April 25th, 2016

National Prime Rib Day – A Tailgating Crowd Pleaser

A great day for beef lovers is coming up – I’m talking about National Prime Rib Day!

National Prime Rib Day

What? You didn’t know there was such a thing? Well, I’m shocked you didn’t assume there would be one.

We’re lucky. We’ve got lots of options as lovers of meaty goodness, but it’s nice to take a day to indulge in this one special roast. It’s not just for special occasions or holidays. You can enjoy it any day. There are no rules!

This National Prime Rib Day is a day to celebrate (and, really, EAT) all that is prime rib. And with all the exciting things happening at this time of year in the world of sports – hello hockey, baseball, basketball – there’s always a reason to tailgate and an excuse to cook one of these delicious roasts up. How fortunate for us!

steak sandwich

Truly, the timing couldn’t be better because a prime rib roast is the absolute perfect tailgating crowd pleaser. It smells absolutely irresistible. And people love its versatility. You can serve it as a standalone entrée with delicious side dishes or slice it up and offer it as a scrumptious sandwich builder. Oh yum.

Tailgating never looked (or smelled) so good.

Just imagine the sandwich bar you could offer with all the fixings – condiments, veggies, fruit salad, various buns/breads. That prime rib roast will be the star of your tailgating show. Just thinking about it is making me hungry!

Not sure how to cook a prime rib? Don’t be frightened. It’s no problem!

Just follow this recipe for Grilled, Smoked Prime Rib and you will have a rib roast that comes out perfectly. All the step-by-step instructions, plus ingredients are included. So juicy and tender, this roast is just bursting with flavor. You will love it!

So, now that we’re armed with a plan and a recipe, let’s all get out there and not let this special day pass without celebrating the delicious, wonderful prime rib roast!

April 22nd, 2016

Tailgating Burger Bar

When you get together to tailgate and watch a baseball game what do you feed your hungry baseball fans?

Chips and salsa can’t be everything. Just bean dip? Nope. Pretzels. Sure, but there has to be something more.

Baseball tailgating deserves a MEAL. A real meal.

Hot dogs make sense, for sure. They’re all-American and synonymous with baseball. Steaks are incredible. They make everything a special occasion.

But how about going at it from a different angle? Why not create a really special dining experience for your crew?

Try a tailgating burger bar! It’ll have everyone talking the whole season long.

Tailgating Burger Bar

We all know there are all kinds of ways to enjoy a steakburger. So gather up some great recipes and let your guests have at it. Serve up lots of different variations on the burger and everyone will be happy. Even the kids and your pickiest baseball fan!

Boneless Ham

Try this recipe for a Cuban Burger. It has a decidedly flavorful essence and the great surprise is the addition of ham! How can you go wrong adding delicious ham? That’s not your everyday burger, for sure. Now we’re talking.

Another way to create a very different burger experience is with a burger sauce. This recipe for Jamaican Beef Pattie Sauce is a new twist on an old-fashioned burger. Made with coconut milk, shallots, curry and habanero peppers it’s got quite a kick!

Smoke N Peppa Burger Sauce

Offer up some additional sauce choices and there will be something special for everyone to enjoy at your tailgating burger bar.


Be sure to include all the condiments anyone would need – relish, bacon, ketchup, mustard, mayo, cheese of all kinds, pickles, you name it! Don’t leave anything out.

American-Style Kobe Steakburger

And if you really want to go all out, offer different bun options. Brioche is a nice departure from the everyday white. But be sure to have those on hand, too.

Have fun with your very own baseball tailgating burger bar!

April 18th, 2016

Baseball Fan Favorites

Springtime is here and my favorite sport is back! I love the artistry of baseball. And watching it is one of the joys of my life. We are what you might call a “baseball family” at my house.

So what do you think of when you think about baseball?

Warm, sunny days, perhaps? The crack of the bat? Childhood memories? Connecting with Dad? Cracker Jacks? Baseball caps? Crowded stadiums? Summer?

So many wonderful things come to mind. The competition of the athletes dedicated to the game is fun to watch. We can’t discount that. But like in all experiences in life, ya gotta give special props to the food. Food makes EVERY experience better. Especially if you’re a spectator. You have to have something to do while you’re watching. And baseball fans really know their food – and they really know what they like.

It’s not JUST about peanuts and popcorn. Although those are important.

Baseball Fan Favorites

The baseball fan expects all-beef hot dogs, for sure. That one is a must. It’s on the top of the baseball fan favorites list. In a stadium, in a parking lot or in your backyard – hot dogs are a perfect fit. They’re so easy to grill up anywhere.

But when you’re baseball tailgating at home (or even tailgating in a parking lot), steaks have to be on the menu. The fans at my house demand them. The smell of the grill going adds excitement to any get-together. You’re in your own home so anything goes. The menu possibilities are endless!

Kansas City BBQ Chicken

For example, you don’t have to be a Royals fan (but, hey, it helps!) to insist upon Kansas City BBQ. It’s a crowd favorite. And we want to please our crowd. Baseball fans get hungry and they must be fed good food!

What are some baseball fan favorites that come to mind for you? Tell me all about it! (I’m drooling in anticipation.)


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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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