April 11th, 2014

Cook a Steak for Couples Appreciation Month

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April is Couples Appreciation Month, folks!

It’s time to appreciate the couple you’re a part of, the couples you’re around or – maybe – the couple you want to create. :)

Here’s one suggestion for ya from the Examiner:  “…in the spirit of Couples Appreciation Month, tell them ‘I love you,’ cook them dinner ‘just because it’s Wednesday,’ or leave a quick note on the mirror to make them smile.”

I like all of those… but you know my favorite, right? DINNER! STEAK DINNER!

Click here to read more about Couples Appreciation Month. Then go celebrate all month!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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April 10th, 2014

Schwarzenegger Steak Sandwich

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Have you ever seen such a monstrosity?

This steak sandwich has 80,583 calories and contains cheese, steak, bacon and ostrich eggs!

Now WHO would attempt to eat a sandwich like this?

None other than Arnold Schwarzenegger – THE TERMINATOR.

“This sandwich will be so meaty,” Arnie says, “it will make a weak man cry.”

I’m crying already and I haven’t even attempted it.

Not that I will.

I LOVE beef but this amount is too powerful for me.

How about you? Wanna see more of this “Steak & Egger Sandwich?” Click here – if you dare!

Photo courtesy of YouTube/Epic Meal Time via DailyMail.co.uk.

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April 8th, 2014

Fancy a Flat Iron Steak?

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It’s delicious. It’s different. And it’s increasing in popularity.

It’s the rich, hearty Flat Iron Steak!

Sometimes called the Top Blade Steak, this steak is cut from the shoulder and has a ton of marbling (read:  flavor!)

Wanna try this cut? Make this Flat Iron with KC Barbecue Glaze recipe and eat your heart out!

And lemme know what you think!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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April 4th, 2014

Highlights of Our Beef and Basketball Posts Past

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Over the years, we’ve talked a lot about steak and a lot about basketball. Because, well, you’ve gotta munch on something while you watch some hoops!

And it SHOULD be something beef-related.

We’ve discussed recipes for basketball-watching parties, a Meat Madness bracket and basketball players fueling up on steak for the big game among other things.

Let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and relive all those wonderful, beefy basketball moments, shall we? Just click here to see them all.

And make some of these recipes while you’re watching the Final Four in action – enjoy!

Photo courtesy of FamilyDollar.com.

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March 31st, 2014

My “Final Four” – 4 Ways to Top Your Steak

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It’s down to the Final Four.

Oh, yeah, and there’s basketball on TV, too.

MY Final Four while you’re watching all those games?

Easy! Steak toppers!

They’re a fun way to dress up a steak for a different twist. So here we go:

#1. Steak Butter.

Delish. Flavorful, fresh and drizzled just right. Mmmm.

#2. Fruit.

You heard me. Fruit. Mango, lime – just try it! You might be surprised!

#3. Salsa.

Spoon some on top of a piping hot steak and just think of all the spicy flavors that will come alive.

#4. Cheese.

It’s not just for Philly Cheesesteaks anymore. No, siree! Blue cheese, gorgonzola, feta. Something that crumbles works well. Although I’m not opposed to the melted, gooey variety either.

Want to know more about my Final Four? Click here to get some great tips for using these delicious steak toppers.

They’ll help fuel you up to root on your favorite basketball team as it comes down to the wire!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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March 21st, 2014

Beefy Basketball Snack Ideas

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Some people are just so creative!

When you’re watching college hoops you want to chow down. It’s just the way it works.

But just any old snack definitely will NOT do. It’s gotta have some BEEF to it!

These very inventive Cheeseburger Basketball Cups are a perfect snack.

Made with ground beef, cheese, biscuits and lots of other tasty ingredients, they’re sure to satisfy any basketball-watching fan.

You can see the entire recipe and cooking instructions here. Then, have fun coming up with your own basketball-themed treats!

Photo courtesy of FamilyDollar.com.

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March 19th, 2014

Broil Steaks Indoors & Watch Some Hoops!

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College basketball is on and you don’t want to miss a minute of the action.

Well, you don’t have to! Just broil your steaks indoors and enjoy!

This handy dandy Indoor Cooking Chart will guide you through the process.

Just choose your cut, your level of doneness and follow the instructions. Easy peasy!

That way, you can concentrate on helping your team go all the way!

Click here for the Indoor Cooking Chart courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com!

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March 17th, 2014

Yummy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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St. Patrick’s Day is here! Are you wearing green???

Well, even if you’re not, you can still get in the Irish spirit with your food choices on this festive day.

Take this delicious corned beef above, it’s made by brining a beef brisket in water, sugar, salt and other seasonings for a week OR MORE.

Now THAT’S getting serious about your eats.

Read on here for more St. Patrick’s Day fare like Beef and Guinness Stew and Smoked Salmon. And make this day foodie heaven!

Slainte!

Photo courtesy of Getty Images via ABCNews.com.

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March 7th, 2014

Pups Love Steak, Too!

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Don’t forget your furry friend when you’re grilling up those gorgeous steaks this weekend.

Throw him a bone, man. He lives for that!

On second thought, I live for steaks, too. No wonder he’s man’s best friend!

Happy weekend, everybody!

Photo courtesy of QuickMeme.com.

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February 28th, 2014

Steak Enthusiast’s Guide to the Weekend

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It’s the weekend!

Time for some great food and relaxing moments. Here’s my guide for making your weekend great — with food, of course!

Saturday Morning

Start off with some steak and eggs. A tried and true steak lover‘s breakfast. You’ll need your energy for the weekend! Might I suggest a Top Sirloin?

Saturday Afternoon

Lunch consists of tender, flavorful steak fajitas (see above). This is a meal meant to be shared so invite some neighbors and get grilling!

Saturday Night

Dinner is filet mignon and twice baked potatoes. It’s Saturday night – that’s Steak Night!

Sunday Brunch

Breakfast tacos with ground beef and sausage get the day started off in the right direction. A brunch with Mimosas and a variety of taco fixings just makes sense.

Sunday Dinner

This is the time to slow down and make family memories. A beautiful beef roast is in order. Perhaps a Chateaubriand, a Prime Rib Roast or even a Brisket. Take your time and savor this one — but leave some leftovers for Monday’s lunch at the office! :)

Now that you’ve got your menu it’s time to get planning the perfect steak enthusiast’s weekend. I know I’m ready!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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February 27th, 2014

Funny Steak Story

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From Reader’s Digest

What’s Your Beef?

My grandfather is a meat and potatoes guy. Once, while getting dinner ready, I asked how he liked his vegetables prepared. He said, “Fed to a cow, so they’ll turn into steak.”

Hayley Rosenbaugh, Houston, Texas

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February 25th, 2014

Mardi Gras Meals Made Easy

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It’s time for Mardi Gras parties! And what’s the best part about a great party?

The food!

Classic Mardi Gras dishes are absolutely out of this world. Take jambalaya (above), for instance.

Could there be a more flavorful combination of meats and spices?

Mardi Gras food is reason enough to host a party. Serve dishes like muffulettas, gumbo, etouffee, Cajun shrimp and so much more.

Want recipes for these beauties and others? Click here and keep a napkin close by for all the drool.

It’s time to party on, friends!

Photo courtesy of SouthernLiving.com.

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February 21st, 2014

Filet Mignon Cooking Tips

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It’s the weekend! Maybe you’re going to fire up the grill (or the broiler as the case may be).

If you’re in the mood for some tender, outta sight filet mignon there are some important things to keep in mind before sizzling that steak.

For instance, this cut is thick so be sure to grill the sides, too. Not just the top and bottom.

It’s the little things, right?

Read on here for more great advice on getting the most out of your filet mignon.

And then, bon appetit!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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February 19th, 2014

American Heart Month: Honey Teriyaki Beef & Broccoli Salad Recipe

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February is American Heart Month!

That means it’s time to break out our heart healthy beef ideas and enjoy them!

A favorite of mine is this Honey Teriyaki Beef & Broccoli Salad above. It’s light and fresh and good for you, too!

The recipe calls for yummy and delicious Beef Tenderloin Tips or Top Sirloin Tips. I love them! Click here for step by step instructions for this beefy salad.

It’s an easy way to be good to your heart this month and your taste buds, too!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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February 17th, 2014

Favorite Foods of Presidents

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It’s President’s Day! As a lover of food, I want to know . . . what do the presidents of the greatest nation on Earth like to eat?

Above, you’ll see President Lyndon B. Johnson chowing down on ribs, but as a senator he liked to have a hamburger for lunch every day.

Dwight D. Eisenhower enjoyed beef stew – a man after my own heart. And Harry S Truman? Well-done steaks.

I’m on board with the steak part, but maybe ease up on the well-done aspect.

Click here to see more fascinating tidbits about the leaders of our nation and what they like/liked to eat.

And while you’re drooling over their favorite meals, have a happy President’s Day!

Photo courtesy of Bettman/CORBIS via foodandwine.com.

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About Me

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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