Recipes by Ralph Elwell

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Serving roasted garlic hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Hummus is readily available in grocery stores and honestly, the quality is good – plus there are myriad flavors from…

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Avocado and Tuna Sandwich on multigrain bread

Avocado and Tuna Sandwich

  I am a huge fan of tuna salad sandwiches – and I really love mayo as well…but let us…

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cooked bone-in chicken in 13x9 baking dish

Mediterranean Baked Chicken Thighs in Creamy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Baked chicken is always comforting. Truth be told, I tend to go the boneless route – be them thighs or…

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Finished cooked Mexican Chicken in a skillet

Creamy Mexican Chicken Skillet

  Chicken. We eat it at least three times a week. But gone are the days that chicken is always…

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bowl of mushroom bisque on a table

Mushroom Bisque

This is not really a bisque because traditionally, it is made with some sort of crustacean (typically lobster) …but bisques…

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strawberry bread on a cake stand

Strawberry Chocolate Quick Bread

I’m a fruit snob.  There, I’ve said it.  Not too many fruits blow my hair back – and if there…

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Banana Chocolate Blondies on a cake plate on a table

Elvis Bars (Banana Chocolate Blondies with Peanut Butter Frosting)

We are not huge fruit consumers at home – but at any given time, you will see bananas on the…

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Roasted Candied Bacon skewered on a white plate

Candied Bacon

What’s the saying – “everything tastes better with bacon?”  Well, if that’s true (and I tend to agree!) this recipe…

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Finished Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I despise fruit flies.  And how come they just all-of-a-sudden appear one day?  Well, the culprit in our household is…

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Mushroom broth, tomato paste, port wine, balsamic vinegar and oyster mushrooms on a cutting board

Pasta with Mushrooms, Sausage, and a Port Wine Reduction

Now, that’s a mouthful right there!  Early June starts Farmer’s Market season again in Saratoga Springs.  We love to go…

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Sichuan Pork and Beans serving

Sichuan Pork and Beans

If you’re not new to my blog, you already know that I prefer dishes on the fiery side.  True to…

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single serving of chicken vindaloo in a white bowl over mashed potatoes

Chicken Vindaloo

I can trace my gastronomic awakening to a very specific meal.  I was in college in New York City.  My…

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boneless pork chops and rice on a white plate

South of the Border Pork Chops

Full confession – I’ve not been a fan of pork chops for most of my life, until recently.  Growing up…

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heirloom tomato, burrata and arugula on a green plate

Heirloom Tomato, Burrata and Arugula Salad

Don’t you just love when a dish has just a few ingredients – but they’re the best; so, each compliments…

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four people toasting white wine over the dinner table

Going Public on Trying New Dishes

Happy to share my latest article on preparing seemingly inaccessible dishes at home for family and guests.  In this, I…

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mixed salad, blueberries, red peppers in a brown bowl

The Magic of Salad

Every now and again, I am not feeling that great about myself.  I either have pain, feel dumpy or guilty…

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