March 2nd, 2015

What is the Best Steak?

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That question is like saying, “Who is your favorite child?”

How can you possibly answer?

There’s no question the QUALITY of a steak is a good measure. And grade – like USDA Prime steaks or even Wagyu Kobe beef – makes a difference.

But what is the best cut? Depends on what you’re after.

Want something tender and juicy? Filet mignons. Hands down.

Hearty and meaty? Ribeye, T-bone steaks and Porterhouse steaks.

Flavorful? Kansas City strip steaks. Definitely.

So… what is the best steak TO YOU?

That answer will probably be different for everyone. And that’s one thing I love about steak!


February 11th, 2015

Romantic Dinners for Two

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The most romantic day of the year is coming up! Thinking about a romantic couple’s dinner at home?

Me too!

For Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a dinner of tender, succulent filet mignons. They’re fork tender – like your love!

Looking for something more hearty? Try cooking some Beef Wellingtons. The flaky pastry crust gets me every time. I’m a sucker for this all-in-one meal. It’s delicious!

Now, if you are showering affection on a man this Valentine’s Day, statistics show (okay, my life experience, really) that a manly T-bone steak says, “I love you” like nothing else.

Seriously, the way to ANYONE’s heart is through the stomach!


February 9th, 2015

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Gift Boxed Steak Combo

Romantic gifts for men can be tricky.

But the simplest way to come up with a winner is to think, “What does he like?”

Sounds easy enough, right?

My hubby LOVES beef. A steak cooked on our backyard grill is probably the pinnacle for him.

So what are the top steak gifts men like for Valentine’s Day? Here are my suggestions:

  1. T-bone steaks. They’re hearty. And manly. And shaped like a heart!
  2. Porterhouse steaks. These babies are man-sized and so delicious.
  3. Kansas City strip steaks. You can’t go wrong with the meaty flavor of this cut. It’s my husband’s absolute favorite.

Try sending him a beautiful gift-boxed steak set. It’s sure to win his heart this Valentine’s Day.

And, if you’re lucky, he might even share with you!


December 3rd, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Him

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It’s pretty stereotypical that men love steaks.

Why?

Because it’s true!

That’s why a gift of tasty T-bone steaks or Porterhouse steaks say “I love you” like nothing else.

Has he ever tried a bone-in ribeye? Send him some!

This holiday, give him what he craves – steaks he can sink his teeth into.

This is one present he would NEVER return. And if you’re lucky, he might share!

Happy shopping!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


November 14th, 2014

T-Bone: I’ll Drink To That!

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When I’m enjoying a very, hearty, beef cut like a T-bone or a Porterhouse a great wine is a must!

A smooth red blend will do the trick nicely!

I always need help choosing the right wine for my cut of beef so I reference this list of pairing suggestions.

It gives me choices but helps guide me along the way.

Plus, it’s just fun!

My favorite thing is to try them all at different sittings to come up with a winner.

And when I find the right wine, my big, beautiful steak tastes THAT much better!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


April 16th, 2013

Steak – So Many Choices, So Little Time

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You’ve seen this handy dandy grilling chart, right? It makes it simple to figure out how long to cook your steak depending on the cut and how well done you like it.

But how do you decide which cut you want?

That’s the hard – and fun – part.

Check out this little steak decoder. It takes the guesswork out of choosing the right cuts for you – complete with pros and cons!

Like a little tender filet AND strip? The T-bone is for you.

Want full body flavor? Ribeye‘s your cut.

It goes on and on. It’s like a steak-flavored dream.

Check it out and let it guide you to your ultimate cut.

Happy eating!

Chart courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

 


March 2nd, 2012

Knitted Steak

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Like to knit?

Here’s something your grandma probably never attempted. You could try knitting a tasty, tasty steak. This one here looks like a T-bone perhaps. Note the “T” in the center.

Very creative.

It’s always fun when you can combine two loves at the same time:  Steak and knit artistry in this case.

Steak lovers never cease to amaze me with the incredible ways they come up with to showcase their love of beef.

Inspiring.

Have a happy weekend everybody!

Photo courtesy of CMYBacon.com.


January 6th, 2012

Beefy 12 Month Plan

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I’m thinking this might be for me. It might take all the guesswork out of meal planning and ensure that I have something tasty on hand at all times.

It’s a 12 Month Plan with pretty awesome choices like Beef Wellington, T-bones, Prime Rib Roast, Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon…

But…I am going to send them to myself. It’s a gift to myself that will keep on giving.

Seems like a smart way to make sure I’m ready to go with some amazing menu items. I’m all about making life easier for myself this year and this seems like a great option.

Pre-planning. What a concept! I wish I had fully embraced it before. I might have saved myself a whole lot of heartache – and scrambling. Check it out here if you want to try it, too.

Here’s to a less-harried 2012!!!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


December 1st, 2011

Steak Ink

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Whether you’re into tattoos or not – THIS is pretty cool.

Maybe it’s because it’s steak.

Or maybe it’s because it’s a brave statement about a person’s love for steak. . . they love it so much they want the world to know!

Now THAT I can relate to.

What do you think of this steak art?

By the way, I found this on Pinterest.  If you haven’t visited that site, you MUST. There’s something for everyone!


October 5th, 2011

Birthday Steak

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Yesterday was my birthday. Which one is not important. Okay, it was kinda big.

Anyway, this is what magically appeared at dinnertime . . .

It was like a dream. A gorgeous T-bone always lifts the spirits! Happy birthday to me!

Just thought I’d share a little eye candy with you. The great thing is – you can get one too!


February 10th, 2011

Celebrating With Steak? You’re Not Alone

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So, according to a recent survey done by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, 62% of us want BEEF! for Valentine’s Day.

Self-serving? Maybe. But most definitely true.

Here’s more of what that survey found:

When you’re cooking up romance for your Valentine’s Day dinner, the numbers indicate you should pony up for the tiny but tender filet mignon. The Cattlemen’s survey says 53 percent of Americans associate this cut with candelight dinners, and 50 percent with saying “I love you” over a meal.

Still suffering a little bit from that big holiday spend? The less expensive ribeye got 35 percent of the vote, with a tasty T-bone grabbing 32 percent of American tastebuds for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. And you can always cook it at home to save some cash, and up the romance.

Seriously, go here if you haven’t already and order some steaks. Apparently, your sweetie is expecting it.

And you don’t want to disappoint.

Excerpt and photo courtesy of News.Holidash.com.


January 21st, 2011

Are You a Cold Steak Fan?

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There is a debate raging out there over whether steak is just as good (or better) straight out of the fridge.

Which side do you fall on?

Now, usually these are leftovers we’re talking about — last night’s grilled filet mignon, strip steak cut up and served as a steak salad, London Broil no longer hot out of the oven.

Are you the “get it while it’s hot” kind or do you prefer the sealed in taste of a refrigerated masterpiece?

Read the debate here and let me know where you stand. Do you LOVE cold steak or is it best hot off the grill (after at least 5 minutes resting, of course)?

Tell me your thoughts!

Photo courtesy of CharlesPhoenix.com.


October 20th, 2010

Honey, I Feel Like a Steak

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Ever have one of those conversations that goes something like this????

YOU:  “I really want a steak and baked potato.”

SPOUSE:  “Cool. How ya gonna make that happen?”

YOU:  “Uh. I haven’t gotten that far.”

SPOUSE:  “Let me know what you come up with.”

Yeah. Those are the days when you hope you have a supply of steaks on hand in the freezer because those urges can be a real bear.

Some folks I know did.

And those T-bones you see are proof.

Buy steaks in bulk; save a marriage. Good stuff.


October 13th, 2010

Pan Searing Steaks

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You know how to grill. You know how to broil. But are you an expert on pan searing a delicious, exquisite steak?

Here are a few tips on this yummy cooking method from the Kansas City Steak Company. Don’t forget that there are slightly different methods for different cuts. Did ya know that?

Me neither.

Check out the article here and let me know how it goes for you!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


September 24th, 2010

T-Bone Steak Sings…

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I leave you on this gorgeous Friday with this…

It’s Boom Jay and T-Bone Steak singing everyone’s favorite – “It’s Crazy.”

And you thought T-Bones were just for eating.

I’m pretty sure whenever they show T-Bone in this video, there’s a glowing grill graphic behind his head. That’s some classic stuff there.

One word of warning:  If you watch this, you will be singing it for the rest of the day.

But go ahead and do it anyway. You might pick up some great moves to use in ‘da club this weekend. Or ‘da living room. Whichever. Point is, PEOPLE WILL BE IMPRESSED.

Have a fabulous, steaky weekend!


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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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