December 19th, 2014

Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Buy-For Folks

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We’ve all got ‘em.

Those people on your gift list who either have everything or don’t like anything.

What do you get them at holiday time?

I always go with my gut. Literally. Food is something we ALL enjoy.

Give steaks!

Steak gifts always make a huge impression. And with all the variety of steaks out there – from ribeyes and T-bones, to filet mignon and Kobe beef – you can customize it so that it’s just right.

And if steak gift packages are too tall an order, just give ‘em a gift card and let THEM choose which steaks they like best.

Problem solved. It’ll be a happy holiday for all!

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December 17th, 2014

Reward Yourself This Holiday Season

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You give so much to everyone else, don’t forget to pamper yourself while you have some time off this holiday season.

If you’re like me, a little red wine goes a long way toward smoothing out the kinks of the day. How about a red wine gift set – for you?

And ya gotta eat, right? Steaks are the perfect complement to that smooth red wine. Why not indulge in some American Wagyu Kobe steaks?

They’re a delicacy. Like you.

Or maybe filet mignon is more your style. Try your luck and enter this contest (http://www.andreasworldreviews.com/2014/12/christmas-wishes-kansas-city-steaks.html) and maybe you can even WIN yourself some steaks!

Even better!

This is the time to reflect on a year well lived. To me, red wine and juicy steaks are the perfect way to toast to what you’re thankful for this holiday season.

Me? Well, I’m pretty thankful for steaks and red wine.

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December 5th, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Co-Workers

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Co-workers are a tricky bunch.

At holiday time, you’ve got to find the right gift that sends just the right message.

In my book, these are always winners:

1. Steak and wine pairings. Classy.

2. Gift-boxed steaks. Delicious! And beautifully packaged!

3. A selection of appetizers – you know, to serve at parties you’ll be invited to.

Gifts of fine foods speak volumes. They’ll appreciate your taste AND the message.

And THAT sets a nice tone for a fabulous 2015 at work!

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December 3rd, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Him

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It’s pretty stereotypical that men love steaks.

Why?

Because it’s true!

That’s why a gift of tasty T-bone steaks or Porterhouse steaks say “I love you” like nothing else.

Has he ever tried a bone-in ribeye? Send him some!

This holiday, give him what he craves – steaks he can sink his teeth into.

This is one present he would NEVER return. And if you’re lucky, he might share!

Happy shopping!

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December 1st, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Her

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Is it tough to come up with dynamic gifts for the ones you love?

Trying to figure out what to get that special lady this year?

As a female myself I KNOW I would love these:

1. Filet Mignon (with bacon, please)

2. Beef Wellington (I’m in charge of cooking for my family and I can just pop these in the oven and they’re done!)

3. Anything that’s Heat & Serve (ham? yes! sides like twice-baked potatoes? double yes!)

The way to a woman’s heart is definitely through her stomach. And in my case, steaks are a direct route.

Surprise her with something that says “I know you!” this year and she’ll always be grateful.

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November 21st, 2014

Here’s An Idea – Give the Gift of Food!

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If you’re like me, you struggle year after year to land on precisely the right gift for everyone on your list.

It’s pretty difficult.

But one thing I’ve found that EVERYONE appreciates?

Good food!

It’s one of the few things we all have in common. We all have to eat.

And a beautiful meal is so memorable. Isn’t that what we’re looking for at holiday time anyway? Incredible memories?

I’m giving things like gift-boxed steaks and holiday meal combos this year. Can you imagine receiving a prime rib roast and smoked ham from someone? Wouldn’t that make your day, your week, your SEASON?

Plus, it’s a pay-it-forward kind of gift. Your recipient then gets to cook those steak gifts for someone else – and that person will surely thank you, too!

‘Tis the season for eating!

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October 16th, 2014

Boss’s Day Foodie Ideas

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Like your boss a lot (or just want to keep on her good side)?

How about a thoughtful gift for today – Boss’s Day – that fills the stomach?

If you really want some brownie points, give some lovely gift-boxed steaks. Male or female, your boss will love ‘em!

Maybe a beautiful dessert is more his or her style? Try these delicious goodies.

Did you wait until today like most of America to think about a gift? No sweat! Try an E-gift certificate.

It’ll arrive in your boss’s inbox and no one will be the wiser. Except you. YOU are the brilliant one who got your boss a gift.

Happy, happy day, bosses everywhere!

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June 9th, 2014

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Foodie Dads

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What do you give the man who wants nothing but has a real obsession with great food?

Foodie gifts for Father’s Day!

I’ve come up with some fun/yummy ideas for dear old Dad that will get his taste buds moving! Take your pick and he’s sure to be appreciative!

1. Gift Boxed Steaks. Nothing says love like gorgeous steaks in a beautiful package. Near perfection.

2. The Big Daddy Steak Combo. Encourage Dad to indulge his passion for grilling with a steak combo package of his favorite cuts – and invite you to join in!

3. USDA Prime Beef. Go all out and treat Dad to these very high-quality steaks and beef. Only the top 1-2% of beef can be “Prime.” That should impress Dad.

4. Chef Hat. Dad loves food so he needs to look the part. Make sure he has a fancy chef hat to wear while he’s grilling up something great!

Not sure what to give him? A gift card will do just fine! Let HIM decide what he wants most!

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June 4th, 2014

Menu Ideas for Father’s Day

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Now that we have a checklist for planning a celebration of Dad on Father’s Day, let’s talk MENU!

We’ve got to do it up right for Dad!

APPETIZERS

We’re going to want to whet Dad’s appetite, but not TOO much because there’s lots more to come! Try some Jumbo Shrimp or Basil Pesto Gorgonzola Kisses to get him started.

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Now on to the main course! Might I suggest a gorgeous Porterhouse steak for such an occasion? It’s manly, it’s delicious and it’ll let Dad know you’re serious.

SIDE DISHES

This celebration meal calls for Mashed Potatoes with Porcini Mushrooms or decadent Twice Baked Potatoes. Delish!

DESSERT

MY dad is all about the German Chocolate Cake. But maybe yours would love Red Velvet Cake or Vanilla Cheesecake. Pick his favorite!

It’s so much fun to plan a meal for someone you love. Make sure you have all Dad’s faves and it’ll be a hit. Click here for more menu inspiration.

Happy celebrating!

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June 2nd, 2014

Checklist for Planning Your Father’s Day Cookout

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Dad’s big day is coming up! June 15th is Father’s Day and it’s time to celebrate!

Lots of us equate celebrating with food. Why? Because it’s how humans have shown love since the dawn of man.

And what better way to show Dad you love him than with a steak and beef-filled cookout?!?!!

To make sure we don’t forget a thing, let’s make a checklist of things we’ll need to make this cookout DA BOMB:

 

1. High-quality steaks, burgers and whatever kind of beef Dad loves

2. Veggies for amazing kabobs or fantastic, colorful side dishes

3. A clean grill!

4. Spatula/tongs for optimal grilling

5. Buns or bread

6. Dessert

7. Condiments, condiments, condiments

8. Plates, cups, utensils

9. Ice!

10. Beverages of Dad’s choice

11. A beautiful tablecloth/table setting – Dad-themed, of course!

12. Lots and lots of love!!!

 

Definitely tailor your fiesta to your specific needs but this is a great start. And check out some yummy menu ideas for Dad’s day over here. Hint:  Steak is the main course!

Follow this list and maybe you’ll find, like I have, that planning to celebrate someone is almost as fun as the celebration itself!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

 


May 9th, 2014

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Foodie

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If Mom is anything like us she LOVES good food.

And whether she likes to create the dishes or just enjoy, she deserves to be pampered with food-related goodies this Mother’s Day.

This slideshow of Mother’s Day gift ideas for food lovers has so many great ideas. One is bound to be perfect.

But most of all, just give Mom some attention this Sunday and let her know you love her. That’s what it’s all about! (A great steak doesn’t hurt, either.)

Happy Mother’s Day, moms!

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May 2nd, 2014

Mother’s Day Gifts for the Steak Enthusiast Mom

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Mother’s Day is next week!

If the moms in your life are anything like me (hey, I’m a mom) the way to her heart is through her stomach.

This method is not just for men, I promise.

If I were to receive, say, a Mother’s Day gift, here are some of MY steak enthusiast faves:

1. Filet Mignon. Make Mom a beautiful dinner (see above) – she’ll eat it up!

2. Gift her some Bake & Serve Gourmet meals like Beef Wellington. YOU can serve the first meal to her, then stock her up for the rest of the month when she’s got to feed YOU. These are easy peasy – just bake . . . and serve!

3. Wanna get REALLY fancy pants on her? Cook her a steak with Wagyu Kobe beef. Pick her favorite cut and really spoil her with this delicacy.

4. A Monthly Steak Plan. Yes, it’s the gift that keeps on giving – 3, 6 or 12 month delivery!

5. Give her a gift card and SHE can pick the steaks she loves most! It doesn’t get easier than that.

Have fun celebrating the moms in your life!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


April 15th, 2014

Easter Beef For Your Pup

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Easter’s almost here! So here’s a treat the Easter Bunny can leave for all the good pooches and pups – beefy treats!

We can’t forget our four-legged friends, right?

When I first looked at these I thought, “Wow, this is a nice diversion from the usual jelly beans and sugary treats. Beef jerky!”

Then, I realized it’s for dogs. Why do they get all the good stuff? It’s even got cheese, too!

The Easter Bunny might be leaving these at my house for my doggies, but they might have to share – with me.

I’d much rather have beef than candy treats this Easter. What about you?

Photo courtesy of ClearConsciencePet.com.


April 11th, 2014

Cook a Steak for Couples Appreciation Month

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April is Couples Appreciation Month, folks!

It’s time to appreciate the couple you’re a part of, the couples you’re around or – maybe – the couple you want to create. :)

Here’s one suggestion for ya from the Examiner:  “…in the spirit of Couples Appreciation Month, tell them ‘I love you,’ cook them dinner ‘just because it’s Wednesday,’ or leave a quick note on the mirror to make them smile.”

I like all of those… but you know my favorite, right? DINNER! STEAK DINNER!

Click here to read more about Couples Appreciation Month. Then go celebrate all month!

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February 14th, 2014

Ahhh, Bacon Love…

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Perhaps you can relate???

Happy Bacon, er, Valentine’s Day, everybody!!!

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