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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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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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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July 5th, 2011

Holiday Beef Roast

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When I see this photo and think of this meal we had in celebration of the 4th of July, I can’t help but want to sing that song, “You are so beautiful . . . to me!”

Is it not?

Fork tender beef roast with mashed potatoes, salad, dinner rolls and gorgeous cupcakes for dessert.

Those were for the kids. The kids, I tell ya.

But let’s go back to that roast. I’m wondering if there is any left in the fridge. Thinking about a great open-faced sandwich on one of those dinner rolls. . .

Hope you had a great holiday too!

 

 

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June 20th, 2011

Father’s Day Steak Fest

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Did you have a great Father’s Day?

We did. You know why? ‘Cause we did this . . .

. . . and this . . .

It was a full-on frenzy of beef-eating magic.

The dads in my life were quite pleased. And stuffed. And celebrated.

I hope you had a fabulous one, too!

 

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May 27th, 2011

Memorial Day Steakburger Sliders

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It’s tried and true. How can you go wrong with sliders on a sunny, holiday weekend?

Answer:  You can’t.

Try this recipe for scrumptious goodness on a bun – which includes the ever-popular bacon and some tasty seasonings.

Your crew will be happy and so will you!

Bon appetit, my friends! And have a safe and flavorful holiday weekend!

Let’s all remember the reason for the holiday as well. We have much to be thankful for.

Photo courtesy of MyRecipes.com.

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May 26th, 2011

Smoked Steaks – A Rockin’ Idea

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Here’s an idea for smoky steaks – just in time for Memorial Day!

This requires a smoker to give the meat that amazing smoked flavor, and then finishing them off on the grill. This recipe comes to us from SmokinTex for use in their electric outdoor smokers. But you can use any smoker you can get your hands on.

See what ya think! Sounds delectable to me!

Zip’s Smoked Steak

1-1/2″ thick Sirloin
2″ Filet (or bigger)
Seasoned to taste or Zip’s Steak Rub
Add 2 oz. Hickory Wood to SmokinTex
Place steaks in smoker @ 225 degrees and smoke for 30 to 45 minutes depending on thickness and desired doneness of steak.
Once steak is in the smoker, fire up the grill – either gas or charcoal – and get it hot. I use a charcoal grill and want the coals at their hottest when I pull the steak from smoker.
Remove steak from SmokinTex and lightly reapply seasoning to taste.
Place steak over direct heat to sear the meat to your desired doneness. 2 minutes per side for medium rare.
No steak knife needed, only a fork.

Zip’s Steak Rub

  • 2 T.    Sugar
  • 2 T.    Onion Powder
  • 4 T.    Seasoned Salt
  • 5 T.    Garlic Pepper Seasoning
  • 2 T.    Paprika
  • 1 t.     Cayenne
  • 1/2 t.  Allspice
  • 2 T.    Ground Coriander
  • Mix together and apply heavily to steak.

    Photo and recipe courtesy of SmokinTex.com.

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    May 20th, 2011

    Get Grillin’ This Memorial Day

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    Can you believe Memorial Day is almost upon us? It’s one of the Holy Grails of grilling holidays.

    Are you ready?

    Well, there’s a sale on what I believe are the best meats around. Steaks, steaks for sandwiches, steaks for making fajitas, steak meat for skewers, steakburgers – you name it!

    Check it out here and get ordering for Memorial Day. It’ll be here before we know it!

    I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait. I could use at least a day to focus on grilling, relaxing and enjoying my family. There’s always too much blowing and going.

    I’m ready for some laying around. How ’bout you?

    I just don’t want to forget the most important part – the food!!!

    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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