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 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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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.

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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!

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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!

Photo courtesy of Randomly Funny Stuff.

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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.

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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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January 25th, 2012

Bacon Ambience

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I like bacon. Maybe you like bacon.

But do you like bacon enough to want your home to smell like it constantly?

If so, this bacon-scented candle just might be the ticket for you.

Personally, I only like to eat bacon. True, the smell is divine. But I don’t necessarily want it to linger. Forever.

I like bacon on my filet mignon. With my eggs. On a BLT.

But NOT wafting through my living room when guests are over.

What about you? Does the thought of a bacon-scented home make you giddy? No judgment here if it does. I get it. Really.

Photo courtesy of Hotwicks.com.

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December 16th, 2011

Stolen Steaks

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America’s retailers have compiled a list of the country’s most shoplifted items. Want to know what was number one?

Filet mignon.

Writer John Kass questioned his friends on this topic and got this in response . . .

“Really?” asked a hard-boiled journalist who knows steak. “Filet mignon? Don’t these thieves have any taste buds? You’d think they’d steal something with flavor, like a nice Kansas City strip.”

(There they are together in the photo above. You decide. Which one is better?)

Kass then goes on to share his favorite steak sauce recipe just in case the thieves find those tender filets delicious, yet lacking in taste.

Click here to get that recipe and to read about some other steak-related mishaps from Kass’ childhood.

It’s a Steakapalooza of stories!

Have a great weekend – and if you’ve got a hankering for a steak, my advice is to BUY some!

Excerpt courtesy of John Kass via ChicagoTribune.com.

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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October 27th, 2011

Cooking Filet Mignon Video

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Filet Mignon from Kansas City Steak Company on Vimeo.

The corporate chef at the Kansas City Steak Company has some great tips for us on how to cook a fantastic filet.

Thank goodness. I’m going to be listening up because I don’t always know what I’m doing at the helm of a grill. Any advice he has would be a good thing for me to pay attention to.

And I certainly wouldn’t want to ruin a perfectly beautiful filet mignon! That would be a crime.

Check out the video here and get the perfect filet to grill while you’re at it!

Happy grilling, everybody!

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September 21st, 2011

Star-Studded Steaks

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Like filet mignon?

You’re in good company. That’s what they served the Emmy winners at the Governors Ball after Sunday’s awards ceremony.

Schmancy.

It’s nice to know we all share some ideas about what makes a great celebratory meal. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy a great steak.

I like to have one when something really great happens in my life. It’s just a way of treating myself and stopping and saying, “Yay! Life is good right now!”

I’d imagine that’s what was happening for the cast of Modern Family and John Krasinski.

So kudos to you all – you deserve that juicy steak!

Click here to read the entire article about this scrumptious steak dinner from People.com. Just don’t forget to wipe the drool from your mouth when you’re done. It’s unsightly.

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March 9th, 2011

Top 10 Steak Recipes

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If you’re here, you love a good steak.

But we all have our own ideas about what makes a steak great. I like a ribeye, thinly cut, medium well with Teriyaki sauce. Don’t judge.

Some people like A-1 sauce on a thick, very pink Kansas City strip.

I don’t mock them – just like I hope they don’t mock me. There’s room for all of us, right?

Check out this list of “Top 10 Steak Recipes.” This list includes greatness like herb-crusted filet mignon, carne asada and marinated London Broil. My mouth is watering right now.

Now, I’m not sure what qualifies these particular ones as THE top 10, but it’s a good place to start.

And if you want really good meat, get it here.

What are YOUR top 10 steak recipe favorites???

 

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February 10th, 2011

Celebrating With Steak? You’re Not Alone

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So, according to a recent survey done by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, 62% of us want BEEF! for Valentine’s Day.

Self-serving? Maybe. But most definitely true.

Here’s more of what that survey found:

When you’re cooking up romance for your Valentine’s Day dinner, the numbers indicate you should pony up for the tiny but tender filet mignon. The Cattlemen’s survey says 53 percent of Americans associate this cut with candelight dinners, and 50 percent with saying “I love you” over a meal.

Still suffering a little bit from that big holiday spend? The less expensive ribeye got 35 percent of the vote, with a tasty T-bone grabbing 32 percent of American tastebuds for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. And you can always cook it at home to save some cash, and up the romance.

Seriously, go here if you haven’t already and order some steaks. Apparently, your sweetie is expecting it.

And you don’t want to disappoint.

Excerpt and photo courtesy of News.Holidash.com.

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February 8th, 2011

Valentine’s Day Secret? Steak!

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If your sweetie is anything like mine, a steak dinner will go a long way toward saying, “I love you” this Valentine’s Day. You know that old saying about the way to a man’s heart, right?  Well, it works for women also.

Trust me.

I subscribe to the “Say It With Food” theory. Create a beautiful meal and someone will feel loved. It’s cause and effect. And the effect is just right for Valentine’s Day.

Check out this pepper-crusted filet mignon recipe and try it out on Feb. 14th. There will be no question how you feel. It’s even a Martha Stewart recipe – so it has to be good.

You still have time to get the most tender, beautiful filets delivered to you by V-Day from here. Believe me, THIS is good stuff.

Oh, and tell me about your successful steak venture. I like to live through others sometimes.

Bon appetit!

Photo courtesy of Delish.com.

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January 21st, 2011

Are You a Cold Steak Fan?

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There is a debate raging out there over whether steak is just as good (or better) straight out of the fridge.

Which side do you fall on?

Now, usually these are leftovers we’re talking about — last night’s grilled filet mignon, strip steak cut up and served as a steak salad, London Broil no longer hot out of the oven.

Are you the “get it while it’s hot” kind or do you prefer the sealed in taste of a refrigerated masterpiece?

Read the debate here and let me know where you stand. Do you LOVE cold steak or is it best hot off the grill (after at least 5 minutes resting, of course)?

Tell me your thoughts!

Photo courtesy of CharlesPhoenix.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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