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 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 14th, 2013

Beautiful Steak Kabobs

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Is is just me or are steak kabobs total eye candy?

We made these last weekend with chicken and marinated steak and gorgeous veggies.

It’s like fireworks on a stick!

Grilling just appeals to all the senses and that’s what makes us feel so good, I think.

The whole experience from top to bottom is pure joy.

I especially like the eating part, don’t you? :)

Get out and enjoy some of these this weekend!


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.


May 8th, 2013

Best Steak Cuts for Grilling

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The Huffington Post has a great slideshow with the “Best Steak Cuts for Grilling.”

I always like to see what other people choose for this category. Porterhouse (see scrumptious photo above) was one of their choices.

What are yours?

My all-time favorite is the ribeye. So, so flavorful!

Check out the best steak cuts slideshow here and you can OOOHH and AAAHHH over the photos like I did. Then grill your favorite!

Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Quentin Bacon/Food & Wine via HuffingtonPost.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.

 


February 22nd, 2013

Snow Steak!

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Will this be you this weekend? Grilling in the snow?

I’ve done it. Nothing stops me from a juicy steak when I’ve got a hankering.

If you’ll be snow grilling this weekend, try one of these awesome steak rubs.

Because if you’re gonna trudge out in the snow you’d better make the steak go-o-o-od! And these rubs just might do the trick.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Photo courtesy of ifood.tv


September 11th, 2012

Musical Steak

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This commercial makes me laugh. I always feel like there should be music and maybe fireworks and stuff when I cook steaks. It always feels like a celebration so why not put it to music?

Sometimes my husband serenades me – but that’s really not the same. Really.

Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Check it out!


August 30th, 2012

Steaky Labor Day Menu

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Looking for some ideas and inspiration for your Labor Day weekend menu?

Look no further! Our friends at DashRecipes.com have put together a “Perfect Labor Day Menu” that includes recipes and tips for making such faves as Grilled Ribeye Steaks (see delicious photo above), Steak and Pepper Kebabs (one of my all-time favorites), Steak Sandwiches with Red Pepper Sauce and Grilled Steak with Vegetable Couscous.

I don’t know how you’re going to decide which ones to prepare – so I say, just make ‘em all!

What? It’s a loooong weekend, right?

And the leftovers will be fantastic for the week ahead.

Check out all the recipes and ideas here and have a wonderful Labor Day!

Photo courtesy of Peter Frank Edwards via DashRecipes.com


June 29th, 2012

Ask a Beautiful Woman How to Grill the Perfect Steak

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Esquire has a great series called “Ask a Beautiful Woman” and there are endless subjects covered by these lovely ladies.

This one is my favorite — “Ask a Beautiful Woman How to Grill the Perfect Steak.”

In this video, model Trish Goff tells us how to make sure our steaks are grilled to perfection.  i.e. Not burned, seasoned perfectly, tender and juicy.

Check it out! And while you’re eating your perfectly grilled steak, thank a beautiful woman!


June 26th, 2012

Steak Grilling Chart

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It’s summer! And it’s time for a refresher on all things grilling.

This handy chart (above) tells you exactly what you need to do to grill the perfect steak every time.

It’s got instructions by cut AND thickness – so you won’t go wrong!

Click here for the chart, plus more great grilling advice.

Check it out the next time you’re grilling a nice juicy one and you’ll be happy you did!

Chart 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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