A seafood feast

Seafood Boil

By Jack Mancuso | January 25, 2023

Seafood boil is made for sharing with family and friends. In the Southern United States, it has a long tradition, complete with secret ingredients for personalization. As you eat, share stories around a table.  The flavor is outstanding. Tips for Success There are a few tricks that create the best…

Sumptuous Brisket Sandwich

Leftover Brisket Melt

By Jack Mancuso | January 24, 2023

My leftover brisket melt was designed based on a simple truth. When you make a brisket, there’s usually leftover meat based on the sheer size of the brisket itself, weighing on average between 10-16 pounds. That’s a lot of servings and possible future recipes.  Upclose with Brisket Beef brisket comes…

Chuck Roast Burnt Ends

Chuck Roast Burnt Ends

By Jack Mancuso | January 23, 2023

It’s no secret that I love the Buffalo Bills and enjoy cooking for them. This Chuck Roast Burnt Ends recipe is one I prepared for them. Obviously, you won’t need the amount of meat you see in the video (unless you have a big family reunion), so I’ve trimmed the…

Father and Son Feast

Italian Surf and Turf

By Jack Mancuso | January 21, 2023

My Italian surf and turf recipe is a “hats off” to the amazing taste of Sicily and all things Mediterranean. The land is steeped in tradition and dotted with all manner of fresh food ready for harvesting. People frequently visit Sicily just for the food because of its uniqueness and…

Iberico Secreto

Iberico Secreto Tacos

By Jack Mancuso | December 26, 2022

What on earth is Iberico Secreto Tacos? It sounds like a culinary treasure hunt. In fact, that’s not far off. The Iberian pig has intense, delicious, tender meat. The piece of meat used is tucked between the back and back fat, coming out fan-shaped if the butcher cuts it correctly.…

Maple Bourbon turkey

Maple Bourbon Butter Turkey

By Jack Mancuso | December 25, 2022

While you may think of turkey as a holiday food, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it at other times of the year. We’re grilling this Maple Bourbon Butter Turkey (It actually sounds scrumptious and decadent). So get your turkey on, no matter the season. One technique, which I will…

Braised Beef Spicy Sandwich

Braised Shredded Beef Sandwich

By Jack Mancuso | December 24, 2022

Do you love mouthwatering beefy tastes that are uber-tender for a sandwich? Try this Braised Shredded Beef Sandwich.  I’ve used Chuck Roast for this and other recipes because it loves being cooked slowly, becoming juicier and more flavorful as they go. Chuck Roast comes from the shoulder and lower neck…

Duck Break Seared

Duck Breast Confit

By Jack Mancuso | December 23, 2022

When recipes like Duck Breast Confit reach your inbox for recipes, you may think of Julia Child, who made traditional French preparations look simple. I am no French Chef, but I think you’ll find this easier than you might expect. Duck Breast Confit Ingredients Duck breast (1-1.5 pounds per person)…

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Wing Detroit-Style Pizza

By Jack Mancuso | December 21, 2022

I am always trying to find new ways of making wings and pizza, but why not mash up two of the best foods on earth together? The result? Buffalo Chicken Wing Detroit Style Pizza. Here we’re taking deboned buffalo wings and putting them on deep-dish style pizza. Buffalo Chicken Wing…

100 day old aged steak

100 Day Old Steak

By Jack Mancuso | December 20, 2022

If you liked my 48-day duck fat-aged beef recipe, Then why not go for the gusto? Prime rib is a great vehicle for dry aging. The 100-day-old steak has umami, rich taste. You don’t lose that great prime rib flavor, either. The only downside is having to wait a hundred…

Smoked Jalapeno Pepper Poppers

Meat-Stuffed Jalapenos

By Jack Mancuso | December 8, 2022

Jalapeno poppers have risen to become a trendy snack throughout the United States. These meat-stuffed jalapenos are fantastic for an appetizer. Bonus: they’re finger food. Their visual appearance is somewhat like a finger, too. Hot, Hot, Hot Jalapeno So what exactly is a Jalapeno popper? Basically, it consists of a…

Crab Stuffed Salmon

Crab Stuffed Salmon

By Jack Mancuso | October 22, 2022

The recipe I’m sharing from the great outdoors is for Crab Stuffed Salmon. This is another way of using the meaty nature of salmon for perfectly luscious grilling and smoking outcomes. Other examples include my salmon burnt ends, and hot honey smoked salmon.  The salmon filets are co-starring with crab…

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