Seared Filet with Mushroom Cream Sauce and a Giveaway!

**UPATE** The winner, as selected by, was comment 14 – Brad!  Congrats to you! It is getting down to crunch time for Christmas and I know I have been getting some last moment gifts together for my friends and family. The folks at Omaha Steaks know how stressful this time of year can be and have offered me the chance to make the season a little tastier give one of my readers a $50 gift card!   If you like steak, or you...

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Slow-Cooker Braised Short Ribs with Honey Garlic Glaze

Braising is one of my favorite ways to prepare tough cuts of meat. This slow method of cooking breaks down the connective tissues and fat making otherwise tough cuts of meat tender, juicy, and very flavorful.  I almost feel bad for people who have no idea how wonderful cheap cuts can be.  Of the cheap cuts short ribs have quickly become my favorite.   They have so much beef flavor, they are tender and buttery if prepared properly, and...

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Triple Citrus Skirt Steak

I love a good juicy steak.   One of my favorite cuts of beef is the skirt steak.  It is so flavorful, and if prepared properly it is very tender and juicy.  For the most part I use skirt steak for fajitas, and it does make some spectacular fajitas, but when I came across a pack of skirt steak at the grocery store last week I decided to do something different.    In the produce department they have some fantastic looking citrus.  The...

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Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Cheese Burgers

A well grilled burger is a thing of beauty.  Add jalapenos, sharp cheddar cheese and thick cut bacon and it is the stuff of dreams. I have a few requirements for a good burger. It must be made with fairly lean  meat (around 90%), it must have salt and pepper, and it must remain moist after grilling, even if cooked to well-done.  The first two requirements are fairly straight forward, but the last can be tricky.  My trick to moist...

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Grilled Mushroom and Ricotta Pizza on Sourdough Wheat Crust

I have been on something of a pizza kick lately, and not those commercially prepared pies with flavorless cheese and mushy veggies. I can directly pin-point when this all started.  It began at the Mushroom Council lunch when Chef Kent Rathburn made us a grilled mushroom pizza.  I knew in that moment that I would be making a pizza with grilled mushrooms.  This is the result. I used mushrooms that were available at the grocery store,...

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FoodBuzz: 24, 24, 24 – Eating Local – Dallas, Texas

Howdy y’all!  Welcome to Texas! One evening, while feeling particularly full of myself, I submitted a proposal for Foodbuzz’s montlhy 24, 24, 24 event.  For those of you reading who do not know what 24, 24, 24 is I’ll give you the short version.  24 bloggers have 24 food events over 24 hours.  Fun, right? I decided on the following menu: Fried Gulf Coast Shrimp Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos Smoked Beef Brisket...

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