November 15th, 2012

Biggest Bacon Burger!

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


September 18th, 2012

It’s National Cheeseburger Day!

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

September 11th, 2009

The Steakburger to Beat All Steakburgers

This week, I think I may have made the most perfect steakburger I’ve ever attempted.


I pan fried them in olive oil and just at the last moment placed a glistening slice of cheese on the top so it could meld itself to the burger, fitting perfectly.

Out in the backyard, my 5-year-old son ate an orange Popsicle while I took photos of this masterpiece.

“Whatcha doin’, Mommy?”

“Taking pictures of this beautiful burger.”

(What? Doesn’t every mom take pictures of their dinner before they serve it to their family?)

“It looks like sunshine on a mountain,” he said. “And there’s the grass. And a red swimming pool.”

Classic. Now THAT is why you have kids, people. They show you new ways of looking at things you’ve seen a thousand times before.

It made me teary-eyed that he had put so much thought into this. This steakburger had created a real MOMENT between us.

Then, my precious son pummeled his empty Popsicle stick at a rabbit that had the misfortune of hopping through our yard at that exact moment.

That bunny was just trying to live his life, man. Sheesh.

But the moment was good for the 30 seconds it lasted.

We went inside to eat our sunshine-on-the-mountain burgers and the innocent stick that had been turned into a lethal weapon went promptly into the garbage.

But that’s life in the ‘burbs for ya. Go tough or go home, Thumper.