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.

Mushrooms Stuffed with Mascarpone

These are very simple and quick. Mushrooms Stuffed with Mascarpone 24 stuffing mushrooms 1/2 cup diced green onion 3/4 cup bread crumbs 3 cloves garlic minced 5 oz mascarpone 3-4 slices ham chopped into small dice 2 tbsp olive oil … Continue reading

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Homemade Irish Cream

Once again homemade is so much better than anything on the market to buy. If you make this now it will be ready for a certain Irish holiday. This recipe makes roughly 2.75 liters so have a few empty glass … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Vinaigrette

This is a very simple healthy salad dressing. It has to have ripe red grapefruit to taste right. Grapefruit Vinaigrette 2 tsp Dijon mustard 8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 tsp minced garlic Whip … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Winter Whites

We’ve been spared the snow that’s blanketed much of the country, but early this week a layer of ice made our landscape more than a little frosty. Instead of making us feel a little blue, we’re craving food that warms … Continue reading

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Mustard Molasses Pork Loin

Here is a simple marinade and glaze for roast pork. Mustard Molasses Pork Tenderloin 5-7 lb pork loin 2 tbsp dijon mustard 2 tbsp stone ground brown mustard 1 tbsp molasses 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary Mix everything into a … Continue reading

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The Sazerac Revisited

Pechaud’s bitters were finally available again so it was time to find out what type of whiskey works best in a sazerac. After following the recipe with rye and bourbon the final decision was….. They each tasted excellent. So I … Continue reading

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Avocado and Chickpea Salad

This simple salad is a perfect side for grilled meats or burgers. Don’t skimp on the cheese. Avocado and Chickpea Salad 3 cups cooked chickpeas 1 red bell pepper diced 2 avocados cubed 3 tbsp diced green onion 4 oz … Continue reading

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