January 25th, 2016

Ideas for the Big Game

It’s coming up! And soon! That ultimate in football championships. The BIG GAME that requires a full-fledged party.

And I mean a REAL party. With food. And drinks. And lots of seating in front of the TV. Or multiple TVs.

It doesn’t even matter if you are rooting for a certain team or not. That’s not even the point for most of the country. There are, after all, only two teams who can make it to this point. No, it’s simply a reason to have a party and that’s good enough for me.

Are you hosting? What are your plans?

Need some ideas, you say? Well, read on!

Ideas for the Big Game

No matter what time of year it is, or what the occasion is, a party at my house includes steaks. And since this big game is a particularly manly event, might I suggest porterhouse steak or ribeye?

To appeal to those frustrated football players in attendance who will inevitably stand at the back, drink in hand, and involuntarily make a kicking motion while a field goal is being attempted, you MUST include these cuts.

Trust me on this.

But wives, girlfriends, single friends and others may also be in attendance, so make sure to have some filet mignon on hand as well.

Hey, I’m not trying to stereotype. These are the results of meticulous research over the years. And, really, you’ve got to cover all your bases to have a successful party. (Yeah, that was a baseball metaphor – but it still works, okay?)

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And don’t forget the finger foods like beef sliders and the sides like gourmet macaroni and cheese to satisfy the raging hunger of your football fans.

Drinks and desserts (like cheesecake bites) round out the menu for your perfect soiree, don’t you think?

So now that you’ve planned the perfect party for the big game, you can sit back and enjoy those steaks – no matter who is playing.


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!


January 18th, 2016

Why Buy Steaks Online?

Steaks Online

Well, folks, it’s wintertime. As much as I try to deny it to myself – it’s winter.

Snow is falling. I have to wear a coat when I go out. And the grass in my lawn is not pretty. Not pretty at all.

Yep, it’s cold and I am not a fan of cold weather. It hurts my skin, my bones, my soul.

But since I can’t wish winter away, I need a pick-me-up. And for me, that means steaks!

A great steak ALWAYS makes me feel better. I rejoice in its juiciness and I forget, just for a moment, that it’s winter outside.

And, well, my husband volunteers to fire up the grill and brave the weather outside to tend the steaks so I won’t be quite so grouchy. It’s really a win for everyone.

When I’m shopping for my steaks, I find the best steaks online. They’re a much higher quality than what you can find in your local supermarket. And you can have them on hand when you have an emotional steak emergency as I am apt to do.

You can shop for any cut from ribeyes to filet mignon to Porterhouse steaks. And these are restaurant-quality steaks. No need to get out in the snow and drive to a restaurant. You can even enjoy USDA Prime steaks at home. No reservations required. Or if you’re really in the mood for something delicate and special – you can order Wagyu Kobe beef. Yes – online! It’s delish.

Seriously, online is the way to go. There is no maitre ‘d telling you it’ll be a three-hour wait. No teeny, tiny table near the bathroom. No tipping. And no one will judge you when you want your steak medium well.

Unless, of course, you’re married to someone who has a strong opinion about that. But that’s between you two.

Happy online steak shopping!


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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.

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