Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mimosa Mocktails and A Real Cocktail Party

A mocktail might seem dangerously untrue to our roots so let us assure you no one on the Rufus team is expecting, particularly not Rufus. But let’s say you have to host a baby shower (if there’s anyway to get … Continue reading

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Corn Muffins with Cheddar and Sweet Pepper Jam

We normally don’t sweeten our cornbread too much. But these were the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Plus, they used up a jar of red pepper jam that was just languishing in the fridge waiting for someone to put … Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers Again!

What can we say, but there are almost as many ways to stuff a pepper as there are to stuff a chicken. This recipe took advantage of many leftover ingredients from an earlier taco night but nothing says you cannot … Continue reading

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Crawfish Boil Soup

Let’s say you just had a crawfish boil and there is a good amount leftover. Or maybe you went out and bought some at a stand and the price was better for 10 pounds instead of 5. Or you just … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Some Chili cause it’s Chilly

Nothing warms you up like a bowl of chili. Try one of these for inspiration. The standard. Or maybe a little more exotic. Or maybe a little color blind. Don’t forget the cornbread.

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A Leftover Dessert Invention

The night before Valentine’s Day my wife rolled over and stated that she would really like some sort of cheesecake for dessert. Not really awake and thinking the refrigerator was well stocked I agreed. The next morning I had a … Continue reading

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Spicy Home Fries

We had a few leftover cooked potatoes from a crayfish boil and decided some spice was in order. If you can’t handle the heat, or think they could be even hotter, adjust accordingly. Having cooked potatoes on hand made for … Continue reading

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Grapefruit and Rosewater Margaritas for Ladies Night

Donna over at The Slow Roasted Italian informed us last week that Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day. This posed a dilemma for us, albeit a happy one. We love us some margaritas and thought we might just have exhausted … Continue reading

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Grilled Whole Fish Stuffed with Citrus and Olives

This used red fish but any firm fleshed white fish will work. Make sure it is very fresh. The fish can be prepared up to two hours ahead of time and refrigerated, just let it come back to room temperature … Continue reading

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Penne with Sausage, Red Pepper and Kale

This is a really simple one-dish dinner. I liked the way the kale did not lose its crunch during the cooking process like spinach or other greens. Any sausage will work, as long as it is not breakfast sausage. The … Continue reading

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