October 31st, 2012

Halloween Cheesy Meat Hand

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It’s All Hallow’s Eve and now you can even get your dinner into the Halloween spirit!

With a little ground beef, onions, herbs and cheese you, too, can make this creepy cheesy meat hand.

Spook your neighbors, frighten the children and satisfy your appetite all at the same time!

If you take away the fact that it looks like a creepy dead hand, this meal actually sounds pretty good. Like a cheesy meatloaf. Yum!

Click here to read more about this Halloween treat. And come up with your own version at home!

Happy Halloween, everybody! Mwuahahahaha!

Photo courtesy of DamnThatLooksGood.com.


October 26th, 2012

Perfect Steak With a Cooking Simulator

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Researchers in Japan have come up with a brilliant way to practice your steak cooking skills – and never risk burning a great piece of meat again!

It’s a 3D cooking simulator that lets you feel the weight of the food as you move it around the pan. You can mix onions and a beautiful steak with a digital spatula.

So cool!

It lets you decide whether you want your beef anywhere from rare to well done and shows you how long it might take you to achieve your desired results.

Sounds like the only thing missing is the smell of a sizzling steak.

And the taste.

Check out the video of this awesome simulator here. Happy Friday, everyone!

Photo credit:  YouTube/diginfonews


October 25th, 2012

Beef Question of the Day

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This is something to ponder on your busy Thursday.

Or, if you’re like me, you’re just hungry and anything with the word “beef” in it catches your eye and makes you salivate.

Either way, this is a question worth exploring.

Carry on, beef warriors!

Photo courtesy of TheMetaPicture.com.


October 24th, 2012

6 Reasons To Eat Meat Every Day!

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I just read an article by Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily where she lists her “Six Reasons Why I Eat Meat Every Day.”

You go, Amanda!

Among her reasons is this:  You get more nutritional bang for your buck with meat.

Interesting. Delicious AND affordable. I like it.

Click here to read Amanda’s entire list. Then tell me, what are your reasons? And do you eat meat every day?

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


October 19th, 2012

Meaty Good Fun

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I love a good beef pun.

Here’s a silly one to get you rolling into your weekend.

Okay, it’s not HILARIOUS but it brought a smile to my face anyway.

Until we meat again. . .

Photo courtesy of TheMetaPicture.com.


October 17th, 2012

Beef Facts

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I’ve found a cool resource for everything beef. It’s from the Beef Checkoff program and it’s called FactsAboutBeef.com.

Naturally, it’s a site that provides just what it says . . . facts about beef.

It’s got answers to questions about nutrition, animal care, the environment, safety — even recipes.

And it’s a great place to go for all your beef-related news.

Check out the site here and you, too, can keep abreast of all things beef!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


October 15th, 2012

Is Prime Rib Prime Beef?

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…and other burning questions answered.

Have you ever wondered this yourself? (Answer:  Not necessarily. And probably not.)

The prime rib name refers to where the beef is cut from, not its grade.

But this article is a good refresher on beef grades and other beefy distinctions if you need a quick guide.

It always helps to brush up on your beef knowledge so that you can make the best choices for the recipes you try.

Click here to read more on this topic that never fails to make me drool!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


October 12th, 2012

Strip Cheese Steaks – Yes Please!

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Oh, my! Cheese + strip steaks + bacon? A magical combination, to be sure.

There’s BACON under that there cheese! Mmmmm.

Check out the how-to video for these delectable strip steaks by the BBQ Pit Boys. And add your own touches as well!

This recipe combines Kansas City strip steaks, sharp cheddar cheese and delicious smoked bacon, plus lots of other flavorful additions.

Simply beautiful.

I love how the video’s narrator keeps saying, “Man!”

My sentiments exactly.

Enjoy!


October 10th, 2012

10 Most Expensive Burgers

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Love burgers?

Well, after you read this article you can decide just how much you love burgers. How far are you willing to go for a to-die-for burger? Or, more accurately, PAY for such a burger.

The article compiles a list of the “10 Most Expensive Burgers in the World.” The kind of burgers set aside for royalty, heads of state and, maybe, unicorns.

Would you pay, say, $5,000 for one? That is, if it had foie gras and a bunch of other expensive goodies thrown in?

The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is betting you will.

Or somebody will.

Some of these concoctions on the list come with Kobe beef and are topped with Maine lobster and paired with a Dom Perignon.

But that one’s only $777. Your lucky number!

Sound tempting? Read on here for more jaw-dropping burger offerings. And, tell me, would you partake?

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


October 8th, 2012

Meaty Discovery

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A new study based on the discovery of an ancient child’s skull fragment suggests that man was a meat eater MUCH earlier than we thought – like 1.5 million years ago.

AND that he needed meat to survive.

I can tell you that I need meat to survive. I cannot imagine a vegan diet. It just wouldn’t work for me. I’d be starving and unfulfilled.

But this fascinating discovery suggests that early humans died from anemia if they did not eat enough meat. They actually had to have it to survive.

Incredible!

Read more on this interesting research here.

Then go enjoy yourself a meaty steak. It’s good for you!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


October 5th, 2012

James Bond is So Meaty

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Today is the 50th anniversary of the release of the first James Bond film “Dr. No.”

The character has gone through many incarnations from the likes of Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig to name a few.

But now, I give you 007 in meat form. Just check him out in all his beefy glory above.

Talk about beefcake shots!

I mean, I LOVE a man with style and sizzle.

Couldn’t you just eat him up?

Okay, I’m done with the meat puns now.

Well done, that is. *Wink*

Happy anniversary, James. You haven’t aged a bit. But if you had to, would you choose dry or wet aged?

Photo courtesy of alfie1977corona via FreakingNews.com.


October 4th, 2012

Beautiful, Beautiful Steak

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Wanna see some gorgeous photos of steak? And then the recipes on how to prepare each visually-stunning masterpiece?

Then check out this beautiful gallery at CookingChannelTV.com.

It’s their “15 Ways to Grill Steak” collection complete with directions so you can recreate them at home!

There’s something in here for every steak lover from ribeyes to fajitas to kebabs.

Enjoy this amazing eye candy, then cook some up yourself!

Photo courtesy of CookingChannelTV.com.


October 3rd, 2012

Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwich

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Bacon is surging in popularity.

It’s kind of a crazy phenomenon right now, but I’m riding this wave, man!

So it’s only natural that some interesting bacon-related recipes might be coming to light. And this one’s a doozy.

Maybe you cringed at Elvis’ peanut butter and banana sandwiches, but will you feel the same way about a peanut butter and bacon sandwich?

Think about it. There are so many flavors to like here. Why not put them all together?

And, truly, anything with bacon in it is just taken to the next level of awesomeness in my opinion.

So if you’re bold enough to try this new flavor sensation, click here to read a killer peanut butter and bacon recipe.

Let me know what you think. I’ll still like ya if it’s not your cup of tea. And you can always just pull out the bacon and chow down on it alone. No harm, no foul!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


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