Author Archives: Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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.

Salisbury Steak

This is a classic recipe found at any late-night diner as a blue-plate special. It is also very tasty and simple to make. Salisbury Steak For patties 1 lb ground beef 2 tbsp garlic chopped fine 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce … Continue reading

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Honey-Mustard Potatoes

By Katherine This side is simple enough for a weeknight meal and tasty enough for a more elaborate dinner as well. I hate baking potatoes because it seems like there’s always something else that needs to go in the oven … Continue reading

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A Reuben for the Handyman

By Katherine Another house project is underway so I’ve taken over most of the day-to-day cooking as Greg solders pipes, hangs drywall and breaks out power tools. Yes, I’m also helping with the project. So far I’ve stripped wallpaper, removed popcorn … Continue reading

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Red wine Braised Ham

The sauce is the star for this simple dish. Ham Braised in Red Wine 5-6 lb smoked ham fat trimmed off 2 cups dry red wine 2 cups chicken stock 1 onion halved and sliced thin 1 tomato diced fine … Continue reading

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Weekend or Weeknight Chicken and Trying Out a New Coop

This recipe can be super simple or a little more involved, depending on whether you make your own ghee and garam masala. The spice mix only takes a few minutes to measure out and grind up, but making your own … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Presents

So the old Krupps dual coffee and espresso maker died after 12 years of service. In that time it seems that every dual coffee maker out there is over priced and poorly made. I don’t know if this is due … Continue reading

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Pimento Cheese Spread

The secret to this Southern staple is a mix of different cheddar cheeses. Pimento Cheese 8 oz extra sharp orange cheddar shredded 8 oz mild English cheddar shredded 4 oz sharp Vermont white cheddar shredded 8 oz Neufchatel cream cheese … Continue reading

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