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    My favorite kind of beef is flank steak, seasoned with season salt and season pepper, and grilled on the BBQ. There is nothing better!!

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    Wow, this is a serious kick ass giveaway. I admit that I’m a bit of a beef snob. I love super lean cuts like sirloin/filet. Just the other night at dinner, I had this Vietnamese Shaking Beef; it was filet in garlic sauce…so good! Thanks for this sweet giveaway. P.S. your pool is pretty kick ass, too!

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    Kristina says:

    Pick me pick me pick me! It’s my birthday and I never win anything! Ok, I know that was shameless, but I can’t help it! My favorite kind of beef is just plain ol’ ground beef…you can make SO many different things out of it!

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    Leslie, Love your backyard but living in the Pacific Northwest doesn’t give a lot of time for backyards and swimming and when it does we love to grill Rib-Eye Steaks!

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    I choose either round or cube steak, since that’s what chicken fried steak is made of, and who doesn’t love chicken fried steak?! LOL
    Great video, thanks for the giveaway!

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    Wow! What a beautiful backyard! I am really just a hamburger kinda girl. πŸ™‚

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    our favorit cut is Rib-eye.. my hubby loves grillig it. it’s flavorful and this cut is so forgiving for amateur grillers! (I could sure use that $100 gift card… lol)

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    I love a good grilled sirloin steak!

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    oh, that video was too cute. My favorite has always been the tenderloin.

    I’m jealous of your pool! We live in Tampa and we’re saving for a house now…so maybe someday we can have an awesome pool like that! πŸ˜€

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    thebrunettebaker says:

    I love all cuts..filet, sirloin, flank, prime rib, strip, etc. I grew up going to fine steakhouses & my love for it is neverending.

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    Amanda @ Fake Ginger says:

    I like chuck steak/roast. You can use it in so many different ways and it’s fairly inexpensive as far as good beef goes.

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    Anonymous says:

    I like sirloin if I am using in certain recipes like stir fry, but for a steak all by itself filet has always been my favorite. Lisa

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    Oh Leslie, I want Your Pool!! It is Fabu!!!

    Okeee Dokee, the Giveaway is Fabulous too!!! I mean, OH yeah, a $100 Gift card or a cook book.. heck YES!!!

    My favorite cut of meat, I mean my Hubby’s Favorite cut is Filet Mignon!

    He grills it, Salt Pepper, that’s it!

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    my favorite cut is definitely filet mignon…. total steak snob! i love it with some red wine sauce, or just on its own with salt and pepper.

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    Culinarywannabe says:

    Never say you want to live in cooler weather!! I was a blessed Floridian once, and now it looks like I’m stuck in the north. Boo! And your pool is beautiful!

    I never cook steak at home really, but I love to buy those inexpensive roasts and cook them in the slow cooker all day.

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    My favorite it just a New York Strip steak, seasoned with salt,pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. YUM!

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    I love beef, sirloins are probably my favorite (if I had to choose) cooked rare on the grill. Making my mouth water even now!!
    Thanks for the chance!!!!!!!!!!

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    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" says:

    Great giveaway!

    2 of my most memorable steak dinners have been Filet Mignon. It just melts in your mouth!
    Once was for our 1st anniversary and the other was from a birthday party at a nice Restaurant so we didn’t even have to pay for that one! ha!

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    I’ll have to say my favorite cut of beef is the tenderloin. Yum, yum. Thanks for the give away!

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    Donna-FFW says:

    Give me a good T-bone!

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    E. Michelle says:

    Cool giveways! My favorite is skirt steak because I love fajitas!!

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    I am a ribeye girl myself!

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    I found you through Tastespotting a few weeks ago and have just been loving the recipes that you’ve been posting.
    Nothing says family barbecue to me like brisket; I’m a huge fan. Love your pool! Such paradise.
    Have a great weekend!

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    I don’t eat beef so I don’t have a favorite, I just wanted to say hi and have a great weekend. Love your video posts!

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    My favorite kind of steak is grilled top sirloin:)

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    Wow, nice pool! And great giveaway. I love meatballs and a good NY grilled strip steak.

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    My favorite cut is Kobe – I do not have it very often because it is not cheap but OH MY is it good!!! What a great giveaway and love your pool!!!

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    There is only one clear choice when it comes to beef as far as I am concerned. You have to go for a medium well Filet Mignon. It melts in your mouth and has just the right amount of fat to make it very delicious.

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    White Trash Momma says:

    I am so jealous you are in Florida enjoying such beautiful weather! It snowed today in Colorado!! Ughhh…Anyways! My favorite cut of beef is definitely rib eye! Thick and juicy…blood doesn’t bother me, it just adds more flavor to the meat! But I will usually just get some round steak or cube steak to make some chicken fried steak and potatoes w/gravy. But you know I just love beef in general.

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    We love ribeye in our house! Yummm… Thanks so much!!

    lexbyam At gmail dot com

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    Calm In The Kitchen says:

    OMG, I am loving your backyard!

    For me nothing beats a ribeye.

    Great giveaway!

    πŸ˜‰ amy

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    janis McCarty says:

    Just discovered your website. Love it. My daughter cooked one of your recipes while I was visiting her and it was awesome. I can’t wait to try more.
    My favorite beef is . . . . .hmmmm… I love ground beef – hamburgers, meat loaf, etc. AND I love rare steak, very rare steak. YUMMMMM.

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    Anonymous says:

    Where's the beef???? Oh you have it… damn you!! From the one & only…. guess who??? Filet Mignon is where it's at in da' hood!! Luv me… πŸ˜‰
    PS ~ i have a pool too…

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    noble pig says:

    How awesome…I’m a Porterhouse girl…no way around it!

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    I dunno, but I get the feeling Leslie is really excited [G]

    There seems to be a huge following of equally-excited contenders for the prize here. So, please don’t include my name in the drawing.

    I just came by because I couldn’t pass up your video with your contagious excitement and humor.

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    I too am a flank steak lover! I’ve got a 24 hr marinade that is to dye for. Mmm, mmm, mmm!

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    Michelle says:

    Awesome giveaway! My favorite cut would have to be the filet.

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    I love a good steak…..but I would say the favorite is plain old ground beef. so many options, so many meals, so many flavors!

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    Mmmmm Beef! I just love Ribeyes! Either in a prime rib roast or cut into steaks. Steaks I love seasoned with salt and pepper, seared hot, served rare with some cayenne butter.

    Great…now you’ve made me hungry =(

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    Pick me, pick me! I like Filet Mignon!

    Your pool is beautiful.

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    Dried-aged NY strip – better than filet because it’s more fatty, but just as tender due to the dry aging. SOOO good! Awesome giveaway!

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    Great giveaway, Leslie! I am a huge fan of bone in filet mignon. Your pool is gorgeous…your hubby is one talented man! πŸ™‚

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    mcmcolospgs says:

    I love prime rib – medium rare with good creamy horseradish!! Beautiful pool!!!

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    My favorite cut of beef is rib-eye… a splash of soy sauce, garlic and pepper and grilled. I’ve turned into a medium, medium-well lover. I worked on a beef ranch though high school and college to pay the bills, and I just love beef! Thanks for all the great recipes for beef this week!
    Your pool is gorgeous!

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    Hi Leslie – I don’t eat beef but my husband does and his favorite is filet mignon. I’d love to cook more beef for him, so the cookbook would be great! And who can’t use $100?! Your pool is AMAZING!!! It looks like a tropical paradise!

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    What a cool give-a-way!!1 My favorite cut of beef is brisket baby!!! Yes mam, it is near and dear to my heart and being a proud Texan, we know how to cook a mean brisket. Yum!!!

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    This is a great idea for a give-a-way.(I am so excited.)
    I just love a good old fashioned Hamburger cooked on a barbecue grill.
    Is there anything better!?! We raised Angus cows for beef when I was younger so it has always been a staple in my house.

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    My favorite kind of beef is a filet, grilled served sauted mushrooms, a baked sweet potato and asparagus. Yum! If I win I won’t find out for a week because I’ll be on VACATION! Hope I win!!!!

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    Hmm I think my favorite cut would be a fillet. What a great pool!

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    Life on Pelican Street says:

    My favorite cut used to be flank steak until I had my first filet mignon this year!!

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    mmm isnt it great to live in florida =))))

    i dont eat beef myself but my family does and they all love a nice filet!

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    Proud Italian Cook says:

    Nice back yard and a great place to grill up some ribeyes!!

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    John loves BEEF! And we LOVE the pool! Ribeye here!

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    Diana Merrell says:

    Filet Mignon and prime rib baby! Love your blog.

    Diana Merrell

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    What a great give away. I love cooking flank steak. I make a saki glazed flank steak that my family goes crazy for.I may actually make it this week since I have been inspired by all of your beef recipes

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    Leslie!!! You’re the best! You know I’m a vegetarian, so I hope that doesn’t exclude me from the giveaway! If I were to eat meat, maybe the filet mignon? I hear it’s the best? Haha, anyways, I love your pool, and you are just too cute. Thanks again!

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    Family "G" says:

    Hello Leslie!! Your pool does rock! Micheal is so talented! I love beef but for some reason only eat it in resturants and on the grill! My fav cuts are filets and sirlions, and sometimes I crave some flank steaks cuban style!

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    My favorite beef is a really good steak sirloin.
    Awesome back “yard”, Leslie! What a giveaway!

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    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    my favoirte beef is chuck eye. Great giveaway.

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    My absolute fav cut of beef would be a big thick juicy very medium rare charcoal grilled hunk of Porterhouse!
    Thanks Leslie!

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    I’ve come to collect….I like by rib-eyes.

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    shortymcg says:

    since we are midwesterners, we love all cuts of beef !!! Cute video… great way to bring on the beef…

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    My favorite kind of beef is filet – and cooked medium rare so it can just melt in your mouth. yum. thanks for the great contest!

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    Evolving Mommy Catherine says:

    Oooh great, giveaway. I think my very favorite is strip, although just about any cut is good. Thanks for the chance!


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    JennyMac says:

    OH leslie, you say you like the chillier areas…I live in VA…so let’s trade houses….hahahahha. Unfortunately, you’d get the short end of the deal on THAT one! lol. I love making flank steaks…so easy to marinate, grill, slice thin and tender to eat…Did I say how much I love them!
    I already have that cookbook from being a FACS teacher, they gave them to us for free! It’s cool for sure! I will take my chances for the card though! If I happen to win the cookbook….I just let you pick another winner!

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    I love steak too!! Actually just had some last night… NY Strip! Yum! You are hilarious and wha an awesome giveaway!! Go u!

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    Just plain old, gotta love it, ground beef. I can do so much with it. Thanks for such a wonderful contest.

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    i want my beef ground, molded into patties, and adorned with ketchup, pepperjack cheese, mustard, and guacamole. πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous says:

    My fav kind of beef is porterhouse steak cooked on the grill.

    JIll S.

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    Jen Alfieri says:

    Great giveaway Leslie! I only recently became a red meat eater, but I like to do beef roasts in the crockpot – super simple and everyone eats it.

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    Cathy Edwards says:

    Awesome Pool Leslie. Thanks to Erika I am leaving my comment:
    Black Angus Filet Mignon.

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    I love a good ribeye!

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    Anonymous says:

    I love a good standing rib roast or any steak with blue cheese on top…yum!

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    Anonymous says:

    Hey Leslie! My favorite cut of beef is a filet mignon. I am not a big meat eater but I do like a good filet! I was just talking to Chrissy the other day and told her that I wanted to call your hubby for a quote this year. (when we have the $) Thanks! Jackie

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    GypsyMommy says:

    I love a nice sirlion, rubbed with garlic, salt and pepper and tossed on the grill.

    I’ll be sure to save your husband’s pool info just in case something comes up!

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    I think our favorite would have to be the Flat Iron…because it’s the flawless cooking steak. It doesn’t matter how you cook it, RARE to CREMATED it is still nice and tender and juicy.

    Thanks Leslie…

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    5 Star Foodie says:

    What a fun giveaway! I definitely love the filet best.

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    Beautiful pool! I am jealous of your weather, so sick of the cold here. For favorite beef, give me some prime rib any day.

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    Mrsfatface says:

    Awesome giveaway. My favorite has got to be a new york strip steak!


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    Leslie, I just have to tell you that you are my 16 year old daughter’s favorite food blogger! Who knew she even paid attention to my blogging habit?

    She loves your recipes, your photos and now your POOL! LOL. Plus she thinks you are beautiful, which of course you are.

    Now you’re giving away $100! She asked where you live, and I swear she’s thinking of moving in with you since you are way cooler than we are.

    I think I already confessed my favorite cut of beef on your sirloin post, so I apologize for being redundant in the hopes of winning your KICK ASS giveaway. It’s tenderloin.

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    Anonymous says:

    I love a good filet mignon! What great prizes. Love your pool. I’m in Tampa, as well and my pool looks nothing like that…so jealous!

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    Kelly Noel says:

    hey leslie! i’m not a huge beef person, but i do love a good filet every now and then. πŸ™‚

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    I just discovered your blog and it is so fun! This may be pretty lame to most people, but I absolutely love lean GROUND beef. It is so versatile. When vegies and healthy grains are added to it, the meal is inexpensive, yet tasty. Things like tacos, spaghetti, burgers, and chili are staples around here!

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    Fantastic giveaway. I love ground chuck for burgers!

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    christopher says:

    my favorite depends on the season.
    winter-short ribs braised in guiness.
    spring-grilled ribeye, asparagus, and bernaise
    summer-marinated hanger steak with sungold, cherry tomato and basil salad.
    fall-coulot(yummy tender cap of the sirloin) with baked sweet potato and sage brown butter.
    looks like all is well with you.

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    Great giveaway girlie…I LOVE flank steak and a good filet or sirloin. And of course a good burger.

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    Okay Leslie you are killing me with your comment about corned beef. Only you…thanks for the laugh.
    I can’t watch the video because I have dial up. Can I just win a pool instead?
    Evidently beef is the question, rib eye or filet for me.

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    Anonymous says:

    Great giveaway girl. Gotta love the beef people. My favorite is a ribeye, but sometimes I crave a big hamburger. Still lovin’ your blog! ~Judy

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    its hard to pick! gound beef is fantastic because you can cook just about anything with it. then again, who doesn’t love a big ol juicy steak. I think I’d have to go w/ steak, because I just don’t get to have it as often as I’d like.

    ps. this blog is adorable!

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    I usually buy a good ole Ribeye! YUm!

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    Love the tenderloin, the only way to go!

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    Prime rib roast for sure! Yum!

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    I like a nice tenderloin steak.

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    I agree with you about rare beef. I like my beef to mooo!!!!! But what I like to do also is find ways to use left over rare beef in other ways. I have a killer recipe for steak with vodka sauce over pasta. Just gave our son the left overs from our dinner and he did not share with his family, he ate it all by himself. I feel really honored with this because he is a trained chef and my idea caught his taste buds, so to speak.
    Favorite cuts are filet, and flate iron steak. Sirloins are good also. Guess I just like Beef!!!

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    ooh, what a fun giveaway! I LOVE ribeye, grilled on the bbq of course!

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    I can’t say I”m a steak lover, but I do appreciate and enjoy a good filet mignon. Oh, and there’s nothing like good Bo Luc Lac (Vietnamese beef!)

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    I do not eat a ton of beef, my husband has high cholesterol, but I love flank steak actually it has lots o flavor or a great sirloin.

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    A filet of any kind is wonderful. And so are you, Leslie! What a fun personality you have!

    Oh, and if I had to use it in a recipe, I’d probably go for steak fajitas. I love Mexican. A little steak in my fajitas could never be a bad thing, right?

    πŸ™‚ Good luck with your giveaway!

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    I want to win this giveaway! My favorite cut of beef….hmmmmmm….must be the sirloin. But, at our house, the most used cut of beef is the market ground beef sold at my local Publix Supermarket.

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    Grilled Ribeye! Oh how we miss Florida! Moved from Hudson to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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    Ciao Chow Linda says:

    Your pool is gorgeous.
    I’ll take a filet mignon anyday.

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    I love rump roast because that is what our family prepares for Christmas dinner!

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    My favorite is filet mignon! Although we eat all types of beef. Mike would eat it every night! Our pool is moving right along. Thanks Natural Springs Pools!

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    Picking my favorite cut of beef is like picking my favorite kid. lol I love a great burger or a juicy grilled ribeye. Lately though, we’re eating more sirloin because of health reasons, plus it’s less expensive than my beloved ribeye.

    Thanks for the giveaways. Love your blog and your pool!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Nice giveaway prizes!! My fav kind of beef is sirloin. I love a great steak!!

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    lucyinaz says:

    We like tenderloin and NY strip. Great giveaway!

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    I know I said I don’t know much about steak and all that jazz, but I loves me some hamburgers! As horrible as what the meat looks like before it’s all cooked up yummy the “AFTER” is definitely worth it. Thanks for the giveaway beef lady!

    My best, Lynn (I’ve got a lovely giveaway this week)

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    I love a nice filet…mmmmm. Just nothing better, in my book.

    Love your pool!

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    I am a farmers Daughter so I grew up on good meat!!! I love any and all kinds of beef. My fav though is t-bone or sirloin on the grill of course, with just some steak seasoning!! yum-o!!

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    I love beef! I like most cuts, but my favorite has to be Filet Mignon on the grill. Your pool is great….makes me long for summer!

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    I love all beef!!! But my faorite is Ground beef! You can do so much with it!

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    My favorite cut of beef is filet mignon. You just can’t beat a perfectly cooked filet. Yum!

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    My favorite its beef sirloin steak…I love anyhting on the grill and this beef goes great on the grill.

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    I love all cuts of beef. I would say my favorite has to be rib-eye.

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    You’re awesome Leslie, and by the way I would trade your climate ANYDAY. Utah weather sucks because one day it’s 60 degrees and the next day we’ll get snow. What a tease! Anyway, beautiful pool and waterfall, oh how jealous I am! And now onto my favorite cut of beef, hands down, filet mignon. Love it! Great giveaway!

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    Great giveaway! This probably wouldn’t be many peoples fave, but it’s always been mine – A nice well done grilled london broil! MMMM!!! I know some people think it’s a crime to cook beef to well done, but I can’t help it..that’s just how i like it!

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    You are too cute!! And I LOVE your pool. Makes me want to come to Tampa just to swim in it! LOL!

    Anyway, my favorite is definitely roast! I put in it the slow cooker with 2 bottles of Catalina Dressing and 1 package of Lipton Onion soup mix and cook on low all day! It’s SOO yummy!!

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    Hi Leslie –
    I have been visiting your site since Thanksgiving – it has inspired me to try to cook more! that and the economy!! I’m planning to make the beef stroganoff when the kids are home for Spring Break – it was always one of my favorites growing up. I like just about any beef but especially a rare prime rib with a baked potato and caesar salad. I promise to buy beef if I win!!

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    My favorite kind of beef is a tender sirloin roast, browned on all sides,
    cooked in slow cooker with lots of sauteed onions, celery, golden potatoes and sweet carrotts cooked in real homemade gravy. Nothing better.