December 19th, 2014

Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Buy-For Folks

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We’ve all got ‘em.

Those people on your gift list who either have everything or don’t like anything.

What do you get them at holiday time?

I always go with my gut. Literally. Food is something we ALL enjoy.

Give steaks!

Steak gifts always make a huge impression. And with all the variety of steaks out there – from ribeyes and T-bones, to filet mignon and Kobe beef – you can customize it so that it’s just right.

And if steak gift packages are too tall an order, just give ‘em a gift card and let THEM choose which steaks they like best.

Problem solved. It’ll be a happy holiday for all!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


December 17th, 2014

Reward Yourself This Holiday Season

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You give so much to everyone else, don’t forget to pamper yourself while you have some time off this holiday season.

If you’re like me, a little red wine goes a long way toward smoothing out the kinks of the day. How about a red wine gift set – for you?

And ya gotta eat, right? Steaks are the perfect complement to that smooth red wine. Why not indulge in some American Wagyu Kobe steaks?

They’re a delicacy. Like you.

Or maybe filet mignon is more your style. Try your luck and enter this contest (http://www.andreasworldreviews.com/2014/12/christmas-wishes-kansas-city-steaks.html) and maybe you can even WIN yourself some steaks!

Even better!

This is the time to reflect on a year well lived. To me, red wine and juicy steaks are the perfect way to toast to what you’re thankful for this holiday season.

Me? Well, I’m pretty thankful for steaks and red wine.

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


December 1st, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Her

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Is it tough to come up with dynamic gifts for the ones you love?

Trying to figure out what to get that special lady this year?

As a female myself I KNOW I would love these:

1. Filet Mignon (with bacon, please)

2. Beef Wellington (I’m in charge of cooking for my family and I can just pop these in the oven and they’re done!)

3. Anything that’s Heat & Serve (ham? yes! sides like twice-baked potatoes? double yes!)

The way to a woman’s heart is definitely through her stomach. And in my case, steaks are a direct route.

Surprise her with something that says “I know you!” this year and she’ll always be grateful.

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com


November 12th, 2014

Wine and a Fabulous Filet

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A mouth-wateringly tender, juicy filet mignon deserves an accompaniment just as divine.

These wine pairings fill the bill magically!

A Cabernet Sauvignon is a good choice for this particular cut of beef. It goes so well with a butter-tender filet.

I’m dreaming of a delicious night with a beautiful glass of red and this perfectly grilled steak. Maybe by the fire.

What could be better than that?

Check out more wine pairing suggestions to go perfectly with your filet. And plan a cozy night with vino and steak of your own.

Cheers!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

 


October 20th, 2014

Crown-Worthy Recipes for Royals Fans

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So it’s quite a feat that the Kansas City Royals have made it to the World Series this year!

In honor of this momentous occasion, how about cooking up some crown-worthy meals fit for royalty?

Burgers are a great tailgating or game-watching meal – but Wagyu Kobe beef burgers take it to the next level.

Try Wagyu Kobe steakburgers as a Kobe Patty Melt with delicious Swiss cheese. Get the recipe here.

Or how about a rack of lamb? Extremely royal, wouldn’t you say?

Perhaps some herb citrus scallops, filet mignon or lobster flatbread are more to your liking?

Basically, think of your Royals-watching meals as a fine dining experience and you’ll be set! Any one of these new items should fit the bill.

Or try one of these recipes for your fancy feast!

Take your dining experience to new heights during the World Series – and go Royals!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

 


September 12th, 2014

Cooking at Summer’s End

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It’s time to make all those light and wonderful dishes that make summer so amazing – before the weather changes.

Here’s a list with recipes of some perfect “farewell summer” meals. Enjoy!

1. Caribbean Beef Tip Salad with Mango Vinaigrette. Talk about a sunny dish! Delish!

2. Grilled Tenderloin with Avocado Burre Blanc. Avocado SCREAMS summer!

3. Moroccan Pita with Couscous Salad and Mint-Parsley Yogurt Sauce. Refreshing!

4. Chipotle-Citrus Marinated Chicken Breasts with Grilled Tortillas and Avocado Salsa. Soak it in! 

5. This.

6. And this!

7. A beautiful filet mignon. Need I say more?

8. Beef kabobs. Oh yeah!

9. Jack & Coke Marinade. Send the summer off in style!

10. Lemon Herbed Top Sirloin. Nothing says “summer” like citrus!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

 


August 13th, 2014

Recipes for National Filet Mignon Day!

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Today is a most revered day — National Filet Mignon Day!

It’s a day we celebrate the tender, succulent filet mignon.

Why isn’t there a filet mignon MONTH or YEAR? Just asking.

To honor this day properly we’ve just gotta cook some fabulous filet mignon meals. These recipes should help us do just that.

And these are my five suggestions for this BIG day:

Filet Poele – using a butter braising technique, this one is so, so flavorful!

Grilled Filet with Avocado Beurre Blanc – a beautiful sauce accompaniment.

Spice Rubbed Filet - you know, to spice it up a bit!

Steak Tartare – looking to walk on the wild side? This is a no-cook option!

Thai Firecracker Filet – goes great with Oriental cole slaw!

Too bad this day doesn’t come around every week. I could go on and on!!!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


May 2nd, 2014

Mother’s Day Gifts for the Steak Enthusiast Mom

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Mother’s Day is next week!

If the moms in your life are anything like me (hey, I’m a mom) the way to her heart is through her stomach.

This method is not just for men, I promise.

If I were to receive, say, a Mother’s Day gift, here are some of MY steak enthusiast faves:

1. Filet Mignon. Make Mom a beautiful dinner (see above) – she’ll eat it up!

2. Gift her some Bake & Serve Gourmet meals like Beef Wellington. YOU can serve the first meal to her, then stock her up for the rest of the month when she’s got to feed YOU. These are easy peasy – just bake . . . and serve!

3. Wanna get REALLY fancy pants on her? Cook her a steak with Wagyu Kobe beef. Pick her favorite cut and really spoil her with this delicacy.

4. A Monthly Steak Plan. Yes, it’s the gift that keeps on giving – 3, 6 or 12 month delivery!

5. Give her a gift card and SHE can pick the steaks she loves most! It doesn’t get easier than that.

Have fun celebrating the moms in your life!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


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.


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.


April 30th, 2013

Heavenly Steak

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Mike over at “Cook. Drink. Repeat.” says, “Every time a steak is ruined, a cherub dies.”

I couldn’t agree more. So . . . he gives us his fool-proof technique on his blog for cooking a rare filet which starts, interestingly enough, with drying your meat.

I had not heard that one before.

Check out his entire post at Cook. Drink. Repeat. and follow his advice to save the life of a sweet, sweet cherub.  Then, let me know how your beautiful filet turns out!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


March 21st, 2013

How to Grill a Great Filet Mignon Video

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In this video, the Kansas City Steak Company‘s corporate chef shows us how to get the most out of a beautiful filet mignon.

That’s one steak you don’t want to overcook – its juiciness and tenderness are essential to this particular cut.

Check out these key tips and then grill away, my friends!

I always say, “A great griller is an informed griller.”

Okay, I don’t always say that. That wouldn’t make me very fun at parties. But it makes sense, right?

Enjoy!


January 11th, 2013

Bacon Excuses

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Already only a few days into the “exercise resolution” I am dreaming of bacon instead.

This shirt says it all.

I guess making excuses is just par for the course, right?

Par for the course.

Mmmm…four course…

Four course meal…

Four course meal with bacon-wrapped filets.

Yep, I’m sunk.

Welp, there’s always next year!

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July 20th, 2012

Beautiful Filet

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It’s Friday. And sometimes all I want to do after a tough week is look at purdy pictures. And in the event you feel the same way, here you go…

Look at that thick, thick filet mignon and the huge dollop of garlic and herb steak butter.

I think I am in love.

Here’s another angle. . .

And finally, the meal in action. . .

These gorgeous works of art come to us courtesy of WhitsAmuseBouche.com where she gives us all the nitty gritty about this gorgeous filet meal. Check it out.

If this isn’t the best way to get your weekend started, I don’t know what is! Enjoy!

Photos courtesy of WhitsAmuseBouche.com.


May 15th, 2012

Mom’s Favorite Steak Is…

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Mother’s Day is over. Did you treat her right?

If there was a steak involved, I say a resounding YES!

Now, we traditionally think of steak as being Dad’s favorite, but if your mom is anything like me – Mom gives Pops a run for his money on this one.

So, tell me, what is your mother’s favorite cut?

I’m a mom and my kids know my favorite is a ribeye. Yummy, yummy ribeye.

But I’ll tell you MY mom’s favorite. Filet mignon. She likes hers butterfly cut.

But everyone’s different. So what’s YOUR mother’s ultimate cut of beef? I’d like to know. Tell me in the comment section!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.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.

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