January 29th, 2016

Recipes for the Big Game

The big game coming up requires food – and lots of it.

What will you be making to munch on while two teams who have made it to the championship of all championships battle it out?

It’s a lot of pressure . . . on you.

Game Day Recipes

But here are some delicious steak recipes to help you make the most out of this once-a-year fiesta.

Yes, I said STEAK recipes. That’s because every big party means steak to me. It’s just a natural.

First and foremost, Crab Stuffed Filet is absolutely to-die-for. Beautiful filet mignon is stuffed with lump crabmeat and flavored with amazing spices and garnish. It’s really an unforgettable dish. Your guests might even forget there’s a football game going on they’ll be so enthralled with this recipe.

Be prepared to share your recipe – if you feel generous.

Or, another recipe featuring the amazing, delicate filet mignon is Spicy Bourbon Filets. Seems a fitting tribute to the big game gathering. This recipe includes soy sauces mixed with bourbon, Jalapeno Tabasco sauce and cracked green peppercorns. I told you it was spicy!

There are lots of great sirloin steak options for this party, too. Try a KC Cheese Steak using Top Sirloin sandwich steaks, onions and Swiss cheese. It’s ooey, gooey, cheesy and delicious! And this one is served on a sandwich bun. It’s always a hit!

Another fantastic recipe using sirloin steaks is the Lemon Herbed Top Sirloin. This one is so easy and provides a great, practical option for those who don’t want all the spiciness or cheeses. With lemon zest and Worcestershire sauce seasoning, this one is sure to please even the most picky eater.

With these great recipe ideas, you’re sure to have a party for the big game that people will be talking about for a long time – and they won’t even mention football!

January 11th, 2016

New Year – New Foods to Try

It’s a new year! Time to open our minds to new things, new tastes and new opportunities. That’s one reason I love January. It’s a fresh start. And it’s exciting!

I mean, what are New Year’s Resolutions for? To push us. To better ourselves. To challenge us. That applies to the food world as well.

Okay, EVERYTHING applies to the food world to me. But that’s just how I see the world.

So tell me, did you start the year with some black-eyed peas? Or did you have a fancy prix fixe menu for the new year?

Any way you slice it, food plays a big part in ALL of our celebrations (and it’s not just me) – and throughout the year.

This year, why not try some new foods? Haven’t tasted steak tartare yet? Make 2016 the time when you at least TRY. It’s a delicacy, right? You might really like it!

New in 2016 Beef and Red Bean Chili

Or how about some beef and red bean chili? Ever tried it? It’s ground chuck slow-cooked, fresh, flavorful tomatoes and a three-chili blend. Delicious!

Chicken and White Bean Chili

Want to go the chicken route? Test out some chicken and white bean chili. This dish combines slow-kettle-cooked chicken with peppers and a Southwest seasoning. Yee-haw!

Ribeye Sandwich Steak

Maybe you can make this year the year you try a fantastic Ribeye sandwich steak. Such a perfect cut to create a tender, tasty sandwich. Believe it or not, some people have never put a steak on a sandwich. Are you one of them? If so, change that this year! It’s so satisfying!

There are so many ways to expand your mind and test your palate. Have fun trying new foods and new tastes. There are so many things to try!

So what foodie things will you challenge yourself with in 2016? Let me know in the comments below!

September 28th, 2015

Best Recipes for Fall

Best Recipes for Fall Filet Mignon

Yes! Autumn is here! As much as I love summer, times change and I embrace that.

The new season is a welcome respite from blistering hot summer days. I’ll miss the pool and my floppy hat but I’m excited about sweaters, football and a nip in the air.

It’s a nice change of pace and I know the warm weather will be back again someday. For now, I’m happy to begin bundling up and lacing up my boots.

And now is the perfect time to cook delicious meals that warm the heart, the stomach and the soul – my absolute favorite part of fall. My family loves this part!

I have some favorite recipes that always hit the mark this time of year.

My go-to meal for fall is always chili. That soothing ground beef and tomatoes (with or without beans) in a bowl always, always satisfies. Put me in front of a football while eating it and I’m a happy camper. This is definitely a game-watching meal for us.

One item that stays the same in my house no matter what the season is steaks! We will grill or pan sear a filet mignon whatever the weather. Doesn’t matter. That NEVER fails to comfort. For fall, we’ll add a red wine mustard sauce or wild mushroom cream to give it that comforting touch. And, oh, does it comfort!

Or, an exquisite fall sit-down meal that won’t disappoint is a beautiful Mocha Rubbed Chateaubriand with Cocoa Compound Butter. The flavor is out of this world and the aroma will drive you crazy.

How about a Blue Cheese Stuffed Prime Rib? Add some twice-baked potatoes and a perfect pumpkin tart or red velvet cake for dessert and autumn never tasted so good!

So what are your favorite recipes for fall? Share them with me!