March 30th, 2012

5 Things To Know About Steak

By posted “Steak:  5 Things You Didn’t Know” – and, truth be told, I learned a little something.

Maybe you will, too.

Like, did you know the average cow is about 40% steak? I didn’t.

Click here to read more fascinating tidbits about arguably my favorite subject (you know, besides my kids. And kittens…).

On this Friday, you just might learn something new. And really, isn’t that the best we can hope for at the end of the week?

Read on for steak trivia you just might actually use!

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March 29th, 2012

Pineapple Steak?


We all know that a beautiful Teriyaki sauce can be enhanced with pineapple to make for an unforgettable steak marinade.

BUT, did you know that pineapple enzymes are a great tenderizer for your steak?

It’s all due to a protein-digesting enzyme called bromelain found in pineapple. Bromelain breaks down the collagen or protein in your steaks – thus, creating a more tender piece of beef.

Read more about this fascinating scientific and culinary topic here.

Want to know how to cook a fantastic Teriyaki and pineapple steak marinade? Click here.

So many uses for the pineapple in your steak creations! Try them and enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Marlena’s Menu.

March 27th, 2012

Prescription for Steak


The doctor is in!

This is the greatest prescription I’ve ever seen.

“Due to low iron, eat one steak per week in addition to current consumption”

I must get this doctor’s contact info and promptly move to this city.

Have you ever seen such a thing of beauty?

Perhaps it’s a joke. But, seriously, you can’t tease people like this. Steak is no joke.

What do YOU make of this prescription for steak???

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March 23rd, 2012

Depressed? Eat Your Meat!


Ladies, are you depressed or anxious? It’s time to put the right amount of red meat into your diet!

Or so says a recent Australian study which claims that women who cut out red meat were TWICE as likely to suffer from depression or anxiety.


We steak enthusiasts have known for a long time that the right amount of red meat in our diets does wonders for us. Mentally and physically.

Now here’s proof!

Want to know more about this study? Click here.

And let’s all raise our forks to our health!!!

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March 22nd, 2012

Easter Sweep”steaks”


I love a good contest.

And one that involves steak? Well, we’ve hit the jackpot here!

If you haven’t already, enter this “SomeBunny’s Gonna Win Easter Sweepsteaks” for your chance to win all sorts of goodies from the Kansas City Steak Company.

Click to see the contest rules and all the cool prizes!

You could win a gift certificate in the amount of $50, $100 or $500 and then you’ll have your pick of yummy spiral-cut Easter hams, prime rib, twice-baked potatoes, desserts – even steaks!

The great thing is – if you win, YOU get to pick your meal.

What could be better than that?

Hurry, though! Winners will be announced on April 1st!

Didn’t see that link above? Click here for all the details!

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March 20th, 2012

Spring Steak!


It’s the first day of spring! This day makes me so happy every year.

It signals warmer weather ahead and that makes me utterly giddy.

And in honor of the spring season, just last week, we took a spring break trip with the kids to the Bahamas. They were off school for a week.  We’ve never done such a thing before and we didn’t know what to expect.

We usually travel to such exotic locales as:  Oklahoma City, Houston and Pearl, Mississippi. Don’t get me wrong, we have mad love for all those places – but let’s just say they aren’t featured on the Travel Channel very often.

We had been saving up for quite a while and when the day finally came for us to leave on our big trip, we were anxious, excited and thrilled.

While there, my husband and I decided we couldn’t leave without sampling a Bahamian steak. It had to happen.

What you see above is a Bahamian Kansas City strip steak. Medium.


THIS made the trip even more memorable. And it proved to us that a quality steak is a quality steak no matter where you go in the world.

It all starts with a great cut of beef. If you don’t have that, it’s over.

Thank goodness this was incredible. They know how to do steak right on the island!

What an amazing way to welcome spring!!!

March 16th, 2012

A True Steak Enthusiast


I thought I was a steak enthusiast, but THIS GUY has me beat four ways to Sunday.

I love me some beef, but I gotta admit I’ve never gone this far for a juicy steak.

And that looks like a great cut of beef.

How far have YOU gone for a great steak? Have you taken it camping? Traveled to a foreign land?

Let me know! I want to know who is the GREATEST steak enthusiast!

Photo courtesy of tcj on the forum.

March 14th, 2012

Celebrity Steak


Ever wonder how your favorite celebrities like their steak?

Okay, I’m sure you don’t spend hours each day pondering this. But, admit it, you do wonder.

Well, singer Aaron Carter shared his strange – yet intriguing – steak marinade idea with us. And there are some among us who might just enjoy it.

Who in tarnation is Aaron Carter, you ask?

That’s not important. He likes steak! He’s one of us!

Click here to read about Aaron’s unusual steak marinade. Maybe you’d like to try it yourself. If you do, let me know what you think. Uh, cuz I don’t think I’ll be actually trying it myself. But that’s just me.

Happy marinating!

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March 13th, 2012

Baked Steak


You grill it. You sear it. You fry it.

But have you tried baking it?

Our friends over at have the perfect tips for baking a steak that melts in your mouth.

Sounds good to me!

Sometimes you’re out of charcoal/propane, etc. Sometimes you just don’t want to go outside. And sometimes you just want to try something different.

Whatever the reason, try this method and see how it stacks up.

And then let me know what you think!

Click here to see full instructions on how to bake your steak.

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March 9th, 2012

Dancing Steak


Ever wonder what happens when you turn your back on the grill after you put your steak on?

First of all, NEVER turn your back on the grill!

But here’s an artistic interpretation of what goes on if you do…

Enjoy the weekend – and watch those steaks!

March 7th, 2012

More Steak on a Rock


A while back I showed you this kitchen gadget where you cook your steak on a rock.

I thought that was pretty out there. But this recipe takes the concept one step further and actually puts you out in the wilderness – cooking your steak on a rock.

Now if you’re the adventurous type, this might be right up your alley.

IF you try this, be sure to heed all warnings about wet rocks and such. Click here to read – thoroughly – the instructions for this great beef adventure.

Note:  I understand this works best if you like your steaks rare. If you’re a medium well/well done kinda guy this might not be for you. You’ll be waiting for centuries for your steak to cook on that rock.

As for me, I’m content to hear your stories about how YOU enjoyed your rocky steaks. Do tell!

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March 6th, 2012

National Nutrition Month: Focus on Lean Meat


Since March is National Nutrition Month, there’s a lot of talk about eating healthy out there.

We steak lovers strive to be healthy, too, so I thought we might like a refresher on what the leanest cuts of meat actually are.

And where’s the best place to get this information? The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at

Click here to see the full answer to the question:  “Which cuts of meat are considered lean?”

And when you’re ready to incorporate some sirloin into your weekly menus, you can order some fantastic beef that has been certified extra lean by the American Heart Association here.

What are YOUR goals for this National Nutrition Month???

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March 2nd, 2012

Knitted Steak


Like to knit?

Here’s something your grandma probably never attempted. You could try knitting a tasty, tasty steak. This one here looks like a T-bone perhaps. Note the “T” in the center.

Very creative.

It’s always fun when you can combine two loves at the same time:  Steak and knit artistry in this case.

Steak lovers never cease to amaze me with the incredible ways they come up with to showcase their love of beef.


Have a happy weekend everybody!

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March 1st, 2012

Steak At Home


I love it when this . . .

…and this…

…is the evening’s entertainment.

Seriously, give us a ribeye and a Kansas City strip steak and my hubby and I are occupied for hours.

Preparing a marinade, letting them sit, grilling and anticipating, eating and THEN talking about how good the steaks were.

That takes, what, all day long?

Oh, the joy of eating a beautiful meal! It’s one of life’s best gifts. And when I can enjoy it at home – it’s even better.

Here’s to simple pleasures!

P.S. Do you like the blue lights on the grill? They don’t do anything but they sure are cool at night!

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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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