May 25th, 2012

Steak Recipes for Your Memorial Day Grill

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Are you looking for grilling inspiration this Memorial Day weekend?

Look no further!  SeriousEats.com has 16 (yes SIXTEEN) grilled steak recipes for us all to try.

If we can’t find something we like in this list — there’s something wrong with us.

Dig into goodies like Mojo Marinated Flank Steak, Beef Satay and Chipotle Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter.

Click here to see them all!

You’ll be the most popular neighbor on the street when Joe NextDoor gets a whiff of the masterpiece sizzling on YOUR grill. You might even invite him over.

But that’s your call.

Have a fantastic grilling weekend, everybody!

Photo courtesy of SeriousEats.com.

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May 11th, 2012

Mother’s Day Steak Breakfast

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Treat your mom to a steak breakfast in bed this Sunday. She deserves it.

Of course, YOUR mom is much prettier. But you get the idea.

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, everyone!

Photo courtesy of dogs.icanhascheezburger.com.

 

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May 9th, 2012

Mother’s Day Steak Menu

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In case your mom hasn’t reminded you yet, Mother’s Day is this Sunday.

Yikes!

So why not spend a little time cooking her a meal you know she’ll love?

Bonus:  YOU will love it, too. But, seriously, that’s just a bonus. This is for her.

Try a little something different with this Steak with Mixed Fruit Salsa recipe, plus a full dinner menu from bread to sides to dessert.

This steak recipe combines a fruity salsa (very imaginative) with a hot, juicy steak. It’s really something to get the senses going – and so fresh, too!

Click here for the full menu details from our friend Linda Larsen at Busy Cooks. Your mom will love it!

Photo courtesy of Linda Larsen via BusyCooks.About.com.

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February 14th, 2012

I Heart Steak

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There are so many forms of love, so it’s only fitting on this Valentine’s Day to express our love for steak – or anything else for that matter.

Someone beat us to it with this wall mural professing sweet, sweet love to all things steak.

I can think of no greater art form than this.

I know, I know – Michelangelo and everything. But this is STEAK we’re talking about!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope you have steak in your life today.

Photo courtesy of jakedobkin via flickr.

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February 2nd, 2012

Groundhog Meatloaf

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It’s Groundhog’s Day!

And Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, signaling 6 more weeks of winter.

If you believe in that sort of stuff.

Either way, it’s fun to get into the spirit of a seemingly meaningless holiday, so why not make a Groundhog Meatloaf in the shape of our favorite rodent?

See, if you didn’t like his prediction your mind can go all sorts of places while you’re eating this meal. And if you did like it; well, it’s a cute way to honor the little guy who brought you some hope and enlightenment.

Click to see this groundhog ground beef recipe here. And get creative! This winter’s going to be long, people, we’ve gotta do something to spice it up!

Photo courtesy of ImHungryOnABudget.blogspot.com.

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December 27th, 2011

Get Ready For New Year’s Beef!

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A lot of the holiday madness has died down, but we’ve still got one more to go – New Year’s Eve!

Try this amazing recipe for your dinner party or intimate dinner for two. However you choose to celebrate the coming of 2012, this beef tenderloin roast will make it special!

Order your beef here to make sure it’s the quality roast you need and then follow the recipe here for beefy greatness. There’s even a horseradish cream recipe to go along with it. You’re set!

But get ready now and order your roast soon to make sure it’s there before the holiday. Let me know how this wonderful meal turns out!

Photo courtesy of Ben Gebo Photography via ADoctorsKitchen.com.

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December 21st, 2011

Christmas Steak

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Steak is perfect for ANY meal – even Christmas dinner.

Apparently, Uncle Eddie (of Uncle Eddie’s Theory Corner) thinks so, too.

Here, he gives us explicit instructions on how to make the best Christmas Steak Dinner EVER.

He uses ribeyes in his recipe which makes him A-OK in my book. Enjoy Uncle Eddie’s facial expressions and descriptions, too. He’s a hoot!

And after you click here to see Uncle Eddie’s tips, let me know how your Christmas steak turns out!

Photo courtesy of UncleEddiesTheoryCorner.blogspot.com.

 

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December 20th, 2011

Hanukkah Beef

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Tonight Hanukkah begins.

It’s a gorgeous celebration with wonderful traditions.

For me, the food is what I like hearing about the most.

And this beef brisket is a traditional recipe that is sure to please. You can do it in the crock pot so it’s hassle free! And it creates its own gravy. Genius!

Click here for the full recipe and enjoy these days with your loved ones – no matter what you celebrate!

Photo courtesy of Linda Larsen via BusyCooks.About.com.

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December 14th, 2011

Holiday Beef Tenderloin

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Oh, how I love the holidays!

But if you’re like me, you stress about family and friends coming to your house and making a big meal (or mess – whatever the case may be).

I think two turkey holidays in a row may be a bit much. That’s why this time around a beef tenderloin roast is in order.

It’s elegant. It’s tender. And it makes the whole house smell divine.

THAT says “holiday meal” to me.

Here’s a fantastic recipe with a full menu suggestion, including sides and dessert. You can’t go wrong with this meal.

And here is where I get my beef tenderloin roasts so I don’t have to worry that the beef might not be up to par. I KNOW it is.

There are all sorts of roasts to choose from – from Chateaubriand to prerubbed beauties. Choose what you like! It’ll all be good.

And let me know how your holiday meal turns out – minus the scene Aunt Edna made in the living room.

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

 

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November 25th, 2011

Holiday Steak

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So, one holiday is down.

One to go.

Now’s the time to start planning for an amazing holiday meal that will surpass all others.

Maybe this one will feature a beef tenderloin so unique they’ll be begging you to repeat it year after year. Like the Pistachio-Crusted Tenderloin With Cabernet Sauce pictured above.

Wow.

Click here for more incredible recipes like petite steak sandwiches — AND wine pairings! Now that will make the meal – and your next holiday – absolutely complete.

Photo courtesy of Kendall-Jackson Winery via Marketwire.com.

 

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November 22nd, 2011

Another Steak Convert

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With Thanksgiving inching ever near, I always wonder about the poor souls who hate turkey. And I have found yet another personal narrative from a Thanksgiving steak eater that warms my soul.

In “Skip the Turkey, I’m Having Steak for Thanksgiving,” Russ shares his meals of Thanksgiving past – and lets us know that steak is on the menu this year.

I think this phenomenon is larger than we might have thought. And there may yet be secret turkey haters at even your family table.

They just haven’t summoned the courage to ruin the mystique of “Turkey Day.”

Read here to be regaled by Russ’s take on this traditional holiday meal – and the new traditions he’s started.

And what about you? Are YOU a steak convert?

Photo courtesy of SpliceToday.com

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September 9th, 2011

Steakburgers Make Me Happy

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This was the scene on Labor Day. Grilling. Chilling. Peacefulness.

Except for the minor mishap with that burger in front. Not sure what happened there. It somehow got split in two.

I got to eat that one. That’s what moms do.

But it tasted fantastic all the same.

Those other delights on the grill are bratwurst. We had ourselves a little combo going and our friends who came over thought they had died and gone to heaven.

We had a little football on TV, some meat on the grill and all was well.

THAT’S something to be thankful for. And that’s what we’ll be thinking on Sunday as we remember what happened in our country 10 YEARS AGO.

I can’t believe 9/11/01 was 10 years ago. It feels like yesterday in my mind. My kids weren’t even born then. But they know about 9/11 and we’ll discuss it again.

Just being here is something to be thankful for. And we’ll remember those who aren’t. I hope you will too.

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September 2nd, 2011

Keep Your Steaks Safe This Labor Day!

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Don’t let this be you . . .

Keep your steaks and other grillable goodies safe this holiday weekend.

Because a steak is a terrible thing to waste.

Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day, everyone!

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August 31st, 2011

Labor Day Steak Menu

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It’s almost Labor Day. And somewhere it’s written that one must eat beef on Labor Day weekend.

Hey, I don’t write the rules, I just enforce them.

So, why not treat yourself to a gorgeous, grilled steak on your day of rest?

Click here to see a fantastic marinade recipe and get other great ideas for your weekend lineup.

Then, come back here and share with us how it went! Happy eating!

Photo courtesy of AllRecipes.com

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August 24th, 2011

Steaky Labor Day Choices

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I like great quality meat. But I like a good bargain, too. And I have to start planning for Labor Day now. It will sneak up on me.

So this Labor Day holiday I’m going to stock up on some of our neighborhood favorites – because inevitably, the neighborhood ends up in our back yard.

I really love that because I like being in control. I’m neurotic that way. We have burgers, steaks and chicken. Everyone’s happy.

We eat the food I like, listen to the music I enjoy – you get the picture. So why wouldn’t I want the festivities at my house? What’s a few crumbs on the counter among friends when I can make sure I have Teriyaki sauce for my ribeye? See how that works?

I’m looking forward to Labor Day because it’s that last grasp at a summer feeling. People are off work, it’s still warm out where we live and folks are in the mood to have fun. I like that.

So come on, Labor Day! I’m ready for ya!

I’m just not ready for you to be over.

Photo courtesy of Kansas City Steak Company.

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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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