Author Archives: Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.

Turkey Pineapple Curry

This is a great way to use up some leftovers and take advantage of all the fresh pineapple on sale during this time. Turkey Pineapple Curry 3 cups dark meat chopped small 1/2 large pineapple chopped into small bites 1/2 … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Thanksgiving Leftover Edition

We know that the holiday hasn’t even happened yet, but you’ll probably want this list by Friday morning so we’re planning ahead. Here are some of our favorite ways to use up leftovers, from turkey and gravy to mashed potatoes. … Continue reading

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes can be made ahead of time and reheated while you’re making gravy or carving the bird. Since the skins are thinner on sweet potatoes, leave a little flesh to hold the shape of the skins intact or … Continue reading

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Pomegranate and Rosewater Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce is fragrant and berry-licious. The rosewater adds flavor without overpowering. Pomegranate and Rosewater Cranberry Sauce 12 ounces cranberries seeds and juice from 1 pomegranate 3/4 cup sugar 1 cinnamon stick  1 1/4 cup water 1/4 tsp rosewater … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Drinks to Warm the Soul

OK, these may not warm the soul. But maybe they’ll numb the senses. Who couldn’t use that at a family gathering? If you’re like us and live somewhere that’s a bit too warm to drink these sort of concoctions check … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar and Pecan Streusel

This is a classic way to make sweet potatoes sing. It’s an easy dish to prepare a day or two before and reheat while the turkey rests. Sweet Potato Casserole 2 1/12 pounds sweet potatoes 1 egg 1 tbsp molasses … Continue reading

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Cranberry Apple Pie with a Crumb Topping

We know it’s hard to find room on your dessert table once the spots for the pecan and pumpkin pies are filled. But trust us this is worth making room for. Cranberry Apple Pie with a Crumb Topping 1 Single-Crust … Continue reading

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