May 6th, 2011

Try Different Methods of Cooking a Great Steak


We all love a steak on the grill. But have you tried other ways?

Pan frying? Oven roasting?

Sometimes it’s fun to step outside the box and try something new.

Especially when it’s raining. Or 40 degrees below zero outside.

Here are some ways you might consider cooking the next time you’ve got a super duper marinated T-bone ready to go.

And my favorite bonus tip from this informative article?  “Don’t just gobble up the steak the moment you start cooking it.”

What? I shouldn’t just shove it all in my mouth immediately like the Cookie Monster?

Hilarious. But sage advice. I will try it – but no promises.

Happy cooking!

Click here to explore other ways to cook a great steak.

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April 5th, 2011

Steaks For the Weekend Warrior


…and “Tuesday Night Baseball Games in 30-Degree Weather Warrior” and “Hey Mom I Need a Posterboard You Can Only Get At This One Store That’s 30 Miles Away And By the Way It’s Due Tomorrow Warrior.”

In other words, I deserved a steak this weekend. So we grilled up a whole batch of them.

The kids? They got chicken nuggets.

March 25th, 2011

“Spacemen” Like Steaks Too!


I came across this article about astronaut John Glenn hosting Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov at his home for an impromptu cookout in 1962.  The headline has me in stitches:

“Spacemen Enjoy Cook-Out Despite Blackened Steaks”

Apparently, Mr. Glenn is a better astronaut than grillmaster.

It’s always fun to take a peek back in time. But what I realized is that at the core, nothing much has changed.

Check out the article here and take your own trip back in time.

Thanks for your service, Mr. Glenn! We’ll cook you a steak that is a little less well done any time!

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December 11th, 2010

Christmas Steaks…Military Style


DesertWolf1979 shot this video of our amazing military preparing steaks on Christmas Day. If anybody deserves steak on Christmas Day it’s these guys!

Here’s his description:

This of course was taken on Christmas day. Our command decided that they were going to give us a nice dinner and grilled about 500 pounds of steak and took about 6 hours to cook them all on 5 grills.

Well, God bless these guys and God bless America!

October 1st, 2010

Steak Taste: Is Less…More?


In this thought-provoking post, Mike tells us about his minimalist theory when it comes to steaks.

And he (like me) definitely knows that no matter what, his own grill makes the best steaks.

I’m pretty sure if Mike and I ever met in real life we would have lots to talk about.

He dabs a luscious amount of steak butter on this beautiful strip steak. It’s the perfect combination of substance and flavor.

Read here how he prepared this eye-catching piece of beef to perfection. Muah!

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September 28th, 2010

Fall Fun With Steak


We welcomed the brisk fall air this weekend with a sizzle . . .

. . . and it turned into this . . .

Pure greatness.

We grilled up some thin-cut ribeyes and this beauty above is a thick Kansas City strip steak. Oh, the joy.

The smells of the grill, the steaks and the fall air were absolutely divine.

Welcome, autumn. You can stop by my house any time.

July 20th, 2010

Teriyaki-fied Steaks


If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know I LOVE Teriyaki sauce on my steaks. It’s a bit of an obsession.

When I go out to a restaurant, nine times out of ten they will not have a Teriyaki-infused steak on the menu. Nor will they have Teriyaki sauce on hand for my amusement.

This makes me bitter and forlorn.

If given a choice, I cook steaks at home where I can control the Teriyaki-ness of my steak. I’m crazy like that.

I found a wonderful recipe for a fancy Teriyaki sauce over at Cookistry.  Check it out and tell me Teriyaki on steak isn’t the best thing in the world.

I dare ya!

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April 16th, 2010

First Grilled Steaks of Spring!


We grilled our first steaks on our sunny patio. It’s spring! It’s spring!

Here’s a little “taste” — you can almost smell those steaks in this video. Mmmmm. Enjoy!


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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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