September 18th, 2015

Best Cheeseburger Recipes

Best Cheeseburger Recipes

You’re ready to prepare a meal that will go down in history. But it’s time for something slightly different.

So what does a steak enthusiast eat on days off from eating steaks?


Come on, I know it’s not just me.

And if you’re like me, and I know that you are, you have some delicioso burger recipes up your sleeve.

Come on, spill em. I’ll go first.

Let’s just start with the cheeseburger recipes, shall we?

One amazing way to add some variety to your cheeseburger is to mix up the type of cheese you use.

American and cheddar are nice and standard and always delicious, but what about blue cheese? Gruyere? Swiss?

Or how about using a nutty Asiago? Or sprinkling on a Greek Feta cheese? Different taste, different texture. Different experience.

Still cheese.

And still delicious.

After you’ve chosen your own special cheese selection comes the real fun part – accessorizing!

Like the perfect handbag, nail color, necklace, tie or handkerchief, your burger accessories can make or break the whole deal.

You can add condiments to your cheeseburger like fresh catsup, homemade mayonnaise, mustard or relish for a simple taste.

Then get a little more daring and add lettuce, mushrooms, pickles, BACON!, onions, and throw on another burger pattie. Make it a double decker!

You can really go wild and introduce onion rings or even anchovies to the mix. Come up with your own concoction and see what flavors make sweet music together!

Speaking of sweet, have you ever added something sweet to your cheeseburger? How about sliced strawberries, apples or peaches as a cheeseburger layer? It’s a flavor combination that takes a special palate to please – but that palate might just be yours!

What are your favorite cheeseburger recipe ideas? Share them in the comments below so we can all enjoy!

May 29th, 2015

Burger Toppings

Burger Toppings on Classic Steakburger

Afternoons spent outside get me thinking – how can I make my burger experience different?

I mean, you don’t want to just melt a piece of cheese over the top and call it a day every time. A variety of burger toppings keeps it interesting.

Fun thing is, a lot of these toppings work well on steaks, too, so let’s get creative!

Here’s a list of burger toppings I’m going to test out this summer. And not only will the toppings change, but I’ll be using Wagyu beef at times, too. It’ll be flavor combinations galore!

1. This Smoke ‘N Peppa Burger Sauce. It gives a smoky, BBQ taste to the beef that I really dig.

Smoke N Peppa Burger Sauce

2. Blue Heaven Powder®. Love the kick of blue cheese? You’ll love this on your burger or steak. It’s so easy!

Blue Heaven Blue Cheese Powder

3. Blue Cheese Crumbles. You know, when you just HAVE to have the real thing!

Blue Cheese Crumbles

What burger toppings will you be trying this summer???

May 25th, 2015

Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day Recipes

Sunny barbecues in the backyard – my happy place! And Memorial Day is the quintessential “barbecue in the backyard” day.

It’s almost upon us, so let’s get our ducks in a row and plan some amazing meals out on the patio with these delicious Memorial Day recipes!

Steaks are first up on my list. But the long, leisurely weekend gives us a bit more time to explore something new so why not go for this Memorial Day recipe for Grilled Kansas City Strip Steak and Blue Cheese Mashers? While you’re grilling steak, get your helpers to dive into making the mashers. Everybody wins!

For us, burgers are ALWAYS on the sunny holiday menu. This time, we’re going to mix it up a bit with this Tropical Burger recipe. Pineapple and mango chutney will make you feel like you’re in the tropics!

It’s a long weekend, right?

Serve it with this Fresh Cilantro Picnic Salad – perfect for a group of hungry holidaymakers!

Enjoy good food and relaxation this Memorial Day weekend – I know I will!