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.

Here’s to Your Health

Wondering what to drink on Saint Patrick’s Day? We’ve got some ideas. Irish Cappuccino Lucky Milkshakes Peppermint Patricks

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Cheesy Potato Puffs

This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. They work well for dinner, breakfast, lunch and any other snack time. Mashed Potato Puffs 2 cups mashed potatoes 3 eggs 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup shredded … Continue reading

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Lamb Pasties

These are a great way to use up a little leftover lamb. The dough will make six 9″ circles or 12 5″ ones. Lamb Pasties Dough 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour 3/4 tsp salt 1 stick butter (8 tbsp) 1 … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: When Does Spring Arrive?

We’re ready to plant, to start counting down the days until the farmers market is open, to actually be pleased with the way produce in the store looks, for those first leaves of arugula to pop up in the garden. … Continue reading

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Lamb Stuffed with Pesto and Red Pepper

Here is another recipe featuring pesto and lamb. It is just so good together. For the other go here. Lamb Stuffed with Red Bell Pepper Pesto 6-7 lb leg of lamb deboned 3 tbsp pesto 1 large red bell pepper … Continue reading

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Champagne Cocktail

  This is an easy way to use up a less than fantastic dry champagne without any juice in the house. Don’t go too sweet since you’re adding sugar! Champagne Cocktail 1 sugar cube 3-5 dashes Angostura bitters Brut champagne … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen

Who can guess what is pictured above. Winner gets a super prize called self satisfaction. Here is another hint. Pork shoulder finally went on sale. Enough hints. Anyway a friend made us a fantastic note holder out of old corks. … Continue reading

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