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!


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


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.


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


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!


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.


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.


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.


April 18th, 2013

Sweet Burger

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Got a hankering for something sweet? Seriously, I never do. I’m one of those “I’ll take some fries and a burger for dessert” kinda gals.

So this visually stunning piece of eye candy really gets me where it counts.

A burger cone? Yes, please!

Check out more amazing edible art at JeremyRiad.com. Just don’t do it on an empty stomach – it’ll start growling!

Don’t ask me how I know. I just know.

Photo courtesy of JeremyRiad.com.


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.


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.


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.


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.

 


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


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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