December 20th, 2013

Holiday Time Means Feedin’ Time!

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The guests are coming! The guests are coming!

Overnight guests = lotsa cooking.

And it’s not just the holiday meal we have to prepare for, it’s multiple breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, appetizers, desserts – it’s non-stop eating!

I KNOW it’s not just my family.

So I like to try to be kind to myself and get a game plan ahead of time.

My go-to dinners? Burgers (always easy and always a hit) and Bake & Serve meals like the Roast Chicken with Apple and Tart Cherry you see above.

So tasty – and you just pop them in the oven! Voila! Gourmet!

Check out other tasty Bake & Serve ideas here like Beef Wellington and Chicken Cordon Bleu.

And have a merrier holiday without all the stress!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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November 22nd, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner Guide

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

You sure?

Use this handy dandy Guide to Planning Thanksgiving Dinner just to be positive.

Me? No, I’m not. I’m still trying to get through the week BEFORE Thanksgiving.

So this will help me when the time comes . . . soon. There are so many little details to remember, it helps when someone else lays them all out for me!

Check out the Thanksgiving guide here and get all your ducks (or turkeys) in a row for the big day!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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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!

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May 10th, 2013

Mother’s Day Steak and Lobster

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Your mom deserves the best, right?

Well, does it get any swankier than steak and lobster?

I didn’t think so.

Choose Mom’s favorite cut and pair it with yummy lobster tails this Sunday (you know, Mother’s Day) to show her she’s something special.

Moms like that.

The gorgeous cold water lobster tails above were prepared for me by my honeys.  Awesome, no?

Here’s a fantastic resource for cooking tips for your steak AND lobster. Follow these instructions and you can’t go wrong.

Happy Mother’s Day this weekend!

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May 3rd, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Recipe!

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In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo this weekend (hey, that’s the 5th of May) I give you this scrumptious Beef Steak and Black Bean Soft Tacos recipe.

Oh, all the flavors of this beautiful meal will dance on your tongue! So yummy!

It calls for bottom round steaks but I’d use skirt steak myself. You use what makes you happy!

Get creative and add all the toppings YOU like:  salsa, lettuce — whatever!

Enjoy your spicy weekend!

Photo courtesy of Beefitswhatsfordinner.com.

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February 27th, 2013

Easter Dinner Giveaway

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Are you thinking about Easter yet? It’ll be here before we know it. It’s on March 31st this year!

If you’re feeling lucky, enter this contest from the Kansas City Steak Company for your chance to win a complete Easter dinner – Smoked Ham or Prime Rib, Twice Baked Potatoes and Carrot Cake or Red Velvet Cake.

I, for one, would LOVE to have my Easter dinner planned out ahead of time. Saves me from scrambling to fit it into all the millions of other things going on in my life.

It sure will be nice to slow down and have a beautiful meal with the ones I love, though. And on cue, my stomach is growling.

Let me know if you’re the lucky winner of the complete meal giveaway. My family and I would love to join you. ;)

Good luck!

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December 12th, 2012

Meaty 12-12-12!

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Okay, it’s 12-12-12 and you know how we celebrate everything in my house, right?

Steak!

But, let’s come up with some creative ways to do this every-100-years thing right! Invite some people over, then try these festive ideas:

1. Serve 12 different cuts of steak – come on, you can do it!

2. Combine 12 cool spices and create an awesome rub for your roast.

3. Easy. Just invite 12 friends to eat steak. Boom.

4. Everyone gets a 12-ounce ribeye.

5. Serve whatever steak you want, but then go around the table and collectively come up with 12 things you’re thankful for.

6. Ask a 12-year-old to recite the “12 Days of Christmas” while you eat your steak.

And if you’re celebrating Hanukkah on this spectacular day, you’ve totally got this celebration thing under control.

Okay, now you come up with the next 6 to make 12 cool things to do on this awesome day. I need a 12-minute breather.

It’s amazing how something that had nothing to do with steak turns into a steak-related holiday in my mind.

Really, aren’t all special days steak-related in some way?

Happy 12-12-12, everyone!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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December 7th, 2012

Kansas City BBQ? Yes, Please!

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‘Tis the season for barbecue?

Totally!

Listen, with all the merry makers coming in and out of your house this month you’ve got lots of meals to provide.

And turkey and ham for two weeks straight just isn’t going to cut it.

At our house, we usually prepare lots of BBQ favorites to have around for BBQ dinners, BBQ sandwiches, even BBQ breakfast (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!).

It helps when lots of the heavy lifting has already been done for you like the sweet BBQ flank steak above that’s already been slathered with a yummy citrusy sauce. You just pick your cooking method (grilling, roasting, pan frying, broiling) and serve!

It seriously makes the holidays more enjoyable for me.

Peruse all the great BBQ options and save your sanity this holiday season.

Bon appetit! (Just pretend I said that with a really twangy accent. Yee haw!)

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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December 6th, 2012

Chef Tips: How To Cook a Prime Rib Roast

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As a beef lover, holiday time is a time to be treasured. So much good food — it’s a gift for the senses!

And in this simple how-to video the corporate chef at the Kansas City Steak Company shows us the best way to cook a gorgeous prime rib roast.

Just in time for guests at the holidays!

Watch how easy it is to make a beautiful beefy roast for your next get-together. Order yourself one of these amazing roasts and have it in time for the holidays this year.

Magnifique!

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November 23rd, 2012

Black Friday Beefathon!

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Here we are on Black Friday. And you either love it or hate it.

But one way to save big on the beef you want and need for the upcoming holidays doesn’t require you to pitch a tent, stand in line – or even leave your house.

My favorite steaks are on sale and you can see some awesome Black Friday specials here.

Shop for steaks online and give ‘em as gifts this holiday, plus stock up for incredible meals over the holiday season. If you’re going to have houseguests these are always a big hit!

Seriously, it’s one of my top 10 favorite days of the year. A chance to save on my favorite beef without a stranger breathing down my neck in the checkout line.

Happy holidays, indeed!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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November 22nd, 2012

Bacon-y Thanksgiving

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Is this a work of art or what? It gives new meaning to “turkey bacon.”

How have I never thought of this before? I put bacon on top of my meatloaf, why not my Thanksgiving turkey?

What beautiful smells and flavors this will give forth!!!!

I hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with good food and good cheer. There is much to be thankful for!

And bacon is one of them.

Photo courtesy of 104.9 The Gump.

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November 20th, 2012

Holiday Meal Inspiration

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It’s almost THAT time!

Time to gather around the table and, you know, FEED lots of people.

Need some inspiration? Ideas?

Check out this page for something traditional or different. YOU get to decide!

You’ve got your turkeys (surefire winners), prime rib roasts (exquisite) and smoked ham (no-brainer) but also Beef Wellington (different) and jumbo shrimp (your family will love you).

Have fun planning your best holiday meal ever!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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November 16th, 2012

Feed the Family Honey Barbecue Meatloaf Recipe

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Family’s coming to town!

That means you’re responsible for multiple meals. It doesn’t end with just the turkey.

Here’s a fun twist on an all-time family favorite:  Honey Barbecue Meatloaf.

It’s smoky and sweet and only 310 calories per serving. Now you won’t have to hear Aunt Edna whine about her waistline!

Click here to see all the yummy details about this lifesaver. During those holiday downtimes, your family will have one less thing to complain about!

You’re welcome.

Photo courtesy of Magazine.FoxNews.com

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October 31st, 2012

Halloween Cheesy Meat Hand

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It’s All Hallow’s Eve and now you can even get your dinner into the Halloween spirit!

With a little ground beef, onions, herbs and cheese you, too, can make this creepy cheesy meat hand.

Spook your neighbors, frighten the children and satisfy your appetite all at the same time!

If you take away the fact that it looks like a creepy dead hand, this meal actually sounds pretty good. Like a cheesy meatloaf. Yum!

Click here to read more about this Halloween treat. And come up with your own version at home!

Happy Halloween, everybody! Mwuahahahaha!

Photo courtesy of DamnThatLooksGood.com.

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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

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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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