Dry Aged Steak

What makes the steaks at the steak house so darn good? Well, there are a few things starting with the beef.  Most steak houses buy Prime beef which has a lot of marbling, or fat dispersed within the muscles tissue.  Prime beef is not easy to come by for the regular consumer, but you can find Choice beef in many markets which is a delicious alternative.  Second, steak houses age their steaks which improves the flavor and texture. ...

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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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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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Bacon Explosion … Yes, Really.

My local newspaper, the Dallas Morning News, posted a recipe just before Superbowl Sunday titled Bacon Explosion.  Since bacon is the candy of meat, I had to click the link and see what was what.  What I found was intriguing, and hard to resist. It is a blanket of woven, thick cut, bacon that encases a pinwheel of sweet Italian sausage, BBQ sauce, BBQ rub, and crisp bacon bits.  I amended the recipe very slightly by adding diced...

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