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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.

Summer Vegetable Tart

This recipe comes together quickly and is perfect for brunch or breakfast. Or dinner. Add some bacon or chicken livers to the sauteed mushrooms if you want non vegetarian. Zucchini Tomato Torte 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup red … Continue reading

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Cherry Bourbon Old Fashioned

Here is a fun twist on the classic old fashioned cocktail that makes use of some of that fantastic cherry liquor for these. If you did not make the cherries then maybe it is time you did. Cherry Bourbon Old … Continue reading

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Ratatouille

Thanks to a very entertaining film from Pixar, ratatouille has had a reboot from the rustic roasted casserole that nine times out of 10 turned into a gummy inedible mess. The fancier version is good, but it loses some of … Continue reading

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Corn Salad with Feta and Candied Bacon

Here is another use for candied bacon. Serve this on top of a bed of greens, or on top of a pile of stewed black beans on top of a bed of greens on top of tortilla chips. Or use … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Pancakes

We like to think Elvis was doing this a long time ago in a galaxy far far more awesome. Peanut Butter Pancakes 1 cup flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Tomato Time Part One

Tomatoes are only truly delicious for a short time of the year. These meals make the most of juicy tomatoes straight from the garden. Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Roasted Tomatoes and Squash Tomato Bacon Quiche Tomato and Squash Bake Tomato … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

We’ve wanted to jazz up our deviled eggs ever since Jed over at Sports Glutton posted a fantastic looking recipe for jalapeno deviled eggs with candied bacon way back in December. What can we say sometimes recipes stick in our … Continue reading

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Candied Bacon

This is a very simple recipe. The finished bacon can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least a week. Candied Bacon 3/4 lb thick bacon (10 slices) 1/4 cup brown sugar Black pepper Heat oven … Continue reading

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Iced Espresso

Here is a refreshing way to spend the afternoon. Make sure to use homemade creme de menthe. Iced Espresso 3 cups ice 1 cup creme de menthe 2 cups strong espresso room temperature or cold 1/4 cup Kamora 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

This is yet another way to stuff peppers that takes advantage of how pintos break down into creamy yumminess when cooked twice. Use any color of pepper you want, just choose ones that can stand up on their own. Peppers … Continue reading

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