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.


December 4th, 2012

Martha Stewart’s Glossary of Steak Cuts

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Expect nothing less than perfection from Martha Stewart and this glossary of steak cuts is no exception!

From the gorgeous photography to the detailed explanations, your less-than-knowledgeable friends can be up to speed on their beef cuts in no time!

From flank to ribeye to Porterhouse, this glossary leaves no steak unturned.

Check it out and expand your knowledge — or theirs!

Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com.


November 30th, 2012

Trio of Beef

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Tasting menus are popular at fine restaurants. But why not try them at home?

This amazing thought had never occurred to me before. And I can’t wait to try this at my next dinner party.

The gorgeous photo above is the Tasting Trio of Beef from the Fairmount Scottsdale Princess in Arizona. It features a wood-grilled ribeye, flat iron American Wagyu and a NY strip — all paired with complementary sides. Who wouldn’t love this at a dinner party?

It’s mix and match beef! Genius!

Read all about this gorgeous steak dinner and then create your own version at home. Try your favorite cuts of beef and sides and totally impress your guests.

You heard it here, beef lovers!

Photo courtesy of : Dean Stevenson, Arizona Business Magazine November/December 2011


October 4th, 2012

Beautiful, Beautiful Steak

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Wanna see some gorgeous photos of steak? And then the recipes on how to prepare each visually-stunning masterpiece?

Then check out this beautiful gallery at CookingChannelTV.com.

It’s their “15 Ways to Grill Steak” collection complete with directions so you can recreate them at home!

There’s something in here for every steak lover from ribeyes to fajitas to kebabs.

Enjoy this amazing eye candy, then cook some up yourself!

Photo courtesy of CookingChannelTV.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 25th, 2012

Country Steak

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I love this.

Real? Photoshopped?

No idea.

All I know is I’d eat it. Salt and pepper, a few minutes on the grill and douse it with some Teriyaki sauce.

Mmmm. I’d start with Florida first. It looks ready to be cut into bite-sized pieces.

No offense, Floridians. It just looks tasty.

What do you think this is? A big ‘ol ribeye?

That’s very American, so we’ll go with that.

What cut do you think this is?

Photo courtesy of Wayfarersandwhiskey.tumblr.com.


June 27th, 2012

Philly Cheese Steak Video

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Oh, wow. This video shows us how amazingly easy it is to make our own Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches at home.

Seriously. It’s so easy it’s embarrassing.

Our Aussie friend takes boneless ribeyes in the video and slices them up really nice and thin.

BUT . . . you can make it even easier on yourself and use this beautiful Top Sirloin that’s already sliced for you. No cutting!

When you watch the video — which is less than two minutes long — see if you can keep your mouth from watering.

I couldn’t. The sight of that melted cheese and sizzling beef got to me.

Happy videoing!


June 22nd, 2012

Seasonal Steak Recipes

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Keeping with our summer theme (okay, I’m a little obsessed with warm weather), Sunset has put together a guide to steak recipes that are just perfect for the summer months.

It features recipes like Ribeye Steaks with Tomato-Basil Relish and Grilled Steak on Arugula (see photo above).

Light. Fresh. Perfect for outdoor eating and soaking in the weather.

Mmmm, it’s everything I love about summer!

Check out the guide here!

Photo courtesy of James Carrier via Sunset.com.


June 14th, 2012

Father’s Day Steak Dinner

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Father’s Day is this Sunday!

And even though the day is supposed to be all about him, you can benefit, too.

IF you cook him a steak dinner, that is.

Feeling experimental? Try this Steak with Herb Butter recipe and impress Dad with your stellar culinary skills.

The recipe suggests ribeye or sirloin, but you can try it with another cut if you prefer.

Click here for all the details for making this a Father’s Day meal to remember.

Happy eating . . . and happy Father’s Day!

Photo courtesy of Susan Tusa – MCT via Ledger-Enquirer.com.


May 15th, 2012

Mom’s Favorite Steak Is…

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Mother’s Day is over. Did you treat her right?

If there was a steak involved, I say a resounding YES!

Now, we traditionally think of steak as being Dad’s favorite, but if your mom is anything like me – Mom gives Pops a run for his money on this one.

So, tell me, what is your mother’s favorite cut?

I’m a mom and my kids know my favorite is a ribeye. Yummy, yummy ribeye.

But I’ll tell you MY mom’s favorite. Filet mignon. She likes hers butterfly cut.

But everyone’s different. So what’s YOUR mother’s ultimate cut of beef? I’d like to know. Tell me in the comment section!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


May 10th, 2012

Steak Fan Club

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You know, in the age of the Internet, you can find just about ANYTHING you’re looking for – good or bad.

In the “good” department, I have found a Steak Fan Club that just might be something you’re interested in.

They have fun polls (ribeye is the favorite steak) and comment threads – and purty pictures of beef.

Everything a meat-loving girl or boy could want.

If that kind of thing strikes your fancy, head on over to FanPop.com and check out the steak club.

You just might find kindred spirits – or even your soulmate – over there.

Hey, common interests are important!

So check it out and let me know what you think!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


April 26th, 2012

Pioneer Woman’s Delicious Steak Sauce

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Do you know Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman?

If you don’t, you’ll want to get to know her. She’s something of a sensation, cooking up amazing recipes and sharing them with the world.

Her recipe for grilled ribeye steak with onion-blue cheese sauce has to be the richest, creamiest steak accompaniment out there.

So. Yeah. You have to try it.

Click here for the full recipe and the most beautiful photographs that will have your mouth watering before you even begin cooking.

Enjoy your steak – frontier style!

Photo courtesy of ThePioneerWoman.com.


March 1st, 2012

Steak At Home

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I love it when this . . .

…and this…

…is the evening’s entertainment.

Seriously, give us a ribeye and a Kansas City strip steak and my hubby and I are occupied for hours.

Preparing a marinade, letting them sit, grilling and anticipating, eating and THEN talking about how good the steaks were.

That takes, what, all day long?

Oh, the joy of eating a beautiful meal! It’s one of life’s best gifts. And when I can enjoy it at home – it’s even better.

Here’s to simple pleasures!

P.S. Do you like the blue lights on the grill? They don’t do anything but they sure are cool at night!


October 25th, 2011

Steak: An Act of Love

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See that steak up there?

That’s what love looks like.

My honey prepared that beautiful ribeye for me this weekend – complete with mood lighting, ’80s music (because nothing says “love” like Tone Loc) and clearing of the dishes. All of the things I like.

That’s why I made that photo look like it was in a dream sequence. It was.

After a week-full of “Can you do this?” and “Mom, where’s my _____?” and “You owe me $XXX.XX” – I needed a display of affection.

Apparently, it showed.

Because the hubs planned this meal just for me.

Funny how food is a way to show love, but we know it’s been that way for thousands and thousands of years. Who am I to question it now? It works for me.

And hey, I got a steak out of the deal. It’s not exactly “The Notebook,” but I’ll pray for more nights like those – and I’ll be thankful every single time!

Who in your life could use a steak?


October 21st, 2011

Selecting Ribeye Steaks

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This short video gives us a few pointers on selecting a good ribeye steak.

I love what she has to say but I must add one more tip of my own.

Trust your steak vendor first. If you know you continually get quality steaks from somewhere – go back to them!

THEN, follow the tips in this video!

Have a fantastically steaky weekend!


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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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