Different cuts of steakWritten by Shauna Hanus
Have you ever stood at butchers counter and wondered, what is difference between a top sirloin and a porterhouse. If you find a good beef cookbook often times it will have a diagram of different cuts of meat. If this is too ordinary for your taste find yourself a couple of young FFA (Future Farmers of America) members. They will be all too happy to tell you all they know about beef. In my experience you will know far more than you ever wanted to about inner and outer workings of a steer after meeting with FFA members. In case neither of these options is readily available here is a break down of some common cuts of beef.
Rib-eye; this cut is a top choice because it has abundant marbling. As rib-eye cooks this marbling melts into meat and creates a juicy, rich tasting cut of meat.
Porterhouse; this cut also has plentiful marbling. The porterhouse has a top loin that is moist and flavorful and a smooth buttery soft tenderloin. This cut is a popular choice in restaurants featuring deals such as eat all of our 26 ounce steak and your entire meal is free. Be forewarned this is a lot of meat, I have seen many brave souls try and only one succeed. He had a stomach ache for two days.
Would you like S'more? - Cooking S'mores IndoorsWritten by Anthony Tripodi
The best part of camping has nothing to do with being outside. Think back to last time you slept in woods and you will agree with me. Take away mosquitoes, unexpected rainstorms and going to bathroom in bushes and what's left? Not much you say? Well then you forgot best part because nothing is more fun about camping than making s'mores. If you don't have time for camping anymore but melted chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers still sounds tempting, don't worry. We'll show you three ways to skip great outdoors and cook up some s'mores in comforts of your own home.
A great way to cook s'mores indoors is to use Casa Moda S'mores Maker. It's a lot like cooking smores outdoors. The S'mores Maker replaces campfire with a sterno and instead of passing around bag of marshmallows, there are neat places to stack all of your ingredients. The Casa Moda S'mores Maker is great for those of us who are trying to set a mood. There are people who don't mind their guests digging in a box of graham crackers or standing over oven with a fork. But if you're trying to create a warm and cozy environment and have an enjoyable evening, then S'mores Maker is something to consider.
The second way to make s'mores indoors is also easiest. With a microwave and about 30 seconds you could dig right into a delicious plate of these chocolaty marshmallow graham treats. With same amount of time outside, you probably won't be digging into anything except maybe a hole in ground to put your campfire. On a microwave safe dish, place a graham cracker, a piece of chocolate and a large marshmallow. Place another graham cracker on dish to use as top. The marshmallow will puff up while it's cooking so don't bother trying to make a sandwich at this point. Cook for 30-45 seconds. Wait a few seconds while marshmallow deflates, then place second graham cracker on top like a sandwich. What could be easier than that?