December 28th, 2015

16 Ways to Ring in the New Year

Ways to Ring in The New Year

Somehow we are here at the end of one year and the beginning of another.


Time just seems to fly by for me these days. How does this happen?

Since we’re here, let’s brainstorm some ways we can celebrate 2016 right with 16 ways to ring in this new year:

  1. You know it always involves steaks for me, so let’s try some new steak recipes at our new year’s get-together. A Grilled Filet Mignon with Shellfish Butter, perhaps?
  2. Make up with someone who you haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye with. Start fresh.
  3. Decide you’re going to be happy in 2016. And really mean it. Start at midnight.
  4. Toast the new year with a new cocktail.
  5. Let your kids stay up until 12:01 with you.
  6. Cannonball into a freezing pool when the ball drops.
  7. Start January 1st by volunteering somewhere.
  8. Visit a shut-in on New Year’s Eve.
  9. Invite the neighborhood to YOUR house this year for the New Year festivities.
  10. Include someone new to the area at your party.
  11. Wear something sparkly – man or woman, sparkles mean fun.
  12. Watch the ball drop on TV in Spanish.
  13. Go look at the stars before the clock strikes midnight – it’s crazy to think somewhere else in the world it’s already next year.
  14. Spend New Year’s Eve somewhere warm. It’s a different sensation than the traditional freezing NYE that most of the U.S. experiences.
  15. Find a time zone line and keep going back and forth after midnight. Pretend you’re a time traveler.
  16. Keep it traditional and kiss a loved one at midnight. It’s ALWAYS good luck.

Tell me, what will YOU be doing to ring in the new year? Pick something from the list and just go for it!

December 30th, 2011

Strip Steak to Ring in the New Year

Get ready to welcome 2012!

To me, the best way to celebrate ANYTHING is with a steak. In fact, that’s what I will be doing Saturday night.

In this great article by the great Wolfgang Puck he refers to the strip steak as “beef’s equivalent to the tuxedo, clean-lined and elegant.”

THAT, he says, is the way to ring in the new year.

And I couldn’t agree more.

Click here to read Puck’s descriptive tale of the beautiful strip and take special note of his recipe for roasted strip steak with port wine mustard sauce.

Any time you can get your hands on a Wolfgang Puck recipe, you know it’s going to be good!

Have a wonderful new year celebration and I’ll catch you again in 2012 — after you’ve enjoyed an AMAZING strip steak!

Excerpt courtesy of Wolfgang Puck via

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December 27th, 2011

Get Ready For New Year’s Beef!

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