September 28th, 2015

Best Recipes for Fall

Best Recipes for Fall Filet Mignon

Yes! Autumn is here! As much as I love summer, times change and I embrace that.

The new season is a welcome respite from blistering hot summer days. I’ll miss the pool and my floppy hat but I’m excited about sweaters, football and a nip in the air.

It’s a nice change of pace and I know the warm weather will be back again someday. For now, I’m happy to begin bundling up and lacing up my boots.

And now is the perfect time to cook delicious meals that warm the heart, the stomach and the soul – my absolute favorite part of fall. My family loves this part!

I have some favorite recipes that always hit the mark this time of year.

My go-to meal for fall is always chili. That soothing ground beef and tomatoes (with or without beans) in a bowl always, always satisfies. Put me in front of a football while eating it and I’m a happy camper. This is definitely a game-watching meal for us.

One item that stays the same in my house no matter what the season is steaks! We will grill or pan sear a filet mignon whatever the weather. Doesn’t matter. That NEVER fails to comfort. For fall, we’ll add a red wine mustard sauce or wild mushroom cream to give it that comforting touch. And, oh, does it comfort!

Or, an exquisite fall sit-down meal that won’t disappoint is a beautiful Mocha Rubbed Chateaubriand with Cocoa Compound Butter. The flavor is out of this world and the aroma will drive you crazy.

How about a Blue Cheese Stuffed Prime Rib? Add some twice-baked potatoes and a perfect pumpkin tart or red velvet cake for dessert and autumn never tasted so good!

So what are your favorite recipes for fall? Share them with me!

September 4th, 2015

Steak Humor

Steak Humor

If you’re a steak lover, a steak enthusiast if you will – and I know that you are – you absolutely love all things steak.

I know I do. Anything having to do with steak is entertaining for me and probably you, too.

And I mean ANYTHING about steak. Everything associated with it in any way. The more the better. Steak is in your heart, your mind and your soul. It’s even on your phone. If you can’t eat it, you like to talk about it, read about it, plan for it, watch videos about it and think about it.

Things that have to do with steak like:

Recipes for steak, cooking tips, grilling videos, info about types of steak, pictures of steak, pictures of people eating steak, history of steak, places to buy steak, things to eat with steak, how to season a steak, things to eat on steak, things to eat next to steak, things to eat steak on, things to eat steak with, occasions on which to eat steak, different ways to eat steak, types of people who eat steak, quizzes about steak, memes about steak, TV shows about steak, steak apps, books about steak, movies about steak, steak sauce ideas, steak greeting cards, steak clothing, steak gifts AND…

steak humor!

That’s right. Steak funnies! People who like to joke around about steak are a rare breed. But that’s us, right?

Lots of memes these days about steak are funny. But I like to see a play on words or a funny story.

Here’s one of my favorites – you may have heard it before:



Okay… two steaks walk into a bar…

Still no?

Tough crowd.

Try this one on for size:

What’s it called when one cow spies on another cow?
A steak out.

Okay, you know you laughed at that one.

So, tell me, what’s your favorite steak joke?

August 17th, 2015

Filet Mignon Grilling Recipes and Ideas

Filet Mignon Grilling Recipes and Ideas

What’s the best way to grill a steak?

Depends on the cut.

A filet mignon, for instance, requires extra loving care.

It’s tender and should be juicy. Overcooking it is a total waste of time.

Why do it? It ruins an exquisite piece of meat.

Want to know how long to cook a filet to perfection? Check out this informative Steak Grilling Chart. It’ll tell you exactly how long to grill each side according to how thick your filet mignon is.

Looking to try a complementary wine? Consult this Wine and Food Pairing Guide. It’ll steer you in the right direction, for sure.

I’m thinking something red and sophisticated.

Need tips on how to broil, pan sear or measure doneness? Got your info right here. Along with specific tips for preparing filet mignon like grilling the sides as well as the top and bottom. I know I never thought about that until I read these chef tips.

And once you’ve become thoroughly educated on the intricacies of the beautiful filet mignon, try this amazing filet recipe for Grilled Filet With Avocado Buerre Blanc. Grilled is how I prefer my filet mignon. How about you?

Grilled Filet With Avocado Buerre Blanc

4 (6oz.) Filet Mignon
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 shallot minced
1 stick cold, unsalted butter cut into small pieces
1/2 ripe avocado

Directions: Season both sides of steaks with salt and pepper and place on the grill, after three minutes turn a quarter turn. After three more minutes flip and after three more minutes, one more quarter turn and cook for a final three minutes, this will give your steaks perfect “cross-hatch” grill marks and a medium steak.

Using a fork or food processor, mash the avocado into a smooth paste. Put vinegar, wine and shallot in a small sauce pan and reduce over high flame until only a ¼ cup of liquid remains, remove from flame. Strain out the shallot and dispose. Return the liquid to the pan and add the cold butter a piece or two at a time and whisk to melt evenly. Once the butter is incorporated, add the avocado and stir to create a smooth and creamy sauce. If the sauce is too thick, thin with a little white wine. Strain out any lumps and serve with the grilled Filet Mignon.

Servings: 4


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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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