Simple Tips for Smoked Brisket

Slow and fork-tender smoked brisket has gained fame across the country as a barbecue favorite, and the claim to fame of many renowned pitmasters. As summer heats up, the beef experts with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand have tips for making mouthwatering brisket on the grill at home.  Continue Reading

Fresh, Flavorful Beef Falafel

Falafel may be considered one of the world’s most popular finger foods. Traditionally, chickpeas are ground, mixed with spices, deep fried and served in pita or flatbread. It’s always been a staple in the Middle East, and has found ever-increasing popularity across the globe.  Continue Reading

I’d Like To Propose A Roast

Yes, a roast! A big, beefy, flavorful roast that’s sure to be a highlight of your holiday table. One that’s cooked to perfection, with a flavorful crust and juicy center that’s destined to make your guests “ooh” and “ahh.”  Continue Reading

Bourbon Marinated Sirloin Tip Roast

Roast Perfect is a free app (available in the App Store and Google Play) that offers all the tips you need to make the perfect roast! Learn about different beef cuts that are ideal for roasting, what size roast to buy, and even exactly how long to cook it to your desired degree of doneness. It’s everything you need to get in the flavor of holiday spirit — really!  Continue Reading

A Toast To Mom

It is a truth universally acknowledged that mothers everywhere regularly put their families’ needs above their own. When we, as sons and daughters, step back and acknowledge this fact, it’s only natural that we’re overcome with an impulse to spoil Mom, to celebrate her and thank her for … well … everything.  Continue Reading

Do you believe in magic?

We’re talking serious culinary alchemy, folks… and it’s the perfect choice for any special occasion dinner. I’m going to be making this again for Valentine’s Day. (This just in from the Department of Understatements: I’m pretty sure my husband will approve.)  Continue Reading

A Boston-inspired celebration

If you follow the Patriots, you’re no doubt rejoicing their win today. Chief among you is Certified Angus Beef ® brand Chef Tony Biggs, a Massachusetts native who’s lived, and cooked, around the world but remains a die-hard New England fan. He suggests a post-game-day celebratory feast, inspired by some classic Boston culinary traditions: clam “chowda,” tender, marinated steak tips, and baked beans.  Continue Reading

Beef 101: Amazing Secret to An Upper Crust Roast

Cornstarch! That’s right. That flavorless powder is going to perform some serious roast magic. See, when you mix it in with the rest of your seasonings, it’s going to create a powerful layer of adhesion, because it helps wick moisture away from the surface of the roast. So without changing the flavor, it’s going to help those delicious seasoning bits stick to each slice of roast, and not crumble away.  Continue Reading

Beef 101: Make A Simple Standing Rib Roast

My go-to pick is the Standing Rib Roast. It’s the classic Christmas roast. The Big Kahuna of the dinner table. The show-stopper. The stuff of legend and family lore. The meal that will make YOU the reigning queen or king of holiday celebrations. Making it is simple – really simple. I promise!   Continue Reading

Easy Beef Bundles of Bliss

Here's one of my favorite bites for the holiday season: Beef & Scallion Rolls. Not only is it virtually foolproof and easy to prepare (a necessity for my get-togethers), but also delicious and dazzling (just as important, in my book). Flank steak, one of my favorite cuts, is marinated in a flavorful blend of soy sauce, garlic and ginger.   Continue Reading

Three Cheers for Quesadillas!

In our house, the arrival of fall is welcomed with enthusiasm. Cooler temperatures, anticipation of the colorful autumn foliage, and the return of hooded sweatshirts are all cause for celebration. Not to mention football! Between the broad selection of college and pro games available for viewing every weekend (and, I’ve noticed, increasingly during the week) …   Continue Reading

Tailgate Touchdown

Whether you follow a professional team or remain loyal to your alma mater, weekends during football season are all about fun, friends & family … and great food! Here are a few favorite recipes that’ll tackle your taste buds.  Continue Reading

Patience, confidence … and risotto

I’ve always heard that you should stir risotto constantly, but I found that to be somewhat exaggerated. Sure, each addition of broth should be stirred in, and you want to get things moving around the pan regularly – but don’t feel that you need to cement your feet next to the stove top for the duration.  Continue Reading

Sweet Summertime!

In short, I’m slowing down. I’m giving myself a break. I’m letting myself have some more fun. And I’m realizing how much I appreciate this pretty amazing life of mine. (Funny how that works, huh?) Here’s one of my favorite recipes this summer: Mojo Skewers.   Continue Reading

Passion, from farm gate to dinner plate

Passion. Inspiration. Integrity. An unwavering focus on quality. An insistence on delivering the best to the table. This unique and powerful partnership was celebrated recently at Charleston, S.C.’s noted Oak Steakhouse, where Chef Jeremiah Bacon welcomed Kevin and Lydia Yon, Angus farmers from nearby Ridge Spring, S.C., for an evening of exceptional food and celebration of their shared ground.  Continue Reading

Burger Bliss In Every Bite

I often find myself craving a humble hamburger, as long as it’s juicy and flavorful — our palates today are tempted by a dazzling array of choices. Whether it’s the fast-food joint on the corner or the white-tablecloth bistro downtown, burgers have gone gourmet.   Continue Reading

With Love, From the Oven

What I do love is sharing this recipe, this tradition and this experience with my mom, in our uber-exclusive cut-out-sugar-cookie club. That, and decorating them with colorful icing and the widest array of sprinkles I can muster. (Yes, I have a sprinkle collection ...  Continue Reading

Deep in the heart of a world-class barbecue

Demeris Barbecue, a family-owned Houston barbecue specialist since 1964, operates two restaurants year-round and an extensive catering division known for its quality menus and service. It’s also the culinary force behind the popular “Those Texans” tent at the Bar-B-Que, serving up a variety of tender and juicy Certified Angus Beef ® brand brisket, as well as spicy pork ribs, Texas-style sausage, and all the best bites on the side.  Continue Reading

A signature Taste of Texas

Would the promise of a behind-the-scenes experience at an iconic steakhouse do it for you? Imagine you could witness a steak cutting demonstration and an explanation of what makes certain cuts stand head and shoulders above the rest. Throw in a session explaining how quality beef is brought to the table, from farm gate to dinner plate. Add some Texas history and local lore, and finish the day with a grilling class and taste testing. Just for good measure, what if a premium steak lunch was to conclude the day?  Continue Reading