April 17th, 2014

Does Your Burger Need a Lift?

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If the answer is YES, then you need a Burger Lift!

It’s an elevated coaster for that really juicy burger. The juice drips onto your plate and doesn’t create a soggy bun.

Genius? Or unnecessary?

I like the idea of a non-soggy burger bun, but I’m not sure I’d go to all the trouble of utilizing a Burger Lift.

I’m kinda lazy like that.

What do you think? Do you think all hardcore burger fanatics should have these?

Read more about the idea behind the Burger Lift here.

Photo courtesy of Burger Lift via DailyMail.co.uk.

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February 10th, 2014

Celebrity Dogs And Their Burgers

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Actress Melissa Gilbert gives us a glimpse into the luxurious life of her dog Josephine.

A life that includes $24 burgers in hotels, mind you.

MY life does not include that! What am I doing wrong? Why was I not born Melissa Gilbert’s dog???

Check out the video to see it straight from her lips!

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January 15th, 2014

Epic Face-Off: Burger Vs. Hot Dog

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As these football playoffs continue, my mind is always on food. I like to eat while watching games – well, and while doing basically anything.

It reminds me of another epic battle:  The one between burgers and dogs.

There are voracious supporters in either camp, but which one is the real winner?

Well, whoever gets to eat it, is what I say!!!!

The ones I like – burgers AND dogs – are all made with beef. So, to me, everyone wins.

But in this poll, burgers were the clear winner in preference.

So what’s your vote? Burgers or hot dogs?

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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January 2nd, 2014

14 Ways to Eat Steak in 2014

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Steak. My favorite. And now that a new year is here it’s the perfect time to try new and different things with my old favorite.

So how about trying these 14 ways to eat steak in 2014?

Some you may have seen before, but some may be completely new. Let’s branch out! Discover new ways of enjoying something.

I’m game. Are you?

Here are my 14 Ways to Eat Steak in ’14:

1) Steak Soup

2) This recipe for Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Celery, ¼ inch bias cut     2 stalks

Carrots, Julienned            2

Green onions, cut on the bias

                                    1 bunch

Asian BBQ flank steak     1 lb

Fresh basil, chiffonade      12 leaves

Cilantro, minced             ½ bunch

Olive oil                                    ¼ C

Rice vinegar                   ¼ C

Jalapeno, minced             ½

Brown Sugar                  2 T

Garlic, Minced                1 T

Sambal                          2 T

Method:

1. Cook the flank steak to medium rare, or desired doneness, and chill.

2. Thinly slice the beef, against the grain, and combine with the rest of the ingredients.

3) Steak and Veggie Kabobs

4) Steakburgers – any way you choose, with Swiss cheese, Vidalia onions, avocado – you name it!

5) Steak Tartare. What? You wanted to try something new and daring, right?

6) Steak Sandwiches – so good with leftover steak, too!

7) Wagyu Kobe Beef Steaks – if you haven’t tried them, now’s the time!

8-14) Try these recipes for everything from Rosemary-Crusted Porterhouse to Rolled, Stuffed Steak

Enjoy this little adventure in steak eating for 2014. I know I will!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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November 5th, 2013

Dessert Burger!

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This beautiful creation is a masterpiece of ingenuity – bacon burger PLUS dessert in one!

Called the “Deep-Fried Twinkies Burger,” it’s got a pork and beef patty with bacon and American cheese, squeezed in between 2 deep-fried Twinkies which act as buns.

Of course, let’s not forget the oozy filling inside those buns.

One lady who was lucky (?) enough to taste it remarked, “It tasted like magic in my mouth.”

Enough said.

Read more about this amazing burger here. Might I suggest trying it at home?

If you dare!

Photo courtesy of PYT via DailyMail.co.uk.

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October 30th, 2013

Fuel Up With Beef for Halloween

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It’s almost time to trick or treat!

But in all the excitement of costumes, candy and spookiness, let’s not forget to eat! We’ve all got to keep our strength while traipsing through the neighborhood!

Since tomorrow’s a special night, I recommend trying something a bit different for dinner. I’m gonna make some Wagyu Kobe beef steakburgers.

The kids love them, I love them and the night will be that much memorable!

These aren’t just ANY burgers – they’re Kobe beef. That makes them more flavorful and a bit indulgent.

It’s Halloween – it’s time to be indulgent!

Check out this Kobe beef or serve some USDA prime steaks! Now THOSE scream “Special!” also. And isn’t it a night for special?

Enjoy your Halloween … I hope you get way more treats than tricks!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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October 4th, 2013

Mac ‘N Cheese Burgers

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People are always trying to come up with new things to put on top of burgers. But the newest trend taking shape is creating crazy buns for the burgers.

This one, conceived by Rockit Burger Bar, pairs fried macaroni and cheese and a nice, juicy beef patty.

I like both of those. I’m just not sure if my stomach can handle them both at once, though.

Granted, it does look delicious. But it may be too many things going on at one time in my mouth.

What do you think? Are you willing to try this? Could you replicate this at home?

Photo courtesy of Rockit Burger Bar via People.com.

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September 6th, 2013

Bacon Cheese Avocado Steakburger!

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Feast your eyes upon the most beautiful – and delicious – steakburger this household has ever seen!

It is a most masterful creation. And I can’t even take credit for this one. My mother lovingly crafted this baby and we almost didn’t want to eat it. We didn’t want to disturb its beauty and grandeur.

But we ate it anyway.

I mean, let’s see, we’ve got bacon (drool), avocado (good for you) and cheese (makes everything better) on top of a meaty steakburger.

I can’t see anything wrong with this picture.

Try this one yourself. But try to control yourself a little better than we did. We wished we had more time with it before it was gone.

Maybe you’ll have more luck.

But fat chance.

Enjoy!

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August 30th, 2013

Perfect Labor Day BBQ

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Looking for inspiration for your fabulous Labor Day BBQ?

Look no further.

People magazine has a sweet slideshow of amazing spreads for your perusing pleasure.

Behold the finger-licking goodness of the Cali Lettuce-Wrap Burger (above), made with lean ground beef and no bun!

Then, feast your eyes upon an Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, Apple Cider BBQ Ribs and Bacon BBQ Oysters. Yes, oysters! With bacon!

There are gorgeous desserts and fruity drinks, plus decadent sides you can make to create one awesome barbecue.

Or . . . you can just look at the purty pictures and drool.

Either way, check out these masterpieces here. And have a happy, happy Labor Day!

Photo courtesy of Raymond Hom via People.com

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August 16th, 2013

Burger + Croissant + Donut

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Behold the cronut. It’s a work of food artistry and masterful advertising all at the same time.

It’s a croissant and donut; thus, a cronut.

BUT NOW, as is the way with these things, a Canadian thinker thought to himself, “I must build upon this tidal wave. I shall add a burger to the mix.”

And now we have the Burger Cronut. This one in particular is a “Maple Bacon Jam Cronut Burger.” Read more about it here.

Delicious.

Your thoughts? Is this genius? Or a shameful ride on a cresting wave?

Either way, I’ll take one!

Photo courtesy of CNWGroup/LeDolci via theatlantic.com.

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July 4th, 2013

Best Burgers for Independence Day

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Wanna know what we’re cooking on this Independence Day?

You betcha! Burgers – like most of America, I would suppose.

I mean, it doesn’t get any more American than that, does it?

But if you long for MORE than just burgers (or want some really great burger ideas) click here for some yummo July 4th recipes.

You’ll find recipes for patriotic desserts, grilled chicken and lots of other palate-pleasing fare.

Have fun this Independence Day and let’s all remember why we celebrate – this is the greatest country in the world!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com

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June 28th, 2013

Natural Born Griller

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Is this little guy you?

I saw him in the supermarket (note the price tag) and actually thought about my husband. He’s got the grill thing down.

So what are you grilling this weekend? Hotdogs? Burgers? Steaks?

We’ve got a whole summer ahead of us to enjoy grilling weather. Check out some of these yummy grilling essentials – especially for your 4th of July celebration.

We should all whoop it up right! And Independence Day is just around the corner!

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June 24th, 2013

Do Alligators Eat Burgers?

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Never thought you had anything in common with an alligator?

Well, here’s photographic evidence that you do.

Now you’ll have something to talk about at parties!

A group of revelers in Florida were minding their own business, having a burger picnic by the water, when they spied a hungry-looking gator swimming toward them.

As any sane person would do, they jumped out of the way – and grabbed their camera. Cuz that would be my first thought. Where’s my camera?

You can check out the whole story, plus more photos of the scary experience here.

Anyway, alligators apparently like burgers just as much as you and I do. So there. There’s your answer to the age-old question:  Do alligators eat burgers?

Yes. Yes, they do!

Photo courtesy of Rodney Cammauf/Caters News via DailyMail.co.uk.

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May 28th, 2013

Sauce Your Burger Like the Pros

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We’ve talked about how a sauce can make or break a steak.

Well, the same goes for a great burger. Naturally!

Famous restaurants are KNOWN for their burger sauces. So why not replicate them at home?

The Daily Meal has the 411 on some well-known sauces so you can do just that. Check out their recipes for Big Mac Sauce and more!

Stay on your patio and enjoy all the flavor of the restaurant down the street. Sounds perfect to me!

Happy saucing!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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May 15th, 2013

A History of Burgers

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Burger, hamburger, steakburger. Call it what you will – there are many variances.

But one thing remains constant – we love ‘em!

I’ve always heard that the term “hamburger” came from those brilliant folks in Hamburg who first came up with the idea.

But that was in the 1800s when German immigrants brought it to the U.S. What about before then? Surely there was a version before that.

Since we Americans eat an average of three (THREE!) burgers a week, it’s fun to know just how this meal came to be.

So if you’re fascinated, like me, you can check out “The History of Hamburgers” and see for yourself. It’s full of interesting little tidbits about the meal we know and love. So read on!

Then, go make yourself a big, juicy one. You deserve it!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.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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