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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.

Drinks that Make You Go Boo!

We’ll be watching horror movies and hiding from trick or treaters on Halloween. We might also have to whip up one these, school nights be darned. Corpse Reviver No. 2 Pumpkin Latte Cocktails The Zombie The ‘Hallowtini’ Pumpkin Pie Martinis

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is a fantastic soup that is fairly quick to make. The secret is slow cooking the roux and then adding a lot of tasty cheese. Any assortment of real cheese could be used here, as long as cheddar is … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with a Sauce of Roasted Apples

The sauce is just fantastic. Really fantastic. Really, really fantastic. Pork Chops and Roasted Apple Sauce 4 1 1/2″ thick pork chops 1/2 cup finely diced onion 1 carrot finely diced 1 rib celery finely diced 3 honey crisp apples … Continue reading

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Getting the Garden Ready for Winter

This weekend I pulled the last of the jalapenos, green peppers, basil and gasp … green tomatoes. Yes, we had tomatoes grow all the way through the end of October. It has been a weird year. The turnips are doing … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Beer and Apples

We know a lot of you waste spend time watching football on Sundays. This is an excuse to buy extra beer and make some extra nuts for snacking while you’re at it. Drunken Whole Chicken Kale and Pear Salad with … Continue reading

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Roasted Zucchini

This is a great recipe for when a quick side is needed. Any number of spices and marinades can be used. Roasted Zucchini 2 large zucchini cut into spears 2 tbsp oregano 2 dashes hot sauce 2 tbsp lemon juice … Continue reading

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Potato Kale and Breakfast Sausage Soup

Thio This is a light simple soup that has a ton of flavor thanks to the kale and breakfast sausage. I used a mild turkey sausage to make it healthier, but pork would work so well. Do not use a … Continue reading

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