Sunday, December 23, 2012

Filet Mignon for dinner and a review

I am a proud member of the Foodie Blogroll and through them I was able to sample some product from Certified Steak & Seafood Company.

A little bit about them in their words...

Our commitment to our customers is simple: Offer the highest quality products at the best price and back it with a 100% guarantee. We source directly with no 'middle man' making our supply chain the shortest in the industry. This allows us to maintain the highest quality standards all the way to your plate. On top of this, we sample all products at the moment of final packaging and have a world-renowned laboratory test for various types of adulteration or contamination. This ensures that the food you purchase from us is pure and safe.

Certified Steak and Seafood Company was formed by the three Frisch boys, Mark, Adam, and Steven; all of whom thought that everyone should be able to buy the highest quality steaks and seafood direct. The brothers experience comes from a three generation family owned wholesale company that is one of the largest seafood importers in America.

They have vast experience in sourcing and selling high quality seafood and meat products to the commercial trade — and bring you the same grade of products fine restaurants, resorts, hotels, and high-end retail stores demand – and at a direct price that gives you tremendous value for every purchase.

I was lucky enough to be sent several of their Prime Angus Filet Mignon to sample and review and I have to say they were delicious.  This is like the steaks we used to get in our restaurant days.  Sure do miss those days but at least now I know where I can get good steaks again!  

All we did was season them with our standard grill spice (recipe below) and grilled them on a charcoal grill to medium rare

Grill Spice 

Can be used to season steak, chicken, seafood, pork and veggies


1 Tbsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp black pepper
1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp paprika


Sprinkle to taste on any meat that you are about to grill, bake or broil.

A bit about the meat in their own words just in case you don't believe mine...LOL!

Certified Steak & Seafood
Buttery Prime Angus Filet Mignon

If there was ever a steak that you will believe can “melt in your mouth” the Certified Steak and Seafood Prime angus Filet Mignon is it. With a delectable almost sweet beef flavor, and a strong buttery undertone that only Prime angus offers, it has to be tasted to be believed.

Each Prime angus filet is slow aged,  custom cut and trimmed for consistency in color and quality. It is a flavor you will remember long after your meal is over. Great accompanied by grilled root vegetables and horseradish mashed potatoes.

Be sure to visit Certified Steak & Seafood Company to learn more and see all the wonderful product that they offer and while your there use the below coupon code to get $25 off your order!  You can also follow them on their Facebook page, Twitter and Pinterest

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This sponsorship is brought to you by Certified Steak & Seafood Company who we have partnered with for this promotion.  All opinions are my own...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Skillet Queso Dip (Chili's copy cat recipe)

Love, love, love Chili's Skillet Queso Dip and I was in need of an appetizer to take to a party this week.  As luck would have it Tony came home with this recipe and all of the ingredients for it! 

You have to try it.  It's dead on...

Chili's Skillet Queso Dip (Cheerios and Lattes)

  • 16-ounce box Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 15-ounce can Hormel Chili (No Beans)
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin

1. Cut the Velveeta into cubes. Combine the cheese with the remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
2. Stir frequently until cheese melts.

Serve hot with tortilla chips

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Apple Pie Oatmeal in my Slow Cooker

Christmas is coming!  Bet you knew that already...*sigh* and I am so far behind already.  No cookies made, no presents wrapped and the house only half decorated.  But on the plus side I already know what I am making for Christmas morning breakfast!

I have wanted to test the slow cooker method of making oatmeal for a while and last night seemed like a perfect time to do it.  And I sure am glad that I did.

When I posted on FB this morning about making it... "I made apple pie oatmeal in the slow cooker last night.  Not only did I get to smell it all night long but I got to wake up to a ready made breakfast!  It's a good day..." I ended up with many recipe requests for this.  So hence the hasty post!

Apple Pie Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

I made a double batch because I wanted it to last more than one day but this is the single batch which will feed 4 easily.

  • 3 Cups of water
  • 1 Cup of Steel Ground Oats
  • 2 apples peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon or apple pie spice

  • Using a 3 quart or larger slow cooker combine all ingredients
  • Allow to cook on low for 5-6 hours.  (I woke up during the night and turned it onto the warm setting and allowed it to sit the rest of the night but it could have easily cooked the night.)
  • Serve with butter, brown sugar and a little bit of milk

***Love, love, love this recipe and will be making it again and again.  I would love to try adding raisins and cardamom, dried apricots,  or any other dried fruit.