February 28th, 2014

Steak Enthusiast’s Guide to the Weekend

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It’s the weekend!

Time for some great food and relaxing moments. Here’s my guide for making your weekend great — with food, of course!

Saturday Morning

Start off with some steak and eggs. A tried and true steak lover‘s breakfast. You’ll need your energy for the weekend! Might I suggest a Top Sirloin?

Saturday Afternoon

Lunch consists of tender, flavorful steak fajitas (see above). This is a meal meant to be shared so invite some neighbors and get grilling!

Saturday Night

Dinner is filet mignon and twice baked potatoes. It’s Saturday night – that’s Steak Night!

Sunday Brunch

Breakfast tacos with ground beef and sausage get the day started off in the right direction. A brunch with Mimosas and a variety of taco fixings just makes sense.

Sunday Dinner

This is the time to slow down and make family memories. A beautiful beef roast is in order. Perhaps a Chateaubriand, a Prime Rib Roast or even a Brisket. Take your time and savor this one — but leave some leftovers for Monday’s lunch at the office! :)

Now that you’ve got your menu it’s time to get planning the perfect steak enthusiast’s weekend. I know I’m ready!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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February 27th, 2014

Funny Steak Story

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From Reader’s Digest

What’s Your Beef?

My grandfather is a meat and potatoes guy. Once, while getting dinner ready, I asked how he liked his vegetables prepared. He said, “Fed to a cow, so they’ll turn into steak.”

Hayley Rosenbaugh, Houston, Texas

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February 25th, 2014

Mardi Gras Meals Made Easy

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It’s time for Mardi Gras parties! And what’s the best part about a great party?

The food!

Classic Mardi Gras dishes are absolutely out of this world. Take jambalaya (above), for instance.

Could there be a more flavorful combination of meats and spices?

Mardi Gras food is reason enough to host a party. Serve dishes like muffulettas, gumbo, etouffee, Cajun shrimp and so much more.

Want recipes for these beauties and others? Click here and keep a napkin close by for all the drool.

It’s time to party on, friends!

Photo courtesy of SouthernLiving.com.

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February 21st, 2014

Filet Mignon Cooking Tips

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It’s the weekend! Maybe you’re going to fire up the grill (or the broiler as the case may be).

If you’re in the mood for some tender, outta sight filet mignon there are some important things to keep in mind before sizzling that steak.

For instance, this cut is thick so be sure to grill the sides, too. Not just the top and bottom.

It’s the little things, right?

Read on here for more great advice on getting the most out of your filet mignon.

And then, bon appetit!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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February 17th, 2014

Favorite Foods of Presidents

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It’s President’s Day! As a lover of food, I want to know . . . what do the presidents of the greatest nation on Earth like to eat?

Above, you’ll see President Lyndon B. Johnson chowing down on ribs, but as a senator he liked to have a hamburger for lunch every day.

Dwight D. Eisenhower enjoyed beef stew – a man after my own heart. And Harry S Truman? Well-done steaks.

I’m on board with the steak part, but maybe ease up on the well-done aspect.

Click here to see more fascinating tidbits about the leaders of our nation and what they like/liked to eat.

And while you’re drooling over their favorite meals, have a happy President’s Day!

Photo courtesy of Bettman/CORBIS via foodandwine.com.

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February 12th, 2014

Romantic Steak

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Why is a steak dinner considered such a romantic meal?

Perhaps it’s because it fuels the heart which, when in the presence of a love interest, tends to beat non-stop.

Or, maybe it’s because it’s such a beloved, special dinner. I know I ALWAYS feel special when I eat a steak.

Whatever the case, Valentine’s Day dinner is NOT complete without a steak! It’s a must-have!

To celebrate this upcoming day of love, check out these Top 10 Valentine’s Day Recipes – everything from Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon to Lobster Tails to a homemade Steak Sauce!

Treat your sweetie – and yourself – to a steak this Friday and you won’t go wrong!

Photo courtesy of Forbes.com.

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February 10th, 2014

Celebrity Dogs And Their Burgers

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Actress Melissa Gilbert gives us a glimpse into the luxurious life of her dog Josephine.

A life that includes $24 burgers in hotels, mind you.

MY life does not include that! What am I doing wrong? Why was I not born Melissa Gilbert’s dog???

Check out the video to see it straight from her lips!

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February 7th, 2014

Tasty Top Sirloin

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Today, class, we are going to focus on that beautiful cut we call the Top Sirloin.

Why?

A) It’s tasty.

B) It’s on sale here.

C) It’s a great Valentine’s Day meal idea.

D) All of the above.

Okay, you know the answer, but in case you’re running a little slow today – it’s D. :)

This cut is lean, firm and really flavorful. Plus, it’s GREAT for grilling.

You can check out more information about Top Sirloin here, plus info about every other cut of beef you could imagine.

Class dismissed, but your homework is to grill up a Top Sirloin and report back. Think you can do it?

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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February 5th, 2014

Eat Like the Olympians Do

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Winter Olympians need fuel for their bodies.

And one thing they are not in short supply of at the Olympic Training Center? Beef!

This Russian/Ukrainian-themed soup above (called Borscht) meets the standards of many an elite athlete.

Its beefy goodness will be propelling athletes through the rigorous training and competition that is the Olympics.

Want to see the Borscht recipe they use at the Olympic Training Center? Click here for that and many others you can try at home.

Enjoy and may the eating begin!

Photo courtesy of Shalaya Kipp via OutsideOnline.com.

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January 31st, 2014

Meat Popsicle

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Now why didn’t I think of this?

Meat . . . a refreshing treat – any time! :)

Grill it, flip it, enjoy!

Happy Friday, everyone!

Photo courtesy of showslow.tumblr.com.

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January 30th, 2014

Football-Shaped Food Ideas

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It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday!

That means it’s time to dust off our thinking caps and come up with some creative menu ideas for the big day.

Isn’t that the funnest part?

Oh, yeah, there’s a game, too. But what’s a game without great food to munch on?

These incredible football-shaped food ideas are so fun to try at your party for the big game.

Take the mini meatloaf you see above. Meat. Good. Football. Good.

There are also recipes for making football-shaped pretzels, oatmeal cream pies and more. There’s something for everyone – all shaped like a football, of course.

Check ‘em out – they’re sure to be a touchdown!

Photo courtesy of A Family Feast via FoxNews.com.

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January 28th, 2014

Grill Like a Champion for Super Bowl Sunday Video

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Hot dog on top of a burger? Sure, why not?

Check out this video for more winning grilling ideas for making this Super Bowl feast your best yet!

Steaks, burgers, hot dogs, oh my!

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January 24th, 2014

Grilled Strip Steak Video

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It’s winter and I need some warm weather feelings.

Are you feeling the same way?

Then watch this delicious video on grilling amazing strip steaks. Plus, learn how to make grilled potato chips – pure awesome.

And please note:  Chef Megan Mitchell is wearing spaghetti straps and standing by a pool! Ahhhh…

Dream with me, won’t you?

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January 23rd, 2014

Angry BBQ

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Does your grill feel this way? It’s cold. It’s dreary. It’s winter.

Give it a pep talk! There’s no reason for it to lie dormant during the winter months.

Heat it up, melt that snow and let’s grill us some BBQ! That’ll cheer him up!

Winter can’t hold us back!!! Let’s put some meat on!

Photo courtesy of MemeCenter.com.

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January 21st, 2014

It’s Steak Soup Time!

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It’s cold out and nothing warms us up better than soups and stews at this time of year.

And a soup with steak? Yes, please!!!

There are lots of great steak soup recipes out there, but here’s a surefire winner to try — Kansas City Steak Soup recipe.

It’s full of beautiful ingredients like carrots, onions, tomatoes, and — of course — steak!

Not in the mood to start from scratch? Try this steak soup mix which even includes the diced sirloin. Easy peasy!

Enjoy your hearty, soupy feast – and stay warm!

Photo courtesy of AllRecipes.com.

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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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