Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chicken Broccoli Rabe Wraps

This is a really easy quick dinner. Regular broccoli can be substituted, just slice the florets thin and long. Using goat cheese keeps the total cheese leakage loss to a minimum. I got my doctorate in cheese leakage by the … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cobbler

Because everyone needs a little something sweet every now and then. Blueberry cobbler 2 pints blueberries, fresh or frozen 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tbsp brown sugar 1/3 cup port 1 tsp cornstarch, mixed with equal amount water until smooth 1 … Continue reading

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Twice-baked Potatoes with White Cheddar and Mushrooms

We’ve had a really mild winter, which is pretty normal in these parts. But on a recent weekend when the temperature dropped into the 30s we were craving some comfort food and something hot out of the oven. Twice-baked potatoes … Continue reading

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The Batiste

This is such a simple, classic cocktail and is wonderful as a digestif. Light or dark (spiced not blackstrap) rum can be used. We tried both and preferred the spiced variety because it gave the drink a nice vanilla flavor. … Continue reading

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Venison Burgers with Roasted Red Pepper

Here is a great substitute to beef hamburgers with the same amount of flavor, but less fat. Well until the addition of sauteed mushrooms and homemade aioli sauce. Venison Burgers 1 lb ground venison 1 egg bread crumbs 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Cranberry and Crumb Top Muffins

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Cranberry and Crumb Top Muffins 8 ounces flour (about 1 1/3 cup) 6 ounces sugar (about 1/2 cup) 1 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 8 ounces milk 2 eggs 2 tbsp butter, melted 6 ounces … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Potato Salad

We miss a lot of trends here at the Rufus Guide. You won’t see a single recipe for macarons. (Although we dig macaroons and Katherine managed to set the oven on fire once making those.) We only have one recipe … Continue reading

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Grapefruit and Cucumber Salad

I committed a cardinal sin with this one. I forgot to measure the cucumbers. But fear not unless you use three dozen, you should be good with the estimates. Grapefruit and Cucumber Salad 1 grapefruit roughly half a cucumber, sliced … Continue reading

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Brown Rice with Porcini Mushrooms

I have found that brown rice is a better choice than its white counterpart for every dish. Well except for sushi and other Asian cuisine, red beans and rice, black beans and rice, gumbo, soup and jambalaya… It is a … Continue reading

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Duck Breasts with Grapefruit Sauce

Recently one of our friends had luck hunting and did not need all the ducks he shot. We were more than happy to help take the extra meat. OK, we may have begged a little. Wild duck is much leaner … Continue reading

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