Chinese New Year Prime Rib: Best Recipes, Ingredients, and Ideas

Unlike the calendar New Year’s Day – celebrated January 1st of each year – Chinese New Year is on its own schedule. Each year has its own animal symbol: 2013 was the year of the snake, January 31, 2014 will be the year of the horse, etc. We’ve included a handy chart below for your reference – Click Here Chinese New Year Calendar.

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Chinese Marinated Prime Rib Roast


Youtube Video: Chef John’s Prime Rib Cooking Method (apply to our recipe for Chinese Prime Rib)



  1. Let rib roast sit at room temperature for a few hours. A warmer roast will decrease cooking time.
  2. Preheat over to 500 degrees.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine ginger, marmalade, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce and mustard. Mix well and gently stir in pineapple juice.
  4. Prick holes in the roast with a two-pronged fork. Place roast in a large bowl or plastic container.
  5. Substitute your marinade in place of Chef John’s butter mix. Pour marinade over roast; cover and let marinate at room temperature, basting twice.
  6. When the roast is ready for cooking, place it in the roasting pan.
  7. Leave about one cup of the marinade in the roasting pan. Pour the olive oil over the roast and cover roast with black pepper.
  8. Baking time is calculated as follows from Chef John: Weight of entire roast in pounds (ie 5.5 lbs from label) x 5 minutes = 27.5 Minutes baking time. Round up to the nearest whole number to be sure, which is 28 from our example.
  9. Important: Make sure your roast and marinade are both at room temperature, or else you will have to cook them much longer! (remember, leave your roast out for a few hours before preparing it).
  10. Bake for the amount of time you calculated using the middle of the oven.
  11. When time is up. Turn OFF the oven, but DO NOT OPEN it. Leave it inside the over for another 2 hours. The heat trapped within the oven from the initial searing at 500 degrees will cook the meat to a nice rare to medium-rare. (Lock door if you have curious kids! 🙂 )
  12. Remove after 2 hours and serve. There is no need to let it “rest”, since it has already rested inside the oven.

Serving Suggestion: Serve sliced Chinese marinated prime rib roast with steamed or fried rice and broccoli or pea pods. Add a splash of soy sauce to each slice if desired.


Cantonese Spareribs

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We realize spareribs are different than a traditional rib roast, but decided to include this delicious recipe anyway. Variety is the spice of life! 🙂
Catonese Spareribs



  1. Pre-heat over to 450 degrees.
  2. Place ribs meaty side DOWN in a shallow roasting pan.
  3. Roast, uncovered, in a 450 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven; carefully drain fat from ribs. Turn ribs meaty side UP.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F; continue roasting ribs, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from oven again; carefully drain off fat.
  7. In a medium bowl combine the marmalade, water, soy sauce, garlic or garlic powder, ginger, and pepper; stir thoroughly.
  8. Pour mixture over the ribs.
  9. Roast ribs, uncovered, for 30 minutes more or until tender, spooning sauce over ribs occasionally.
  10. If desired, serve with orange wedges and garnish with green onion brushes. (see photo above)


Easy Chinese Spareribs Recipe

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Here’s another great Chinese spareribs recipe!
Chinese Spareribs



  1. In a shallow glass dish, mix together the Hoisin sauce, ketchup, honey, soy sauce, sake, rice vinegar, lemon juice, ginger, garlic and five-spice powder.
  2. Place the ribs in the dish, and turn to coat.
  3. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or as long as overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  5. Fill a broiler tray with enough water to cover the bottom.
  6. Place the grate or rack over the tray. Arrange the ribs on the grate.
  7. Place the broiler rack in the center of the oven.
  8. Cook for 40 minutes, turning and brushing with the marinade every 10 minutes.
  9. Let the marinade cook on for the final 10 minutes to make a glaze. Finish under the broiler if desired.
  10. Discard any remaining marinade.


Happy New Year and Happy Chinese New Year! We hope you’ll enjoy these recipes.

Steak and Prime Rib in Baltimore, Maryland – Best Restaurants for Meat Lovers

Baltimore, Maryland was founded in 1729, and has been one of the country’s largest cities ever since. Today it is known as “a city of neighborhoods”, with more than 70 unique areas each with their own culture and ethnicity. Sports fans will know the NFL Baltimore Ravens (Super Bowl XLVII 2013 Champions) and the Baltimore Orioles with now retired third baseman Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore is a great town to visit, and has its own distinct dialect: don’t be surprised if you hear locals referring to the city as “balmer” in some areas, while “baldamore” in others. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra calls this city home, in addition to the Maryland Film Festival, and Peabody Institute, part of the Johns Hopkins University (one of the city’s top employers). The last Civil War era floating vessel, the USS Constellation, remains docked in this historic port city. Visit “B’More”, “The City of Firsts”, or “Mobtown” 🙂 today!

Easy Yorkshire Pudding Recipes for Your Prime Rib Dinner

Today, we hope to demystify Yorkshire Pudding, prime rib’s delectable companion that often scares off would-be home cooks because it seems too difficult to make. In reality, the ingredients and preparation are relatively simple; it’s the timing that counts!

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Simple Yorkshire Pudding
Standard Yorkshire Pudding
I want batter in a box! 🙂

Youtube: Jack Show’s Yorkshire Pudding Recipe – Substitute Meat Drippings for Fat/Oil

Easy Yorkshire Pudding Recipe from Prime Rib Drippings – Recipe 1
* Note: this recipe differs from the Youtube Video

Total time: 30 mins. Prep: 10 Mins. Cook: 20 Mins. Yield: 6 servings.


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  1. Sift together the flour and salt in a bowl. – Fox Run Stainless Steel 8-Quart Mixing Bowl
  2. In another bowl, beat together the eggs and milk until light and foamy.
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.
  4. Pour the drippings in equal amounts into a cupcake sheet pan. Alternatively, into a 9-inch pie pan, cast iron skillet, or square baking dish. – Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan
  5. Important, Put the pan in oven and get the drippings smoking hot.
  6. If using a cupcake sheet pan, carefully take the pan out of the oven and pour batter in equal amounts into each holder. If using a pie pan or skillet, pour the entire batter mixture into the pan.
  7. Put the pan back in oven and cook until puffed and dry, 15 to 20 minutes. Tip: Minimize the number of times you open the oven for progress checks!

Source: FoodNetwork, Tyler Florence

Easy Yorkshire Pudding Recipe from Prime Rib Drippings – Recipe 2
Total time: 30 mins. Prep: 5 Mins. Cook: 20-25 Mins. Yield: 8 servings.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  1. Mix flour and salt together until blended.
  2. Make a well in the flour, add the milk, and whisk until consistent.
  3. Beat the eggs into the batter. Add water and beat again until the mixture is light and frothy.
  4. Set aside for an hour (or, if it’s the day before, cover in the fridge overnight).
  5. If the batter has been refrigerated, allow it to come up to room temperature before using.
  6. When the roast beef is ready to come out of the oven, ready the mixture.
  7. Pour off drippings from roast beef and measure out desired amount (about 1/2 cup should do).
  8. Pour drippings into a 9×12 inch baking dish and place into the oven until the drippings sizzle. – AirBake Natural Oblong Baking Cake Pan 13 x 9 x 2.25-Inch
  9. Pour the batter over the drippings and bake for 30 minutes (or until the sides have risen and are golden brown).
  10. Cut into eight portions and serve immediately. – OXO Good Grips Multi-Purpose Pastry Scraper/Chopper

Source:, Yorkshire Pudding

We also recommend: Martha Stewart’s Yorkshire Pudding Recipe – click here

Just give me the Yorkshire Pudding Mix already! 🙂 Here you go:

And there you have it! Yorkshire Pudding isn’t so hard to make, it just takes some practice and precision.

Parting notes: Yorkshire Pudding can also be prepared from lard or oil in case you’re not having a rib roast. As we mentioned above, the key is to make it sizzling hot before adding the batter.

Best Meat Thermometers – Cook for Your Carnivores to Perfection

Under cooked steak? Well, not a complete disaster; if you like it rare. Under cooked chicken? That’s an entirely different story: salmonella poisoning can ruin your gut for a week. What’s the solution, besides lopping off portions of your meat prior to serving? Get a cooking thermometer, and save yourself a ton of time and the grief of unhealthy consequences from poorly cooked meals. We’ve reviewed a few low to mid-range thermometers for you below. If you cook in a restaurant, better ask your boss first. 🙂

How to Use a Meat Thermometer Youtube Video

Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer

Taylor’s model 9842 thermometer is ideal for light to medium duty use. It is very affordable and built to last with 5 inch stainless steel stem and replaceable watch battery. Opinions about its waterproof claim are mixed: some consumers report condensation appearing within the LCD screen after a few washes, others say it works just fine. If you’re preparing meat once or twice a week, plus a large holiday banquet, this thermometer should be more than adequate. NSF listed.

Technical Details

Part Number Talyor 9842
Item Weight 1 pound
Product Dimensions 9.1 x 4.9 x 1.4 inches
Item model number 9842
Size 5.75 inches long
Color Yellow/Steel stem
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 1 year

CDN DTQ450X ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

Similar to the Taylor we reviewed above, the CDN Pro-accurate Quick-Read Thermometer is a great candidate for the home kitchen. It comes with a handy plastic case with clip for an apron or chef’s coat (though we remind you to wash it thoroughly after use before storing it inside the case for a while). The CDN ProAccurate has a 10 minute auto-off function if you need to leave it in the oven, plus large LCD readout. On average, it reports a temperature within 6-8 seconds. Some users see accurate readings within 3 seconds or less. Battery is included. Replacement batteries available at RadioShack stores and most retailers.

Technical Details

Part Number CDN DTQ450X
Item Weight 0.6 oz.
Product Dimensions 6 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
Item model number DTQ450X
Size 6 inches long
Color Black/Steel stem
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 5 year limited

Norpro 5971 Meat Thermometer

NorPro has been making quality cooking utensils for years, and this thermometer is no exception. It is very affordable and meant for occasional use only. Although it doesn’t have a digital readout, the large dial with black temperature indicator is sufficient for basic meat preparation tasks. The unit is made entirely of stainless steel except for the readout portion, making it easy to clean and very durable. Makes a great gift for an aspiring home cook and priced to sell.

Technical Details

Part Number NorPro 5971
Item Weight 3.2 oz
Product Dimensions 8.8 x 2.2 x 3.2 inches
Item model number 5971
Size 5 inches long
Color Steel/Steel stem
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description None

Polder Digital In-Oven Thermometer/Timer, Graphite

This unit offers more functionality compared to our other thermometers. In the past, Polder Thermometers were manufactured inadequately, causing many cooks to toss them in the trash rather quickly. Now, however, Polder has taken on the critics and produced a durable thermometer/timer that will stand the test of time. The combination probe/thermometer takes the guesswork out of cooking. Additionally, it offers a memory function and alarm – great for multi-taskers. Best of all, there’s no “weird” battery required: a AAA battery (included) is all you need!

Technical Details

Part Number Polder THM-362-86
Item Weight 5.6 oz.
Product Dimensions 2 x 2 x 2 inches
Item model number THM-362-86
Size 5 inches long
Color Graphite/Steel stem
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description None

Maverick ET732 Long Range Wireless Dual 2 Probe BBQ Smoker Meat Thermometer

Suitable for Grill/Smoker

The Wireless Maverick BBQ Smoker meat thermometer might cost more, but it is well worth the asking price. This extremely robust unit can stand temperatures up to 716 degrees, making it ideal for BBQ and outdoor cooking. The wireless functionality means you can go back inside to prep the rest of your meal, while knowing EXACTLY where your meat stands as it cooks. Sometimes, convenience is priceless! The LCD readout is back-lighted for night use, and is paired with a beeping alarm to update you on your progress. You can keep the unit close with its handy belt clip, or set it up on an included stand. BBQ, grill, and oven settings can be saved for use later, even if the unit is off! 4 AA batteries (included) are all that’s required.

Technical Details

Part Number Maverick ET732
Item Weight 14.4 oz (shipping)
Product Dimensions Varied
Item model number ET732
Size 6 inches long
Color White/Steel stem
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 90 days

Chef’s Drawer THM016 Digital Meat Thermometer

Great for all cooking tasks, Chef’s Drawer’s Digital Meat Thermometer is a winner in our book. It can be used in solids and liquids, and a simple (yet clear) LCD digital readout makes temperature monitoring a snap. A hefty 6 inch stem offers plenty of clearance for the largest of meat cooking challenges. Chef’s Drawer claims the thermometer is used by many restaurant chefs, including those who cook on the BBQ, inside the oven, or in a deep fryer. We would advise testing the unit on a limited basis for more demanding cooking applications before using it to capacity. This product is NOT a factory refurb or second, it is 100% new and tested manually before shipping. Fahrenheit AND Celsius readout!

Technical Details

Part Number THM016
Item Weight 1.6 oz
Product Dimensions 6 inches
Item model number THM016
Size 6 inches long
Color Black/Steel stem
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 100% Money Back

We hope you’ve enjoyed this hot 🙂 review of kitchen thermometers. Please let us know what you think of each company’s product below in the comment section. Otherwise, click the pictures above to purchase one and start firing up your oven!

Best Food and Meat Processors For Home Cooking and Meal Preparation

You could spend hours slicing and dicing with a knife, kneading dough endlessly, or mincing infinitely until your meat is ready for cooking…Or, you could use a food processor to save time and energy – not to mention produce a much better result. Our list of top rate processors are great ways to prepare food for a variety of applications: meat, humus, dips, dough-kneading, and much more.

How to Use a Food Processor Youtube Video

Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White

Cuisinart is the leading brand in home food processors. The DLC-10S is a mid range processor suitable for smaller jobs. If you need to make more product, we recommend moving up to the 14 cup model.

Popular Meat Applications: Hash prep, chopping leftovers, soup and stir fry prep. Also ideal for shredding cheese and making homemade sauces.

Technical Details

Part Number DLC-10S
Item Weight 15.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.2 x 7 x 13.8 inches
Item model number DLC-10S
Size 7 Cup
Color White
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 3 years limited, 5 years motor

Norpro Meat Grinder, Mincer, and Pasta Maker

NorPro is another heavy-hitter in the household kitchen. This grinder is perfect for everyday food preparation, including mincing, grinding, pasta making, and sausage making. Be sure to thoroughly clean the device after each use. The unit is anchored to your counter with suction cups. According to reviews, the cups are indeed strong enough to weather demanding use. Bone grinding for homemade pet food is not possible. Stick to “softer” processing tasks.

Technical Details

Part Number 151
Item Weight 3 pounds
Product Dimensions 8 x 8 x 5 inches
Item model number 151
Size Smaller Prep Tasks
Color White/Stainless Steel
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description N/A

Cuisinart Prep Plus Food Processors DLC-2011CHB

This is a higher end Cuisinart compared to our first processor, but it is a must-have for those who need efficient food processing on a regular basis. We’ve pictured the 11 cup size. There is also a smaller 9 cup version. This unit has superb reviews on Amazon, with only a couple negative remarks about the plastic container and chrome finish. And yes, you can make smoothies with this machine – it has more than enough power!

Technical Details

Part Number DLC-2011CHB
Item Weight 18 pounds
Product Dimensions 7 x 9.5 x 13 inches
Item model number DLC-2011CHB
Size Medium to Large Prep Tasks
Color Chrome/Clear Plastic
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 2 Year Warranty Available

Cuisinart DLC-1BCH Mini-Prep Processor

This processor is very affordable and ideal for small, infrequent jobs. It gets strong reviews on except from buyers who tried to process nuts and other tougher tasks. This unit is simply not up to those challenges. We recommend you prep anything going into the processor by chopping it into smaller – more manageable – pieces first. That might sound like a waste of time, but shoving a slab of meat into this low-duty machine might cause it to malfunction or break. If you need more power, have a look at the processors we reviewed above.

Technical Details

Part Number DLC-1BCH
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 4.6 x 6.2 x 8 inches
Item model number DLC-1BCH
Size Small/Easy tasks
Color Multiple Colors Available
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description Limited 18 month warranty

We hope you enjoyed our foray into the food processor market. Please let us know if we missed any great machines, particularly those ideal for Prime Rib soup, pasta, or leftover preparation!

Best Beef Bouillon for Soups, Braises, Sauces, and Stews

We’ve listed some beef bouillon brands below that are great VALUES. All can be purchased online and delivered right to your door. Buy in bulk and save, beef bouillon cubes have a long shelf life.

How to Make Your Own Bouillon Youtube Video

Beef bouillon is a necessity for any beef soup, braise, sauce or stew. It comes in many forms: dried cubes, liquid bouillon in cans or cartons, or frozen. Experiment with small quantities of different brands before choosing one as your go-to bouillon supply. Some preparations are made with different spices and vegetables. Others offer less salt (important for health conscious eaters) .

Beef Bouillon Storage Tip: Canned or cartoned liquid bouillon can last 1 year unopened on the shelf. Some organic brands might have a decreased shelf life since they do not use preservatives. Opened liquid bouillon lasts 5 days, so make sure you use it right away or else it will go bad. 🙂 Frozen beef bouillon will last for many months, although you need to be careful about refreezing bouillon for long term storage to avoid any contamination.

Beef Bouillon Substitutes: Vegetable broth, Chicken Broth, or Beef Stock can be substitutes, but realize the taste of your final product will not be too beefy.;)

Best Beef Bouillon Brands

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1. Beef Based Bouillons
2. Vegetarian/Vegan Beef Alternative Bouillons

1. Savory Choice Liquid Beef Broth Concentrate

Free of MSG, Gluten, and Trans Fats, Savory Choice natural beef broth is a must-have for your kitchen. It’s a little more expensive than most brands, but well worth the cost. Best of all, the bouillon comes in one cup stick pouches, so you can use smaller amounts as needed opposed to opening a large can and tossing unused product after your meal is ready. The broth comes as a thick liquid which can be lessened with water. With numerous 5 star ratings from customers, Savory Choice Beef Bouillon is a sure winner.

2. Knorr Touch of Taste Beef Bouillon – Bottle

This one’s new to the Amazon lineup, but Knorr is a consummate brand in the bouillon world. You’ve probably seen the small boxes of 6 cubes on your supermarket shelf next to the soups. This bouillon is an upgrade, and much tastier than most dried cube preparations. It’s convenient 180Ml size is large enough for a family meal but not TOO big that you end up throwing excess away. Buy in bulk to save. This one is priced right and shipping is prompt. Trust Knorr to make your meal wonderful.

3. Pacific Natural Foods Organic Beef Broth – 32 oz Carton

Pacific Natural foods has made quite a splash recently with its tasty line of carton soups. It’s 100% organic products mean nothing but the best goes into each box. With just the right amounts of organic garlic and sea salt, Pacific Natural Foods Beef Broth will meet the high standards of the pickiest of eaters hellbent on going organic. While it is completely gluten free, there is a small amount of fat present (but what good tasting broth doesn’t have a little fat? 🙂 ).  Don’t let the sticker price scare you off, you get a package of 12 that will last forever unless you’re literally running a restaurant. This product contains yeast.

4. McCormick Bouillon Cubes, 32 oz container

The McCormick name is legendary in the kitchen, offering a full complement of popular spices and seasonings. This product is great for the value, and the cubes store much longer in the convenient plastic bottle. Although it might not measure up to more “refined” liquid brands, McCormick’s Beef Bouillon cubes will be more than adequate for everyday cooking that requires a beef infusion. Casseroles, soups, and stews will taste just right. Note: This product is not commonly available at most supermarkets. Buy it here in bulk and save.

5. Herbox Granular Sodium Free Beef Bouillon, 3.3 oz package of 6

If a low sodium diet is non-negotiable, Herbox’s Granular Sodium Free Beef Bouillon is the best way to enjoy great flavor with your soups, stews, sauces, and casseroles. Although salt serves the practical purposes of flavoring and preserving other types of bouillon, Herbox’s creation gives your arteries a much needed break. Those who disapprove of watery canned bouillons will be pleasantly surprised: this granular bouillon stores longer and can be measured to each dish you prepare, saving the unfortunate problem of throwing out unused bouillon afterwards. Herbox gets high marks from customers at The health benefits of this product are incalculable and balance the extra expense.

6. Minor’s Original Formula Beef Base, 16 oz.

Minor’s Beef Base is a great bouillon alternative for hardcore cooks who want exceptional results. Preparations using base are slightly different from typical “just add water” alternatives, but are definitely worth exploring if you want to take your beef cooking to the next level. Minor’s Beef Base gets high marks from home cooks and professional chefs alike. Some culinary schools use this product in their coursework. The base comes in a durable 16 ounce plastic container, which should be more than enough product for light-to-medium duty cooking. Pros might want to buy more in bulk to save cash! 🙂  Made with freshly roasted USDA certified lean beef.

Vegan and Vegetarian Beef Bouillon Alternatives

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2. Vegetarian/Vegan Beef Alternative Bouillons

1. Edward & Sons Not-Beef Bouillon Cubes, 3.1-Ounce Boxes Pack of 12 * Vegan Alternative

Vegan Broth – Want a great tasting broth but also need to follow a vegan diet? Edward & Sons have the solution, and guess what, it tastes great! The cubes are custom made in Switzerland (hey, I only thought they made watches ? 🙂 ) and are very helpful inside a vegan kitchen. Most of the ingredients are also derived from organic food sources. Best of all, there is NO MSG included, yet another great selling point for this alternative to traditional beef bouillons. If health and diet are high priorities, this broth will satisfy your desires and produce great tasting food.

2. Better than Bouillon, No Beef Base, Vegetarian 8 oz container * Vegetarian Alternative

Vegetarian Bouillon/Base – Comprised entirely of vegetables, this knock-out broth not only hits the spot, but does right by your body. It contains 1/3 less sodium than comparable products, NO MSG, is Fat-free, is non-irradiated, GMO free, is dairy free-lactose, whey, and caseinate free. So after all of the usual suspects are eliminated, does it actually taste good? Of course! Vegetarians reviewing the product online give it high marks, one remarking “I’ve finally found the missing element of my new vegetarian kitchen!” The price is mid-range and best bought in bulk. The base has various applications and can be used in any number of entrees, appetizers, or soups.


There you have it! Eat up and let us know about your favorites in the comments section!

Best Beef Cooking Utensils – Beef Cooking Tools and Implements

Try tenderizing steak with a single sewing needle. Is it possible? Sure, if you have 2 or 3 hours to kill with nothing else to do. In reality, most of us don’t have that kind of time to poke around 🙂 with our food. Using a high quality steak tenderizer will get the job done right much faster. Similarly, you could use a large kitchen knife as a quasi spatula, but the pointed end and sharp cutting edge make it clunky and dangerous to use unless you have no other option.

How to Tenderize Meat Youtube Video

Now that we’ve convinced you it’s OK to spend a little money on good kitchen utensils, here’s a list of indispensable implements for meat preparation. Use them with any of the recipes on our site!

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1. Kitchen Knives
2. Steak Tenderizers
3. Metal Spatulas
4. Meat Thermometers
5. Miscellaneous Beef Preparation Tools – Rib Racks, Steak Weights and More

1. Kitchen Knives – Ginsu Essential Series 5-Piece Stainless Steel Knife Prep Set and Natural Hardwood Block

This basic set of from the famous Ginsu company is affordable and more than adequate for most home kitchens. Ginsu’s knives are constructed with stainless steel, ensuring easy cleaning, years of use, and contaminate free cooking.  The high performance serrated blades will cut through the thickest of food challenges with ease. Best of all, you get the hardwood storage block included, an easy and stylish way of storing your knives when not in use (Keep out of reach of children!). This particular set of knives is perfect for meat and most vegetable preparation.

Buy Ginsu Essential Series 5-Piece Stainless Steel Knife Prep Set with Triple Riveted Full Tang Handles and Natural Hardwood Block at Amazon Click Here

2. Steak Tenderizers

Some cuts of steak, beef, or any other meat can be tougher than others. Other times, a little tenderizing is necessary if you’ve frozen the meat and are in a rush to put it on the grill. Steak tenderizers make this process much easier and produce a superior result. Your meat will be perfectly prepared for cooking, yielding a tender and supple product.

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Norpro Professional Meat Tenderizer

With stainless steel construction, a sturdy plastic handle, and a price that can’t be beat, the Norpro Tenderizer is great for light duty, infrequent kitchen work. It works great with steak, poultry, and other meats. Hand washing is recommended after use, although it could go in the dishwasher for an extra clean rinse.

OXO Good Grips Meat Tenderizer

Relieve pent-up stress and beat the crap out of your meat with this one-piece aluminum construction meat tenderizer, featuring both flat and textured sides. This utensil is lightweight, durable, and easy to clean. Great for medium duty kitchen work, the OXO tenderizer is best for home chefs prepping meat a couple times a week. Must be washed by hand only.

Jaccard Supertendermatic 48-Blade Tenderizer

For those that don’t like to horse around 🙂 the Jaccard Supertendermatic 48 Blade Tenderizer makes fast work of the most challenging meat preparation tasks, including over-sized steaks and slabs of prime rib a little too tough for immediate placement on the fire. Although priced higher compared to other alternatives, you might actually save money in the long run because you can buy cheaper cuts of meat that are generally tougher compared to their more expensive counterparts. Must be cleaned thoroughly with soap and water after each use, by hand and dishwasher for best results.

3. Metal Spatulas

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1. Kitchen Knives
2. Steak Tenderizers
3. Metal Spatulas
4. Meat Thermometers
5. Miscellaneous Beef Preparation Tools – Rib Racks, Steak Weights and More

You can’t flip hot prime rib with your fingers (well you could, but ouch!), and using a stick to flip your steak on the grill would have mixed results. Save yourself time, stress, and potential 2nd degree burns with a quality metal spatula. You might be able to get away with plastic or silicone spatulas for stir-frys, searing vegetables, or omlettes, but metal construction is absolutely necessary for high temperature cooking jobs.

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Update International NEW 7.5″ Metal Square-End Spatula (also known as Turner Spatula or Barbecue Spatula)

Grill student, meat 🙂 Grill Master! This affordable metal barbecue spatula is perfect for meat preparation, and could probably withstand the winter if you left it outside under your grill lid by mistake. This stainless steel spatula is considered “commercial grade” by its manufacturer, although we think it will do just fine in a home kitchen/outdoor grill setting. Even the largest slabs of beef will be no match for this spatula’s 7.5″ size.

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Turner

OXO has done it again with yet another high quality, affordable steel spatula (steel turner) that will brave the highest temperature flames of your grill! The easy grip soft handle makes flipping jumbo burgers or hearty Porterhouse Steaks a breeze, and it can be put in the dishwasher afterwards for easy cleaning. This heavy duty metal spatula WILL NOT turn into a lump of smoldering plastic if left unattended while you shoo the family pets away from your aromatic grill.

Dexter-Russell Cool Blue 8in x 3in Solid Grill Turner 6 EA

This NSF certified grill turned/spatula might seem a bit expensive but is probably the best grill turner on the market for commercial kitchen operations or serious home grillers. Its beveled edges, ergonomic design, and heat resistant handle up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit make this a no-brainer for anyone who spends serious time with their grill. You could probably run this spatula over with a truck and it would still be useful and pass inspection. Look no further for a quality meat turner.

4. Meat Thermometers

Mom might have known when food was ready by touch, but most of us need a thermometer to judge the internal temperature of thick slabs of beef, Thanksgiving Turkeys, or other larger carnivorous oven preparations. Send that meat to the table too early, and your family will feel a bit awkward when it tastes under-cooked and potentially unhealthy. Get it right the first time with a quality thermometer.

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Taylor Classic Instant Read Pocket Thermometer

Use this handy instant-read thermometer for anything that cooks up to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s compact size, durable construction, and shatter-proof plastic lens make it great for everyday cooking tasks and holiday meal preparation. Taylor products have graced kitchens large and small for years, and at this price you can’t go wrong.

Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer

Looking for a nice mid-range digital cooking thermometer with a convenient anti-bacterial storage pen? Taylor’s Waterproof Digital Thermometer fits the bill, and can easily be used in commercial cooking operations. The stainless steel temperature stem is built tough to last long, and the LCD digital temperature readout produces easy-to-read results for those of us in a hurry and not interested guessing what the meter reads. NSF listed thermometer with battery operation and convenient on/off switch to preserve batter life.

5. Miscellaneous Beef Preparation Tools – Rib Racks, Steak Weights and More

This website is about Prime Rib so we couldn’t leave you without some tools specifically meant for cooking beef. Of course, some of these tools can be creatively used in other cooking tasks, but for the moment we hope you find them useful for your next rib roast, steak, or burger!

Outset Dual Rib/Roasting Rack

Built with carbon-steel, this roasting rack is ultra-safe for rib and turkey cooking. It contains no PTFE’s or PFOA’s yet has a unique non-stick surface so you won’t have to pry your meal out with a crowbar. The rack  measures 17.25 x 9.25 x 7.75-inches, good enough for 6 slabs of rib. The rack is best cleaned by hand afterwards and allowed to air-dry. When not in use, it’s large enough to stack firewood! 🙂

Libertyware Cast Iron Steel Steak Weight and Bacon Press

This tough-as-nails iron press and cool to the touch wood handle make it optimal for cooking your meat faster, especially when thoroughness counts. The days of pressing your spatula against the meat for 10 or 15 minutes are over: just plunk this weight on top and spend your time elsewhere preparing the rest of your meal. It’s also perfect for keeping bacon flat, an absolute necessity when frying it up for Sunday breakfast. Measuring in at 9″ x 5.5″, the Libertyware weight is ample for most cooking tasks and built to last.

Waring MG-800 Professional Meat Grinder – Stainless Steal

Burger-addicts, meat;) your maker! This stainless steel meat grinder is perfect for burgers, sausage, and pate preparation, and its heavy duty construction will last for years. Waring offers a 5 year limited warranty, so short of dropping it off a 3 story building, this one’s a keeper! A 450 watt motor guarantees you enough power to churn through just about anything. Plus, you get 3 cutting plates and 2 sausage attachments to boot. Must be washed by hand.
Caution: Dangerous moving parts, keep away from children.

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1. Kitchen Knives
2. Steak Tenderizers
3. Metal Spatulas
4. Meat Thermometers
5. Miscellaneous Beef Preparation Tools – Rib Racks, Steak Weights and More

March 2013 and Beyond Sandwich/Hoagie/Grinder Specials at Top Restaurant Chains

Hungry for a sandwich and not interested in a greasy hamburger? Have a look at these promotions from the nation’s leading sandwich shops. All are valid for March 2013, and some expire much later. These deals can’t be beat!

“Roast Beef on wheat, American cheese, toasted, then lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper, and real mayonaise!”… is what you’ve probably uttered a few times when opting for a sandwich over a fast-food hamburger or chicken meal. Yes, even though restaurants like Subway do prepare their food on the fly, it is markedly healthier compared to more traditional fast food vendors. Conscientious eaters can enjoy a meal that won’t pack on unnecessary pounds or boost unhealthy cholesterol numbers.

March 2013 Sandwich/Hoagie/Grinder Specials at Top Restaurant Chains
*Note: Where indicated, some of these offers expire long after March, so you have plenty of time to get a great sandwich at an amazing price!

Subway Restaurants*

  • $5 Featured Footlong Sandwich – Ends 5/31/2013 – Enjoy a scrumptious footlong sandwich for just 5 bucks at your nearest Subway. Featured sandwiches may change during the course of the promotion.
  • March Everyday Value Subs – Ends 3/31/2013 – A 6 inch Oven Roasted Sandwich costs only $3, while a footlong Buffalo Chicken sandwich is just $6. Chicken is flavorful and much leaner than beef, and Subway’s tasty sauces will delight your palette. $5 footlongs include Black Forest Ham, Veggie Delite, Egg and Cheese, B.L.T., and Cold Cut Combo.
  • $3 Breakfast Combo – Ends 5/31/2013 – Get a 6″ Breakfast sandwich and drink of your choice. Subway is rolling out some amazing breakfast specials that will give the burger joints a run for their money!

Firehouse Subs Restaurants*

Quiznos Subs Restaurants*

Arby’s Restaurants*

We hope you enjoy these great March promotions! Grab a sandwich, chips, and soda for March Madness 2013 and cheer on your favorite college basketball team. Some of these promos expire soon, so get while the getin’ is good!

*Subway, Firehouse Subs, Quiznos, and Arby’s Restaurants are registered trademarks of their respective owners. This article is for informational purposes only. was not compensated by any of the aforementioned companies or their subsidiaries for placement within this post. Please visit each company’s website or your closest restaurant for further information.

Prime Rib Pizza – How to Make It – Where to Get It

Starving? Need a REALLY hearty meal? Prime Rib Pizza might be the cure to your hunger. We list links to recipes and great restaurants offering this amazing combo meal!

Prime Rib Pizza is not for the faint of heart or those with limited appetites: you might need your family to help eat this heavy, rich, and tasty combination of meat and pizza. Don’t feel like cooking? No problem, some restaurants are listed below that make their own version of Prime Rib Pizza.

Fair warning: 🙂 This meal will NOT benefit your low calorie diet. It will give your cholesterol medication a run for its money! You might need to exercise for about 10 hours after you eat a single piece of this scumptious pizza.

The following recipe works great with leftover Prime Rib from a dinner party or holiday meal. You might have to vary some of the seasoning in the pizza if your prime rib was prepared with a spicy or distinctive rub. That said, anything tastes good on pizza!

Source: Foodie Journey’s Prime Rib Pizza

Prime Rib Pizza Ingredients

  • 1 lb portion of the Master Boule Dough Recipe
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of Garlic Butter Zip Sauce
  • 1 Recipe for Parsley and Rosemary potatoes – below
  • 1 Recipe for Steakhouse Onion Rings – below
  • 12 oz (or more) of left over Prime Rib
  • 3 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Cornmeal, Grits, Semolina ( for pizza peel)
  • Fresh chopped Parsley for garnish

Ingredients for Parsley and Rosemary Potatoes

  • 3 Medium Red Skin Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of good quality Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of Minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Dried Rosemary
  • 1/8 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon of Salt

Preparation Instructions: Foodie Journey lists the ingredients and complete preparation instructions at its website, including pictures of each step in the cooking process. Please see Foodie Journey’s Prime Rib Pizza Page for further information.

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Don’t have time to cook? Just want to order out and enjoy? We’ve got some great restaurants offering Prime Rib Pizza below:

1. Bellefluer Restaurant
5610 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 603-1919

Menu: Bellefluer Restaurant Menu
Monday-Thursday 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am-9:00 pm


2. Di Lucca’s Pizzeria and Restaurant
274 Monmouth Rd
Millstone Township, NJ 08510
Phone: (732) 780-8300

Menu: Di Lucca’s Pizzeria and Restaurant Menu
Saturday 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Open 7 Days


3. Anchor Inn Restaurant Fresh Seafood and Prime Rib Pizza
790 E Broadway
Cape Vincent, New York 13618
Phone: (315) 654-3566
Menu: Call or visit for latest Menu Items
Website: Anchor Inn Cape Vincent New York – True Yellow Listing Page
Open for Dinner from 5:00 PM
Please call for current schedule


4. Falcon’s Bar and Grill
The Academy Hotel
8110 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Phone: (719) 278-7024
Menu: Falcon’s Bar and Grill Restaurant Menu
Website: Falcon’s Bar and Grill Webpage
Daily 6am – 10pm (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Reservations Highly Suggested


5. Harry and Izzy’s Restaurant – 3 Locations in Indianpolis
153 South Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (317) 635-9594
Menu: Harry and Izzy’s Restaurant Menu
Website: Harry and Izzy’s Restaurant Website
Monday-Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00–9:00 pm
Reservations Highly Suggested, Use – Click Here

Best Chain Restaurants for Prime Rib and Meat – Locate One Here

Just touched down in a new city on business, and wondering where to get a good meal? Is your family travel-weary and looking for a great beef meal at a reasonable price? Read on: We’ve got the best United States chain restaurants for Prime Rib, Steak, and other popular meats!

Everyone has their favorite steakhouse. In most cases, it is a single-restaurant operation, family owned, and not likely to be found outside your immediate area. So where do you go to get a great steak on the road? We’re glad you asked. has put together the following list of casual dining chain restaurants offering scrumptious beef meals that can’t be beat.

*Note: Visit the USPS website to find your location’s Zip Code – Click here

1. Texas Roadhouse – Don’t mess with Texas! Forbes magazine rated this restaurant as one of the best chains in the nation for steaks and ribs. Reservations suggested, but not necessary.

Texas Roadhouse Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

2. Carrabba’s Italian Grill – The menu isn’t beef-heavy, but Carrabba’s menu hits the spot. The Filet Fiorentina off the Wood Grill is amazing. give Carrabba’s a nod as one of the USA’s better eateries.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

3. Outback Steakhouse – There’s something for everyone at the Outback, one of the Nation’s better known chain restaurants offering casual dining. Food is excellent but not many healthy choices for those counting calories.

Outback Steakhouse Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

4. Cracker Barrel – Good old fashioned cooking and a friendly atmosphere are hallmarks of the Cracker Barrel chain restaurants. upgraded this chain’s ranking recently – this place is on the up and up!

Cracker Barrel Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

Zip Code Location Search Closest Cracker Barrel Location
Online Menu Cracker Barrel Menu

5. Longhorn Steakhouse – With restaurants in 33 states, there’s a good chance “The Longhorn” is just around the corner. gave this restaurant high marks for quality of food.

Longhorn Steakhouse Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

6. Golden Corral – Wholesome food, a massive buffet, and self service make this popular chain a winner even the pickiest of eaters. Got Kids? Great: Golden Corral was rated as highly kid friendly by

Golden Corral Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

Zip Code Location Search Closest Golden Corral Location
Online Menu Golden Corral Menu

7. Applebee’s – Although food taste is middle of the road, Applebee’s speedy service can’t be beat. Plus, there are plenty of things to eat off its diverse menu, including multiple healthy choice entrees.

Applebee’s Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

Zip Code Location Search Closest Applebee’s Location
Online Menu Applebee’s Menu

8. T.G.I. Friday’s Restaurant – This upbeat busy restaurant and bar might not be the quietest place to eat, but if you’re in the mood for a lively atmosphere T.G.I Friday’s is the place to be. also gave this popular chain credit for being family friendly, an important factor for many people eating on the go.

T.G.I. Friday’s Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

9. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – No list of beefy restaurants would be complete without Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Although slightly smaller compared to some of the other chains, Ruth’s Chris is a meat eater’s paradise. Bring your appetite and a 13 gallon bag for take home leftovers!

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

10. Morton’s Steakhouse – The best steak anywhere, and you won’t be disappointed. Morton’s Steakhouse is one of country’s oldest casual dining restaurant chains, serving up good times and delectable food in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Morton’s Steakhouse Restaurant Info, Location, and Menu

We hope you enjoy your visit to any of our 10 favorite casual dining restaurant chains, all of which have beef on the menu. Don’t forget: search the web for coupons before you walk in, to see if there are any ways to get a great deal on your dinner. Have fun!