April 29th, 2016

What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day

Does your mom make sure you’re fed every day of your life? Or, if you’re of the age when you no longer live with her, did she cook for you when you were a child? Does she cook every holiday? Every Sunday? Every time you see her?

You know, Mother’s Day is coming up and – seriously – Mom just wants to be fed for once. And fed well.

What Mom Really Wants

I know this for a fact.

Speaking as a mother who is constantly amazed that the people in my house insist upon eating three times a day with snacks in between, it’s a constant, never-ending job that weighs heavily on a mother. Feeding hungry people every single day is a big job. And it requires a lot of work and planning and preparation. You know, in between all the other amazing feats of organization and flair and love Mom is supposed to perform. (She does it lovingly, I promise.)

Now, there are meals I absolutely love preparing. But that requires time – something a busy mother has very little of. So when’s it’s Mother’s Day I want to be taken care of.

For. Just. One. Day.

Actually. Just. One. Meal. Would. Be. Good.

So if your mom is like me, get working on a Mother’s Day meal of – say – filet mignon, twice baked potatoes and red velvet cake. Not to be too specific or anything. But that’s what I would want.

Now, don’t ask her how to season a steak or where she keeps the steak recipes. Work this all out beforehand. On your own. Research it. Plan it out. And use these recipes and tips to help you.

She will adore you for doing this for her. And it will make her feel loved and appreciated. And isn’t that what Mother’s Day is all about?

Really, it’s ALL she wants for Mother’s Day. Bon appetit!

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!


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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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