FTB Pulled Pork

I may have been born in New York City but I’m a country boy at heart. It was nearing the time to “Feed The Beast” so I prepped my smoker to make my “FTB Pulled Pork”. Prep time is about ten minutes and smoke time is about nine hours. So what’s a country boy supposed…

The Beast’s Baby Backs!

Spring is here and smoke is in the air! With the start of the spring season, the first dish “The Beast” demands to be smoked is baby back ribs. As the servant to “The Beast” I must oblige him. So Baby Back Ribs it is. This is a favorite of those that I hold close…

Pizza Rustica a.k.a. Easter Meat Pie

It is that time of year again. Easter is upon us and it has been tradition in my family since before I was born to make Pizza Rustica or as some call it, “Easter Meat Pie”. It is one of the two popular pies we make during this holiday. The second is Pizza Gran or…

Chorizo Flambé

Here is a simple recipe that will wow your guests. Chorizo is a cured sausage that can be found throughout Europe, In Portuguese and Spanish cultures, chorizo is a pork sausage that is smoked using dried smoked red peppers which gives it the spiciness and the deep red color. This recipe adds a higher dimension…

Clams Vino Blanco

Looking for a quick clam recipe as an appetizer? Look no further! This recipe uses five ingredients and takes about ten minutes to make. Just make sure to have plenty of bread, because you are going to want to soak up all the juice and eat it.

Thousand Island Dressing

For those that have seen my recipe for Rueben Egg Rolls, I mentioned how this dressing is a popular condiment for the dish. If you missed it, just click on the picture below of the Rueben Egg Rolls and it will take you to that recipe. Or just visit the page “Stolen Recipes For The…

“The Beast’s” Rueben Egg Rolls

Being a lover of bars, pubs and taverns there is an anomaly that I have noticed over the years. It appears that almost every Irish establishment I go into has a similar dish on the menu. What is that you ask? A corn beef eggroll! Places may call them by different names with variations of…

Crab Cakes With Remoulade Sauce

“Crab Cakes and football! That’s what Maryland does!” Anyone who has ever seen the movie “Wedding Crashers” would remember the scene of the pickup football game and that line in the movie. But what is it about Maryland and crab cakes? Why do they get to claim the fame of this wonderful dish? Crab cakes…

Beast Chili

Simply put, chili is a form of stew where some say it originated in Northern Mexico, while others say it’s birthplace was Southern Texas. So to prevent any arguments, lets agree it is a “Tex-Mex” dish and leave it at that. Throughout the United States you can find many variations of chili. In Texas it…

Jalapeño Cornbread

This is the perfect side dish for many southern styles of food. I enjoyed this the most when it accompanies my “Big Easy Shrimp And Grits”. There is nothing like taking a piece of the cornbread and dipping it into a nice helping of the grits. See for my jalapeño cornbread in the blog. For…