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Beef It Up! 
Aug. 23, 2013 10:01 am 
Updated: Aug. 25, 2013 5:04 pm
I am a BIG fan of beef, particularly ground beef, as we basically grew up on it...I swear I could eat burgers everyday! The great thing about beef is that now days it comes in so many varities that it can fit into everybody's diet and price range. I made two recipes this month sponsored by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Both were made with ground beef, and, of course, one just had to be a burger, lol. The first recipe I made was 'Beef and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms':<  These had great flavor and everyone really enjoyed them. If you love blue cheese definitely give them a try! The second recipe I made was 'Burgers with Grilled Onions':<  What's not to love about a great, classic burger??? The flavor of the beef really came through on this one.
If you are 'afraid' of beef because of all the negitivity surrounding it, DON'T BE!!!!!! With a bit of research, you will find that it can actually be good for you, and a lot of cuts have the same or less fat content than chicken, pork or turkey. So, get in the kitchen and cook up some beef tonight, because, after all, "IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER"
I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I'm not compensated for my work with Product received from an advertiser is only used for experience based reviews on this site. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Christina. :)

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Aug. 23, 2013 3:44 pm
Excuse me please, but could you pass me that burger! Christina, you certainly know how to cook beef! I thought of you yesterday when I cooked our burgers! Someday I hope to pass through western Pa. and have a burger lunch with you. Great job!
Aug. 23, 2013 4:41 pm
I was so disappointed in those mushrooms! And I did add plenty of blue cheese, but the meat itself just seemed flavorless even though it came from a good source. Your burger is making me drool!
Aug. 24, 2013 5:39 am
Thanks, Bobbie! I hope you pass through sometime too...we would have a blast! :)
Aug. 24, 2013 5:40 am
Thanks, BSM! Hubby LOVED the mushrooms, and I enjoyed them too, but I noticed some people didn't. I did overcook mine, so they were a tad dry, though...
Aug. 24, 2013 6:38 am
I agree with Shorecook, that burger looks awesome. Great blog and great photos.
Aug. 24, 2013 8:51 am
Thanks, Brian! :)
Aug. 25, 2013 2:50 pm
Love your photos Christina, that burger looks awesome. Great blog.
Aug. 25, 2013 5:04 pm
Thanks, Manella! :)
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About Me
Hi Everyone! My name is Christina and I live in Pittsburgh (born and raised here) with my husband, Jim (we have been married for 12 years), my son Gabriel (he is 8), and our twin baby girls born June 22, 2011, Abby and Ally. I love cooking and sharing recipes and have a pretty extensive cookbook/recipe collection. I think my love of cooking comes from my mom and dad. We are definately a family that loves to cook (AND EAT!). I also enjoy watching hockey, LET'S GO PENS!, walking, crocheting and doing crafts. I am looking forward to meeting alot of new people here, and sharing tips and ideas.
My favorite things to cook
EVERYTHING! I love trying new things and we are not a picky family, so anything goes!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just cook with love and patience. I am 1/2 Italian and 1/2 Lebanese, so we have tons of family traditions.
My cooking triumphs
When I was maybe 12 years old, I had a dinner party for some close neighbors and I made stuffed shrimp, homemade gnocchi with sauce, salad, homemade croissants and creme caramel for dessert. I was so proud of myself. When I cook and I can see the look of enjoyment on the people I am servings faces, that is a triumph all in itself.
My cooking tragedies
None that I can recall, LOL!
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