Category Archives: Seafood

Crawfish Mac-n-Cheese

This is a great way to use up some leftover crawfish meat from a boil. Any mix of cheese can be used, but equal parts swiss, mozzarella and cheddar work best. Baked Crawfish Macaroni 5 tbsp butter 1/3 cup flour … Continue reading

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Crawfish Boil

Since we are so close to Louisiana, every spring means crawfish season is open. Nothing is more traditional than a good old fashioned crawfish boil. So boil up a big pot of water, break out the old bay and get … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Irish Memories

We visited Ireland in 2010 and really enjoyed the food. Sure we had a lot of fish and chips and Guinness pies, but we also ate hearty oat bread slathered with marmalade, mussels with rich broth, quite a bit of … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Pass the Grits, Easy on Bourbon

We thought about appetizers and sides, heck even a sazerac, for this week’s meal. But once you eat a bowl of etouffee it can be pretty hard to not go back for seconds, much less save room for dessert. Don’t … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A Valentine’s Day to Remember

This meal should make him and her very happy. The appetizer and main course are on the heavier side, but the dessert is lighter. Don’t forget the bubbly. Smoked Salmon Roulade Peppercorn-Crusted Steaks Twice-Cooked Potatoes Balsamic Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Chocolate Champagne … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Game Day’s Approaching Part Two

Last week’s Game Day roundup included lots of finger food. This week we’re featuring heartier meals that can feed a crowd. You can always make your guests bring the appetizers. Instead cook up one of these… Louisiana Shrimp Boil Or … Continue reading

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Broiled Grapefruit and Other Ruby Red Favorites

Each year around this time, we stumble across one of those too good to pass up deals: 18 pounds of Texas grapefruit for $8. Of course that means we have 18 pounds of grapefruit. We juice quite a few for … Continue reading

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Stir Fried Garlic Squid

This is a great weekday meal that takes advantage of any leftover raw squid from meals like this. Any assortment of mushrooms will work but fresh cremini are best. Garlic Squid Stir Fry 1/2 lb squid cleaned and cut into … Continue reading

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Fried Calamari

We love fried calamari. There have to be some pretty good appetizers on a menu for us not to order it. At home any fried food is a bit of a mess so we seldom enjoy it. This is worth … Continue reading

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Rufus Turns Three

By Katherine and Greg We interrupt our Thanksgiving festivities for this announcement: The Rufus Guide is three years old today. We thought we’d do something simple to celebrate that mini milestone — have Greg pick his three favorite Katherine recipes … Continue reading

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