December 5th, 2011

Grilled Steak 101


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This informative video shows us a simple method of how to grill a great steak. This guy is a purist and I really like that about him.

Sometimes you just want a simple, great steak. If so, this is your video.

I disagree about the boxed steaks from the freezer statement – convenience is key in my life! And. . . my steaks are always perfect from the freezer! But other than that, he’s got some great insights and tips.

Check it out and let me know how your grilled steaks turn out!

December 1st, 2011

Simmering Steak Video


Oh. Mmmmmmm.

Watch this quick little video for a nice change of pace with your next sirloin steak.

It’s got a saucy twist and looks so, so yummy!

You know you wanna try this after a week of turkey and ham.

THIS is your reward.

Let me know how yummy this is – and experiment with some of the veggies for a taste that suits you perfectly.


October 27th, 2011

Cooking Filet Mignon Video


Filet Mignon from Kansas City Steak Company on Vimeo.

The corporate chef at the Kansas City Steak Company has some great tips for us on how to cook a fantastic filet.

Thank goodness. I’m going to be listening up because I don’t always know what I’m doing at the helm of a grill. Any advice he has would be a good thing for me to pay attention to.

And I certainly wouldn’t want to ruin a perfectly beautiful filet mignon! That would be a crime.

Check out the video here and get the perfect filet to grill while you’re at it!

Happy grilling, everybody!

October 21st, 2011

Selecting Ribeye Steaks


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!

October 12th, 2011

Steak and Eggs Song


Family Guy is a funny show to me and it never ceases to create catchy phrases – and songs – that stick in my brain and won’t leave until I do an hour-long class of bikram yoga.

This is one of those.

Yeah, you’re welcome.

Steak and eggs and eggs and steak . . . just watch – you’ll be singing it for the next six weeks.


September 16th, 2011

Hank’s Steak Advice


Hank from “King of the Hill” teaches his boy what to do when someone asks for a well-done steak.

Is this a lesson for us all – or do you like a well-done steak?

Either way, as long as you’re enjoying a steak, seems okay to me!

September 2nd, 2011

Keep Your Steaks Safe This Labor Day!


Don’t let this be you . . .

Keep your steaks and other grillable goodies safe this holiday weekend.

Because a steak is a terrible thing to waste.

Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day, everyone!

August 4th, 2011

Mediterranean Steak


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Oh, the joy of something new!

It would never occur to me to pour a tangy tomato sauce over a steak. My mind doesn’t work that way.

But why doesn’t it? Why must I live in a tiny little box where steaks are one way and tomato sauce is reserved only for pasta?

This video shows us how to expand our mind – Sicilian style.

And THIS is the recipe to follow when you want to try this at home!

Recipe: Steak Sicilian-style

Dominique Rizzo

  • 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 × 150 g sirloin steaks
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 stalk (40g) of celery, finely chopped
  • 40 g split green olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 red capsicum, seeded and cut into 1-cm cubes
  • 1 × 400g tin peeled tomatoes, diced
  • 15 g capers in brine, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Crusty bread and green salad, to serve

Preheat oven to 200 C.

To peel the tomatoes, bring a saucepan of water to boil. Score the base of the tomatoes with a cross and remove the eye, then place the tomatoes into the boiling water for approximately 30 seconds until the skin starts to come away from the flesh. Remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and place in a bowl of iced water to cool. Peel the skin, remove the seeds, roughly chop the flesh and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan large enough to fit all the steaks over a high heat. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and fry for 30 seconds on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add in the garlic and fry for 30 seconds or until just colored. Add the celery, olives and capsicum to the pan and cook for 5 minutes until the capsicum and celery have softened. Add the tomatoes, oregano and capers, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Place the steaks into a casserole or ceramic baking dish, pour over the sauce and bake for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary, then serve the steak and sauce with crusty bread and green salad.

Serving Size

Serves 4

August 3rd, 2011

Steak Etiquette


Is it okay to ask for steak sauce at a steakhouse?

Does it insult the chef if you order your steak well done? (Well, that’s why I like my steak at home – I never insult myself. But that’s another story.)

These steak questions and more are answered by celebrity chef Bobby Flay in this enlightening video (click on photo).

Click here for video. Then go cook a steak at home – where no one will judge you. Well, except maybe the cat.



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August 2nd, 2011

What Does Steak Mean?


Is this a deep, philosophical question?

An inquiry from a visitor to our planet?

Nope, just a “Who’s on first?” type of comedy skit from our friends at BBC.

Steak style.

Funny? You decide!

July 22nd, 2011

How To Grill a Steak Video

So, this video is so gorgeous it will make your mouth water. It includes some great tips about using high heat to create a tasty outside, yet keep a juicy inside.
Watch it for its sheer beauty if nothing else.
Then go grill a steak!  Happy weekend, everybody!

June 28th, 2011

Sunny Steak Dinner


Oh, yum! What’s better than a steak dinner?

A summer steak dinner!

Eating outside, soaking in the sun and enjoying being alive. THAT’S what summer’s about!

Check out this video filled with great ideas to make an amazingly sunny steak dinner at your house!

And, seriously, the steak in this video just might be the biggest steak I have ever seen. And the vegetable? Cactus! Plus, chipotle mashed potatoes. You’ve GOT to check it out.


June 17th, 2011

Grill Guru Father’s Day Steak Tips


Grill Guru Gives Father’s Day Steak Tips:

You want to cook the best steak possible for Dad this weekend, right?

Well, the Grill Guru is here to help you in that endeavor. Check out this video with tips to make Father’s Day less crispy and burnt.

And, really, we all want that in the end.

Have a safe, relaxing, joyous – and tasty – Father’s Day, everyone! I’ll be giving a shoutout and a steak to my papa this Sunday. He’s done a lot for me and now it’s time to celebrate him!

May 30th, 2011

It’s Not Nice to Joke About Steak


Have you seen this video? It has gone viral and it’s pretty funny. Sometimes I feel like that doggie when I deprive myself of good food.

Why do I do that?

Anyway, this pup obviously loves steak and that makes him a friend of ours. Check it out!

Hope you’re having a wonderful Memorial Day! I’ll be taking a moment to remember why this day is on the calendar. Hope you do too!

May 25th, 2011

Steak…In Your Dreams


Our friend Alex from the film “Madagascar” dreams about steak – “American Beauty” style.

So cute! Sometimes I feel like this when all I’ve had to eat that day is Kashi Go Lean. :(

It’s universal. Steak ALWAYS makes you feel better.

Get your popcorn (or baked potato) ready and watch!


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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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