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Steak and Cheese Pinwheel

By Jack Mancuso | August 1, 2022

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]People often call me the “guy with a grill.” And, honestly, it fits. If it can be grilled, I’m going to give it a try. Beef, by far, is my favorite meat for smoking and barbecuing. For this recipe, we’ll be making Steak and…

Alfredo chicken wings plate

Alfredo Chicken Wings

By Jack Mancuso | July 25, 2022

You have probably heard of Alfredo sauce on pasta. But why limit such a tasty sauce? My recipe for Alfredo Chicken Wings creates delicious finger food. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Sure, there are many ways to prepare chicken wings like barbecue lime-butter, cherry Pepsi wings, and…

Spicy chicken and avocado sanwich

Spicy Chicken Sandwich

By Jack Mancuso | July 22, 2022

How do you take a chicken sandwich to the next level? Spice it up! I love this spicy chicken sandwich recipe because it’s juicy, and has a punch along with amazing levels of flavor in every bite. While there are a lot of ingredients here, the recipe doesn’t take as…

Cuso Cuts Chef Knife and medium rare steak

Steak Temperatures

By Jack Mancuso | July 21, 2022

Everyone has a preference in how they liked their steak cooked, be it an amazing Tomahawk ribeye, luscious steak sandwich, or everything in between, there’s nothing quite so disappointing as cutting your steak open and finding it completely wrong. While restaurants may not have perfect standards for steak temperatures, you…

Cleaver slicing tomahawk ribeye

What is a Cleaver Knife Used For?

By Jack Mancuso | July 20, 2022

If you ask anyone who loves to cook, there are some essential knives that should be in your kitchen. Everyone knows about Chef Knives, but few have ever used a cleaver. There’s no question it looks a bit daunting, but it has a specific role to play in your culinary…

Grilled duck sandwich

Duck Sandwich

By Jack Mancuso | July 19, 2022

When you think of poultry in a sandwich, turkey and chicken are the most likely to come to mind. But what about duck? While it is a little more expensive than the other two, duck is very versatile and gives you a wide variety of options when dry aging or…

Homemade mexican pizza

Homemade Mexican Pizza

By Jack Mancuso | July 18, 2022

Pizza. Ooohey, gooey, and so incredibly versatile that dozens of books could be written on pizza recipes alone. One of my favorites is homemade Mexican pizza. I have chosen to use a pizza oven for putting this together. I suggest using oak, maple, or ash as your heat supply.  Exactly…

Steak crust

Deep Fried Steak

By Jack Mancuso | July 16, 2022

You may have never heard of deep-fried steak. In some ways, the idea seems contrary to traditional approaches for cooking an excellent cut of meat. However, I’m here to tell you this Deep Fried Steak recipe is out of this world. It comes out with a beautiful crust and ridiculously…

BBQ Arctic Char

Dry Aged Arctic Char

By Jack Mancuso | July 16, 2022

  If you enjoy grilled salmon, it’s likely you’ll appreciate my dry-aged arctic char recipe. Arctic Char is a lot like salmon and trout, having a healthy, pink color to the meat. In part, this is thanks to Chars eating pink shrimp!  Ecologically, Arctic Char has become the stunt fish…

Rack of lamb

Rack of Lamb

By Jack Mancuso | July 15, 2022

Since most people don’t make lamb often, my rack of lamb recipe is a wonderful treat. It combines the vibrant color of pesto aioli with spicy smoked peppers and a smoked garlic confit sauce. Since your smoker is up and going, you’ll be able to smoke the goat cheese and…

Garbage plate meal

Garbage Plate

By Jack Mancuso | July 13, 2022

What on earth is a garbage plate? It is perhaps the ultimate in greasy food on a plate – fries, hot mat sauce, macaroni salad, cheeseburgers, condiments… well, you get the idea. The original garbage plate originated in Rochester, NY. Hungry college students imbibing started playing around with this idea…

Hot dog burnt ends with chef cuso

Hot Dog Burnt Ends

By Jack Mancuso | June 30, 2022

When your budget looks skimpy, but you’re desperate for barbecue, these Hot Dog Burnt ends fill two functions. They don’t break the bank and they’re inexpensive to make. Sure, they’re not burnt ends in the traditional form. Nonetheless, they come out smoky, sticky, caramelized, and sweet and are the perfect…

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