April 12th, 2013

15 Spring Grilling Ideas

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I am positively giddy about the prospect of spring days and dinners outside.

To help us prepare for those glorious days, Huffington Post has put together a delicious slideshow of 15 Recipes To Celebrate Spring and Outdoor Grilling.

Chief among them is the delectable Beef Burger with Red Onion Marmalade and Blue Cheese you see above. Just dreamy.

It’s so fun to dress up a burger with unexpected tastes!

Check out the slideshow to get ready for sunny days and meals on the patio!

Photo courtesy of KitchenDaily.com via HuffingtonPost.com.

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April 10th, 2013

Put Some Spring in Your Steak

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It’s springtime. That means warmer weather, SHORTS (!) and being outside.

That makes me so happy!

It also means I feel the urge to eat lighter. Something about sunny days (maybe it’s the desire to not look like a blob in lighter clothes) makes me want to consume lighter fare.

These delicious steaks certified by the American Heart Association to be extra lean are a good way to tame my cravings, but perhaps a bit more delicately.

They’re heart healthy and satisfying without the feeling of a heavy meal.

Absolutely perfect!

You can order AHA-certified steaks here and try all the different offerings — steakburgers, steaks and Top Sirloin tips. Yummo!

And, uh, if you create a really delicious recipe with these, please share it here! We’re always looking for something different to try.

Happy spring, everybody!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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March 28th, 2013

Star-Inspired Burgers

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It’s really cool when people get creative with beef. But this creativity goes beyond a unique mix of herbs, spices or sauces.  These burgers inspired by famous people are something I would never come up with in a million years.

And that rocks.

The one you see above is the Pope Francis burger. Amazing, right?

You can see all the burger creativity at FatandFuriousBurger.com.

What will your favorite be? Or maybe you have an idea for a new one?

Have fun expressing yourself through burgers!

Photo courtesy of FatandFuriousBurger.com.

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November 15th, 2012

Biggest Bacon Burger!

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Check that out!

Recently, the Black Bear Casino Resort in Minnesota broke the world record for the largest hamburger. It is, in fact, a bacon cheeseburger weighing in at more than a ton.

A ton!

I don’t know if I’m enticed or really grossed out.

Can I be both?

A CRANE had to flip that bad boy. Now that’s a serious burger.

But the best part of all (besides the incredible teamwork and culinary skill that went into this feat)? After the world record was verified spectators got to eat that amazing creation.

At least none of it went to waste. THAT would have been a real tragedy.

Read more about this “behomoth burger” here.

Photo courtesy of Black Bear Casino Resort via WDIO.com.

 

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November 9th, 2012

Veterans Day Healthy Recipes

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Celebrate Veterans Day this weekend with a healthy feast!

Shape Magazine wants to help you do that with their “5 Healthy, Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate Veterans Day.”

Honor the military men and women in your life with a meal of Confetti Burgers with Cilantro (see gorgeous photo above), Pumpkin Spice Bread and more. Click here for the step-by-step instructions to these healthy, flavorful creations.

I can’t think of a tastier way to show how much we appreciate our men and women who have served so valiantly.

Thank you to all our veterans!!!

Photo courtesy of Shape.com

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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

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October 10th, 2012

10 Most Expensive Burgers

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Love burgers?

Well, after you read this article you can decide just how much you love burgers. How far are you willing to go for a to-die-for burger? Or, more accurately, PAY for such a burger.

The article compiles a list of the “10 Most Expensive Burgers in the World.” The kind of burgers set aside for royalty, heads of state and, maybe, unicorns.

Would you pay, say, $5,000 for one? That is, if it had foie gras and a bunch of other expensive goodies thrown in?

The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is betting you will.

Or somebody will.

Some of these concoctions on the list come with Kobe beef and are topped with Maine lobster and paired with a Dom Perignon.

But that one’s only $777. Your lucky number!

Sound tempting? Read on here for more jaw-dropping burger offerings. And, tell me, would you partake?

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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September 18th, 2012

It’s National Cheeseburger Day!

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Being lovers of everything beef, I knew you’d appreciate that today is National Cheeseburger Day!

If ever there was something to celebrate – this is it!

Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri got into the festive spirit on her show and busted out with some KILLER cheeseburger interpretations.

Check out how perfectly rounded those patties on the right are. Wow.

These here are my all-time favorite burgers. And, for me, nothing except American cheese will do. I know, it’s not very refined but that’s just how it is.

So get out there and pay homage to a royale with cheese on this very special day!

Photo courtesy of RachaelRayShow.com.

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July 19th, 2012

Cancer-Fighting Burger?

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We’ve all heard certain foods are good for our health.

Well, Elizabeth H. Jeffery, Ph.D., says we can create a “superfood” for fighting cancer just by piling on the right ingredients on our protein-packed burger patty.

She says to include things like mushrooms, onions, leafy greens – even ketchup!

Click here to read all about the topping she suggests and then find your perfect patty over here. There’s even a steakburger with onions already in it!

Have fun creating your Superburger – and stay healthy, my friends!

Photo courtesy of FoxNews.com.

 

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July 13th, 2012

Spray Your Burger

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Have you ever sprayed your food?

I’ll admit, I have not. It simply has never occurred to me.

But I have been hearing about this flavorful spray for burgers (or anything else you wish to spray) that gives them that extra umph we’re sometimes looking for.

Umami is a popular restaurant chain in California. But I don’t live in California and I was unfamiliar with the fabulosity that is Umami.

Until…the spray. Which I can order online. It’s a combo of plant and seafood essences that gives your burger or steak or anything a bit of salty pizazz. You decide how much.

Like the taste but need more Umami? Just spray on more!

If only everything were this simple.

Check it out on your next burger and tell me if you’re a Umami fan now. Visit the site here. Then spray away!

Photo courtesy of Umami.com.

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January 18th, 2012

Steaky Birthday, Mrs. Obama!

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So it seems my theory that it is universal to celebrate all of life’s milestones with steak is once again proven.

This time, by none other than the First Lady herself.

She chose to dine on American Wagyu steak to mark the occasion of her birth. AND, at a place that serves an Obama Burger – an American Kobe burger with bacon, cheese, ketchup and mustard. Yet again, exquisite taste.

Yum, Mrs. Obama. Yum.

See? I’m not the only one who likes to dine on a perfectly grilled steak when there is something to celebrate.

Next time you have something in your life to shout about, you can revel in it over your own American Wagyu steaks or Kobe burgers at home. Just click here and they can be on their way to your door in no time.

Happy birthday, Mrs. Obama. Hope that steak – and your day – was divine!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

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September 29th, 2011

Emergency Steak

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This clever idea comes to us from ChefElf and it cracks me up!

Here’s what they say about Emergency Steak:

Do you ever run out of steak? You rummage around foolishly through your fridge to no avail. There is no steak to be found!

Do you happen to have ground beef, milk and Wheaties? For some inexplicable reason do you not want to eat hamburgers or have a bowl of Wheaties?

If you answered “Yes” to one or more of these questions, then I have the recipe for you: Emergency Steak.

The very idea of this is genius. Ground beef, milk, Wheaties, plus a few other ingredients form together to create a replacement – or “Emergency,” if you will – steak.

Here is what the shaping process looks like:

Here is how the “Terminator” would view the steak-making process:

Hilarious, guys!

Now, go out and gather your ground beef, milk and Wheaties, and head over to LanceandEskimo.com for the full recipe and instructions.

It CAN’T be as good as the real thing, but in a pinch it just might do!

Excerpt and photos courtesy of LanceandEskimo.com.

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September 9th, 2011

Steakburgers Make Me Happy

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This was the scene on Labor Day. Grilling. Chilling. Peacefulness.

Except for the minor mishap with that burger in front. Not sure what happened there. It somehow got split in two.

I got to eat that one. That’s what moms do.

But it tasted fantastic all the same.

Those other delights on the grill are bratwurst. We had ourselves a little combo going and our friends who came over thought they had died and gone to heaven.

We had a little football on TV, some meat on the grill and all was well.

THAT’S something to be thankful for. And that’s what we’ll be thinking on Sunday as we remember what happened in our country 10 YEARS AGO.

I can’t believe 9/11/01 was 10 years ago. It feels like yesterday in my mind. My kids weren’t even born then. But they know about 9/11 and we’ll discuss it again.

Just being here is something to be thankful for. And we’ll remember those who aren’t. I hope you will too.

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August 24th, 2011

Steaky Labor Day Choices

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I like great quality meat. But I like a good bargain, too. And I have to start planning for Labor Day now. It will sneak up on me.

So this Labor Day holiday I’m going to stock up on some of our neighborhood favorites – because inevitably, the neighborhood ends up in our back yard.

I really love that because I like being in control. I’m neurotic that way. We have burgers, steaks and chicken. Everyone’s happy.

We eat the food I like, listen to the music I enjoy – you get the picture. So why wouldn’t I want the festivities at my house? What’s a few crumbs on the counter among friends when I can make sure I have Teriyaki sauce for my ribeye? See how that works?

I’m looking forward to Labor Day because it’s that last grasp at a summer feeling. People are off work, it’s still warm out where we live and folks are in the mood to have fun. I like that.

So come on, Labor Day! I’m ready for ya!

I’m just not ready for you to be over.

Photo courtesy of Kansas City Steak Company.

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August 9th, 2011

Steakburger Steakburger

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This was a little middle-of-the-week pick-me-up. (Did I use enough hyphens for ya?)

We were blowing and going like we always do (and like most of America does). And we just needed to sit and eat something that made us happy.

This was it.

We pan fried some delicious steakburgers and then we all topped them with whatever we thought would bring out the flavor best.

Some of us used mayo, others opted for ketchup and cheese and others – who will remain nameless – drenched theirs in Teriyaki sauce.

The fries were an added bonus.

For us, there’s nothing like a good, hearty meal to fill our bodies and our souls. And this beefy one did the trick!

 

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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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