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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.

Apple Mules

Here’s a great seasonal cocktail in case you need a little extra fortification for Thanksgiving dinner. We haven’t tried this in big batches, but if you’re expecting a crowd go ahead and upsize. Or just sneak off to the kitchen … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Menu

Originally posted on Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide:
That is only half the turkey We hope you all have a great holiday. If you’ve forgotten a recipe or still have room on your table for one more dish, we hope…

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Pork Meatball Soup

This soup has an excellent light broth that pairs well with the fatty pork meatballs and spicy broccoli. Pork Meatball Ramen 1 lb ground Italian sausage 1 cup dried shiitake mushrooms soaked in 2 cups boiling water 1 head broccoli … Continue reading

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Pumpkin “Carbonara”

This pasta sauce is really creamy and thick and although it has no eggs it does taste like carbonara. Pumpkin Carbonara 2 1/2 lbs fresh pumpkin diced into 1/2″ cubes 1/2 cup red onion diced fine 3 tbsp garlic minced … Continue reading

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Sesame Crusted Tofu

This is a great appetizer or small plate. The dipping sauce can be hotter if desired just add more dried pepper. Sesame Crusted Tofu 1 lb firm tofu pressed for at least 8 hours 1tbsp ginger minced 3 cloves garlic … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash

Use smaller acorn squash to turn this into a first course. The amount of feta is a suggestion, more is always allowed. Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash 1 1/2 lbs acorn squash sliced in half seeds and pulp scooped out 1 … Continue reading

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Salmon Cakes with Tahini Sauce

This is a great way to use up leftover grilled salmon. The finished cakes can just be baked if you want a healthier option. Just place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Salmon Cakes with Tahini Cream Sauce 1 lb … Continue reading

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