February 13th, 2015

Valentine’s Day is Almost Here!

Filet Mignon and Baked Potato

I don’t need a fancy gift for my husband this Valentine’s Day. He knows I love him when I shower him with food!

And it’s got to be beef.

Any beef will do. As long as it’s high quality.

Steaks of any cut. A Chateaubriand simmering in the oven. Beef tenderloin tips in the form of kabobs.

He loves them all!

And because I love him I’ll work in a steak dinner this weekend to make sure he knows I’m paying attention.

With all the hints he’s given me I’d be crazy not to!

What are your Valentine plans?

Are you “in between” Valentines this year? Then make yourself a beautiful steak dinner and show yourself some love!

You deserve it!


February 4th, 2015

Homemade Soup Recipes

Steak Soup

Need something to really warm you up this time of year?

A good homemade soup will do the trick!

I like to make mine with different cuts of steak. Sirloin steak is especially good and holds up well in soup. And beef tenderloin tips are the perfect size for adding bite-sized bits of goodness to your creation.

This homemade soup recipe is exactly what I need right now.

Beef and Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:

1 lb. package Beef Tenderloin Tips
2 onions, minced
4 cups fresh mushrooms, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 brandy or sherry
4 oz. dried shitake mushrooms
4 oz. dried morel mushrooms
3 cups, heavy cream
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
6 cups beef stock
salt and pepper

Servings: 8

Directions: Bring six cups of water to a boil and pour over dried mushrooms. Let stand ten minutes. Strain mushrooms, chop and reserve liquid. In a heavy bottomed stock pot, sauté Beef Tenderloin Tips in butter, remove and reserve. Add onions and sauté. Add fresh mushrooms and cook for five minutes. Add garlic and cook for three more minutes. Add flour and cook for five minutes. Deglaze pan with brandy. Add stock a little at a time and until soup becomes smooth. Add reserved mushroom liquid and reduce by half. Puree soup in a blender or with a stick blender. Add beef, cream and reconstituted mushrooms and season to taste.

This recipe uses beef tenderloin tips and just thinking about this soup makes my mouth water!

Treat yourself and your family to a tummy-warming homemade soup!


February 2nd, 2015

Romantic Meal Ideas

Filet Mignon

February is a month to be romantic. We’ve got Valentine’s Day coming up and it’s still cold outside so it’s pretty conducive to snuggling!

But – man or woman – nothing says romance like a romantic dinner.

One of my all-time favorite romantic meals is a couple of filet mignons, whipped potatoes, side salad and a delicious red wine.

That’s a lighter option. If you want something hearty that’ll warm you both up, mouth-watering Beef Wellington is an excellent choice. And… as a bonus, this is a heat and serve gourmet meal. Just pop ‘em in the oven and serve on some lovely china! The flaky pastry crust makes this dish so unique!

Now, if you REALLY want to impress your sweetie, Chateaubriand is the way to go. A gorgeous roast simmering in the oven is one of my favorite aromas. It creates an ambience that’s so important for setting a romantic stage.

Plus, it’s tender and juicy, and, well, it’s French. It just seems more romantic if it’s French.

So, what will you feed your sweetheart? These romantic meals are in themselves a gesture of love. And that speaks volumes!


January 21st, 2015

Beef Soup Recipe

Beef and Vegetable Soup

My toes are perpetually frozen this time of year. So a hearty, beefy soup makes perfect sense right now.

I need a meal that’ll thaw me out!

This Beef and Vegetable Soup recipe uses bite-sized beef tenderloin tips made from Filet Mignon and it really does the trick.

Ingredients:                                                                
1 lb. package Beef Tenderloin Tips, minced
2 onions, minced
2 carrots, minced
3 celery stalks, minced
2 cups, diced tomatoes
1 cup barley
1/2 cup lentils
6 cups beef stock
1 tbsp. oil
salt and pepper

Directions: Sear Beef Tenderloin Tips in oil and remove from pan. Add carrot, celery and onion and sweat. Add barley and cook for three minutes. Add tomato and beef stock and bring to a simmer, cook for 30 minutes and add lentils. Continue to simmer for another 10 and add reserved beef. Cook for 10 minutes, season to taste and serve.

Servings: 8

A soup that includes bites of steak? Yes, please! This one’s a winner!


January 2nd, 2015

15 Ways to Beef Up Your 2015

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We beef lovers have so many choices when it comes to main courses. And it’s so fun to be able to explore all those options.

This is my list of 15 ways you can BEEF up the new year in style:

  1. Applewood Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon
  2. Tenderloin Medallions
  3. Chateaubriand
  4. Flat Iron Rubbed Steak
  5. Steakburgers!
  6. Peppercorn and Sea Salt Kansas City Strips
  7. Flank Steak in Sweet BBQ Sauce
  8. Beef Brisket
  9. Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Sliders
  10. All Beef Hot Dogs
  11. Wagyu Kobe Beef
  12. Garlic and Herb Prime Rib Roast
  13. BBQ Beef Burnt Ends
  14. Porterhouse Steak
  15. USDA Prime Bone-In Ribeye Steak

So many choices … and only a year to get through them.

Now go get some beef and start working on this list. This’ll be fun!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


July 13th, 2012

Friday the 13th Steak Bites

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It’s Friday the 13th!

I’m not very superstitious, but this day does have kind of a Halloweeny-type feel, doesn’t it?

And in that spirit I give you. . . Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce.

Festive, right?

These come from the super fabulous Rachael Ray so you know they’re good!

They’re bite-sized sirloin with a tasty sauce for dipping. But you could also use tenderloin tips.

Check out the recipe here – and have yourself a spooky dinner tonight!

Photo courtesy FoodNetwork.com.


April 13th, 2012

Brandy and Mustard-Glazed Tenderloin Steak Video

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Oh, this looks heavenly! The combo of sweet and savory is absolutely delish on a gorgeous tenderloin steak!

But you know you could use any cut you prefer.

Watch this video for a step-by-step how-to on this quick and easy meal. It includes side suggestions and easy instructions.

Couldn’t be simpler!

Happy cooking, everybody!


February 21st, 2012

Beef Jambalaya This Fat Tuesday!

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It’s Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras is in full swing. But you don’t have to be in New Orleans to get in the spirit!

Try some Beef Jambalaya for a new twist on an old Cajun standby.

Everything’s better with beef, right? And this recipe calls for sirloin steak. You could try out tenderloin tips or another cut that tickles your fancy.

It’s Mardi Gras, for heaven’s sake! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Click here for that fabulous Beef Jambalaya recipe – then make it your own!

Photo courtesy of TescoRealFood.com.


December 27th, 2011

Get Ready For New Year’s Beef!

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A lot of the holiday madness has died down, but we’ve still got one more to go – New Year’s Eve!

Try this amazing recipe for your dinner party or intimate dinner for two. However you choose to celebrate the coming of 2012, this beef tenderloin roast will make it special!

Order your beef here to make sure it’s the quality roast you need and then follow the recipe here for beefy greatness. There’s even a horseradish cream recipe to go along with it. You’re set!

But get ready now and order your roast soon to make sure it’s there before the holiday. Let me know how this wonderful meal turns out!

Photo courtesy of Ben Gebo Photography via ADoctorsKitchen.com.


December 14th, 2011

Holiday Beef Tenderloin

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Oh, how I love the holidays!

But if you’re like me, you stress about family and friends coming to your house and making a big meal (or mess – whatever the case may be).

I think two turkey holidays in a row may be a bit much. That’s why this time around a beef tenderloin roast is in order.

It’s elegant. It’s tender. And it makes the whole house smell divine.

THAT says “holiday meal” to me.

Here’s a fantastic recipe with a full menu suggestion, including sides and dessert. You can’t go wrong with this meal.

And here is where I get my beef tenderloin roasts so I don’t have to worry that the beef might not be up to par. I KNOW it is.

There are all sorts of roasts to choose from – from Chateaubriand to prerubbed beauties. Choose what you like! It’ll all be good.

And let me know how your holiday meal turns out – minus the scene Aunt Edna made in the living room.

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.

 


November 25th, 2011

Holiday Steak

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So, one holiday is down.

One to go.

Now’s the time to start planning for an amazing holiday meal that will surpass all others.

Maybe this one will feature a beef tenderloin so unique they’ll be begging you to repeat it year after year. Like the Pistachio-Crusted Tenderloin With Cabernet Sauce pictured above.

Wow.

Click here for more incredible recipes like petite steak sandwiches — AND wine pairings! Now that will make the meal – and your next holiday – absolutely complete.

Photo courtesy of Kendall-Jackson Winery via Marketwire.com.

 


February 17th, 2011

Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

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Sandra Lee is famous for knowing what she’s doing in the kitchen. That’s why I defer to her and anyone else with an authority in that area. I need to follow directions in the kitchen.

If I don’t, the results are disastrous.

So…this recipe for coffee-crusted beef tenderloin appeared on Good Morning America and it sounds absolutely divine. Get your beef tenderloin here for optimal results.

You won’t be sorry.

Thank you, Sandra Lee, for saving my kitchen from an explosion. I owe ya one.

Let me know how YOU enjoy this!


January 15th, 2011

Amazing Beef Stroganoff

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I LOVE this dish! And it’s perfect for these wintry, freezing days of January.

Make this for the people you love and they’ll KNOW you love them!

Click here to read about the history of Beef Stroganoff, including how it was named after Count Stroganov and why it was made for him. Fascinating.

Find the full recipe here. Don’t forget to make the incredible fried potatoes, too!

Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of FiveStarFoodie.com.


January 6th, 2011

Nutrition Labels on Meat?

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Beginning in 2012, the USDA will require meat producers to include nutrition labels on cuts of meat like tenderloin, ground beef and the like.

What do you think about this?

Overall, it seems like a good idea to me. Information is, after all, power.

BUT. . . people usually resist change. It’s scary.

So, what do you think? Is this a move for the better or are we becoming more and more Big Brother-like????

Read the whole story about the new changes here.


October 29th, 2010

Hungry for Halloween?

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She spends all day running four Kansas City haunted houses — making sure the ghouls are grotesque enough, the props are bloody enough and visitors will be sufficiently frightened.

But all Sherri Petz really wants is a great home-cooked meal. And she knows just what she wants.

Soups, stroganoffs and stews are on the menu this time of year and Sherri’s meals always get rave reviews.

Want to try a Spooky Stroganoff? Click here for Sherri’s recipe and other ghoulishly delicious dishes from her haunted kitchen. And try using this beef next time – it’s to die for!

No snakes or eyeballs necessary. Unless you really want to add them, that is.

Have a wonderful, safe and appetite-satisfying Halloween!

Photo courtesy of KansasCity.com.


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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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