April 1st, 2016

Game Day Recipes

Spring is in full swing. I couldn’t be happier.

Okay, maybe I could be happier if it was maybe 10 degrees warmer. But I digress.

I adore springtime. My boys are outside throwing the ball around all the time now. That’s because the snow is gone and it’s warmer out. Even my dogs seem to be happier. Plus, baseball opening day is on its way and I’m ready to play ball!

Or maybe I’m ready to watch some other guys play ball while I eat steak.

Same thing, right?

Steaks typically make an appearance in our house whenever we’re gathered around the TV watching something. It’s just how it works. And in the spring when the grill is fired up full time it’s so much fun to get out the steak recipes and have fun.

Game Day Recipes

I just like being outside and smelling the aroma of the smoky grill. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, the smell of a neighbor’s grill will waft over and I can enjoy some second-hand grill smoke. It’s a favorite pastime of mine, too.

This spring, on our side of the fence, we’ll go with some tried and true recipes like our simple rub or a marinade with Worcestershire sauce or even Teriyaki (that’s my favorite).

But throughout the season we’ll try some new recipes like this Grilled Strip with Black Bean Sauce. I like the way the juxtaposition of the black beans and the steak sounds. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a Kansas City strip steak. It’s meaty, hearty and so flavorful.

I’m thinking I might try this Mediterranean Steak Sandwich, too. It calls for Top Sirloin sandwich steaks, crumbled feta cheese and some delicious seasonings. Sandwich steaks are a nice way to make it more casual for baseball season. They’re so filling, too!

Join me in celebrating game day and all springtime has to offer by firing up the grill and grilling up some steaks. It’s about time!


February 12th, 2016

Valentine’s Day Recipes

Will you be cooking for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day?

You really should. In fact, I must insist you cook for your sweetie. It’s very romantic, and with the right Valentine’s Day recipes you’ll hit a homerun!

Don’t go to a restaurant with long lines and impersonal service, parking issues, and specials that run out before you get there. That’s sad.

No, cook it yourself! You can do this! It’s so thoughtful!

I mean, who could resist a mouth-watering meal that’s prepared especially for them? Now, THAT’S love.

But don’t get stressed out about it. I’m going to help you and you’re going to be just fine.

Okay, we all know the way to MY heart is through steak recipes. So, I’ll be sharing some of those Valentine’s Day recipes with you to get the ball rolling. But just make your Valentine’s Day dinner specific to your love and you’ll be golden!

Valentine's Day Recipes

First, you could whip up a delicious filet mignon with this Filet with Avocado Buerre Blanc recipe. White wine? Yes! Avocado? Yes! It’s even got instructions on how to make those beautiful cross-hatch marks on your filet mignon. Presentation is everything and this one has got it all! With directions, even.

Valentine's Day Ribeye

How about a ribeye to celebrate your love? This “Tangy & Sweet” Ribeyes in a Pomegranate and Wine Marinade recipe is so impressive. Notice the wine again? It is Valentine’s Day, after all!

You’re going to need a side dish or two to go with your lovely steaks. How about Asparagus with Toasted Hazelnuts? It’s elegant and a nice complement to your steaks. Then, prepare this yummy recipe for Cheese Bread and you will really make it a meal. Perfect.

But definitely choose something that your Valentine will eat. There’s nothing worse than watching someone pick uncomfortably at their food. Especially when you lovingly prepared it!

Whatever you cook this Valentine’s Day, make it special. Your sweetie will appreciate your effort!


January 22nd, 2016

Recipes for National Soup Month

It’s still January! I hope you have been celebrating National Soup Month all month long.

What? You haven’t? Don’t tell me you forgot! Well, no worries, there’s still time to rejoice in all that soup has to offer.

It won’t mind if you’re late to the party. It’s awesome like that.

Soup Recipes

As you might have guessed, my favorite soups are the ones that incorporate steak. They’re so hearty and they keep me warm and fill me up – especially at this time of year.

Filet mignon and sirloin steak seem to be the popular soup steak cuts. They work really well to flavor soup and become really, really tender while simmering. But, hey, let’s not limit ourselves!

Do you have a favorite soup recipe you like to bring out at this time of year? If not, and you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some delicious soup recipes to try.

You can make your own Beef and Mushroom Soup at home and revel in the tastiness of the beef tenderloin tips and shitake mushrooms.

With minced onion, garlic and sherry for flavor, this soup is a dazzler for wintertime.

Ever tried Hamburger Soup? It’s National Soup Month – so it’s the perfect time! Utilizing classic ground beef, tomatoes, beef bouillon and other terrific flavors, this soup is a tasty alternative to chili. Try it! It just might become a new staple in your house.

Love bacon? How about this recipe for Cream of Celery Soup with Bacon? It’s so creamy and includes hearty potatoes, chicken stock and, of course, bacon!

Anything that includes bacon gets an A+ in my book.

There are so many amazing soups to serve out there. Have fun researching the perfect soup for your hungry brood. This month, let’s give soup its due. It’s absolutely MADE for warming us up in this cold, cold month of January!


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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.

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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