August 7th, 2015

Grilling vs. Barbecuing

Are you grilling or barbecuing?

Who can tell the difference?

It is subtle, but there is a difference.

A slight difference.

Grilling Steak

When you’re grilling steak, that’s simply grilling.

Steaks require direct heat cooking. That’s grilling.

You may use indirect heat AFTER the direct heat, but you need the direct heat first.

Barbecue Ribs

Barbecuing often refers to using indirect heat to slowly cook, leaving the meat juicy and tender.

See? I told you it was subtle.

Often, just using a barbecue sauce will turn a meal into a barbecue. Barbecue beef results from adding the BBQ sauce.

Ever heard of grilling sauce?

Didn’t think so.

That alone can turn it into “barbecuing.”

Whichever you choose to do, I support you 100%.

Just please invite me the next time you grill OR barbecue!

August 5th, 2015

How To Grill a Filet Mignon

How to Grill Filet Mignon

Experts agree, a dry, high heat method is best for cooking a filet mignon.

That means grilling.

Different types of steak allow for different methods of cooking. But for a filet, grilling is tops.

So what is the best way to grill this steak?

When grilling a filet mignon, do not cut into it. That lets the juice escape, letting out the flavor and drying it out.

A filet mignon is a thick cut, so be sure to grill the top and bottom, but also the sides of the steak to ensure it’s cooked properly.

Want more chef tips on grilling your filet mignon? Check out this library of information. You’re sure to find the answers to everything here!

July 29th, 2015

Kansas City Strip Cooking Tips

Kansas City Strip Cooking Tips

When cooking steak, the cut matters.

Different cuts call for different cooking methods.

The Kansas City Strip Steak is best served grilled according to professional chefs.


These steaks were MADE for the grill. Searing the outside and then cooking with indirect heat brings out the natural flavor of the KC Strip. You don’t want to overcook these.

The interior of the strip needs extra love. A steak that’s tough on the inside is no good – especially a Kansas City Strip.

And when grilling steak, listen to the experts. They know what they’re talking about.

You can get more chef advice on cooking your KC Strip Steaks right here. Everything from grilling times to videos.

Then, pair your steaks with a nice wine and you’ve got yourself a fantastic Kansas City Strip meal made to perfection!


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About Me

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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