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!


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.


October 15th, 2012

Is Prime Rib Prime Beef?

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…and other burning questions answered.

Have you ever wondered this yourself? (Answer:  Not necessarily. And probably not.)

The prime rib name refers to where the beef is cut from, not its grade.

But this article is a good refresher on beef grades and other beefy distinctions if you need a quick guide.

It always helps to brush up on your beef knowledge so that you can make the best choices for the recipes you try.

Click here to read more on this topic that never fails to make me drool!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


June 23rd, 2012

Saveur’s 12 Great Summer Steaks

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I told you I was obsessed.

Saveur has this beautiful photo gallery of summer steaks I just had to share with you. The photo above is a Porterhouse with Lemon-Thyme Butter.

Simply magnificent.

You’ll see things like Steak Fajitas with Green Sauce and a Smoked Prime Rib with Peach-Chipotle Sauce.

These photos scream SUMMER and HONEY, INVITE THE NEIGHBORS – I GOT TOO EXCITED AND MADE TOO MUCH FOOD!

Music to my ears.

Enjoy your summer eye candy here! The gallery even has links to the recipes!

Photo courtesy of Todd Coleman via Saveur.com.


March 22nd, 2012

Easter Sweep”steaks”

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I love a good contest.

And one that involves steak? Well, we’ve hit the jackpot here!

If you haven’t already, enter this “SomeBunny’s Gonna Win Easter Sweepsteaks” for your chance to win all sorts of goodies from the Kansas City Steak Company.

Click to see the contest rules and all the cool prizes!

You could win a gift certificate in the amount of $50, $100 or $500 and then you’ll have your pick of yummy spiral-cut Easter hams, prime rib, twice-baked potatoes, desserts – even steaks!

The great thing is – if you win, YOU get to pick your meal.

What could be better than that?

Hurry, though! Winners will be announced on April 1st!

Didn’t see that link above? Click here for all the details!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


January 6th, 2012

Beefy 12 Month Plan

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I’m thinking this might be for me. It might take all the guesswork out of meal planning and ensure that I have something tasty on hand at all times.

It’s a 12 Month Plan with pretty awesome choices like Beef Wellington, T-bones, Prime Rib Roast, Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon…

But…I am going to send them to myself. It’s a gift to myself that will keep on giving.

Seems like a smart way to make sure I’m ready to go with some amazing menu items. I’m all about making life easier for myself this year and this seems like a great option.

Pre-planning. What a concept! I wish I had fully embraced it before. I might have saved myself a whole lot of heartache – and scrambling. Check it out here if you want to try it, too.

Here’s to a less-harried 2012!!!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


December 31st, 2010

Beef Bowl is My Kinda Bowl Game

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Football players and steak. They just go together.

And the Rose Bowl competitors get to participate in an additional Bowl game every year that combines those two — the Beef Bowl. It’s sharing some amazing prime rib with teammates and getting ready for a highly competitive, important game. It’s camraderie and good food.

It’s really, really cool.

Here’s how the LA Times describes it:

For the last five decades, the participating teams have taken part in the ‘Beef Bowl’ at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills. The restaurant says it’s fed more than 75,000 pounds of beef to about 19,000 players and coaches.

I’ve decided that since I do not – nor will I ever – qualify to participate in the Beef Bowl, I will just have to replicate it for myself at home.

In fact, to celebrate the new year tonight, we’re going to cook up some steaks, rub elbows with friends and just talk. Sounds just like the Beef Bowl to me.

You can read all about the 2010 Beef Bowl here.

And Happy New Year, everybody! May 2011 be filled with good food and great experiences!

Photo courtesy of Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times.


December 28th, 2010

How Long is Too Long for Leftovers?

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The Christmas meal has come and gone. But you still have turkey, ham, prime rib and various and sundry sides in your fridge.

How long can we keep nibbling on them?

As you can imagine, there are many schools of thought on this. But I like Madam Trainer’s explanation here.  She makes some good arguments and I, personally, like to err on the side of caution with this one.

Check out her sage advice here and let me know what YOU think!


December 24th, 2010

Wine to Serve With Christmas Beef

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Here’s a tasty tip for your Christmas dinner beverage (if it includes a wonderful roast beef or prime rib).

Serve this wine and your guests will think you divine!

Have a very, very merry Christmas, everyone!


December 21st, 2010

Christmas Rib Roast Recipe!

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We’ve known this for a while, but apparently word is just getting around that a rib roast is a superb alternative to a classic ham or turkey for Christmas dinner.

This is something we beef lovers have known since birth. Beef=good.

But this recipe from our friends at Better Homes and Gardens combines beefy flavor with fruit and onions. Oh, the aroma!

Get your roast here for optimal quality and wow your guests this holiday!

Check out that full recipe here!

Photo courtesy of Shine.Yahoo.com.


December 17th, 2010

School’s Out, Steak’s On

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At my house, the kids are out of school for the holidays. Freedom!!!!

We’re celebrating with a steak dinner so we can chat about the exciting days ahead.

Today happens to be Free Shipping Day, so if you’re quick, you can take advantage of that and get some amazing meals ready for the holidays ahead.

Steaks, burgers, prime rib, beef tips, ham, turkey – everything! Go here and get ‘er done!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at my house!!!


November 18th, 2010

Beefy Thanksgiving

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Can you believe how close we are to Thanksgiving?

Are you a “Turkey All the Way” family or is there something a little less traditional on your menu?

We like a gorgeous prime rib roast. It’s so visually beautiful and it makes people feel special. Really good meat does that.

Of course, there are the purists in our family who think they cannot get through a Thanksgiving Day without the annual dose of tryptophan. So, a turkey is also served.

But for us adventurous ones, prime rib goes a long way.

And then….have you ever had a leftover prime rib roast sandwich on Black Friday while overdosing on football?

Priceless.

Spice it up a little this Thanksgiving! There’s something to be thankful for. :)


December 21st, 2009

The 12 Meats of Christmas

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Sometimes holiday classic tunes need a little updating.  And what better way to spend the 12 Days of Christmas than with the ones you love?

The foods you love, that is.

So here it goes . . . cue the carolers!

“The 12 Meats of Christmas”

On the twelfth day of Christmas, KC Steaks shipped to me:

Twelve roasts a-roasting,

Eleven pork chops sizzling,

Ten seasonings seasoning,

Nine strip steaks smoking,

Eight ribs a-braising,

Seven filets mignon-ing,

Six ribeyes marbling,

Five ste-ak-burgers, (pause, pause, pause)

Four T-bones,

Three prime ribs,

Two tenderloin,

And a hickory smoked tur-r-r-r-key!!!

Whew!  I’m tired.  And hungry.

Wanna send your own 12 Meats of Christmas?  Start here!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


November 27th, 2009

Stockin’ Up on Steak

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. . . and other things, too!

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I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I sure did.

We ate ourselves silly on all the traditional Thanksgiving players:  turkey (smoked this year in the trusty SmokinTex), mashed taters, green bean casserole, two kinds of cranberry sauce — the real kind and the kind that comes out shaped like the can, pumpkin pie and so many other amazing things.

Now, it’s Black Friday and it’s time to stock up for the next holiday. It’s only just about 4 weeks away!

Where has my life gone? My youth and my sanity are slipping away. But, dangit, I’m going to eat well while it’s happening.

We’ll have lots of company again for the holidays so I’m taking advantage of the sale they’re having now at the Kansas City Steak Company. When you spend $49.95 or more you get 8 free steakburgers sent to you. I need those. My people are hungry.

ALL THE TIME.

I’ve got to keep a whole bunch of things on hand because when our family is here it feels like you just finished cleaning up one meal and it’s time to start the next. Ayyyy!

I’m ordering some filets, a roast and some hot dogs. With the steakburgers I’ll get, that should get us through. But ya never know.

After that, they’ll have to call the pizza joint down the street. I’ll be tired . . . but I can’t wait!

The holiday season has officially begun and my freezer is about to be well-stocked!

Photo courtesy of the KansasCitySteaks.com.


April 9th, 2009

Prime Rib Leftovers = French Dip!

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So, Easter’s over and you’ve got all this Prime Rib left over.

What to do with it?

Never fear. Sandy’s here with some ideas to keep the love flowing from your kitchen.

Check it out . . .  

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Fabulous Roast Beef (French Dip) Sandwiches

If you happen to have any of your fabulous Prime Rib or beef roast left over, one of the best ways to enjoy it the next day is to heat it, on the stovetop, in the beef juices left over from your initial cooking.  If you do not have leftover juices, (or if you made it all into gravy) heat a good quality beef consommé to a simmer. 

Use a sharp knife and a sanitary cutting board.  Slice the cold beef as thinly as possible, trimming it to your personal taste.  Prepare your French rolls and any side dishes.  Whether you toast the rolls or not is personal preference.  Butter or garlic butter may be delicious too. You may even want to grill onions and melt some provolone cheese on the roll (kind of a Philly cheese steak kind of thing, not a French Dip in my book). 

I think a nice German potato salad or some good quality potato chips would go great with this sandwich.  Get everything else ready.  Make drinks, set the table.  Finally, one portion at a time, heat the sliced beef in the consommé or beef jus. Pile the beef on the waiting roll, serve a little of the consommé on the side for dipping, and VOILA!

An alternate sandwich would of course be a hot roast beef sandwich, traditionally served open faced.  Good quality white bread, piled high with roast beef heated in gravy.  Also yum!

Photo courtesy of bakingbites.com.


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