April 4th, 2013

Steak Secrets

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On April 9 at 2 pm ET/PT, the Food Network will be airing “The Secret to Steak.”  This episode is billed as being chock full of insider tips on how to make a steakhouse favorite at home.

It’s like they’re reading my mail or something!

They’ll be featuring a dry-rubbed ribeye. Can you say, “Mmmmm?” That’s my fave cut ever.

Check it out and see if you can replicate your favorite steak from your favorite restaurant.

At least you’ll have fun trying!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


March 19th, 2013

Top 10 Steak Recipes

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You love steak. I love steak.

So what are the “Top 10″ steak recipes people like you and me love?

Well, if you ask About.com (and I did) they’ll give you yummy ideas like Carne Asada (skirt steak) which comes in at #2.

Or a Cowboy Steak (a nice, seasoned Porterhouse) ranking #5.

How about #8 – a Mustard Beef Tenderloin? Sounds good to me!

Check out all the goodness that makes up this Top 10. Then, tell me, how does it stack up to YOUR TOP 10?

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com


March 8th, 2013

Basketball Bites

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This Garlic Bread Steak Sandwich (otherwise known as Pittsburgh Cheese Steak) was pinned on Pinterest under the title “March Basketball Bites.”

I couldn’t agree with this representation more. You absolutely NEED something hearty and delicious to carry you through the awesome basketball going on right now.

Even if you’re a spectator.

Made with thinly sliced sirloin steak for ultimate flavor, this is much like the beloved Philly Cheese Steak, but with a twist.

Check out the full recipe for Garlic Bread Steak Sandwiches here. And be sure to savor every bite.

Your team needs you!

One bite and you’ll know this one is a slam dunk! (Yeah, I went there.)

Photo courtesy of Kraftrecipes.com


March 6th, 2013

Delicious Skirt Steak Recipe

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Looking for something new and scrumptious to try at home? Look no further!

Try this decadent recipe for Skirt Steak with Garlic Confit and Broccoli Rabe from Chris Robertson, a New York sous chef.

I like the flexibility of his recipe because you are not limited to just skirt steak. Try another cut if the mood strikes you!

But the red wine marinade? Well, THAT is a must.

Have fun trying this one at home – you’ll be eating just like a sous chef! And this is a man who knows his food!

Photo courtesy of William Hereford via SousChefSeries.com.


February 22nd, 2013

Snow Steak!

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Will this be you this weekend? Grilling in the snow?

I’ve done it. Nothing stops me from a juicy steak when I’ve got a hankering.

If you’ll be snow grilling this weekend, try one of these awesome steak rubs.

Because if you’re gonna trudge out in the snow you’d better make the steak go-o-o-od! And these rubs just might do the trick.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Photo courtesy of ifood.tv


February 15th, 2013

Weekend Steak

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Are you ready for the weekend? Maybe you have some making up to your Valentine to do.

Whatever the case, it calls for a well-prepared steak. And Rachael Ray’s got just the meal for you.

Watch the video above and then follow the step-by-step instructions for these Cast Iron Steaks and Bacon-Wrapped Potato Skins.

Yeah, I said bacon.

Delicious!

If you had to work on Valentine’s Day or simply forgot — this just might get you out of the doghouse with your sweetie!

Go on, share the love! Happy weekend, everybody!


February 12th, 2013

Mardi Gras Steak!

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It’s Fat Tuesday!

Get in the Mardi Gras spirit by cooking a delicious Steak with Mardi Gras Marinade tonight!

What is a Mardi Gras marinade you ask?

Why, it’s a blend of sparkling apple cider, cayenne, hot pepper, lemon juice and more. Plus, FUN!

Check out the whole festive steak recipe here and then take advantage of a fab Mardi Gras sale to stock up on your favorite steaks!

Mardi Gras is full of surprises! :)


February 7th, 2013

Tuscan Roasted Steak Spiedini

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In celebration of American Heart Month, here’s a great recipe using steaks certified by the American Heart Association to be extra lean.

This Tuscan Roasted Steak Spiedini is possibly the yummiest way I know of to honor this month dedicated to heart health. It’s got all sorts of Tuscan-inspired flavors.

You can see the heart healthy steak recipe here, try it at home and then toast, “To your health!” this month.

Cel-e-brate good times, come on! :)

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com


February 1st, 2013

Disappearing Menu Items

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Some favorite dishes are fading fast from restaurant menus. But why?

Apparently, tastes change over time and, as is the case in this day and age, we simply don’t want to take the time for complicated recipes and cooking techniques.

An article at TheDailyMeal.com tells us about 11 menu items quickly disappearing. Two of which are Beef Stroganoff (yum!) and Salisbury Steak (double yum).

Sad, but the beautiful thing is . . . we can still make these dishes at home! And I don’t know about you, but I still do!

I love to use this Sweet Vidalia ground beef when I make Salisbury Steak. I mean, come on, the onions are already in it! Of course, you can use regular ground beef also and add your own onions to make it just the way you like.

Don’t depend on restaurants to dictate what “trends” you’ll be eating. Cook your favorites and let these classics live on!

Here’s one Beef Stroganoff recipe to try at home and here’s another.

Need to know how to cook a fab Salisbury Steak? Try this yummy recipe.

Read about all the disappearing menu items here and resolve to keep them alive in your home! I know I will!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


January 30th, 2013

Plan Now for Valentine Steaks!

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This video shows us how to make a simple and quick steak dinner for Valentine’s Day.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s coming up soon! Seriously, we’ve gotta plan now to make the day special.

Watch and you might just learn something new to try for your special one. And that’s the best gift ever.

I know I couldn’t think of anything better than a steak made for me by my honey.

Watch and try it out this Valentine’s Day for your sweetie!


January 23rd, 2013

Steak Focaccia

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Amazing homemade bread – with steak on it!? Where do I sign up for that, you say?

Well, my friends, What’s Cookin’ Chicago has just the recipe for us:  Blue Cheese, Pepper, Steak & Mushroom Focaccia.

My nostrils are flaring right now. I need this smell in my life.

This bread is so flavorful and hearty. Perfect for this time of year.

And . . . it’s a meal in itself!

Go get your baking hat on and try this one. You’ll make new friends and gain admirers.

Plus, you’ll get to enjoy some really good bread and steak. Winner!

Check out all the instructions you need to make amazing Steak Focaccia here.

And save some for me!

Photo courtesy of Joelens.blogspot.com.


January 4th, 2013

Steak and Scrambled Eggs

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If ever there was a breakfast food that could double, triple as lunch and dinner – this is it.

Take that leftover steak or start from scratch and create a steak and egg taco to top all tacos. Ever.

Filled with protein to fuel your day, this taco grande combines skirt steak, eggs, cilantro, hot sauce and a host of other flavor-infused goodies.

It’s the perfect hunger-buster for when you’ve slept too late for coffee and toast and you need something heartier.

See the full steak taco recipe here from our friends at “The Chew.” That Michael Symon knows his stuff.

Enjoy!

Photo courtesy ABC/The Chew.


December 24th, 2012

Christmas Eve Steak & Spinach Pinwheels

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Behold the beauty that is a steak and spinach pinwheel!

These are the perfect Christmas Eve meal when you’ve got hungry holiday revelers to feed.

Made with flank steak, spinach, bacon and other amazing ingredients, you really can’t go wrong with this one.

Check out the entire steak pinwheel recipe and make this one a new holiday tradition!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Photo courtesy of GooseberryPatch.com


November 6th, 2012

Beefy Election Night Menus

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It’s Election night!

And even if you’ve been dreading this day, this Election Night menu is one bright spot to look forward to.

Our friends at Food52.com have come up with two Election Night menus with such winners as Herbed Beef Skewers with Horseradish Cream, Yum Dogs and New Englandah Burgers.

Click here to see the two competing menus — and like all patriotic citizens today, choose your winner!

The best thing is, with this, there really is no wrong way to vote. Either way, you win!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com


October 17th, 2012

Beef Facts

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I’ve found a cool resource for everything beef. It’s from the Beef Checkoff program and it’s called FactsAboutBeef.com.

Naturally, it’s a site that provides just what it says . . . facts about beef.

It’s got answers to questions about nutrition, animal care, the environment, safety — even recipes.

And it’s a great place to go for all your beef-related news.

Check out the site here and you, too, can keep abreast of all things beef!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.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.

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