September 28th, 2015

Best Recipes for Fall

Best Recipes for Fall Filet Mignon

Yes! Autumn is here! As much as I love summer, times change and I embrace that.

The new season is a welcome respite from blistering hot summer days. I’ll miss the pool and my floppy hat but I’m excited about sweaters, football and a nip in the air.

It’s a nice change of pace and I know the warm weather will be back again someday. For now, I’m happy to begin bundling up and lacing up my boots.

And now is the perfect time to cook delicious meals that warm the heart, the stomach and the soul – my absolute favorite part of fall. My family loves this part!

I have some favorite recipes that always hit the mark this time of year.

My go-to meal for fall is always chili. That soothing ground beef and tomatoes (with or without beans) in a bowl always, always satisfies. Put me in front of a football while eating it and I’m a happy camper. This is definitely a game-watching meal for us.

One item that stays the same in my house no matter what the season is steaks! We will grill or pan sear a filet mignon whatever the weather. Doesn’t matter. That NEVER fails to comfort. For fall, we’ll add a red wine mustard sauce or wild mushroom cream to give it that comforting touch. And, oh, does it comfort!

Or, an exquisite fall sit-down meal that won’t disappoint is a beautiful Mocha Rubbed Chateaubriand with Cocoa Compound Butter. The flavor is out of this world and the aroma will drive you crazy.

How about a Blue Cheese Stuffed Prime Rib? Add some twice-baked potatoes and a perfect pumpkin tart or red velvet cake for dessert and autumn never tasted so good!

So what are your favorite recipes for fall? Share them with me!

September 18th, 2015

Best Cheeseburger Recipes

Best Cheeseburger Recipes

You’re ready to prepare a meal that will go down in history. But it’s time for something slightly different.

So what does a steak enthusiast eat on days off from eating steaks?


Come on, I know it’s not just me.

And if you’re like me, and I know that you are, you have some delicioso burger recipes up your sleeve.

Come on, spill em. I’ll go first.

Let’s just start with the cheeseburger recipes, shall we?

One amazing way to add some variety to your cheeseburger is to mix up the type of cheese you use.

American and cheddar are nice and standard and always delicious, but what about blue cheese? Gruyere? Swiss?

Or how about using a nutty Asiago? Or sprinkling on a Greek Feta cheese? Different taste, different texture. Different experience.

Still cheese.

And still delicious.

After you’ve chosen your own special cheese selection comes the real fun part – accessorizing!

Like the perfect handbag, nail color, necklace, tie or handkerchief, your burger accessories can make or break the whole deal.

You can add condiments to your cheeseburger like fresh catsup, homemade mayonnaise, mustard or relish for a simple taste.

Then get a little more daring and add lettuce, mushrooms, pickles, BACON!, onions, and throw on another burger pattie. Make it a double decker!

You can really go wild and introduce onion rings or even anchovies to the mix. Come up with your own concoction and see what flavors make sweet music together!

Speaking of sweet, have you ever added something sweet to your cheeseburger? How about sliced strawberries, apples or peaches as a cheeseburger layer? It’s a flavor combination that takes a special palate to please – but that palate might just be yours!

What are your favorite cheeseburger recipe ideas? Share them in the comments below so we can all enjoy!

September 14th, 2015

End of Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

It’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall, cooler weather, sweaters, football and falling leaves.

But before we do, let’s give summer one last hurrah, shall we? With food, of course!

Let’s head outside one last time, wearing our swimsuits and sleeveless shirts, shorts and floppy hats. And let’s have an end-of-summer cookout!

Think of it as a goodbye tour for your grill. If yours is anything like mine, it got quite a workout this summer and it’s about to get a bit of well-earned rest. Not totally. But it won’t be working overtime anymore.

So what do we think of when we think summer recipes?

Steaks are always on my list! (But you knew that.)

I’ll be grilling up some filet mignon and ribeyes for my End-of-Summer Steakfest. And maybe try some of these delicious steak recipes like Grilled Ribeye Steak in a juicy marinade or this fabulous Grilled Filet with Shellfish Butter. What a refreshing mix of surf and turf!

Have you ever tried a Medeira Butter Sauce for Filet Mignon? Now might be the time! Just grill up some filet mignon and drizzle this excellent sauce over your steaks and some mashed potatoes. Dine al fresco and it’ll be an end-of-summer treat!

Don’t forget to follow the Grilling Chart and Cooking Tips for each cut you choose. They really help guide you to a perfect finished product. And don’t forget the Grilling Timer App, too, if you’re a smartphone junkie! It’s so easy to use.

I like it when some of the thinking is done for me. I’m still hanging on to those lazy days of summer.

What will you be cooking for your summer send-off? I hope it includes some fresh summer fruit, a tasty salad and lots and lots of grilled beef!

Bye bye summer and hello fall!

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About Me

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.

I love experimenting with food and I like to get my family, friends and neighbors involved. They add a lot to my cooking experience by helping me perfect techniques and sharing recipes.

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