Do you think DDL was getting into character here? Or does he just really love steak?

Either, way, he’s got my vote!

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December 14th, 2011

Holiday Beef Tenderloin


Oh, how I love the holidays!

But if you’re like me, you stress about family and friends coming to your house and making a big meal (or mess – whatever the case may be).

I think two turkey holidays in a row may be a bit much. That’s why this time around a beef tenderloin roast is in order.

It’s elegant. It’s tender. And it makes the whole house smell divine.

THAT says “holiday meal” to me.

Here’s a fantastic recipe with a full menu suggestion, including sides and dessert. You can’t go wrong with this meal.

And here is where I get my beef tenderloin roasts so I don’t have to worry that the beef might not be up to par. I KNOW it is.

There are all sorts of roasts to choose from – from Chateaubriand to prerubbed beauties. Choose what you like! It’ll all be good.

And let me know how your holiday meal turns out – minus the scene Aunt Edna made in the living room.

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December 8th, 2011

Steak-Eggplant Casserole


Casseroles are – to me – hearty meals that I like to have in chilly weather. They make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

This recipe is one I haven’t ever thought of or tried. It’s a Steak-Eggplant Casserole and it sounds yummy, hearty and pretty healthy all at the same time.

A winner.

It calls for sliced chuck steak, but you could experiment with other cuts as well.

Click here to see the entire recipe and let me know if your family is wowed by this one!

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December 7th, 2011

Wellington Wishes


I don’t know about where you live, but it’s getting chilly here.

And when that happens, I like to eat warm meals that fix the situation from the inside out.

Beef Wellington always comes to mind.

It’s hearty. It’s beefy and flaky. And it’s so, so good.

My fave is a Bake and Serve version that I can pop in the oven and then just enjoy. There’s not a lot of preparation on my part, just heat . . . and serve.

That’s the way I like it.

This one’s a luscious filet mignon with mushroom duxelles wrapped in a flaky crust. Magnificent.

My family loves it and I don’t have to expend a lot of energy on my part. Awesome. I need to save that energy for keeping warm!

Click here to try some for your next family meal this winter!

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December 5th, 2011

Grilled Steak 101


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This informative video shows us a simple method of how to grill a great steak. This guy is a purist and I really like that about him.

Sometimes you just want a simple, great steak. If so, this is your video.

I disagree about the boxed steaks from the freezer statement – convenience is key in my life! And. . . my steaks are always perfect from the freezer! But other than that, he’s got some great insights and tips.

Check it out and let me know how your grilled steaks turn out!

December 2nd, 2011

Steaks On Your Phone



So THIS is where I get all my meat – the Kansas City Steak Company. My beloved ribeyes always taste better when they’re from KC Steaks.

And I told you a while ago about their cool free iPhone app that has a steak timer and cooking instructions to help you make a perfect steak.

NOW, they have a new mobile website that makes it so, so simple to order steaks right from your phone.

Did you hear that? You can order steaks from your phone! What kind of world are we living in? I feel like we should all be wearing aluminum foil suits and driving around in flying cars like in “The Jetsons.” This stuff is so cool!

Plus, that iPhone app now has this new mobile site incorporated right into it. I love it when people make things easier for me, don’t you? It doesn’t happen very often.

So, if you’re on a smart phone, go to this website right now! Every steak imaginable is there. Even Kobe beef. Then, download the free app and all the tools you need for a dinner party that’s da bomb will be right at your fingertips!

Technology certainly does rock!

December 1st, 2011

Steak Ink

Source: via Sammie on Pinterest

Whether you’re into tattoos or not – THIS is pretty cool.

Maybe it’s because it’s steak.

Or maybe it’s because it’s a brave statement about a person’s love for steak. . . they love it so much they want the world to know!

Now THAT I can relate to.

What do you think of this steak art?

By the way, I found this on Pinterest.  If you haven’t visited that site, you MUST. There’s something for everyone!

December 1st, 2011

Simmering Steak Video


Oh. Mmmmmmm.

Watch this quick little video for a nice change of pace with your next sirloin steak.

It’s got a saucy twist and looks so, so yummy!

You know you wanna try this after a week of turkey and ham.

THIS is your reward.

Let me know how yummy this is – and experiment with some of the veggies for a taste that suits you perfectly.


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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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