Grains of Paradise Crusted Steak: Blue Apron

Here we are with meal #2 from Blue Apron. I love hearing what you guys think about the service! Seems like most of you really like  it. Trust me, it’s really worth checking out. Don’t forget to use this link and get your first 2 meals free! And now for the recipe, today we have Grains of Paradise-Crusted Steak....more

Marinated Rib-Eye Steaks

Marinated Rib-Eye SteaksmothersapronstringsHigh Plains Journal reader Marilyn Barner, Belle Plaine, shares this recipe for her marinated rib-eye steaks. Its no secret that rib eye is my FAVORITE cut of beef!! This marinade works well for kabobs too!Marinated Rib-Eye Steaks...more

Marinated Flank Steak for Father's Day

When I was a kid, my dad enjoyed grilling out. He had a little charcoal grill, and there was something about the smell of those coals burning. I always knew something good was coming when I smelled it.Now a days the “Dad” that lives under our roof, loves to “burn meat” as well. So to celebrate Father’s Day, we’re grilling a gorgeous flank steak that has been marinated overnight with a marinade with a Pinot Noir base....more

VOTE! Which steak photo is the best?

I can only pick ONE of these photos for my Home and Family section article for the High Plains Journal. Which one makes YOUR mouth water for steak?  Leave an answer in the comments section (the name of the steak is at the top of the pic). Flat Iron SteaksT-Bone Steak...more

Surf and Turf (Crab Cakes, Filet Mignon, & Roasted Brussels Sprouts)

If you’re looking to wow your guests over the weekend, this Surf and Turf recipe will certainly do the trick. This recipe features simple, yet flavorful crab cakes that can be prepped ahead of time as well as tender filet mingon steaks and roasted Brussesl sprouts. I made this dish last weekend for my Mom’s birthday dinner and it was a huge hit.  Most importantly, it featured all of my Mom’s favorites and she really enjoyed it.  I loved that I could prep the crab cakes early in the morning and bring the whole meal together in about 40 minutes! ...more

Seared Steaks with Mushrooms and Onions Steaks with Mushrooms and Onions My brother and his wife got me a subscription to Cooking Light magazine for Christmas.  It is full of so many good recipes that you can feel good about eating.  I am really enjoying it.  Here is recipe from the January issue that we enjoyed.  I hope your family does too!...more

Recipe Monday - Gorgonzola Mushroom Steak

If you're looking for something a little different on your steak, this gorgonzola mushroom sauce is a great alternative to regular seasonings. Next time I make it, though, I will cut down on the recommended gorgonzola amount. The cheese is so strong that using the full amount can be a little overpowering! ...more

Copycat Northwestern Steakhouse Dinner

Mike and I have always been huge steak fans!  Living in a small community in North Central Iowa, with our closest metropolitan areas being about 2 hours away, you’d think it would be impossible to find a good steakhouse in our vicinity.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  In a quaint building, nestled between youth baseball fields in our hometown of Mason City, IA, is hidden a true gem for steak lovers – The Northwestern Steakhouse....more