Coffee Rub for Steak

Coffee Rub for Steak

A few years back, I won a can of Cattleman's coffee rub for steak. I loved the bold flavor it lends to beef in particular, especially larger cuts like tri-tip, thick ribeyes, and porterhouse steaks. The ground coffee helps to form a wonderful toothsome "crust" on the meat that complements the rich flavor of the rub. I decided to concoct my own coffee rub, and after a few tweaks, I like it every bit as Cattleman's so I'd like to share it with you.

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Product Review: The Super Peel

Product Review: The Super Peel

One of the most daunting tasks a pizza maker faces is getting the pie onto the baking surface.  The traditional method of using a wooden peel to “launch” the pie is fraught with challenges; the main one being the pizza doesn’t always retain its round shape in the launch process. The chance of this happening increases with two factors: larger pies and larger pies that are topping heavy. 

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Best Noodle Dish Ever: Anthony's Special Noodles from Chin-Chin

Best Noodle Dish Ever: Anthony's Special Noodles from Chin-Chin

I was telling The Missus a few weeks back about this noodle dish at Chin-Chin, a small Fusion-Chinese chain here in LA. The name of the dish is "Anthony's Special Noodles". We don't have a Chin-Chin anywhere nearby, but when I lived near one, I ordered it often, like every week sometimes.

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Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Green Chile Cheeseburgers

A few years ago, I was watching an episode of "Thowdown" with Bobby Flay on the Food Network, and the episode centered around a little hole in the wall place in New Mexico that was famous for their green chile cheeseburgers. As the show unfolded, the owner of the little hole in the wall described the basic ingredients (fire roasted chiles and caramelized onions) in his famous burgers, but not the cooking process, and it became pretty obvious this would be an easy thing to duplicate.

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Authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Cooked in a Cast Iron Skillet

Authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Cooked in a Cast Iron Skillet

It’s been a while since I’ve done a deep dish pie.  I’ve been loving the Blackstone Pizza/Patio oven so much I haven’t revisited this pizza style, but a few weeks ago, felt it was time to cook up one of these savory, rich, and hearty pies, especially with the fall weather upon us.

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Snake River Farms Kobe Center Cut Filet

Snake River Farms Kobe Center Cut Filet

About a month ago, I ordered a Snake River Farms Kobe Center Cut Filet, which I decided to cook for The Missus on her birthday, which we spent in Big Bear Lake, CA. Special occasions demand special meat!

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The Ultimate Father’s Day Giveaway: Enter to Win a Giant USDA Prime 2 Pound Bone-In Ribeye Cowboy Chop!

The Ultimate Father’s Day Giveaway: Enter to Win a Giant USDA Prime 2 Pound Bone-In Ribeye Cowboy Chop!

Snake River Farms and Double R Ranch are giving TWO lucky winners one Giant USDA Prime 2 Pound Bone-In Ribeye Cowboy Chop. Here’s a spectacular steak that will take steal the show at your next backyard barbecue!

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