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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.

Cornmeal Crusted Scallop Salad

This is a perfect light dinner or first course. Make sure to use fresh scallops that are all roughly the same size. Four to five are good per person as a main or two as a starter course. This recipe … Continue reading

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Seafood Stew

This soup can use an assortment of whatever seafood is available, just make sure to have some shellfish and some fillets. Seafood Stew 1 lb scallops 1/2 lb cleaned crab meat 1 lb red snapper fillets 3 ribs celery diced … Continue reading

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Layered Irish Cheesecake

This is a fun cheesecake for Saint Patrick’s day. Make sure to use homemade Irish cream. You may need to use food coloring for the espresso layer if it does not get dark enough. Layered Irish Cheescake For crust 9 … Continue reading

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Raw Spinach Stuffed Cornish Hens

This is a different way to stuff cornish hens. Cornish Hens Stuffed with Raw Spinach 2 cornish hens 4 cups fresh spinach leaves 6-8 cremini mushrooms sliced in half and then sliced very thin 3 cloves garlic minced Pesto Salt/pepper … Continue reading

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Juice and Stormy

It has been awhile since there was a new cocktail. Juice and Stormy 1 1/2 oz black strap rum 1/2 oz fresh orange juice 1/2 oz fresh lime juice Ginger beer In a juice glass filled with ice add rum … Continue reading

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Swedish Ginger Snaps

The proper way to finish these cookies is decorated with sweet icing but I like them as is for serving with coffee or tea. They can be cut into any shape desired. I used a round ravioli cutter. Swedish Ginger … Continue reading

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Duck Stuffed with Farro

This is a great use of an inexpensive light red you may have foolishly bought again around the start of November. More so it is a fantastic way to present whole duck. It does require de-boning the whole bird intact. … Continue reading

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