September 13th, 2013

BBQ on the Balcony!

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Live in the city without a big backyard? That can sometimes pose a problem when you get a hankering for a great grilled steak.

But have no fear, the Balcony Barbecue is here!

Pretty genius! It’s small, compact and perfect for small spaces.

And anything that encourages more grilling, well, that’s awesome in my book.

Check out this article to see the Balcony Barbecue and more fun ways you can grill where you never thought it would be possible.

Grill on, grill warriors!

Photo courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk.


September 11th, 2013

Can Anyone Grill a Great Steak?

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According to this article, the answer is YES!

And thank goodness, because a great steak is at the top of my list of enjoyable things.

Need a few pointers on how to make your steak come out juicier? Read on.

Need some good recipes for flank steaks and ribeyes? Check it out.

We all need a little good advice every now and then. So go on, conquer that steak!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


August 20th, 2013

Steak Engine

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Our friend here has found a brilliant way of repurposing his old truck.

Use it as a grill for some tasty, tasty steaks!

How on earth he came up with this one is beyond me. But it sure does make me smile!

Fire ‘em up, grillmaster!

Photo courtesy of myfoodlooksfunny.com via weheartit.com.


August 13th, 2013

Grilled Cat Food?

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Help me understand this.

Do cats know the tasty goodness of an amazingly grilled meal? Do you think they’re thinking, “Yay! Grilled food just in time for summer!”

I’m not sure their tastes are discriminating. But I do like the visual of this cat prancing in front of a cute little grill with steak and chicken on it.

It’s very magical.

But is it realistic to think cats need food that tastes grilled?

Is that for the cat – or for us?

I think we know the answer to that question. “If I like grilled meats, my cat will love them! I must buy this for Mr. Tinkles!”

Marketing at its finest. Well played, Friskies. Well played.


August 9th, 2013

5 Rules For a Perfect Grilled Steak Video

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So many folks have thoughts about how to achieve the “perfect steak.”

This video shows us Dave’s ideas on the matter. And I tend to agree. This strip steak looks absolutely perfect.

I like mine a bit more cooked, but take a gander and see what you think. Try his tips and grill YOUR perfect steak this weekend!


July 31st, 2013

“Meat” Honey Boo Boo

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To be honest, I DO NOT spend time watching Honey Boo Boo. There’s enough drama and outright ridiculousness in my own life so I really don’t need to watch any more of that.

BUT, this was too good to pass up. I mean, Pumpkin was gonna eat 3 lbs. of meat PLUS a 1-lb. bun. This I had to see.

Regretfully, this video is only a teaser for the meatlicious episode. But they rerun these shows so often you’re bound to catch it.

That is, if you’re as meat-curious as I am. I cannot believe a young woman could eat that much meat in one sitting.

But I’ve seen stranger things before.

And since it’s grilling season, I’m thinking YOU should have a cookout and issue your own challenge along these lines.

Make posters, set up a Facebook account. See who can eat the most meat in one sitting.

What else is summer for, right?

Bon appetit!


July 26th, 2013

Summer Grilling Tips

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Grilling is hard, man.

At least I think so. If you want it medium rare, you must time it just right.

If you like very little pink inside, well, you have to time it right, too.

It’s a lot of pressure.

But the end result is so worth it.

That’s what I like this handy dandy grilling chart. It helps me figure out how NOT to mess up the meat.

Plus, you can see some great grilling tips from a real-live chef here. That’ll help the summer grilling become epic around your house.

Happy cooking, mates! And may the magic touch be with you. And also with me.

Chart courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


July 11th, 2013

Grilling Tips Video

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It’s National Grilling Month! To make sure we get the most of out this most sacred month, here’s a video from the corporate chef at the Kansas City Steak Company.

He shows us the best way to grill our steaks, keep our grill clean and create a fantastic meal.

I know I’m going to need this advice because we’ve been grilling up a storm this month – steaks, burgers, kabobs – and I see no stopping ahead.

Check out the video and celebrate National Grilling Month in style! :)

 


June 28th, 2013

Natural Born Griller

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Is this little guy you?

I saw him in the supermarket (note the price tag) and actually thought about my husband. He’s got the grill thing down.

So what are you grilling this weekend? Hotdogs? Burgers? Steaks?

We’ve got a whole summer ahead of us to enjoy grilling weather. Check out some of these yummy grilling essentials – especially for your 4th of July celebration.

We should all whoop it up right! And Independence Day is just around the corner!


June 17th, 2013

Summer Grill Fiesta

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How was your Father’s Day?

Ours was pretty good, I must say! And I wasn’t even the one being celebrated!

My dad and the hubby got sufficiently feted and fussed over. And steaks were on the menu as you can see. It was a regular SUMMER GRILL FIESTA!

Someone was using his noggin when setting the permanent date for Father’s Day in June when the sun is shining and the grill is smoking.

I hope all you dads out there felt as cherished as ours did. A steak always says “I love you” at our house!


June 7th, 2013

Grill Safety

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It’s that time of year when we all venture out and take advantage of the glorious sunlight and grill away.

But how many of us have stopped to think about giving that grill a tune-up and brushing up on our grill safety?

I don’t know about you, but I’m just so giddy about grilling I usually just want to dive right in. But my husband always stops me – and does it the right way.

The grill is thoroughly cleaned, we use different plates and utensils for different meats and so on.

Are you up to speed on grilling best practices? Well, click here just to make sure. The folks at United Healthcare have put together some tips for staying healthy while grilling this summer.

That way, we can all keep grillin’ on in good health!!!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


May 31st, 2013

Summer Grillin’

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Fire up the grill, it’s summer! (At least it is in my mind.)

Try cooking something you’ve never tried before. Like steak with a chimichurri sauce (doesn’t that look yummy????).

Or a simple beef kebab with assorted veggies – or even fruit!

Working Mother has some great grilling ideas for us to try and conquer this summer. Check them out here. And while the grilling part is fun, the eating part is more fun!

So, go – grill to your heart’s content!

Photo courtesy of WorkingMother.com.


May 24th, 2013

Memorial Day Steak Ideas

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Our friends at Serious Eats have created an uber list of “20 Grilled Steak Recipes for Your Memorial Day Grill.”

This is something I can get behind. And it’s just in time!

It includes recipes for such deliciousness as Grilled Spice-Rubbed Skirt Steak (see photo above), Steak Sandwich with Onion-Jalapeno Sauce and Grilled Beef Pinwheels. That last one is also a feast for the eyes!

Check out the steak grilling slideshow and recipes here. And have yourself a wonderful Memorial Day weekend filled with grilled delights!

Photo courtesy of SeriousEats.com.


April 16th, 2013

Steak – So Many Choices, So Little Time

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You’ve seen this handy dandy grilling chart, right? It makes it simple to figure out how long to cook your steak depending on the cut and how well done you like it.

But how do you decide which cut you want?

That’s the hard – and fun – part.

Check out this little steak decoder. It takes the guesswork out of choosing the right cuts for you – complete with pros and cons!

Like a little tender filet AND strip? The T-bone is for you.

Want full body flavor? Ribeye‘s your cut.

It goes on and on. It’s like a steak-flavored dream.

Check it out and let it guide you to your ultimate cut.

Happy eating!

Chart courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

 


April 11th, 2013

Best BBQ Guest Ever!

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Ever feel this way? Ya just wanna have a BBQ but you’re too tired to coordinate all the details?

Well, at least there’s hope for us lazy grillers yet. See, I order my meat online and it just shows up at my door.

It’s like magic. Only it’s really the Internet.

Try it! At least you can check ONE thing off your list! It’s springtime, baby!

Image courtesy of someecards.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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