Monthly Archives: December 2012

Orzo-stuffed Peppers with Kale

Stuffed peppers that are delicious and healthy — We impress even ourselves. Yes, we’re fixated on stuffed peppers. For those who are counting this is our fourth stuffed pepper recipe, not counting these hot little buggers. Orzo Stuffed Peppers with … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Italian Night

You’re gonna need a big plate and a big appetite for this week’s Sunday Suppers. Shrimp and Mushroom Ravioli Mom’s Italian Bread Tossed Salad with Pesto Croutons Mom’s Anise Biscotti

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Leftover Turkey Pasta

This is a great use for some of that leftover Christmas turkey. It is also light and fairly healthy, which may be a nice break from all the heavy food available over the holidays. This dish comes together quickly with … Continue reading

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Snow Days

By Katherine (Photos by Greg) Snow isn’t too common in these parts and a White Christmas, well it had been 80 or so years since we’d had one. (Not for us personally, but the great state of Arkansas.) So in … Continue reading

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Thirteen Ways to Celebrate ’13

With 2013 upon us, we thought we’d break out a new champagne cocktail. But we want to keep the celebration going so we’ve included ways to enjoy bubbly year round. We’ll kick this off with a drink to toast the … Continue reading

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Twice Cooked Potatoes

Fingerling potatoes and other small potatoes have been going on sale a lot lately. So we’ve been buying them a lot. Here’s a simple way to make them extra crispy. Hope you like butter. Twice Cooked Potatoes 28 ounces small … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all from the true creative geniuses at Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide. We hope everyone gets the big bone, pull toy and a chance to root through the trash this year that they always wanted. Or if … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Eve Dinner

You can always tell who grew up in an Italian-American family. They’re the ones at the fish counter on Christmas Eve. Here’s what my family has each year. Follow it up with a nice slice of ricotta cheesecake, if you … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingersnaps You Can Drink

We wanted to make gingersnap martinis, but found some recipes that called for simple syrup and molasses puzzling. Does molasses blend well when cold? Isn’t its progress supposed to be severely inhibited by ice? We didn’t bother finding out, instead … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Pistachio Biscotti

We thought about dipping these in chocolate, but why mess with perfection? Pistachio Biscotti 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 4 eggs 1 tbsp honey 1 1/2 tsp rosewater 1 cup … Continue reading

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