November 20th, 2015

Grilling Holiday Favorites

I like to grill all year long. It’s not just for summertime fun on the patio. Those days are in the rear view mirror now. It’s fall!

But no matter the season, there’s just something about tending to food on the fire that I absolutely love. You just might have to put on a jacket to do it.

Pair that passion for the grill with the holidays and that’s a winner for me.

Where is it written that all holiday meals must be prepared in the oven?

I mean, normally you’ve got your traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a turkey cooking in the oven on the main stage of this holiday show. But what if you changed up your Thanksgiving menu a bit and grilled up something amazing?

What if it WASN’T turkey???

Grilled Prime Rib

This Grilled, Smoked Prime Rib recipe makes a GORGEOUS holiday meal. The flavors of cumin, oregano, paprika, sage and more create an absolutely delicious taste. And when grilled and smoked, this one really makes a memorable meal.

Serve it with something incredible like gourmet macaroni and cheese or even traditional dressing! This is YOUR Thanksgiving. Go crazy. Add cranberry sauce, yams and green beans. Or lima beans. You decide the menu and make it your own.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Roast

Or, try this Marinated and Grilled Tenderloin Roast recipe. It’s another fun twist on a traditional roast – it’s grilled!

Serve it with some delicious sweet potatoes and your favorite Thanksgiving dishes – or some new ones! – and you’ve got yourself a fantastic new tradition in the making.

These grilled recipes are slightly out of the ordinary. And I love the idea of putting your own stamp on this holiday!

So get out there and get grilling this Thanksgiving! You might find that this is how you want to celebrate EVERY Thanksgiving from now on!

April 29th, 2014

Cinco Beef-Inspired Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Oh, how I love special days that allow me to focus on food! Beef, in particular.

As you know, I’m kind of obsessed.

So, the fact that Cinco de Mayo is coming up gives me great joy. I can dream up all kinds of beefy delights for that day.

AND, it’s my son’s birthday! We always get to celebrate doubly in spicy style!

The fifth of May, 1862, is when the Mexican army was victorious over the French in the Battle of Puebla and now it’s become a day to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride.

So in honor of Cinco de Mayo I give you cinco recipes you can use to celebrate, too!

UNO:  Delicious, nutritious steak fajitas (above). I mean, who doesn’t love steak fajitas? This recipe calls for Kansas City strip steaks sliced up good!

DOSCumin marinated flank steak. A special twist to give your flank steak some zing!

TRESCarne asada. A classic.

CUATROFlat iron steak tacos. I love the heartiness of the flat iron beef. Yum!

CINCO:  Flavorful, colorful pico burgers. Try ’em and this may just become your go-to burger from now on. Use Wagyu Kobe beef and you’ll be hooked!

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July 4th, 2013

Best Burgers for Independence Day

Burgers for Independence Day

Wanna know what we’re cooking on this Independence Day?

Burgers – like most of America, I would suppose.

I mean, it doesn’t get any more American than burgers for Independence Day, 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!

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