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.


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


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.


September 18th, 2012

It’s National Cheeseburger Day!

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Being lovers of everything beef, I knew you’d appreciate that today is National Cheeseburger Day!

If ever there was something to celebrate – this is it!

Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri got into the festive spirit on her show and busted out with some KILLER cheeseburger interpretations.

Check out how perfectly rounded those patties on the right are. Wow.

These here are my all-time favorite burgers. And, for me, nothing except American cheese will do. I know, it’s not very refined but that’s just how it is.

So get out there and pay homage to a royale with cheese on this very special day!

Photo courtesy of RachaelRayShow.com.


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


July 3rd, 2012

Soldiers’ 4th of July Steaks

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Take a look at how some of our country’s finest celebrated their 4th of July last year.

Hint:  It involves steaks.

Kunduz, Afghanistan, is not where I’d want to be to celebrate our country’s birthday. But these soldiers do what has to be done.

EXACTLY what this country is all about.

Hope you enjoyed those steaks, soldiers!


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.

 


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.


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.


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.


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.

 


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.


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.

 


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.

 


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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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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